Energy infrastructure Features for August 2009

Energy infrastructure Features Archive

DC microgrids: a new source of local power generation?

Neighbourhoods that run entirely on direct current - rather than alternating current - could produce the power grids of the future. Ben Todd of Fuel Cell Today investigates.

Ethanol and CO2 in the USA

What could a raft of potential new CO2 iniatives in the USA mean for the country's Ethanol industry?

How to handle defective PV cells and wafers How to handle defective PV cells and wafers

It is important from a cost standpoint to check the quality of incoming wafers and cells before they reach the production process. For example, reducing the occurrence of micro cracks, which cause wafer and cell breakage during production can save money. Michael van Dooren, of test equipment manufacturer RUV Systems, explains.