Why should you attend ESBE?

I’m very fortunate that I get to go to a lot of conferences around the country, but the chief complaint I always hear is being stuck in a hotel and not getting an  opportunity to experience the city. The Energy Storage Building Efficiency Conference could be held in a hotel but we wanted you to have some […]

Testing AC Power with a Regenerative Grid Simulator

TBEIC can help you test PV inverters and other AC power and frequency products with its regenerative grid simulator located in the Energy Integration Lab. So, what’s all the hype about? Why are startups along with small and large companies interesting in the NH Research 9410 Regenerative Grid Simulator? We’re glad you asked. This machine […]

What’s inside the Energy Integration Lab?

One of the exciting pieces of TBEIC’s Energy Integration Lab is the IoT lab. The lab is filled with useful Keysight equipment that we’re fortunate enough to be provided with. Here are details on just a few of the unique pieces that makeup a portion of our lab. The Keysight N6705C DC Power Analyzer can become a […]

How to be the Smartest Person in the Room

Advice for Energy Storage Novices Energy storage is new to me. Occasionally when people ask about my interest and background in energy I can say a few quick anecdotes so that I’m not completely dismissed. I’ve taken more courses than what is godly reasonable on environmental land use law so I know a lot about […]

Incubators and Economic Development

What is Economic Development? Because no single definition of economic development exists, it is typically described in terms of achievable objectives that contribute to the community’s wellbeing in the long run. Common objectives of economic development are the creation of jobs and wealth, and the improvement of quality of life. To meet these and other […]

Batteries vs. Fuel Cells

Batteries and fuel cells are ever popular subjects in the ongoing conversation about how we power the world we live in. They are steadfast becoming important components of the energy chain to power things throughout our daily lives. Despite their rising popularity, many people are yet unaware of the differences between the two, their different […]

No Upward Limit

May’s Founder’s Exchange featured James Hillegas of Ohio Drone, LLC and Bob Jadloski of Aerial Solutions Experts. The number of certified pilots for aerial photography and other uses is expected to more than quadruple over the next four years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  At TBEIC, the need for efficient and lightweight fuel cells is a research […]

What is a Startup Incubator?

Introduction Startup companies – fledgling businesses geared towards rapid growth – are increasingly commonplace in the rapidly growing American economy. A source of this growth for many startups comes from their membership in startup incubators. Most incubators provide some level of resources and assistance to startup companies such as office space, mentorship and occasionally even […]

2019 Mahoning Valley Engineer of the Year Awards Major Success

Over 130 people attended the Mahoning Valley Engineer of the Year Awards on April 3rd in the Energy Integration Lab. Congrats to this year’s winners! – Young Professional: Ashley Totin, Project Engineer at America Makes – Distinguished Female: Rachel Lindesmith, General Supervisor for Engineering at Ohio Edison & Penn Power – Community Impact: Randy Partika, […]

MICRO-GRID-2

After spending considerable time trying various settings and operating strategies, I now have the inverter working, after a fashion.  Princeton Power has been only marginally helpful during the process, given that this is an old unit, out of warranty.  On thing they did tell me is that normally a 100kW inverter is connected to a […]