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New Thermoelectronic Generator Converts Heat And Solar Energy Into Electricity
2013-12-03 16:09:29

American Institute of Physics Through a process known as thermionic conversion, heat energy -- such as light from the sun or heat from burned fossil fuels -- can be converted into electricity with very high efficiency. Because of its promise, researchers have been trying for more than half a century to develop a practical thermionic generator, with little luck. That luck may soon change, thanks to a new design -- dubbed a thermoelectronic generator -- described in AIP Publishing's Journal...

2013-12-02 12:22:58

Exiting Merchant Generation Better Positions Company to Deliver Greater Value for Customers and Investors ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) today announced it has completed the divestiture of its merchant generation business, formerly known as Ameren Energy Resources Company, LLC (AER), to an affiliate of Dynegy Inc. (NYSE: DYN). AER consisted primarily of Ameren Energy Generating Company (Genco), including Genco's 80 percent ownership interest in Electric...

2013-11-26 16:21:20

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is the most popular time for home decoration. FirstEnergy's (NYSE: FE) utilities hope you will enjoy this festive season with family and friends while also remembering a few tips to ensure your holiday lighting displays remain safe throughout the season. Outdoor Lighting Safety -- Check all lights for frayed wires or areas where insulation has pulled away from plugs or sockets. Discard and replace any damaged light...

2013-11-26 12:30:28

Ribbon-Cutting Event at Saybrook Junction Honors Grand Opening of Local Small Business and Celebrates 1,800 WiFi Hotspots Now Available Across Connecticut OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Business today announced that Ashlawn Farm Coffee, a socially-conscious roastery and cafe, has added Comcast Business Internet and Business WiFi to the rapidly-growing list of modern amenities being offered at its newest location in Old Saybrook to keep its tech-savvy...

2013-11-25 23:04:48

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: China Waste Heat Utilization Equipment Industry Report, 2013-2015. London (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 China has rich waste heat resources. Especially in steel, nonferrous, chemical, cement, building materials, oil & petrochemical, light industry, coal and other sectors, waste heat resources approximately occupy 17%-67% of the total fuel consumption, of which, recyclable waste heat resource roughly stand up 60% of the total...

2013-11-24 23:02:23

The NH-based electricity supplier released its new Website last week and are now taking direct enrollments for residents, business and commercial clients in New England. Manchester, NH (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 PowerNE, PNE Energy Supply, LLC, brought electricity supply choices to residential, small business and commercial customers in the PSNH territory in 2011. These efforts molded the competitive energy choice market that exists in New Hampshire today. PowerNE has recently reached a...

2013-11-22 16:22:56

DUBLIN, November 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/26s5nm/electrical ) has announced the addition of the "Electrical Plastics - A Global Market Watch, 2011 - 2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/26s5nm/electrical ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Primarily supported by application sub sectors; Protection Devices, Electric Wires and Cables...

2-D Tin Could Be The Next Super Material
2013-11-21 14:32:00

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Theorists Predict New Single-Layer Material Could Go Beyond Graphene, Conducting Electricity with 100 Percent Efficiency at Room Temperature A single layer of tin atoms could be the world’s first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at the temperatures that computer chips operate, according to a team of theoretical physicists led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory...

2013-11-21 08:22:55

Successfully completes second Plugfest event to test member product interoperability FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), the leading consortium in flexible wireless power technology, today announced the successful completion of its latest Plugfest event, its second of three planned Plugfest events to demonstrate interoperability between different member company products that leverage A4WP's technical specification. During the...

2013-11-19 23:20:07

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: European Supergrids—Key Questions Answered. London (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Increasing power generation from renewable energy has led to excess energy-sharing among European states. Implementation of supergrids within select European countries would enhance effective power transmission and distribution. This market insight addresses the importance of supergrids and their necessity in Europe. Topics covered include the...


Latest electricity Reference Libraries

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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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2009-04-28 16:42:15

Count Alessandro Antonio Anastasio Volta was born on February 18, 1745 in Como, Duchy of Milan. At age 39, Volta became a professor at the Royal School in Como in the physics department. A year later, in 1775, Volta invented a device called the electrophorus which generates static electric charges. He marketed his creation so well, that he is often given credit as its inventor. However, a similar machine was documented by Johan Carl Wilcke in 1762. He changed his focus to chemistry in...

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2007-05-21 06:18:54

The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is a species of fish. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is a top predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel at all but rather a knifefish. Taxonomy The species is so unusual that it has been reclassified several times. Originally it was given its own family Electrophoridae, and then placed to a genus of Gymnotidae alongside Gymnotus....

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