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- ABB Hails ‘Supergrids’ Breakthrough,
Nov 7, 2012 - abb.com
This historical breakthrough will make it possible to build the grid of the future. Overlay DC grids will be able to interconnect countries and continents, balance loads and reinforce the existing AC transmission networks.
- Warm Currents: Graphite Powder Stirs Up Hints
of Room-Temperature Superconductivity
September 17, 2012 - Sophie Bushwick - scientificamerican.com
A recent discovery in a study of room-temperature
superconductivity, if borne out, could make the
dream of super-efficient long-distance electricity
transmission and levitating trains a little closer
- Unique Properties of Graphene Lead to a New Paradigm for Low-Power Telecommunications
Jul 15, 2012 - sciencedaily.com
New research by Columbia Engineering demonstrates remarkable optical nonlinear behavior of graphene that may lead to broad applications in optical interconnects and low-power photonic integrated circuits. With the placement of a sheet of graphene just one-carbon-atom-thick, the researchers transformed the originally passive device into an active one that generated microwave photonic signals and performed parametric wavelength conversion at telecommunication wavelengths.
- Finding solutions to Achilles’ heel of renewable energy: intermittency
Mar 7, 2012 - Diana Lutz - news.wustl.edu
Engineers imagine an energy future where giant transmission grids are backed up by massive energy storage units
- ABB commissions power link between Sweden and Finland
Feb 8, 2012 - abb.com
Zurich, Switzerland, Jan.11, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned a power link between Finland and Sweden. The HVDC (high-voltage direct current) Fenno-Skan 2 link is a cable-based power transmission system that enables the exchange of an additional 800 MW of power between the two countries, mitigating transmission bottle-necks in the region. The Fenno-Skan link is owned and operated by Fingrid and Svenska Kraftnät
- Solarbuzz expects major shift in solar PV markets as pipeline outside Europe reaches 25GW
Sept. 20, 2011 - Mark Osborne - pv-tech.org
The photovoltaics market is expected to shift away from Europe and be dominated by installations in new emerging markets such as the US, China, India and other Asia-Pacific countries, according to three new 'Regional Downstream PV Market' reports issued by market research firm, Solarbuzz. Due to revised feed-in tariff systems in key European markets, Europe is now projected to represent 65% of world PV demand in 2011, down from 82% in 2010.
- HVDC Light ABB 3D
Sept. 16, 2011 - youtube.com
Connecting Electricity Markets -- The East West Interconnector: Connecting Ireland and Wales
- Viewpoints: How electrical 'microgrids' might revolutionize power transmission
Jul 2, 2011 - Peter Asmus - sacbee.com
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has long been seen as a clean technology pioneer. After all, this is a utility that shuttered a nuclear reactor after a public vote in 1989 and has since blazed trails on wind, solar and energy efficiency.
Highway For the 21st Century: Tres Amigas Plans
to Transform the Grid
Feb 1, 2011 - Paul Korzeniowski - Energybiz.com
The company signed a 99-year lease with the
state of New Mexico and plans to develop 22
square miles of land, or about 14,400 acres,
into an energy superstation.
Companies Charging the Super Grid Now
Nov 17, 2010 - Ciara Byrne - Venture Beat
The super grid, the theme of VentureBeat’s
next GreenBeat conference, involves a bewildering
array of technologies and companies from industry
behemoths like GE and Cisco to disruptive young
behind high temperature superconductors revealed
Feb 22, 2009 - Science Mode
Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London
and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) have
found evidence that magnetism is involved in the
mechanism behind high temperature superconductivity.
Superconductors Present New Mysteries, Possibilities
Jun 5, 2008 - ScienceDaily
Johns Hopkins University researchers and colleagues
in China have unlocked some of the secrets of newly
discovered iron-based high-temperature superconductors,
research that could result in the design of better
superconductors for use in industry, medicine, transportation
and energy generation.
Electricity Grid Become A Type Of Internet?
Oct 25, 2007 - Science Daily
In the future everyone who is connected to the electricity
grid will be able to upload and download packages
of electricity to and from this network. At least,
that is one of the transformations the electricity
grid could undergo.
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