Cressall Resistors Articles
The hydrogen catalyst to the EV revolution
From charging stations to electricity generation, projects across the UK are appearing, fuelled by new regulations and investment pledges across all stages of the EV supply chain.
Improving electric vehicle efficiency at The Battery Show Europe
Cressall Resistors is exhibiting at The Battery Show Europe from June 28 to 30, 2022 at Messe Stuttgart, Germany.
Dedicated to the load bank cause
High power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors has launched a new division specifically for its load bank range, Power Prove.
The role of resistors in powering icebreaker ships
Sea ice covers around 12% of the world’s oceans, blocking the path for ships attempting to travel across the Earth’s coldest regions.
All aboard: how railways can lower transport emissions
The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that passenger and freight transport activity will more than double by 2050. Railway transport provides an efficient solution to meet growing transport demand, and electrification offers a way to meet expectations with minimal environmental impact. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall, explains how rail transport can help lower transport’s emissions.
What is regenerative braking?
Imagine if you could reclaim some of the energy you lose throughout the day, without needing to rest. Did you know that electric vehicles (EVs) are able to do this through regenerative braking?
A zero carbon transportation system
In July 2021, the UK Government unveiled its plan to decarbonise the entire domestic transport system to align with the net zero by 2050 target. All forms of domestic transport will be decarbonised - on land, air and sea. Simone Bruckner Managing Director of automotive resistor manufacturer Cressall, investigates how transport manufacturers can support these plans and cut out transport’s carbon reliance.
The hydrogen future of Europe’s automotive market
April 2021 saw the latest collaboration in support of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) uptake, with automotive manufacturer Nikola announcing plans to create a hydrogen pipeline and refuelling system across Europe. What technology is required to make hydrogen a viable option both in terms of sustainability and automotive efficiency? Here Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of automotive resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, investigates hydro...
Load bank manufacturer launches power control chopper
In response to growing demand for more precise power dissipation, load bank manufacturer Power Prove has launched a dedicated IGBT-based electronic power control chopper, for continuous regulation of its load bank product offering. The power control chopper can be easily integrated into load banks to achieve high power dissipation and a degree of precision superior to that offered by any competitor.
Electrifying the UK heavy vehicle market
The Department for Transport Statistics reports that there were 485,900 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) licenced in the UK in 2020, but only 400 of these were battery electric powered. With HGVs being a significant contributor of carbon emissions, will we see an increase in electric power? Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall, has explored the potential of electrifying the UK heavy vehicle market.
The role of generator choice in consistent wind power
The Danish government recently made history with the commission of the world’s first energy island. The island will house 200 giant wind turbines to power three million households across Denmark, and could support neighbouring nations such as Germany and the UK. Although wind is abundant, ensuring a consistent, high-quality power output can be challenging. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall Resistors explains the importanc...
Powering the shift to electric mines with resistors
The development of mining vehicles has taken many twists and turns throughout its 500-year history — from wooden carts to diesel-fuelled trucks and most recently, electric vehicles (EVs). Increasing environmental, financial and governmental pressures are driving the mining industry towards electrification. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall Resistors has investigated the benefits of electrified underground mining and ...
Diving into marine resistor design
Covering over 70% of the Earth’s surface, the oceans are a vital element of our planet’s ecosystem. However, for the millions of vessels that cross them, the aquatic environment can present a problem. Vessels are increasingly using electrical systems to power across oceans, but a component’s design must account for these extreme conditions. Here, David Atkins, project director at Cressall, investigates offshore resistor des...
The benefits of neutral earthing transformers
Thanks to the health and wellness scene, the term ‘grounding’ has taken on a whole new meaning. Connecting directly with the Earth’s surface by walking barefoot is thought to enable the ground’s free electrons to restore the body’s energy balance, alleviating illness. Similarly, in electricity transmission, earthing stabilises the electrical system, helping to prevent damage from earth fault currents. Here, Martin Ni...
Increasing the efficiency of solar power
Solar power is currently the UK’s third largest renewable energy generator, but inefficiency challenges its growth. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall, has explored how solar panel efficiency can be improved to increase its supply to the grid.
Overcoming bumps in the EV road
The ten-year countdown is on for the UK’s 2030 petrol and diesel vehicles ban. Changing the fuel source of the nation’s vehicle fleet is sure to present some hurdles, so what can be done to make widespread Electric Vehicle (EV) rollout a reality? Here Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall, investigates.
Can we expand offshore wind to reach 2030’s 40GW target?
The UK’s history is enriched with maritime activity. Surrounded by water from John o' Groats to Lands’ End, the surrounding waters have played a pivotal role in trade, travel, and most recently, electricity production. Achieving the Government’s target of generating 40 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind power every year by 2030 will require continued investment and development in power equipment. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Di...
Securing the UK’s net carbon future
Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced ambitions to reduce carbon emissions by 68% by the end of 2030, placing a greater emphasis on renewable energy resources. However, renewables’ weather-dependency can make securing consistent power difficult. Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of power resistor manufacturer for renewables Cressall, has explored how biomass can ensure a reliable electricity supply on a renewable grid a...
The developments that steered EVs from past to present
With sales of Electric Vehicles (EVs) already rising by 144% in 2019, the popularity of EVs will only continue to increase - but they haven’t always been racing ahead. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall, looks at the history of EVs, and the developments that advanced them.
How can tidal power realise its potential?
The UK Government estimates that tidal energy could meet around 20% of the country’s electricity demands. Despite this fortunate position, uptake of tidal power has been slow. How should we encourage the development of this promising resource? Here, David Atkins, Projects Director at Cressall, has explored how technology can guarantee the future of tidal power.