The 116 megawatt PV array near Beja, Portugal has not yet made the list; presumably because it is not yet functioning. At the moment, the world’s largest solar power plant is a 12 megawatt array in Germany, according to pvresources.com.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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