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Indoor Lighting Control Systems: what does the future have in store?

November 13th, 2017 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - news

megaphone-blueBuilding smart buildings with efficient MEP systems has become a popular trend in the last few years all over the world. Lighting systems are no exception to this trend.
HVAC and lighting are two of the major systems who consume a lot of energy in a building.

That is the topic Will one of the members of the community wants to write about. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

How to produce electrical energy with olive waste?

April 30th, 2015 | 1 Comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - news
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Hi it’s Steven Mill, check my essay on the use of olive oil to produce electrical energy. This is a recent news and I wanted to share with you. Cheers!


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According to a recent study conducted by Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, olive waste can be used to generate usable electricity. According to the researchers, mash produced from the olives during olive oil production, can be effectively used to power batteries, which in turn can be converted into electricity.

Scientists from all over the world have immensely applauded this new invention in the field of electrical technology involving bio-gas, and have strongly backed the idea saying that,

“the new procedure not only helps in producing green energy from the organic waste, but also greatly reduces the amount toxins and chemicals that are being inducted into the earth in the name of land fillings.”


Graphene can replace transparent electrical conductors in displays!

January 8th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - news
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Hi, this is Steven Mill. As you know, I love reporting electrical improvements and other news linked to the subject. Did you know graphene can replace transparent electrical conductors?

Why use transparent electrical conductors in displays in the first place?

Most of the flat screen TV’s, laptops, desktops, mobile phones and other electrical or electronic devices that need bright screens, rely on transparent electrical conductors for effective display. The reason for using transparent conductors for this purpose is, they do not obstruct the back-end illumination that lights up the front of the screen, resulting in a brighter and sharper display.

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Palm kernel oil – the best green alternative for insulating future transformers?

December 25th, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - news
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Merry Christmas to you all! We hope you’re having fun with your siblings. Unfortunately, we don’t have any present for all of you, unless you consider the following article as a gift…

Palm Kernel Oil for transformers

As we all know, most of the transformers use mineral oils for its insulating needs. It is the cellulose present in these mineral oils that acts as an insulator in transformers.

Though mineral oils insulate well, recent studies have shown that palm kernel oil can also be used in transformers and that it has better advantages over mineral oils, as an insulating fluid.


Newest and Most Efficient Smart Solid-State Transformers

June 6th, 2014 | 7 Comments | Posted in Energy Efficiency - news
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Hey, it’s Steven Mill! Last time I told you about improvements of light absorption in semiconductors. Today, I’m going to tell you about another improvement directly related to transformers. Will you be convinced by it?


In late twentieth century, transformers were considered as a breakthrough in the field of modern electronics and power transmission systems. They made everything easier, whether it was power control, transmission and distribution.

However the conventional transformers had some disadvantages as well. The major among those disadvantages is power loss in the form of heat, especially during the summers. Also the cooper gets worn out with time and there are hysteress losses as well.

In order to overcome these problems and to achieve flawlessness, scientists devoted a lot of their time and energy to develop a new kind of transformers that are far better and effective than the primitive ones. They are known as Solid State Transformers.


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