The World’s First Ultra-High Voltage Transformer Cooled Wi...

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 25.07.2013

The large-scale electric transformers can be cooled with vegetable oil. The best example is the new ultra-high voltage transformer made by Siemens, which is the first of this kind in the whole world that links the 380-kW ultra-high voltage with the 110-kV grid in the Bruchsal-Kandelweg substation plant near Karlsruhe, in Germany.   The main [...]

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Aspern, The First European Smart District

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 19.07.2013

Soon a neighborhood located in the North-East side of Vienna will become the most intelligent neighborhood in the whole Europe. We’re talking about the Aspern neighbourhood from the Donaustadt district, a place where the Siemens engineers will build a large urban development project that will cover 240 hectares and will host a multifunctional urban district. [...]

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TOP 10 Countries That Rely On The Solar Energy

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 17.06.2013

1. Germany The solar power plants installations increased by 7.6 gigawatts in 2012 in Germany, reaching a total capacity of 32.3 gigawatts, says The German authorities aim to generate all the country’s electricity only from renewable resources by 2050. Now they highlight the lowest electricity fees in the world and the best economical facilities [...]

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Power Matrix – The Energy Strategy Game

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 14.06.2013

Have you ever thought where your home electricity comes from? Or the gas you use to cook with? Instead of scholar explanations, the Siemens experts offer you the chance to find on your own what’s happening with the power you use, way before you switch it on.   Your new adventure is called the Power [...]

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Electric Buses Down The Streets Of Vienna

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 23.04.2013

The Vienna Municipality checked another goal for its eco-friendly public transport system. The local public transport local authorities are planning to operate two lines exclusively with eBuses by the middle of 2013.   The eBuses have driving and charging technologies supplied by Siemens, are extremely quiet and, be comparison to conventional diesel buses, they use [...]


Build Your Own iRacer EV

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 10.04.2013

Since you really enjoy the electric cars, we have some really good news for you: now you can build your very own EV racer. The offer comes from Westfield which, in cooperation with the Birmingham City University, will deliver to you the iRacer car kit, for about EUR 16,500.   At the delivery you receive [...]


Electricity Stored As Hydrogen

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 27.03.2013

From now on the wind and solar-generated electricity can be stored as hydrogen. Siemens hosted a demonstration of this procedure. In the electrolyzer a proton exchange membrane (PEM) separates the electrodes on which hydrogen and oxygen.   The electrolyzer can react really fast because thise membrane is very stable in response to the pressure differences [...]


60% More Efficient Photovoltaic Cells

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 28.02.2013

The most often used material in the making of photovoltaic pannels is the silicon. It’s easy to understand why: the silicon generates an electron at each photon absorbed. Still, since a photon contains more energy than an electron can carry, the rest is wasted as heat.   The specialists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [...]


Fast Delivery Clean Energy In California

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 21.02.2013

Can you imagine a large power plant facility that can feed up to 200 megawatts of electric power to the national grid, after just 30 minutes since it has been put into function? It happens in Lodi, California and it is actually one of the cleanest fossil fuel power plants in the US.   The [...]

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Solar Cells Sprinkled On The Office Buildings Facades

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 15.02.2013

Imagine that the large glass facades of all the business centers in every city on this planet would produce electricity. At least only in the sunny days. Also imagine that each of these buildings would consume as much energy as it generates. Without any useless invoice. The extra energy can be automatically loaded into the [...]


Digital Detectors For Hi-Res CT Scans

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 05.02.2013

It works like this: The CT scanners are equipped with one or two X-ray tubes that rotate around the patient. A high performance Stellar detector is positioned opposite each tube. The bones and other body tissues attenuate the X-rays to different degrees. Then the detectors register the X-rays and transform them into digital signals. And [...]

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How The Smart Energy Grids Work

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 04.02.2013

The 8,000 inhabitants of Wachtendonck (Germany) get 80% of their electricity from photovoltaic systems or other sources of renewable energy. This is not a singular case. There are many other German towns where the energy comes from renewable resources produced by the local community.   If you look at it as a whole, at a [...]

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Soon – Low Cost Battery Factories

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 22.01.2013

Since the early beginnings of we talk about innovation. We talk about renewable energy, wind farms and photovoltaic panels. We talk about electric cars. About buses and trams upgraded with top technologies that transform the braking energy into electricity. Yet, all this renewable energy needs to be stored in suitable batteries. Larger batteries, with [...]

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The World’s First Hybrid Train Hits The German Railways

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 02.01.2013

We’ve presented to you the hottest hybrid cars in the world and we’ve highlighted you all the advantages of the hybrid buses in the urban areas. Now, at the beginning of the New Year, we show you the world’s first hybrid train, built on the platform of the Siemens Desiro Classic VT 642.   The [...]


Renewable Energy From Tidal Currents

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 12.12.2012

Currently the solar and wind energy are the most accessible forms of renewable resources, in terms of efficiency. We proudly inform you that the tidal energy is catching on, on the long run, as it proves to be an optimized green energy source capable of generating a large and constant flow of electricity.   Let’s [...]