Copper Connects Microgrids with Smart Grids
Microgrids are making the world more efficient and less reliant on huge, ineffective power systems.
Solar Energy Lifts Off at Airports
Airports are a perfect location for solar PV installations. Multiple airports around the world have already installed solar energy systems, which require copper to function efficiently and reliably. This case study examines the solar airport trend and its potential impact on the copper market.
Copper: Material for a Modern World
This new video produced by the International Copper Association, ICA, provides compelling evidence of copper’s unique role in sustainable development and how the copper industry is committed to positive actions addressing many of mankind’s greatest challenges.
Copper: Investing in Our Planet's Future
This is the second video in the International Copper Association’s campaign on copper’s contributions to sustainable development. The video shows how copper’s incredible properties enable energy-efficiency initiatives that provide value in many ways, including mitigating the effects of climate change.
Copper Use in Renewable Energy Expected to Increase Dramatically as U.S. Legislates Upgraded Energy Policies
In 2012 renewable energy accounted for over half the new capacity installed, according to President Obama’s climate change action plan. Due to copper’s inherent properties and its preferred use in renewable energy systems, this shift in the national agenda also presents a significant opportunity for growth for the copper industry. (May 2013 Issue of "Mining & Power" magazine)
Copper Rotor Motor Featured in Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies Website
Washington State University's Extension Energy Program features the benefits of the copper rotor motor.