Electrical, Electronics & Instrumentation

Placement of electric vehicle chargers could minimise energy grid stress

Most national plans to combat climate change include increasing the electrification of vehicles and the percentage of electricity generated from renewable sources. But some projections show that these trends might require costly new power plants to meet peak loads in the evening when cars are plugged in after the workday.…
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Silvaco TCAD Enables Rapid Development of SiC and GaN Power Devices

Power devices based on Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) are driving a rapid market transition to meet the challenging requirements of Automotive, 5G, Industrial, Consumer, High Performance Computing, Aerospace, and Defense markets. Implementing designs with next generation materials such as SiC and GaN is not without its own…
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Geothermal energy could provide electricity while capturing carbon emissions

Using Geothermal-Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Sequestration (BECCS) as an energy source could positively impact the environment, new research has shown.  Karan Titus, UC civil and natural resources engineering PhD student, has investigated this type of energy, and how it can be harnessed to remove carbon from the atmosphere.  The…
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