Latest Capacity factor Stories

2008-10-02 09:00:00

A new study released this week highlights what experts have been saying for years: the U.S. faces significant risk of power brownouts and blackouts as early as next summer that may cost tens of billions of dollars and threaten lives.

2008-08-17 18:00:46

By Libby, Cara Testing a parabolic trough in New Mexico. Photo courtesy Sandia National Laboratory. As utilities in the United States seek to develop renewable energy projects, one promising option is central station solar power (CSSP).

2008-07-15 03:00:34

By Blankinship, Steve Alabama's Mclntosh Unit 1 was an early CAES adopter. It was almost inevitable that Texas would see one of the first big grid glitches induced by a growing reliance on wind capacity.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.