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2014 PEI Issue 9

Technology Update

A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield in the UK have become the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process - a discovery they claim could help cut the cost of solar electricity.

Project Update

Abu Dhabi renewables company Masdar has taken a £525m ($860m) stake in a UK offshore wind farm.

The flange protection challenge

The corrosion protection challenge presented by flanges has led to the development of a number of innovative solutions which must meet various vital requirements.

Keeping pace with new demands

Many hydro plants are operating in ways not envisioned during their original design, which puts stresses on their equipment, but there are solutions to these new problems.

A country in Transition

Turkey's energy market has changed radically in the last 20 years and more change is still to come.

Cool runnings

As the need for coal-fired power continues, the need for effective cooling measures has become more vital than ever. We examine the latest technology developments.

‘The 21st century is going to be the Asian century’

Asia has a thirst for power and we know coal will meet most of it, but can this be done sustainably? This was one of the topics tackled at POWER-GEN Asia in Kuala Lumpur.

Hitting the gas

With regulatory regimes becoming ever more stringent, we look at the latest solutions equipment manufacturers are devising to keep emissions low.

Cybersecurity in the power sector

The risk of cyber attack is a threat that power infrastructure operators cannot ignore. We find out what can be done.

Siemens makes $7.6bn bid for Dresser Rand

Siemens has made a friendly takeover bid of $7.6bn (€5.8bn) for US company Dresser-Rand.