Connector Image for March 2015 BlogThe energy industry is involved in many different projects to create the power the world will need for the future. We all know that fossil fuels are limited and that it is important to develop sustainable energy sources. Solar and wind are viable sources of renewable energy, but they require more energy into a system than it can put out. Researchers have been working on developing the theory of net energy and are close to making it a reality.

One of the most ambitious energy projects going on today is ITER. ITER means ‘the way’ in Latin and is the collaboration of 35 nations to build the world’s largest tokamak, a “magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.” A fusion power plant would produce net energy, meaning that the total energy in a fusion power pulse is greater than the energy required to run the machine. Basically, more power is generated from less input.

This international experiment began in 1985 with ITER Members made up of China, the EU, Japan, India, Russia, Korea, and the U.S. Located in Southern France, the ITER facility is now in the process of being constructed. One million components made up of 10 million parts are being assembled for integration into the ITER machine.

Connectronics is proud to be one of the companies working with the ITER team on bringing this new idea to life. We are working with the design team on connectors that will be integral for running this innovative fusion device. The specialized connectors we manufacture are capable of meeting the challenges of this new idea for energy generation.

It is an honor to be asked to participate in this global initiative. Connectronics brings the required engineering design, testing, manufacturing, and quality capabilities to the table for a highly important project such as this one. For the highest quality high voltage, high current, or specialized connectors available today, contact Connectronics!