According to a report by the Pew Charitable Trust’s Pew Environment Group, among renewable technologies, solar increased globally by 44 percent, attracting $128 billion and accounting for more than half of all clean energy investment among members of the G-20. Dramatic price declines, with the cost of solar modules dropping by half in the past […]
IBM announced that it has teamed with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on a new pilot project that will allow communication between electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. This project will demonstrate and test an electric vehicle’s ability to receive and respond to charge instructions based on […]
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has ratified a new standard – ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 – for wireless applications with ultra-low power consumption. It is the first and only wireless standard that is also optimized for energy harvesting solutions and, therefore, for EnOcean’s self-powered wireless technology. Together with the EnOcean Equipment Profiles (EEPs) drawn up by the […]
Magtech Industries, a specialist in switching power supplies specifically for solid state lighting, has introduced their smallest 277V compatible driver yet, the WH-L03E. The WH-L03E family of drivers include: — Full Range AC input: 90~305Vac — 3W max –Pre adjusted CC outputs or CV choice — Tightly regulated constant current output to maximize the LED […]
An unknown inventor, Jong-Eun Lee, obtained an extraordinary patent on an unusual solar energy system from the government in a surprisingly short time. It is very unusual because the Korean government, which is famous for its thoroughness to examine patent applications, processed this particular case very rapidly. "It is a simple structure but my invention […]
Vowing to eradicate any lingering anxieties of electric vehicles, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) is launching its tongue-in-cheek Electriphobia Research Institute at the 2012 Green Living Show. The fictitious "Institute" pokes fun at common misperceptions about electric cars and aims to rid Canadians of "the shocking new fear sweeping the nation." A unique approach […]
The copper rotor induction motor is a strong alternative to the permanent magnet motor for electric vehicle traction when comparing cost, performance and reliability, say automotive industry leaders in a new video released today by the Copper Alliance. The video features industry experts from Remy International, Inc., Fukuta Electric & Machinery Co., and AC Propulsion, […]
The US Army has unveiled its Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center at their newest complex in Warren, Michigan. The eight-labs-in-one Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory (GSPEL) offers numerous testing capabilities and what is described as an unmatched combination of resources in a single lab. The 30,000 square foot facility houses a Power […]
Anderson Power Products announced the launch of the Saf-D-Grid® connector system for use in the direct connection of dc electronic devices to...
Renesas Electronics Corp. announced the availability of eight new low-loss P- and N-channel power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistor (MOSFET) products optimized for use in portable electronics including smartphones and tablets. Featuring industry-leading low loss (low on-resistance), the new devices include the 20V (VDSS) Î¼PA2600 and the 30V µPA2601, equipped in ultra-compact 2 - 2mm packages to deliver […]
Amphenol Industrial Global Operations has announced that its Helios H4 is UL certified to 1000V. This UL rating allows Amphenol’s connectors to be used in existing systems as well as in new ones that require more voltage without having to increase cable size. The increase in voltage rating allows higher voltage systems to be created […]
Solar3D, Inc. announced that it will conduct a study of the economics and benefits of integrated Solar3D cells directly into roof tiles. "We believe that over the next decade, rooftop PV applications – whether applied or embedded – will be among fastest growing of all solar market segments," said Jim Nelson, President and CEO of […]
G24 Innovations announced that it has achieved ground-breaking efficiency rates for the indoor performance of its Dye-Sensitised Cells. At an average of 26% conversion efficiency, a new cell composition has broken the company’s previous record of 15%, which the company says is already recognized by Texas Instruments’ Solar Lab as the most efficient indoor light […]
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies (VT) Program, has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles." The mission of the VT program is to develop more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies […]
Norwegian PV module manufacturer Innotech Solar (ITS) has developed a 72-cell solar module that is made using re-processed solar cells and has...