Study: Research reveals electricity storage leads to innovation, efficiency

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A new study has revealed that as electrical storage technology improves, innovation in both renewables and fossil fuels electricity production is spurred along with a boost in efficiency to the entire electricity sector.


The IEEE: Technology for Humanity

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest association of technical professionals and they have big goals.  Known as the IEEE (pronounced “I-triple-E”), their core purpose is “to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.”


Our Nation’s Economic Health is Directly Tied to the Grid

Monday, September 19, 2016

Many factors play into the health of the US economy but it is nearly impossible to separate energy use from economic growth. Every industry that fuels the US economy relies on an affordable and consistent source of electricity. From farming to the high tech industry, every sector of the economy utilizes electricity in some capacity and would be severely hampered without access to power.


How Electric Companies Meet Consumer Demand

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Anyone who doesn’t work in the electric industry may not know that electricity is unique. While electrical current does flow like oil or gas in a pipeline, it cannot easily be stored for later or routed to a particular destination. Electricity has to be generated and delivered at essentially the same time, which is one reason it’s always available when you need it (because it’s always being delivered to your home, whether you’re using it or not). 

Five Reasons To Be Energy Efficient

Thursday, July 14, 2016

When we’re at home or work, shopping or visiting friends—really, anywhere we go aside from the deep woods, we have instant access to electricity. It seems that electricity is everywhere and forever abundant. So why bother trying to be energy efficient when there’s an endless supply?


Average Household Electricity Use Globally

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Have you ever wondered how much electricity a typical household in the US uses and how that might compare to households in other parts of the world? You might guess that homes in the United States use the most energy, and you would almost be right. American homes do use enough electricity to put us at the top of the pack, but our neighbors to the north actually use a little more each day than we do.


Batteries and Electricity

Thursday, May 12, 2016

When people discovered that they could generate power with a water wheel, they also discovered the secret to how batteries store and transfer electric energy. 

How Electric Generators Work

Sunday, April 17, 2016

An electric generator converts mechanical energy from an external source into electrical energy. A generator doesn’t create energy. It uses mechanical energy supplied to it from another source to force electric charges present in wire to move through an external electric circuit.


Electricity: How We Got Here

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Using electricity as power is ubiquitous today but of course it wasn’t always the case. The history of human attempts to harness electricity may go back as far as 600 B.C. when Thales of Miletus, a Greek philosopher, first studied the effect of rubbing amber on fur and then being able to attract small objects. His simple experiments didn’t lead anywhere for hundreds of years—except to give the phenomenon he witnessed the word: elektron, or amber in Greek.

It’s Electric! Electrical News Roundup

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Take a look at these ‘shocking’ news stories that caught our team members’ eyes.

Subscribe To Our Blog

Blog Categories

  • General Interest

Tag Cloud
Copyright © 2020. Gilbert Electrical Systems And Products. All Rights Reserved.