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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Norwegian PV module manufacturer Innotech Solar (ITS) has developed a 72-cell solar module that is made using re-processed solar cells and has...
A Call for Papers has been issued for the third-annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’12) to be hosted by Darnell Group,...
ONTILITY Solar Training and Power-One are joining forces to bring what they describe as a unique solar energy education experience to Arizona. ONTILITY will offer the five day solar installer training course at the Power-One manufacturing plant in Phoenix on May 21-25. Arizona continues to be one of the leading solar energy markets in the […]
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 […]
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a new high-performance metallized dc polypropylene film capacitor for dc-link applications featuring a slim design, the industry’s broadest CV range from 2µF up to 100µF, and voltage ratings of 500, 700, and 1,000Vdc. Providing designers with a number of options for their specific application, the slim MKP1848S features low profiles of […]