Energy Monitoring Articles

  • Lifespan of UPS batteries

    Factors that affect their duration and advice on how to best manage them The battery system inside an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can consist of a single battery or comprise thousands of cells. The ideal would be to be able to accurately measure the conditions of this system to predict failures. In reality, unfortunately, this is not possible due to the many variables that influence the ...


    By Riello UPS Spa

  • Full Guide: Solar sensors for satellites

    When you think of satellites you may have in mind its structure, the technical team behind and also their purpose. However, you may forget about the impact the sun has on them. Nowadays the sun is an essential part of any space and other high technology projects. So, why should we use solar sensors for satellites? Solar sensors are necessary for any satellite development process. They are used ...


    By Solar MEMS Technologies SL

  • Steam Turbine NDT Inspection Best Practices

    Steam turbines are elegant in their simplicity. Water turns to steam; steam rotates the turbines; energy is transformed into electricity. But this simplicity belies incredible complexities in their operations and tiny intricacies in their build. These intricacies demand a rigorous testing practice to make sure that the turbines work safely. Increasingly, these turbines are tested using Phased ...


    By Zetec, Inc

  • Why Do We Need Battery Monitoring If We Do Discharge Testing?

    Introduction This is a question that is often asked, and the answer is relatively simple. A discharge test measures the capacity of the battery and a battery monitoring system is a maintenance tool. Let me explain further. The Importance of Capacity Testing A lead acid battery is a collection of lead-based electrochemical cells, each with a nominal voltage of 2 Volts, assembled in series to ...

  • Design for the Future

    Our newest bespoke multi-chamber pet cremation furnace has been designed to match our client’s specific needs, not just in the here and now, but also in the future. When this client first contacted us they had very precise ideas about what they wanted their new pet cremator to achieve in order to boost the performance and efficiency of their pet crematorium. The reason that they came to us ...

  • Where Do We Find the Most Energy-Efficient Data Centers?

    The quest for energy-efficient data centers has been getting stronger every year. As computing power gets better, and more organizations and enterprises go online, data centers have to accommodate massive data more than ever. The increase of data to process also means more energy to power these centers. This phenomenon has propelled companies to develop and run more energy-efficient data centers. ...


    By AKCP

  • Data Centers’ Energy Use Rises - What’s Next for Efficiency?

    We’ve often heard that for companies to lessen carbon footprint and become environmentally friendly, they must go online or put their papers and process in the “cloud”. But that’s not really the case, as storing files in the cloud also translates to renting a physical space where those data will be stored and accessed when needed. These places are called data centers. They ...


    By AKCP

  • Using Solar Sensors for NewSpace projects

    We are always open to innovation in the space industry with the use of new technologies. Bringing the space closer to the global community and accelerating innovation is not an easy task. That’s why we created Solar MEMS and discovered our passion: solar sensors. We are all aware of the importance of satellites and their correct functioning and optimization. Solar Mems is specialized in ...


    By Solar MEMS Technologies SL

  • How to Choose the Perfect Flow Meter to Reduce Flow Energy Costs in Your Facility

    It’s almost October and Fall is in the air. 2020 has turned out to be a tumultuous year and things seem to only be heating up. COVID-19 continues to be a daily factor in our lives, civil unrest is abundant, and the US economy remains volatile. However, despite these obstacles, common among all manufacturing is a desire to optimize business processes, cut costs where they can, and keep the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Fulcrum3D Sodar - Clarke Creek Wind Farm - Case Study

    Fulcrum3D treats all information regarding monitoring sites in the strictest of confidence. Below is a case study from monitoring sites that we are at liberty to discuss with express permission from our clients. Clarke Creek Wind Farm Lacour Energy is an Australian renewable energy development company focused on developing premium wind and solar projects across Australia. Goldwind Australia ...


    By Fulcrum3D P/L

  • Aleipata wind hybrid farm independent state of samoa - Case study

    Wind Turbines: 2 Vergnet GEV MP C 275 kW, 32m rotor diameter, 55m hub height Total power: 550 kW Commissioned: August 2014 Operations and Maintenance: Vergnet S.A Vergnet GEV MP Wind Turbines Deliver Energy and Cost Savings for Aleipata The Aleipata Wind Farm is the first wind farm to be commissioned in the Independent State of Samoa. The Vergnet project was ...


    By Vergnet Eolien

  • Tarawa solar ybrid farm Republic of Kiribati, Central pacific island

    Production: 500 kWp of photovoltaic production with Vergnet’s Hybrid Wizard® Total power: 500 kWp Commissioned: September 2015 Operations and Maintenance: Vergnet SA Solar Hybrid Solutions and Cost Savings for Tarawa The projects form part of the UAE’s support for economic and social development of Pacific island nations, while also showcasing the ...


    By Vergnet Eolien

  • “Sealed Maintenance-Free” Batteries. What a Myth!

    The term “Sealed Maintenance-Free,” in my opinion, is a marketing-driven term. In the early 1980’s, when telephone Private Branch Exchanges (PBX’s) were being deployed into customer premises, computer mainframes were migrating out of dedicated computer rooms, and smaller computers were being situated in occupied office space. Consequently, users were demanding that the ...

  • Heavy Metal: Building a Huge Hydropower Plant Involves Steady Hands and a Boatload of Finesse

    Late last year, Richard Zheng watched as a mammoth crane lowered one of the world’s biggest generator rotors toward what seemed like a very small hole at the bottom of one of the world’s largest dams. The rotor had taken Zheng and his colleagues years to design and build to exacting specifications. Now this 1,900-metric-ton steel wheel had to be placed inside a ring with a gap of just ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Subsidy Independence – A Step Closer to Energy Asset Management Transformation

    The marathon renewable energy assets have been running for more than a decade seems to be approaching the finish line. Where we started off with handmade #gogreen slogans, and a wishlist of subsidies; today, clean energy asset management has come a long way. Hence, it has become competitive enough to add subsidy independence to its ever-growing list of strengths. Across the world, renewable ...


    By Powerhub

  • Nanoscale Research on Kilometre Scale Solar Panels

    Now that solar energy has a larger share in our energy supply, it is becoming more important that solar panels are reliable and behave predictable. To be able to predict when solar panels will fail, insight into the failure mechanism is essential. This knowledge is used to improve the quality and longevity. Scientists at TNO Energy Transition and Solliance Solar Research have developed a ...


    By Solliance

  • Using Community Solar to Grow North Carolina’s Clean Energy Industry

    North Carolina is a leader in clean energy, consistently ranking in the top 10 in terms of solar energy, energy efficiency, and clean energy jobs. According to the E2 Clean Energy Jobs Report, North Carolina supplied 113,000 clean energy jobs in 2019. However, there are still ways that North Carolina can improve its access to and amount of clean energy. One way that the state can create a more ...

  • The Successful Wind Asset Management Services Playbook

    Effective asset management has become a buzz word in wind. We talk about it a lot. We peer at it from various lenses. And we pick at it from dawn to dusk. We get it. As renewable energy developers, managers, and consultants, we want answers: what really makes for effective wind asset management services? Today, as we round up a decade of actively campaigning for renewable energy, onshore wind ...


    By Powerhub

  • Virtual Energy: Artificial Intelligence will Help Run Nuclear Reactors of the Future

    Nuclear power plants can produce huge amounts of electricity while keeping their carbon footprints at relatively low levels, compared to power stations that burn fossil fuels. But building, maintaining and operating a nuclear plant is also relatively expensive. To make sure these plants remain competitive, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency energy division ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Virtual Energy: Artificial Intelligence will Help Run Nuclear Reactors of the Future

    Nuclear power plants can produce huge amounts of electricity while keeping their carbon footprints at relatively low levels, compared to power stations that burn fossil fuels. But building, maintaining and operating a nuclear plant is also relatively expensive. To make sure these plants remain competitive, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency energy division ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

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