John Novac, Global Head of Distributed Energy Systems at Siemens, and Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice Chancellor of Keele University, with Keele Chancellor Sir Jonathon Porritt CBE. 
Frequency measurements from 2015 (data: 50Hertz): the power grid frequency fluctuates around 50 Hz in the European grid and exhibits large jumps particularly in the trading intervals of 15 minutes. Usually, the grid frequency is within the yellow area but upward and downward deviations (grey) are particularly likely every 15 minutes. Copyright: MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation / Benjamin Schäfer
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Israeli startup turns luminaires into wireless power chargers

At CES in Las Vegas, Israeli startup Wi-Charge unveiled the first ever solution of room lighting combined with wireless charging, designed for a café environment. The FDA-approved solution, dubbed LIGHT, can deliver up to 2.5W of power at a distance of up to 5 meters, simultaneously recharging a number of mobile and multimedia battery-powered applications across a room, totalling up to 50Wh/day.

 

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