Battery Monitoring Articles

  • Utilities and the Auto Industry: A Romance That’s Meant to Be

    In 1882, Thomas Edison opened the first power plant, and 8 years later, William Morrison released the first electric car in the United States. The electric utility and auto industry were born and the two would dabble with the idea of working together. Henry Ford, a good friend of Thomas Edison, wanted to build an electric vehicle (EV) version of the Model T. He told the New York Times in 1914 ...

  • Heat Flux Sensing in Battery Monitoring

    Batteries are critical devices for many people today: they power smartphones, laptops, and even cars! The wide adoption of batteries was possible because of the invention of the lithium-ion battery (whose inventors won the Nobel Prize this year). If we look at its results, the Li-Ion battery was surely one of the most important engineering achievements of the last 50 years. Given its importance, ...


    By Hoskin Scientific Limited

  • DIY Components

    The 5 Main Areas of DIY Drone Parts Once you’ve decided on the type of DIY drone you want to build (e.g. quadcopter, hexacopter, etc.), you’ll have to learn about the 5 areas of DIY drone construction, which are: Mechanics, Propulsion, Flight Controllers, Sensors, Video Diy Quadcopter Kit: Mechanics First, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the types of drones that you ...

  • Battery Management for Large-Scale Energy Storage (Part 1)

    Battery Management and Large-Scale Energy Storage While all battery management systems (BMS) share certain roles and responsibilities in an energy storage system (ESS), they do not all include the same features and functions that a BMS can contribute to the operation of an ESS. This article will explore the ...


    By Nuvation Energy

  • Assembly Line Automation Equipment for Different Industries

    Assembly Line Automation Equipment for Low Voltage Electrical Industry YiHeDa has a wealth of experience in providing handling and automation solutions to the low voltage electrical industry to complete the automatic assembly and testing of electrical welding, low-voltage switches, cam ...

  • Wilson Energy Employs QEI MicroPAQ to Monitor & Control Peaking Generators for Load Management and Peak Shaving

    Wilson Energy installed generators for use in their Peak Shaving program. Peak Shaving is initiated via their QEI SCADA system. Wilson employed the QEI MicroPAQ to communicate with their generators to monitor and control from SCADA. Wilson Energy employs a number of Caterpillar, Cummins and Volvo Generators. Wilson needed a communication module to obtain the data from the EZGen generator ...


    By QEI, LLC

  • 2015 Engine Test Facility of the Year Intertek | Milton Keynes, UK Commissioned 2015 - Case Study

    2015 Winner: Engine Test Facility of the Year presented by Automotive Testing Technology Magazine. Read more... Having won the prestigious 2015 Engine Test Facility of the Year award, the Intertek facility is now recognized as among the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Vermont Stays Green with Help from Solar Lighting Systems: A SolarOne Case Study

    Heralded as the Green Mountain State, Vermont’s mountain ranges aren’t the only way the state keeps its green title. In 2010, SolarOne worked with Browns River Middle School, located in Jericho, VT in order to establish a solar lighting system for the school's parking lot that would check all the boxes. Despite concerns over adequate sunlight, potential glare and the inevitable ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • Microhydro Evolution - Installation of a Low Head Hydro System

    Every morning, before brushing teeth or having a look at the weather outside our Victoria, Australia, off-grid home, my wife Carrie or I pad downstairs to the battery room to check the meters that monitor our electrical system. The reading determines whether we use the propane stove or the electric jug to ...

  • What can you achieve with a solar system and battery?

    People often ask us about energy self-sufficiency. Just how hard is it to get to that point where you no longer have to pay a large corporation each time you turn on the kettle? This will depend on your usage patterns but for most people, a mix of renewable systems is the best option. We’ve taken a look at Gabriel’s home renewable systems as an example. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gabriel ...


    By SunGift Solar Ltd

  • Con Edison to pilot $15M virtual power plant project

    New York utility Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) plans to launch a pilot virtual power plant (VPP) project in June to test out the business case for integrating aggregated fleets of residential solar-plus-storage systems into the grid, Jamie Brennan, director of demonstration projects at Con Edison, told Energy Storage Update. The project will link hundreds of solar and battery storage systems ...


    By Reuters Events

  • Designing renewable contracts that value CSP storage

    As California ramps up its storage requirements, it has not included Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with integrated energy storage. Instead it is testing pilot projects using batteries at utility-scale, even though it must be obvious to bean counters at utilities ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Diesel Tank Monitoring Solution

    This Case Study describes a solution for monitoring diesel tanks at remote locations. The solution is based on a smart level sensor at each field site and web monitoring software. The sensors measure level and calculate volume of the diesel in liters. This information is transmitted by SMS or GPRS over a GSM cellular network. Additional information is transmitted including temperature at the ...

  • New chip captures power from multiple sources

    System developed at MIT could combine power harvested from light, heat and vibrations to run monitoring systems. Written by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office.You can read the original new in MIT NewsResearchers at MIT have taken a significant step toward ...

  • Uninterruptible Power Supply - Case Study

    Overview Events such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have focused attention on the availability and reliability of telecommunications services worldwide. Both wireless and wireline communications are expanding globally, so the provision of reliable, economical power is vital. Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) networks in use by emergency services, military personnel and government agencies ...


    By Fuel Cell Today

  • Lithium Ion Battery testing for vehicles

    Introduction Lithium-ion batteries are used in many types of devices including over 60% of mobile phones and 90% of laptop computers. These batteries are inside iPods and iPads, as well as military and medical hardware. They are even powering pacemakers in the human body. However, the most significant growth in demand for Lithium-ion batteries is in the hybrid/electric vehicle market. This ...


    By Thermotron Industries

  • Installing an ESD LH1000 A Micro hydro Evolution Article describing the installation of an ESD LH1000 low head machine

    Every morning, before brushing teeth or having a look at the weather outside our Victoria, Australia, off-grid home, my wife Carrie or I pad downstairs to the battery room to check the meters that monitor our electrical system. The reading determines whether we use the propane stove or the electric jug to heat water for our tea. Since our microhydro plant upgrade, it’s usually the jug. ...

  • New approaches in battery monitoring architectures, design and methodologies

    The typical dilemma of a backup battery system user is whether to rely on the guarantees of a battery supplier with regard to product performance, or to independently monitor battery status to ensure reliable backup power when the power is needed. This dilemma has created a vague sense of mistrust between battery suppliers and end users. More and more end-user decision makers, however, are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Women Who Run with Tools

    Last February, a group of dedicated and enthusiastic women descended on Tucson, Arizona to learn how to incorporate solar energy into their lives. Though it hasn’t always been this way, women wielding power tools and installing solar electric equipment is becoming more common. For the past three years, Solar Energy International (SEI), an educational non-profit based in Carbondale, Colorado, has ...


    By Solar Energy International

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