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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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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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L&S Adds Garber to the Team

Garber Electric bought by L&S, combining two industry stalwarts in Midwest  Two Midwest-based industry stalwarts, well-versed in the world of electrical repair and maintenance, are now part of the same team. Look out, heartland! Garber Electric, the Ohio-based contractor, was bought by L&S Electric, the well-known Wisconsin-based repair operation you may have seen in the […]

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Sustainable Steel Curtain

US Steel investing major dollars in sustainable PA factory prototype Sustainable Steel? Never thought you’d hear those words, did ya? Well, it’s here. United States Steel Corporation is investing more than $1 billion in the place where its reputation was first forged more than a century ago: the Mon Valley Works facility near Pittsburgh. The […]

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Engineering Education

News & notes from the schools and universities around the country This week, we’re updating our readers on a number of noteworthy developments in the fields of engineering education. These items reflect an ever-important aspect of bridging the skills gap, providing resources for workers in the trades, and helping businesses in associated industries prepare for […]

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Proof of Purchase

Manufacturing index hits lowest point in ten years, new orders contracted for first time since 2009 The U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell by more than two-points to 50.5 in May, the lowest level since Sept. 2009, according to IHS Markit. New orders contracted for the first time since August 2009. The overall index has […]

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