Nuclear reactors form the basis of nuclear power plants and even with all the controversy, they are undoubtedly an amazing technological achievement. These nuclear reactors contain and control chain reactions that produce heat through a physical process called fission. It harnesses the power of atoms to boil water, producing steam which turns a turbine that generates electricity.Continue reading
Over the next few decades, the world’s energy landscape as we know it will change dramatically. One decisive change is the ever-growing demand for power which brings about the need for new and better energy innovations.
Wherever there is an increase in access to reliable and affordable energy, people want to enjoy a higher standard of living. While that is certainly a good thing, at the same time, many of the world’s population lack access to even the most basic energy services.Continue reading
Our existing energy market has been in development for over a century and changing it to renewable energy is no easy feat. Among other factors, it requires incredibly large capital investments and thus far, renewable energy has reached 21.6%. It was further explained during the One Planet Summit in December 2017, when U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “Finance is the key to successful climate action.”
Even so, why is the adoption of renewable energy lacking on a global scale? It’s certainly not for a lack of wanting a cleaner life or to improve the world for future generations. Instead, market conditions slowing the development of Continue reading
Reflecting back on 2017 we saw a number of engineering trends making their mark in a big way. Some include advanced robotics, additive manufacturing, IIoT, quantum computing and big data. Even though it’s possible to identify hundreds of minor developments, what are the major engineering trends to follow in 2018? Take a look at these top trends we put together to end the year on a positive note. Continue reading
There are a number energy sources available in nature but solar energy is by far the most abundant. Our sun provides more solar energy in one hour than the entire world consumes in a year. The question is how do we collect and store this abundance of energy more effectively?