Thermal Storage Applications – A Trip to the Future

Written by Max Ma, ERS In the pre-industrial world, those seeking refuge from the blistering summer heat might have turned to ice harvested from mountain tops or caves. Such a precious form of cool technology was made obsolete with the advent of mechanical air-conditioning. However, now that electric demand charges make us sweat more than … Read more

Superconducting Coil to Eliminate the Need for Gearboxes in Wind Turbines

Gearboxes in wind turbines, which connect the low-speed shaft rotated by the blades to the current-generating high-speed shaft, are a significant source of efficiency losses and cost in today’s wind turbines. Tomorrow’s wind turbines might eliminate them completely.