Small Item, Big Impact: Why and How to Prioritize Solar Connector Safety and Performance

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2024 12:16:39 +0000

U.S. solar installations saw a banner year in 2023. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), new installs set multiple records, exceeding 30 GWdc of capacity and comprising more […]

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Combining the Digital and the Personal in CCPP Maintenance

Credit to Author: Jackie Hu| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2024 14:22:13 +0000

In the era of cloud computing, the immense potential of planned predictive maintenance (PPM) cannot be denied. Access to a broad range of application programming interfaces could revolutionise critical component […]

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The Added Value of Corrosion Protection for Pump and Valve Maintenance

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2023 04:00:00 +0000

Power plants depend on hundreds of valves and many different pumps to carry out operations 24/7. Good maintenance procedures—including routine tasks and predictive maintenance—are critical to keeping these

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Generator Maintenance: Preparing for the Bubble

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2023 04:12:00 +0000

If you were paying attention to the power industry during the early 2000s, you may remember a large spike in the U.S. gas turbine fleet at the time. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that

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Analysis of Performance Degradation of PV Modules

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2023 12:20:20 +0000

Solar energy is a clean and environmentally friendly source of energy. It can also help in reducing the global carbon footprint and mitigating the impacts of climate change. Due to […]

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Domestic Manufacturing of Export Cables Key for U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 31 May 2023 16:27:46 +0000

The demand for electricity generated from renewable sources is increasing rapidly as the world transitions to cleaner energy sources. The Energy Information Administration earlier this year said about 21.5% of […]

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The POWER Interview: Using AI to Optimize the Power Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 30 May 2023 16:13:12 +0000

There is a continued push in the power generation sector to make the industry more efficient through the use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data science. Several companies […]

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Don’t Neglect Round-Trip Efficiency and Cost of Charging When Considering Levelized Cost of Storage

Credit to Author: Mukesh Chatter| Date: Mon, 29 May 2023 15:48:14 +0000

The world is moving toward renewable sources for electricity generation in an attempt to reduce fossil-fuel reliance. But wind and solar can’t provide a consistent flow of power 24/7, and […]

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GE Invests Heavily in Improving Gas Turbine Repair Processes and Combustor Performance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2023 14:55:26 +0000

On the east side of Greenville, South Carolina, sits a 413-acre site with more than one and a half million square feet of manufacturing space and another 70,000 square feet […]

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Energy Crisis Deepens as Nuclear Reactors Remain Offline in France

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 12:37:03 +0000

Major French utility Electricite de France SA (EDF) said it will again extend maintenance outages at some of its nuclear reactors by several months, meaning France will continue to import power and putting more strain on the country’s supply of electricity. EDF has returned some nuclear units to service in the past several weeks, but […]

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