Energy

Revolutionary Floating Wind Turbine Platform Tested in Cornwall

A platform designed to aid in the building and launching of floating wind turbines is being researched and tested in Cornwall.

The innovative design has been created by TUGDOCK Ltd, which is based in Falmouth. The company has patented and produced a novel floating solution to lift structures for various uses.

Lucas Lowe-Houghton, director of business development for TUGDOCK, said: “The Floating Offshore Wind sector is growing fast worldwide, with enormous opportunities now emerging in the Celtic Sea and beyond.

“However, very few ports have sufficient water depth and assembly space to enable the commercialisation of these huge turbine floaters. … Read More »

Trump Declares A National Emergency Over The Threat To Your Power System In America

President Trump declares national emergency over threat to power system in United States of America
US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency over threats to the country’s power system and ordered the Government to ban equipment from foreign adversaries and audit equipment already installed.

In an executive order signed on 1 May, Trump said: “foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the United States bulk-power system” and added that “a successful attack on our bulk-power system would present significant risks to our economy, human health and safety”.

The order bans the purchase or installation of any bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by a “foreign adversary” that poses … Read More »

New Scavenger Technology Launched That Allows Unique Robots to ‘Eat’ Metal To Create Sustainable Energy

New Scavenger Technology Allows Robots to ‘Eat’ Metal for Energy

When electronics need their own power sources, there are two basic options: batteries and harvesters. Batteries store energy internally, but are therefore heavy and have a limited supply. Harvesters, such as solar panels, collect energy from their environments. This gets around some of the downsides of batteries but introduces new ones, in that they can only operate in certain conditions and can’t turn that energy into useful power very quickly.

New research from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is bridging the gap between these two fundamental technologies for the first time in the form of… Read More »