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Racehorse Rigging

Electrical devices used in brutal treatment of racehorses In the competitive world of horse racing, desire to win sometimes yields horrific measures. Participants resort to the use of electrical apparatus—specifically battery-powered shocking mechanisms called “jiggers”—in an effort to compel a horse’s physical ability. In the most recent instance, Australian trainer Jerrod McLean and his owner […]

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Duracell Entering Storage

Campaign with Social Energy will launch in UK first International battery brand Duracell is set to launch a home energy storage system in partnership with a UK energy supply and services company: Social Energy. The company, which is owned by Project Solar UK and based in Staffordshire, uses cloud-based AI and software platforms to allow […]

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Storage Wars: ‘A’ List

ABB and Amazon are all over the grid ABB just keeps making waves. The Swiss-based company, which officially absorbed Baldor in name to begin the month, has now released a new energy storage solution for residential “prosumers” that offers modular capacity increases, a high-voltage battery for greater efficiency, and flexibility in how the system is installed. […]

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Elon to the Rescue?

Tesla CEO says he wants to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid from scratch Elon Musk continues to evoke pondering over whether he is human or an aspiring superhero. In his latest installment, Musk publicly stated interest in rebuilding Puerto Rico’s demolished electrical grid from the ground up—using solar energy—in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The […]

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Based On Efficiency

Army base camps improving sustainability practices The U.S. Army continued to demonstrate technologies to improve energy efficiency at base camps during an integrated exercise at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from mid-May through June 17. The exercise at the Base Camp Integration Laboratory, or BCIL, was a part of the Sustainability Logistics Basing — Science Technology Objective Demonstration, or […]

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Braking the Mold

In Philly’s transit system, motors are generators The screech of SEPTA wheels can now evoke a smile at the thought of innovation and money saved. Philadelphia’s transit system recently finalized and released its plans for a battery storage network capable of conserving large percentages of energy by way of regenerative braking methods. The official implementation […]

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