PG&E will install up to 590 Sharp solar panels in three areas of AT&T Park — on the Port Walk along McCovey Cove, on a newly erected canopy over the Willie Mays pedestrian ramp and on the roof of the Giants Building. PG&E will connect the 120 kW of power generated from the solar panels into the San Francisco power grid as part of an attempt to meet the city’s goal to become “the greenest city in the nation.”
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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