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What is Power Conversion?

The world’s requirement for electrical energy, particularly renewable energy, has made the demand for power electronics more essential than ever before. Today’s focus on providing clean energy and cutting back on carbon emissions has led to an increased demand for new types of power electronics used in power conversion equipment.

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Microgrid Power: Evolving Energy

On August 14, 2003, a huge blackout took hold of the Northeastern United States. Rural areas, suburban towns, and entire dense metropolitan areas were thrown into darkness, eventually reaching more than 50 million people. Once the lights came back on, power operators discovered that the massive event had been caused by a single generator plant in Ohio.

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Why We Love Nikola Tesla, Part 3

Tesla was born in Croatia, on July 10, 1856 during a severe lightning storm. According to the legend, the obstetrician called Nikola a child of darkness, but his mother, Djuka Mandic, replied: “No, of light.” Although Mandic had a lack of education, she was very creative and had an impressive memory, inherited by her son.

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Importance of Power Electronics

The systems and machines of our world depend on power electronics for the ability to run efficiently and sustainably. Power electronics is the application of solid-state electronics for the control and conversion of electric power. It applies to both the systems and products involved in converting and controlling the flow of electrical energy, allowing the electricity needed for everyday products to be delivered with maximum efficiency in the smallest and lightest package.

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Will Plasma Chemical Technologies Spur a Nuclear Energy Boom?

In February 2014, the Federal government announced that a $6.5 billion loan would be given toward the construction of a nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, marking the first time since 1996 that new nuclear reactors would be built.

This news was received with mixed reviews, as nuclear power is a controversial issue since Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown following the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Since then, nuclear power has raised more concerns than before.

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Third Rail Inverter for NYC Subway

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has a tremendous amount of construction to conduct. The MTA is expanding its subway system in an effort to ease train congestion for commuters and to reach areas of the big city that were left off the subway grid. Where there’s train construction there are workers using complex tools, and these tools need a power source like our portable third rail inverter.