The charge of the battery storage brigade - turnkey energy storage

Grid-connected, battery-based energy storage systems have many benefits, including renewable energy integration, enhanced grid capacity and improved power quality. Recognising these advantages, some of the world’s largest power equipment OEMs are developing turnkey energy storage products.

Bold as brass - Copper alloy matches renaissance style

A unique restoration project at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, called for a special material to match its Renaissance style. Melanie Rutherford finds out why a copper alloy proved the perfect choice.

John Kilner CEng CPhys FIMMM (profile)

In 2012 John was awarded the Institute's Platinum Medal

The future’s green - education in low-carbon design

A recent report argues that unless decisive steps are taken to train and educate specialists in low-carbon design, the UK has no hope of reaching its carbon reduction targets