A research partnership between Western University and Bluewater Power has resulted in the development of new technology designed to put solar farms to work at night – increasing the stability of the electricity grid, preventing blackouts and allowing connection of more renewable energy such as wind projects. The new technology allows solar farms to be used to increase the stability of transmission lines, reduce line losses in long distribution feeders, stabilize critical induction motor loads in the vicinity of solar farms, and increase the ability of wind farms in the area to feed electricity into the grid at night when winds can be higher but voltage fluctuations and lack of adequate transmission capacity can be issues.
Include both the risk of adopting the new technology and the risk of not adopting it. Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. The technology could also benefit industries, such as those located in Chemical Valley, by preventing production and process losses caused by power interruptions. The technology allows solar farms to provide several low-cost grid support functions at night, when they are normally idle. Plus, we offer setup, support, repair and other services from our in-house tech experts at Geek Squad®, ensuring your products perform their best for as long as possible.
Whether you’re buying cool gadgets like fitness trackers, streaming media players, or big household purchases like major appliances or 4K Ultra HD TVs, you can shop our hot deals and save big on top-quality, name-brand tech. If we use this technology wisely, the U.S. could shed one its dubious distinctions — the country that leads the world in food waste.
As the U.S. and other developed countries struggle to keep health care costs in check, a technology that identifies disease symptoms before they’re visible to the naked eye and before they blossom into full-blown (read: expensive) diseases could be invaluable.
Dr Weatherley said the technology aligns with MLA’s Value Chain Digital Strategy, which will drive the development of an integrated platform for capturing data and generating reliable and objective information tools that can be readily applied within businesses across the value chain.