This White Paper, by the IEC MSB (Market Strategy Board), analyzes the role of energy storage in electricity use and identifies all available technologies. It summarizes present and future market needs for EES (Electrical Energy Storage) technologies, reviews their technological featu
Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic scale, is seen as another key technology with the potential to change economies and lives in the future. It has been described as the resource for the next industrial revolution. Its ultimate goal is to build nanomachines, mecha
Rapid population growth, economic development and human consumption continue to use up natural resources beyond what the planet can sustainably provide. The need to deliver power produced from renewable energy has never been greater. The development of renewable energies and energy st
An ultra-thin nanomaterial is at the heart of a major breakthrough by Waterloo scientists who are in a global race to invent a cheaper, lighter and more powerful rechargeable battery for electric vehicles.* Chemistry Professor Linda Nazar and her research team in the Faculty of Scienc
We are very pleased to announce that you can now watch all our mini films in one collection on YouTube. Click here to view our films on energy, electronics, devices, cities, manufacturing, automotive, grid and energy storage. We hope you will enjoy this collection.
The ever increasing demand for electricity and the need to reduce the share of fossil fuels in power generation have led to rapid development and growth of the RE (renewable energy) sector. The IEC, which has been at the forefront of international standardization in the wind, solar an
Batteries are probably the most common and widespread means of energy storage. From the AA or AAA type you buy at your local supermarket to the highly sophisticated new generation of batteries used in EVs (electric vehicles) or by utilities, there are millions of products on offer. Ex
The development of automation throughout the 20th century brought enormous changes to the industrial world: some jobs disappeared, others underwent major transformations, new ones were created and, most importantly, the interaction between man and machine was altered forever. The rapi