Euspen to Host Workshop on Precision Engineering

Workshop to focus on the role of precision engineering in stimulating innovation in solar, wind and oceanic renewable energy and energy storage technologies.

Workshop to focus on the role of precision engineering in stimulating innovation in solar, wind and oceanic renewable energy and energy storage technologies.

European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) will focus its upcoming Special Interest Group (SIG) Workshop on issues related to the sustainable energy community. The workshop will take place October 9-10 at the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

The euspen workshop will bring together professionals from academia, industry and government to share experiences concerning the use of precision engineering principles to help develop new ideas and manufacturing systems to reduce production and ownership costs in sustainable energy solutions. 

The workshop will look at automated precision production of components and systems ranging from manufacture of solar cells and panels to their installation and maintenance; to larger wind turbines on and offshore including in-situ manufacturing of ever larger elements; to energy storage systems from batteries to hydro power systems.

For sustainable wind technology, the specific focus will be on the design and manufacture of actuators, gearing and controls, blades and materials, and towers. The hot topics that will be covered when looking at solar energy will be concentrating solar power (CSP) and photovoltaics, and for oceanic energy wave, tidal, off-shore wind, and automated aquaculture and mineral harvesting will be considered. 

Hydro, flywheel, battery, and thermal (including geothermal) storage technologies will also be central to the workshop.

The organizing committee and local hosts supporting euspen for workshop is made up of a team of experts from across the precision engineering and sustainable energy sector including Dr Harald Bossefrom Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB); Prof. Paul Shorefrom the National Physical Laboratory (NPL); Prof. Alex Slocumfrom the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and Prof. Xichun Luofrom the University of Strathclyde.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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