What Does Efficiency Really Mean for Your Power Consumption?

SPONSORED CONTENT What Does Efficiency Really Mean for Your Power Consumption? by Blake Bailey designmotors Efficiency is an incredibly important topic in our age for end users, manufacturers, and others involved in the electric motor industry. From lifecycle cost implications to debates over human impact on climate change, conversations about energy efficiency are everywhere. Industry […]

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Insert ‘Top Gun’ Reference Here

Electric flight training program, other aviation news in growing sector One half of the Solar Impulse team that was first to circumnavigate the globe in an electric/solar-powered airplane in 2016, Andre Borschberg is a renowned aviator. His current project, H55, is a training-based program that debuts this Friday in Switzerland. A press conference unveiling the […]

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KidWind Challenge 2019

280+ U.S. students put their handcrafted wind turbines to the test at AWEA Being one of the best in the nation was the goal each of the 58 middle school teams and 24 high school teams set out to achieve while competing at the 2019 National KidWind Challenge in Houston May 21-23 as part of […]

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South American Blackout

Tens of millions affected after outage hits Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay Tens of millions of people lost power all across South America this past weekend as a massive blackout struck a large portion of the continent, beginning some time on June 15 or 16. At its peak, the outage cut power to at least 50 million […]

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Steely Resolve

U.S. Steel to idle three blast furnace sites in Indiana, Michigan, Europe We left you with a very optimistic scope on U.S. Steel Corporation in the June 6 edition of EA‘s Direct & Current newsletter. The original American steel king had just announced the completed conversion (and subsequent operations) of its state-of-the-art endless casting and […]

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Electrothermal Storage

SGRE unveils new method & system for storage up to 130 MW/h for a week Siemens‘ renewable energy offshoot, Siemens Gamesa, introduced its latest in energy storage tech last week: an electrothermal system said to be capable of storing up to 130 megawatt-hours of electricity for the duration of one week by utilizing volcanic rock. […]

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Right in Your Wheelhouse

The company formerly known as Saab is making waves in the EV market National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company borne from the ashes of the late, great Saab (we miss you), is establishing a foothold in the electric vehicle market by acquiring a developer of in-wheel motor technology, Protean Electric. In-wheel technology involves using […]

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WEG, Airborne

Brazilian parent company teaming up with airplane maker Brazilian electric engineering company WEG SA—parent company of the Duluth, Ga., motor manufacturer WEG Electric Corp.—announced May 28 it had signed an agreement with Brazil’s airliner company Embraer to develop new technology for electrical propulsion systems for aircraft. WEG said in a statement that the first test […]

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Rockwell Headlines Plant Strife

Company shuts down Illinois plant; Nutella strike dubbed “war” Plant shutdowns are coming in waves again, and the bad news is having ripple effects stateside and worldwide. EA readers should first take note of a Rockwell Automation plant closure in Illinois. The company is shutting down its Champaign, Ill., production facility, a phase-out process that […]

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OSHA Collects: Bet Your Bottom Dollar

Popular discount chain penalized for over $300,000 at Omaha location OSHA really shows no mercy when it comes to penalties. The latest example of this is their proposed violation fees against a string of Family Dollar stores in the Omaha, Nebraska region. OSHA’s 15-page report on the chain denoted that the discount retailer will need […]

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Race to Alaska

These contestants can’t have motors, but sponsor EP Carry certainly does PropEle Electric Boat Motors, the North Bend, Washington manufacturer of portable electric propulsion products, announced in May its electric motor brand, EP Carry, is a sponsor of the R2AK – Race to Alaska regatta. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s […]

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