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Smart home technology may soon help communities, and possibly entire countries, become more energy efficient. By designing an energy management system (EMS) able to collect and process big data into useful analytics, researchers from the American University of Sharjah, aim to help smart home owners and utilities reduce energy consumption,...

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Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) depend on an onboard energy management system (EMS) to strike the right balance between the internal combustion engine and electric motor that leads to lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. A new algorithm developed by a team at the Technical University of Dresden could calculate optimal...

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Is it really possible to measure “robustness?” If initial results from a recent simulation are any indication, it may not be as far-fetched as some may think, and it could have significant implications for electrical power grids. A team of researchers recently completed simulations for a computational tool that...

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French Army looks to make hybrid vehicle energy sources more reliable for military use with new energy management system.

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Advanced sensors are viewed as important for improving operations in critical facilities such as power plants – but can they ultimately undermine cyber defenses? New research recently published in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems prepares for not if, but when that day will come. In the wake of large government ...

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Nothing takes the excitement out of a new gadget like having to charge it multiple times a day. As consumer electronics manufacturers search for ways to ease the drain on device batteries, a new article published in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices details a new method that will help lead...

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Despite advancements in wireless devices, consumers still rely on cords, cables and replaceable batteries to fuel them. Recent advancements in wireless power show promise of eliminating cords altogether, but one article published in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics shows promise of making this technology a quicker reality for every-day consumers....

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It’s one thing to generate power using solar energy – it’s another to put that power to use in an actual power grid. That’s one of the key problems photovoltaic (PV) experts have struggled with for years as they work to bring energy generated by solar panels further into the...

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Can a car battery that “gives back” to the grid help spur a greater adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)? Or lead to more urban development? Those are some of the possibilities to consider as a team of researchers at Bilecik University in Turkey continues to work on commercializing a...

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Researchers have created an algorithm that is showing to be 5 to 10 percent more accurate at forecasting wind speeds – potentially a key development for energy companies struggling with how to improve the reliability of, and justify investing in, wind power. The new data is a result of testing...

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