Advancing Energy Efficiency
A growing concern among many different industries is energy efficiency. From energy efficient cars, to an electricity grid that comes from renewable sources (or both if you’re Elon Musk), to the next phase in the Energy Efficiency and Security Act, the goal of more efficient ways to produce, store, and use energy are on the minds of consumers and business owners alike.
Being efficient with our energy has many implications. On the consumer level, being energy efficient may mean a decrease in a monthly electric bill, and thus a more flexible budget. At a business level, investing in efficient energy sources and use can not only affect the bottom line, but can future-proof your business from both the perspectives of a changing attitude toward energy sources and a public policy that reflects that changing attitude. On a global scale, the way we use our energy can have economic and environmental effects, by easing the strain on the grid to prevent blackouts at peak use times, and by lessening our impact on the use of energy sources that are not renewable.
As we search for better ways to produce and use energy, the burden on manufacturers of all kinds is to build products that use energy in more efficient ways. In the auto industry, for example, this has led to a “lightweighting” trend, as lighter materials improve fuel economy. In electronics, the same principles of efficiency apply: improving performance while consuming less power. This is what MPS is seeking to do with our new LLC Resonant Transformers, and as an integral part of our design and engineering philosophy. We’re constantly looking toward the future, and in this case, the future is one where we use our energy more efficiently.