What Makes a Good PV Technology?

Comparing maximum efficiency is a good place to start, but it takes more than that for a commercial breakthrough

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Solid-State Batteries Rev Up Electric Cars, Boost Grid Storage

All-solid batteries could increase battery capacity, safety, and longevity

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Italian automaker Automobili Estrema is developing the Fulminea, which will feature four electric motors with a total peak power of 1.5 megawatts (2,040 horsepower).

Automobili Estrema

Solid-state batteries promise to prove safer and longer lasting than conventional batteries. Now companies suggest they may commercialize solid-state batteries in the next five years for use in electric "hypercars" and power grids.

Conventional batteries supply electricity via chemical reactions between two electrodes, the anode and cathode, which typically interact through liquid or gel electrolytes. Solid-state batteries instead employ solid electrolytes such as ceramics.

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How Philanthropy Became This IEEE Member’s Cause

Bob Dent is New Jersey's 2021 Outstanding Philanthropist

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Alice Dent

You don't need to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist. Many philanthropists are working-class people with a passion for charitable causes. Bob Dent, who had a 40-year career in the power industry, is one of those individuals.

The IEEE life senior member has donated to many causes, including the IEEE History Center, IEEE Smart Village, and IEEE REACH.

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Safety in the Spotlight: Hendrix Covered Conductors

Safety-related contact currents for humans touching tedium voltage covered conductors

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Hendrix Aerial Cable Systems

This white paper explores what happens when humans come into physical contact with medium voltage covered conductors under a range of conditions. Safety thresholds, lab tests of charging currents, and CEATI testing of covered conductors are discussed. Authored by experts at Hendrix Aerial Cable Systems.

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