Electrical power

A Double First in China for Advanced Nuclear Reactors – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/nuclear/a-double-first-in-china-for-advanced-nuclear-reactors The most advanced commercial reactor designs from Europe and the United States just delivered their first megawatt-hours in China. Both projects were years behind schedule. On Thursday, 29 June, a 1,400-MW EPR designed in France and Germany synced up to the grid at the Taishan nuclear power plant. The next day the U.S.-designed 1,117-MW

Biltema RCD teardown

Biltema sold this ground fault interrupter (RCD / GFCI) device few years ago (does not seem to sell anymore). It is designed to be connected to 230V AC 50 Hz electrical outlet. The information on the back of the device tells that this will trip at 30 mA leakage current. The symbol tells that this

New Solar Cell “Most Efficient Ever”

http://www.worldwatch.org/node/4803 For the first time, scientists have produced a photovoltaic (PV) cell with a conversion efficiency of 40.7 percent, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported. The breakthrough cell was developed using a structure called a “multi-junction solar cell.” The technology may allow for lower PV system installation costs ($3 per watt) and lower electricity

Remote Powering over communications cabling (part 3)

Remote feeding is a technology which enables operators to power several remote sites from a central location.  Remote powering implies that the power equipment is not local but some distance away. Remote means that the powering and powered equipment are in separate buildings or at different external locations inside same building.It can be used as

Five key considerations for east-west solar design | PV Tech

https://www.pv-tech.org/editors-blog/five-key-considerations-for-east-west-solar-design Around the world solar developers are turning array designs on their head and choosing to go east-west instead of south- or north-facing like their traditional cousins. While east-west solar arrays may have a reduced total output, the value of the electricity they produce is inherently higher in most markets – They are generating more

Finding the right power supply technology for your design | EDN

https://www.edn.com/design/power-management/4460362/Finding-the-right-power-supply-technology-for-your-design In 2016, each person on the planet purchased an average of 111 semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. As the number of chips climbs, so does the need for greater power, space, and cost efficiency. In response, power device manufacturers have continued to evolve silicon-based technologies and develop new, wide bandgap materials such as gallium-nitride

Motor protector teardown

Here is GE MT03M motor protector: Contactor, Miniature, Overload Relay, 5.5-8.0A Range • Control circuit up to 690V • Power circuit up to 690V • Three-pole differential (phase unbalance protection) • Automatic ambient temperature compensation between – 25ºC and + 60ºC • Choice of manual or automatic reset • Direct connection to contactor or independent

Modular LED lamps with IoT

The lighting industry is undergoing a revolution driven by LED technology. LED is is now the dominant lighting technology for all new buildings and retrofits. Yet today, only a small percentage of LED fixtures are supplied with IoT sensors installed. It was estimated 140 million LED fixtures were expected to be distributed in the United