Energy Efficiency

January 2022
Global Diesel Genset Market to Witness a Soaring Revenue of USD 30406.2 Million by 2030
According to the statistics by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the consumption of electricity around the world increased from 19851.8 TWh in the year 2010 to 24738.9 TWh in the year 2018. Moreover, the statistics also stated that the industrial sector consumed the highest amount of electricity by growing fr
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01/28/2022
Electric Cooperatives Positioned for Leadership Role in Energy Transition

Teri Viswanath, lead energy economist with CoBank

Rural communities and electric cooperatives could begin to aggressively close the energy transition gap over the next decade, pivoting from their role as underdogs to leaders on clean energy. Despite an absence of financial incentives, electric co-ops are already transitioning to low or zero-carbon resources at
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01/28/2022
U.S. DOE Selects Oscilla Power for $1.8 Million Grant to Scale-up its Wave Energy System
Wave energy system developer Oscilla Power has been selected for a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that will accelerate the development of a utility-scale version of the company’s core Triton technology. The $1.8 million will be augmented with an additional $200,000 in cost-sharing fr
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01/28/2022
Second U.S. Offshore Wind Project Approved to Begin Construction
South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm, has received approval of the project’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP) from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which is the final decision needed from the agency to move the project toward the start of
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01/19/2022
New Ultra-Low Emissions Package for Energy Transition
Aggreko announces the launch of its 1300 kW Ultra-Low Emissions Package, a world-class power generation system that reduces up to 99% of all controlled emissions from generator exhaust streams. Tailored to fit any project situation, the Ultra-Low Emissions Package is designed to meet strict federal ai
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01/19/2022
TDK Demonstrates Industry-First Recycling of PET Films for MLCCs
TDK Corporation has announced that in an industry first, it has successfully built a recycling system that reuses PET films used in the manufacturing process of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). Normally, the surfaces of PET films discarded from the MLCC manufacturing process are specially processed, and
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01/16/2022
PSDcast – Charging EVs Directly from the Circuit Breaker

CEO of Atom Power, Ryan Kennedy

Atom Power announced the launch of an EV charging solution called PURPL, and according to their press release, it “charges vehicles directly from the circuit breaker and incorporates unique energy management technology to keep electricity costs low.”
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01/04/2022
The Challenges of EV Infrastructure
2022 could be the year that the electric vehicle makes a real breakthrough. Everything seems to be falling into place with manufacturers all producing new models and the technology being improved considerably. We have ultra-fast charging, models that can drive for 400 miles between charges and both private and pu
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01/01/2022
What Industry Trend Will Have the Biggest Impact in 2022 and Why?
Well, it’s unanimous – electric vehicles will have a foundational role in 2022, at least if our esteemed panel of experts are anything to go by. I asked select companies what they thought the biggest industry trend would be for the new year, and all five mentioned EVs. Granted, each came at it from a di
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01/01/2022
How Fast Can We Transition to Electric Transportation?
An estimated 5.5 million electric vehicles were in service in 2020, and by 2025 the expectation is that over 24 million EVs will be on the road. The quest to electrify transportation and have complete zero emission vehicles will need to overcome critical obstacles that will push the limits of how fast it can re
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01/01/2022
EV Range Extension in Traction Inverters Using SiC

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Figure 1. Power conversion elements in EVs. The traction inverter converts the HV battery’s DC voltage into AC waveforms to drive the motor, which in turn propels the car

There are two major disruptions currently affecting the future of vehicular transport and semiconductor technology. We are embracing a new and exciting means to propel our vehicles cleanly with electrical power, while simultaneously re-engineering the semiconductor materials that underpin electric vehicle (EV) su
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01/01/2022
Transformerless OBCs With Three- and Single-Phase Operation

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Figure 1: The traction battery of a xEV can be charged via a DC charging station or, via the OBC, from the AC grid (a). This article focuses on AC charging, especially on transformerless OBCs to be operated at (European) three-phase grids (b) and North-American single-phase (“split-phase”) grids (c)

On-board chargers (OBCs) charge the traction batteries of electric- and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (xEVs) from the AC grid. They work at raised power levels (11 kW, 22 kW) and should be able to handle various grid forms - however, the combination of operating from European three-phase grids and North-American si
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01/01/2022
Silicon Carbide Technology and Digital Gate Driving Pave Way for Electrification of Heavy Transport Vehicles
Among the most promising technologies in the mission to decarbonize emissions-intensive transportation vehicles are SiC-based power-management solutions supported by configurable digital gate driver technology. The high power and voltage requirements of electric vehicles (EVs) of all types, including electric
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01/01/2022
Looking (and Hoping) for a Better New Year
It’s the dawn of 2023. We’ve just had a year’s worth of live, in-person shows, masks – excepting the Halloween sort – are a distant memory, and no one needs to get re-vaccinated, because other than the flu, there’s nothing to get vaccinated for. Sounds great, right? You never know…. The da
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01/01/2022