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Europe’s Largest Battery Storage Scheme

Tucked away in rural Wiltshire, on the edge of a farm field, sits an array of shipping-container sized units. Divided into three adjacent facilities, each of the forty or so containers hold an arrangement of lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries and associated electrical equipment. Welcome to Minety, an unassuming village of just over 1,400 inhabitants, known for […]

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UK’s First Gigaplant: Huge Battery Factory Planned

Britishvolt, the UK’s leading battery cell technology specialist, has submitted detailed plans for the UK’s first Gigaplant, producing batteries for the country’s electric vehicle projects. The site in Blyth, Northumberland, was home to the former Blyth Power Station, which was finally decommissioned in 2001 and demolished in 2003. Britishvolt acquired the 235-acre (95 hectare) site […]

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More EV Infrastructure Needed for UK to go Full Electric.

With ambitious targets for the UK to ban the sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, the nation faces several challenges including an urgent requirement for more Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a select committee of MPs responsible for overseeing government expenditure, have released a report today saying that […]

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AZX Series Regenerative AC/DC Power Source Benefits from Enhanced Specification

Product Update! Driven by customer demand, the popular AZX range of high-power switching AC, DC and AC+DC capable power sources, with regenerative capability, has seen a series of enhanced specifications. The new benefits of the enhanced specification AZX Series include: Higher output voltage for AC and DC applications. More AC and DC current available. 400V […]

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Sample Windows in Asynchronous Efficiency Measurements

In modern power systems, analysis often requires the efficiency measurement between two asynchronous, periodic waveforms. For example, a variable-frequency drive with mains input generates a secondary AC output with selectable frequency for controlling the speed of an AC motor. To establish system efficiency, both swiftly and accurately, the input and output waveforms need to be […]

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