Steel giant Tata has been fined £200,000 after three workers sustained serious burns when a ladle holding 300 tonnes of molten steel became detached from a crane, spilling its white hot load, which then ignited the factory floor. A simple two-hour camera repair could have prevented this fire, the subsequent enquiry found, but also the lighting...
The Philips Foundation is to collaborate with global aid charities the Red Cross and UNICEF with the aim of improving the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people. Philips healthcare systems are part of this, but so is solar PV lighting. By James Hunt:
Power Factor Correction Capacitor
The PFCC-1 is a 4 microfarad 250volt a.c lighting capacitor that is used to assist with the switching of the elkay range of electronic timers when using compact fluorescents low energy lamps.
According to industry website Wiki-Solar, the UK has leapfrogged Germany and jumped to third place in the world ranking for utility-scale solar photovoltaic (solar PV) power generation in the first quarter of 2015. By James Hunt:
A new analysis by Frost & Sullivan finds that tightening environmental regulations, the drive against high carbon emissions, and the need for greater energy quality and efficiency are expected to boost the demand for smart grids across Europe. The study also suggests that several aggregators - intermediaries between utilities and end users ...
The first of two transformers for the Pen y Cymoedd wind energy project in Wales were successfully delivered to site recently. The delivery was the culmination of several months of on-site construction, manufacture and logistical planning: