Tag: electricity

Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge. Electricity gives a wide variety of well-known effects, such as lightning, static electricity, electromagnetic induction and electric current.

Data, Data, and More Data

Data, Data, and More Data

From 2012–2016, the state of California was under the spell of one of the worst droughts in history. During this four-year time frame, we witnessed expensive media campaigns urging residents to reduce their use, and some cities in the Central Valley actually started rationing water supply for residents. With the

The New Era of Absorption Chillers

The New Era of Absorption Chillers

Although absorption chillers were introduced over a century ago, it is worth examining what’s new today and what’s next, while dispelling some old misconceptions. That’s because in recent years, absorption chiller technology has evolved dramatically. Absorption chillers are being used around the globe as an efficient solution wherever waste heat

Tapping Tanks for Energy Storage

Tapping Tanks for Energy Storage

For more than 25 years, retailer JCPenney has relied on ice-based energy storage from CALMAC to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs. In 2015 alone, the retailer’s headquarters in Plano, TX, reduced its annual energy bill by more than $100,000.

Energy Risks

Energy Risks

Not only are many unprepared for disruptions to their lives and businesses brought about by power blackouts, but often they remain stolidly unaware of the true costs and impact that these can have on their operations and security.

A Two-Way Street

A Two-Way Street

Since the electric grid was built in the 1890s, technology has changed just as significantly and almost as rapidly as demand has increased. According to the Department of Energy, our current grid consists of more than 9,200 electric generating units, with more than 1 million megawatts of generating capacity connected

A New Team of Horses

A New Team of Horses

Often, two technologies emerge more or less simultaneously, and then reinforce each other as mutually compatible technologies. In doing so, they can create a kind of synergy together and make one another more efficient, more cost-effective, more profitable, and more useful—like a pair of horses working together to pull a

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