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.
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.
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 Japanâ€™s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown following the countryâ€™s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Since then, nuclear power has raised more concerns than before.
Battery charging technology is crucial for energy storage purposes, particularly for renewable technologies being used in mobile and critical backup systems. One of the biggest areas of growth and research in modern charger technology is with the new battery chemistries and the optimized ways to charge them.
Although the move to renewable energy sources has been relatively slow in the past, the pace of alternative energy generation continues to grow.