The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced that offshore wind power has the capacity to meet all of the world’s electricity demand, and is set to be a “game-changer” for energy systems.
While we may associate data with being up in the clouds, it’s very much in the ocean too. Beneath our seas lie thousands of cables, tasked with carrying the world’s internet traffic. These cables form a vital communications network — and the world would seem like a much bigger place without them. What is less often considered is how these cables made it to the sea floor in the first place. Simone Bruckner, managing director at power resistor manufacturer, Cressall Resistors, explains the challenges of cable laying.
Those who follow these matters will know that each December somewhere in the world there is a Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Rio Convention on Climate Change. Here Government foregather to discuss, and frequently announce, what they are doing to minimise the threat of global heating, as it is now called.
There’s a lot to be learned from the famous fable, The Three Little Pigs. While the tale teaches us to stay wary of menacing wolves, it also reminds us of the importance of a sturdy home. Electrical equipment requires robust protection and a durable enclosure is vital to its safety. Andrew Keith, product development director at power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, explores the top considerations when designing an effective electrical enclosure.