GreenPeak Technologies, an industry-leading Smart Home low-power radio communication semi-conductor company, has created a white paper that details how Small Data, the tiny bits of information collected from billions of small sentrollers (sensors, controllers and actuators) in homes, offices, factories, cars,
HD Supply Power Solutions, a leading provider of an extensive and dynamic portfolio of products, services and solutions for public power, investor-owned utilities, construction and industrial customers, announced it has opened a new 60,000 square-foot facility located at 4600 Kansas Avenue, Kansa City, Kan.
"Big data" is playing an increasing role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid
"Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for such data than the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located on the campus of the National
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank joined Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to announce
IDTechEx will hold a two-day nine-conference co-located event on the worlds of supercapacitors and graphene in Santa Clara, CA this November 19-20.Supercapacitors use ever more sophisticated forms of carbon with a distribution of pores matched to electrolyte ions but incremental improvement is not what is happening.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, with help from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has launched a new website that provides state and local decision makers easy access to a wealth of energy data specific to their location. The resources and data
Smartenergy Renewables completed the conversion and upgrade of its fully-automated solar panel manufacturing facility
Smartenergy Renewables completed the conversion and upgrade of its fully-automated solar panel manufacturing facility in Luckenwalde, near Berlin, Germany. The factory is certified to DIN ISO 9001, 14001, and 50001 standards. The currently manufactured 295W Utility panels are fully IEC certified. To-date 1.9MW
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, is reminding engineers and students worldwide to hurry and send in their entries for the Create the Future Design Contest. The deadline to enter is July 1.
Mouser is a major sponsor
Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany's largest charging station. The network of charging stations for electric vehicles is becoming more tightly meshed. In Germany,
Despite covering nearly 11 acres on the West Campus, the new UCR solar farm will be largely hidden from the view of the general public
The sun has always been a major part of the identity of the University of California, Riverside, so much so that it is even incorporated into the school’s logo. But starting in the summer of 2014, the sun will be providing more than beautifully sunny days – it will also be providing electrical power to the
American University, George Washington University and GWU Hospital have agreed to purchase more than half of their power from three new solar farms in North Carolina
American University, George Washington University and GWU Hospital have agreed to purchase more than half of their power from three new solar farms in North Carolina. The Washington, DC-based institutions signed a 20 year power purchase agreement to buy 52 megawatts of solar PV from Duke Energy Renewables.
The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) recognized Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) of Virginia and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) of Illinois as the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year.
The awards were presented at the
element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has announced the launch of the “Forget Me Not” design challenge, an international design competition to encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring
Mesago Messe Frankfurt announced that the Smart Systems Integration Conference and Exhibition will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11 – 12 March 2015. It is the international communication platform for research institutes and manufacturers to exchange know-how on smart systems integration and to create
PCIM Asia 2014 had 79 exhibitors on 5,000 square meters in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center
PCIM Asia 2014 closed on positive results, with 79 exhibitors on 5,000 square meters in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center, it has grown again this year. The number of visitors has increased to 4.385. Beside the leading companies of the industry e.g. CSR, CNR, Hitachi, Infineon, Mitsubishi, Semikron,
FuelCell Energy, al leader in the design, manufacture, operation
and service of fuel cell power plants, announced
the development of a project to install a 1.4 megawatt (MW)
fuel cell power plant to provide both electricity and
usable high quality heat to the University of California,
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences partnered with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to welcome nearly 100 social scientists, energy researchers, and policy experts to a two-day workshop titled “Applying Behavioral Strategies to Energy Decisions and Behaviors,”
Fergus Kendall of Cadonix
In this PSDcast Fergus Kendall, Technical Director at Cadonix,talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about designingn automotive electrical systems, especially the wire harness. No matter how good the subsystems are, unless they are integrated properly with a highly-efficient layout they can result in
A UC Riverside-led research project is among the 32 named by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as an Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs), designed to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy in the United States.
“Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced that it will be showcasing some of their latest technologies at the Sensors Expo and Conference 2014, set for June 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services for the global market, will debut its new ElectroMechanical division at DVD2014, a key Defence event for those involved in equipping and supporting the UK’s Land Forces which takes place on June 25th and 26th at Millbrook
The LASER World of PHOTONICS exhibition spans all aspects of the application of photonics
With 1,130 exhibitors occupying 42,000 square meters, the last LASER World of PHOTONICS was fully booked down to the last stand. However, the increasing importance of the key technology photonics is unabated and, with it, the demand for exhibition space. In 2015 the manufacturers will get what they are after:
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued final guidance concerning small electric motors definitions and scope of coverage.
Guidance Type: Definitions and Scope of Coverage
Category: Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies, launched a redesigned site that provides richer online content and a menu of user-friendly tools to help engineers quickly and easily access the power supplies that meet their
CEMS-Global has been successfully organizing the `Power Sri Lanka Intl Expo' in Colombo for the last 4 years, bringing under one roof all important stakeholders of the Power & Energy Industry of Sri Lanka. CEMS-Global brought the Power Series of Exhibitions to Sri Lanka in 2010 and is pleased to once again
Powerstax now offers service to those in possession of transformer rectifier units.
Powerstax, specialist provider of highly optimized power sources, is now able to offer an indispensable service to those in possession of transformer rectifier units. Used to deliver large quantities of regulated DC power in all manner of industrial applications, these are high value items of equipment for which
Fuji Electric of America has announced a project featuring their 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles
Fuji Electric of America has announced a project featuring their 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles at the Edison ParkFast's famous Hippodrome location, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in under an hour, making
Paper Battery Company, developer of an innovative energy storage and enhancement technology for consumer electronics and other applications, announced the closing of a $3.0M Series A private investment round. The funds will be used to commercialize its first products that promise to significantly improve battery
Analyst views of the Internet of Things (IoT) vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem as shown in the diagram below, where IoT centers on things collaborating with
Sondrel, a leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancies, is to share its expertise with an audience from all parts of the UK electronic systems, microelectronics and semiconductor industry at the forthcoming NMI event on IC design verification. The conference, entitled Accelerating Verification – faster,
Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property officially launched the successful commissioning of its pilot production line for the manufacturing of CIGS thin-film solar modules
In the presence of numerous honorary guests from Germany and South Africa including high-ranking politicians, business and technical partners, Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property officially launched the successful commissioning of its pilot production line for the manufacturing of CIGS thin-film solar
NREL Scientist Chunmei Ban assembles a lithium-ion battery in the materials lab at the Solar Energy Research Facility at NREL
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for cell phones, laptops, and electric vehicles. If successful, the batteries will last longer and perform
Marcel VanRoosmalen of NXP
In this PSDcast Marcel VanRoosmalen of NXP talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the explosion in intelligent personal devices and the internet of things, and how these things are powered and managed in a power-conscious environment. NXP offers robust, energy-efficient components for charger interfaces
Located twenty miles west of Akron, Ohio, Medina City School District recently searched for an environmentally friendly way to power and heat its only high school and reduce utility costs. After examining several options, the district selected a combined heat and power (CHP) system from the Rolls-Royce Power
VYCON, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed kinetic energy storage systems, announced that its VDC-XE systems will provide eight megawatts of battery-free power protection to a large lights-out data center located in Texas. VYCON’s kinetic energy storage systems were chosen due
The Energy Department announced nine research and development projects that will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research and product development. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode
The Power Sources Manufactureurers Association (PSMA) announced a new slate of officers has been elected to lead its Board of Directors for the 2014-16 term. The new officers are Ernie Parker (Crane Electronics, Inc.), Chairman; Eric Persson (International Rectifier Corporation), President; Stephen Oliver (Vicor
As part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it has issued a lease to Florida Atlantic University (FAU) for marine hydrokinetic technology testing offshore
For the first time, more solar PV than wind power capacity was added worldwide
The number of emerging economy nations with policies in place to support the expansion of renewable energy has surged more than six-fold in just eight years, from 15 developing countries in 2005 to 95 early this year. Those 95 developing nations today make up the vast majority of the 144 countries with renewable
The 1.6 MWp plant is providing The Grand Palladium Resort & Spa with solar energy
SOFOS Jamaica, a premium partner of the German PV system integrator IBC SOLAR, has unveiled the largest solar power plant in Jamaica to date. The 1.6 MWp plant intended for internal consumption is providing The Grand Palladium Resort & Spa with solar energy. The project represents a total investment of USD
Avnet Electronics Marketing announced registration is now open for X-fest 2014 technical workshops in North America and Europe. The 39-city international X-fest seminar series offers free, full day, how-to training for system designers targeting Xilinx® All Programmable products. X-fest will run from September
Akros Silicon, a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, will present a Poster Session at PCIM Asia 2014 titled: “Digital Isolation Technology Enables Real-Time Monitoring of Network Power Statistics to Drive System-Level Efficiency.” Presenter Atefeh Mirbagheri will describe
SolarEdge Technologies, a leader in power optimizers, PV inverters, and module-level monitoring services, is unveiling an expanded product portfolio. On display for the first time during Intersolar Europe in Munich, SolarEdge will showcase its smart energy management solution which reduces electricity costs
CE Week announced a partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to bring local up-and-coming startups to CE Week 2014. Known as the CE industry’s top annual mid-year event, CE Week brings together media, analysts and technology thought leaders for product debuts, a robust conference
Energy Solutions Forum is now EnerKnol. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new brand and platform.
As you know, EnerKnol has always been the name of our data product. So why the company name change? Two reasons. First, the change reflects our evolution from a specialized research shop to a
At PCIM Asia in Shanghai, Amantys will demonstrate how the successful implementation of its Amantys Power Insight communications and monitoring protocol over fibre optic links can enhance the lifetime of plastic fibre optic cables by optimising the transceiver transit power. The demonstration will take place
Tesla to expand its Supercharger network
Tesla's CEO has been carefully dropping hints that he might "do something controversial" with his company's collection of technology patents, and now we know what he's on about. Speaking at the UK launch of the Tesla Model S yesterday, Elon Musk said that he specifically wants to open up the designs
Phinergy and Alcoa Canada have refurbished an "ordinary car" to use a special "aluminum-air" battery
Imagine making the 19-hour, 1,800-kilometre drive from Toronto to Halifax in an electric car without having to stop for a recharge. That's theoretically possible with a special kind of battery being demonstrated this week in Montreal by Israel-based Phinergy and Alcoa Canada.The partners have refurbished an
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, and Hittite Microwave, an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications, announced that the
Orion Energy Systems is honored to be recognized as a Green Professional under the 2014 Green Masters Program by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. The award recognizes Orion for outstanding dedication to integrating principles of sustainability into its operations while pursuing business excellence.
O2Micro, a global leader in the design,
development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and
solutions, announced that its Selector Circuit for Power Management in
Multiple Battery Systems invention was patented by the Japanese Patent
Global energy demand is expected to rise dramatically as the world's population grows, economies flourish, and standards of living increase, enabling greater access to modern energy. By 2040, consumption is projected to increase by more than 56 percent worldwide, with the industrial sector accounting for over
Infineon Technologies North America announced a milestone achieved by the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC), an organization initiated by Infineon, which received a $500,000 U.S. government grant to study the nation’s power electronics ecosystem and make recommendations to improve its competitive
Raytheon has been awarded a $6 million dollar study and demonstration contract by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to further develop an Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR). Raytheon’s EASR concept leverages proven Radar Modular Assembly (RMA) architecture matured on Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).
Qualcomm announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies is expanding its Quick Charge ecosystem. NTT DOCOMO, a personalized mobile solutions provider for smartphone and tablet users in Japan will have the opportunity to take advantage of Quick Charge 2.0's rapid charging capabilities. DOCOMO
This autumn, Valeo will kick off its second annual global innovation contest, the Valeo Innovation Challenge. Engineering students from around the world will compete to win the €100,000 grand prize. With this challenge, Valeo is offering young engineers worldwide the opportunity to create the equipment that
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Tsinghua University (THU), renowned for talent cultivation and scientific research, officially announced the establishment of Tsinghua-STM32 Embedded Association. The association aims to provide
The June ESF Roundup is a monthly communication of select ESF Research, the ESF Calendar of upcoming industry events, and the featured event of the month. This month ESF features its own annual event series New York Energy Week , happening June 16 to June 20.
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Providing more visibility for new technologies in the market, LOPEC 2014 has fulfilled this aspiration of the printed electronics industry and improved on its already successful record: with more than 2,000 participants - an increase of over 10 percent - as well as strong growth in exhibitor and exhibition space
ARM announced the establishment of a new CPU Design Center in the Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan. This is ARM’s first CPU Design Center in Asia, and it will focus on the design, verification and delivery of the ARM® Cortex®-M processor series targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and
Maxim Integrated announced that its lithium-ion (Li+) battery monitor is being used by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. for the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, a sport utility vehicle for the North America market. The Li+ battery system for the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is supplied by Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. Hitachi