Energy Efficiency

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1.5 Amp POL switching regulators in an open frame design
This series comes in a compact SIP-3 open frame package and complements our existing POL portfolio with a series focusing strongly on a cost efficient design while maintaining our quality standards. There are 3 output voltages available: 3.3, 5.0 and 12VDC. The effective design allows full load operation up to +85°C a
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Date:
04/13/2021
HiperPFS-4 PFC IC Delivers 98% Full-Load Efficiency
This combination delivers greater than 98% full-load efficiency in PC, TV, and similar applications between 75 W and 400 W.   Comments Power Integrations’ product marketing manager Edward Ong: “Designs using HiperPFS-4 ICs show very high efficiency across the load range with as little as 36 mW of no-load p
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Date:
04/13/2021
Better Solutions for Making Hydrogen lie at the Surface

The unique interactions between perovskite oxide, its changing surface layer, and iron species that are active toward the OER paves a new path for the design of active and stable materials, bringing us one step closer to efficient and affordable green hydrogen production.

A clean energy future propelled by hydrogen fuel depends on figuring out how to reliably and efficiently split water. That's because, even though hydrogen is abundant, it must be derived from another substance that contains it -- and today, that substance is often methane gas. Scientists are seeking ways to iso
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Date:
04/12/2021
Honeywell Technology Enables U.S. Carbon Capture, Storage Project
Honeywell announced Wabash Valley Resources LLC has selected a range of Honeywell UOP technologies to capture and sequester up to 1.65 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually and to produce clean hydrogen energy from a repurposed gasification plant in West Terre Haute, Ind. The project is expected to be on
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Date:
04/12/2021
PSDcast – Battery Storage for Residential Solar

Behnam Zakeri of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Residential solar has one major problem – most of the energy generated by these systems is lost or transferred to the grid, with little benefit to the homeowner. So how do we solve this major inefficiency?
Date:
04/08/2021
New Battery Can Charge 10x Faster than a Lithium-ion Battery

Symbolic representation of the chemical formula of the new polymer

It is difficult to imagine our daily life without lithium-ion batteries. They dominate the small format battery market for portable electronic devices, and are also commonly used in electric vehicles. At the same time, lithium-ion batteries have a number of serious issues, including: a potential fire hazard an
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Date:
04/07/2021
Taking Advantage of PFM with MicroModules for Space Constrained Applications

Figure 1: Block diagram of a security camera application

Space constrained applications like portable devices require especially designed DC/DC converters with a certain set of characteristics. Tight space, by definition, requires tiny DC/DC converters which have excellent thermal performance. This article digs deeper into the challenges that arise for the power supply of s
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Date:
04/01/2021
APEC 2021 Will Be Online-Only Event Due to Covid-19 Concerns
The Applied Power Electronics Conference announces that APEC 2021 will be presented as a virtual event and will take place June 14-17, 2021, on the virtual event platform, Social27. The virtual format will not only ensure the safety of our community, it will also allow: · More of our global community of power
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Date:
04/01/2021
The Hyperloop Could Revolutionize Travel (or Make Everyone Nauseous)
Remember the Hyperloop linear induction system that might make a bunch of people puke (but also might change the world)? Virgin Hyperloop will be unveiling their passenger vehicle, “Pegasus,” this fall at the Smithsonian FUTURES Exhibition. The idea of a vactrain, a high-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) transp
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Date:
04/01/2021