Energy & Power

Wayward winds - predicting the output of wind parks

For the first time, scientists are comparing methods for predicting the power output of wind parks in Austria.

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Diesel generator set receives gold award


MTU Onsite Energy has received a Gold Award in the sixth annual Product of the Year competition for its diesel-powered generator set based on the all-new MTU Series 1600 engine.

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UPS systems: What is the expected battery lifespan?


Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems are central to the design and implementation of a standby power supply strategy. At the heart of the UPS system is the rechargeable battery, an element as important as the design of the system itself and a possible ‘weak link’ unless maintained and serviced regularly.

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Showcasing a new diesel genset for commercial vessels

At this year's Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology international trade fair (SMM), the Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen together, with MTU South Africa (PTY) Ltd, supplier of engines, complete propulsion and power systems in southern Africa, launched a new, standardised genset for diesel-electric propulsion and onboard power generation.

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Solar energy in sub-Saharan countries ensures bright future

With more than 70 per cent of sub-Saharan Africa having no access to electricity, and in rural areas as much as 95 per cent, the Rural Energy Foundation (REF) has helped to facilitate access to solar-powered electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, by training and supporting rural retailers.

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