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Industry News

May 2016
IRENA Report shows renewable energy employs 8.1 million worldwide

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review
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05/25/2016
NREL announces 2015 Top Ten Utility Green Power Programs

"Top 10" ranking of utility green power programs for 2015

Which utilities are having the greatest success with their green power programs? NREL has compiled extensive data on utility green power programs and produced the following "Top Ten" lists of program characteristics and results: total sales of renewable energy to program participants, total number
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05/25/2016
Richardson RFPD announced an agreement with GaN Systems, where Richardson RFPD will sell GaN Systems’ GaN on Si power devices on a global basis, excluding Israel. GaN Systems manufactures a range of gallium nitride high-power transistors for consumer, enterprise, industrial, solar/wind/smartgrid, and transportation
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05/25/2016

Panasonic sponsors TUM's TUfast Racing Team for Formula SAE/Formula Student

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems is sponsoring the TUfast Racing Team from Technical University Munich (TU Munich) for the Formula SAE / Formula Student racing competition

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems is sponsoring the TUfast Racing Team from Technical University Munich (TU Munich) for the Formula SAE / Formula Student racing competition. The team uses Panasonic’s Pyrolytic Highly Oriented Graphite Sheet (PGS), the thinnest thermal solution in the world, as
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05/24/2016
Nevada rooftop solar marketplace analysis published

Solar goes up on a rooftop in Nevada

NRDC and SolarCity have published a new analysis on costs and benefits of rooftop solar energy in Nevada that shows it’s benefitting all utility customers in the state and benefits could significantly increase under good solar policies. The results of the paper, coauthored by Dylan Sullivan, show
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05/24/2016
Interstate Batteries and Aqua Metals form strategic partnership

AquaRefining is a closed-loop, room temperature, water-based recycling method

Aqua Metals, which is commercializing a non-polluting electrochemical lead recycling technology called AquaRefining, announced the signing of definitive agreements with Interstate Batteries. Interstate Batteries is a leading replacement battery brand, the largest independent battery distribution system in North
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05/24/2016
Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, announced an expanded, exclusive distribution agreement with Broadcom. Under the new agreement, Avnet will serve as the exclusive broadline distributor for Broadcom in the Americas and EMEA regions. Avnet will also continue its franchise in Asia. As
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05/23/2016
Vincotech climbs to a â15,000 Euro donation at PCIM Europe 2016

Vincotech made a donation of € 15.000 to child welfare organization Plan International Deutschland at PCIM 2016

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, arranged a charity boulder activity at the PCIM Europe show supporting Plan International Deutschland. Vincotech’s committed partners and its employees both tried to make as many ascents to the top of the 3-meter high boulder wall installed
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05/23/2016
Energy Department expands Solar Ready Vets training

Solar Ready Vets program

the Energy Department announced five additional military bases will join Solar Ready Vets, a solar jobs training program that prepares service members for careers in the solar industry when they leave active duty. The Department is also awarding $10 million to 10 new projects through its Solar Training and Education
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05/18/2016
Mobileye and STMicroelectronics announced that the two companies are co-developing the next (5th) generation of Mobileye’s SoC, the EyeQ5, to act as the central computer performing sensor fusion for Fully Autonomous Driving (FAD) vehicles starting in 2020. To meet power consumption and performance
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05/18/2016
The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative technologies and solutions to advance bioenergy development. These projects, located in Arizona, California, North Carolina, Delaware, and Illinois, will support the Bioenergy Technologies Office's (BETO)
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05/17/2016
The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC – pronounced peak) announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has joined its growing list of members working together to accelerate innovation and advocate for investment in new power electronics technologies. “We are excited to be joining
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05/17/2016
Fifty-seven teams from 15 Colorado middle schools gathered at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton today for the 26th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium-Ion Battery car competitions. The day's event drew nearly 200 students ready to compete and race the solar- and lithium-ion battery-powered vehicles they
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05/16/2016
Exagan, a leading innovator of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology, has begun a strategic partnership to develop and commercialize GaN-on-silicon products with HIREX Engineering, a company of Alter Technology Group (TÜV NORD GROUP’s Aerospace and Electronics Business Unit). TÜV NORD is a multi-national
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05/16/2016
For testing driver assistance systems, Rohde & Schwarz will be showcasing its R&S FSW85 high-end signal and spectrum analyzer, including the analysis option for FMCW chirp signals, at Automotive Testing Expo 2016 in Stuttgart. The instrument is perfect for analyzing automotive radar sensors designed
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05/14/2016
Astute appoints Susan Jacques Strategic Business Director

Susan Jacques

Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, has announced the appointment of Susan Jacques as Strategic Business Director. Jacques is a well-known and highly respected industry figure whose many previous roles have included being the UK MD of a global electromechanical
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05/14/2016
Scientist Adele Tamboli of the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been awarded additional funding as part of a select group of scientists in the early stage of their careers. The recognition comes from the DOE's Office of Science, which chose 49 scientists to
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05/06/2016
At the PCIM Europe trade show from May 10-12 in Nuremberg, Germany, Exagan, a leading innovator of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology enabling smaller and more efficient electrical converters, will announce its latest strategic partnership to develop and commercialize GaN-on-silicon products.
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05/04/2016
Powerbox acquires Eplax, strengthening custom power offerings

From left to right:
Andreas Mielke – Eplax – Co-Managing Director
Martin Sjöstrand – Powerbox C.E.O.
Wolfgang Pape – Eplax – Co-Managing Director
Henrik Flygar – Alder / Powerbox – Board Member

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced that it has acquired the privately-held German power supply manufacturer Eplax. The acquisition strengthens Powerbox custom-power capabilities, addressing its four
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05/03/2016

 



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