Blockchain and Renewables have been developing a love hate relationship over the past few years. On one hand, blockchain technologies are known for their massive consumption of energy for, what seems to some, nothing but an imaginary ledger. This massive consumption goes against everything renewables stand for. On the other hand, blockchain can be valuable to renewables and the renewables market. Read more
Generators used in wind-turbine systems fall into four architecture types: dc, ac, ac synchronous, and switched reluctance. What are the unique power-density aspects of these versions, including the most widely used among them—the doubly-fed induction generator?
Fundamental physical limits exist as to how much energy can be extracted from renewable resources for a given area of land. Read more
When it comes to cybersecurity in your business, where do you start? There are many models, standards, and frameworks out there. Choosing the correct path can be daunting. For instance, there is sector specific cybersecurity guidance for industries such as Energy. In Energy the voluntary C2M2 tool can be used. However, if a company deals with more than one industry like Energy and DoD another compulsory tool is available such as the CMMC. Read more
Silicones have an attractive balance of properties, support high-volume manufacturing, and enable high-speed connections. They offer solutions to challenges with adhesion, encapsulation, coating, and EMI shielding.
Jul 22nd, 2021
The 5G ecosystem includes consumer devices, telecommunications equipment, cloud computing, and data centers. Read more
Energy storage is gaining popularity as a solution to grid issues created, in part, by renewables in today’s world. This, combined with many of the techniques and technologies that Group NIRE has created and deployed, makes for a solid solution to many of the grid issues we see, and will likely see in the future. Read more
A word from our CEO:
Over the past few years cybersecurity has been taking front stage more and more often in all of our affairs. Lately new viruses and ransomware releases have plagued the world wide web resulting in some very serious infractions. The most recent attacks have brought more light to the role cybersecurity should play in our energy infrastructure. Read more
Related To: Electronic Design
If you have a non-electric car, then you’re aware that the cost of gasoline has been going up due to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline caused by a ransomware attack perpetrated by a criminal organization called DarkSide. We may not know the details of what went wrong. Read more
We are happy to announce that Joshua MacFie has been appointed as the new CEO of Group NIRE! Joshua has been with Group NIRE since 2017 as our Principal Electronics Engineer. He has spear-headed some of our most innovative projects and we look forward to his leading Group NIRE and our partners to a bright future. Read more
Classes available this summer:
Classes for Cyber-Physical Security training for the Energy and Water industry are being offered in July and August 2021. These classes are being sponsored by Group NIRE, the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Tech University, South Plains College, Survalent, and West Texas A&M.
Only 56 spots available: (12 – 14 per session date)
- SCADA Only Track: SurvalentONE SCADA Training
- Cyber-Physical Security Tracks: Electric, Water and Renewable Energy.
What an honor for Group NIRE to be featured in ElectronicDesign’s Webinar this week. The webinar covered many of the problems that companies are facing with Wide Bandgap testing. Mark Harral, CEO of Group NIRE, and Joshua MacFie, Group NIRE’s Principal Electronics Engineer spoke to the problems that our clients are facing in their WBG testing and how to solve them. Read more
Thanks to their fast switching and reduced losses, SiC wide-bandgap devices help designers achieve efficient, integrated motor drives, enabling them to reduce size and get closer to the motor to lower costs and improve reliability.
The most important development in power electronics in recent years is the rise of so-called wide-bandgap (WBG) materials, namely silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). Read more