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Notable & Newsworthy

May 2015
The frequent power shortages currently happening in West Africa are causing a significant human and economic development slow-down and have forced ECOWAS’ Governments to initiate several measures to remedy the energy crisis. Nigerian government recently announced that a 10MW capacity wind farm,
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05/28/2015
Download 50 years of analog design experience in one e-book

Analog Engineer's Pocket Reference e-book

Written by Texas Instrument's op-amp experts Art Kay and Tim Green, the Analog Engineer's Pocket Reference covers a wide variety of popular precision signal chain topics – from op amp bandwidth and stability to analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions and more. Download your free copy today to put
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05/27/2015
Catalyst solar prize competition announces 5 winners

The five winning Catalyst prize competitors pose with their award checks at Demo Day in San Francisco

Five solar start-up companies were named winners at SunShot Catalyst prize competition Demo Day on May 14 in San Francisco. The winners -- Gridmates, PVComplete, Savenia Solar Ratings, Solar Site Design, and UtilityAPI -- each took home $30,000 prizes to help advance their early-stage solutions towards commercialization.
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05/26/2015

ROHM claims first trench-type SiC MOSFET

SiC MOSFET featuring a trench structure

ROHM announced the first development and mass production of an SiC MOSFET that adopts the trench structure. Compared to existing planar-type SiC MOSFETs, ON resistance is reduced by 50% in the same chip size, making it possible to significantly decrease power loss in a variety of equipment, from industrial inverters
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05/21/2015
Novel magnetic field harvesting project wins 2015 CWIEME Challenge

The 2015 finalists from left to right – Benedict Schmitz-Rode and Mario Boxhiemer from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; Lucas Kistner and Marc England from Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany; Sheng Yuan from the University of Liverpool, UK; and Łukasz Waluś from the Bialystok University of Technology, Poland.

At last week’s CWIEME Berlin exhibition, key players in the electrical and electromagnetic industries gathered to watch four student teams battle it out for a €1,000 technology prize in the first ever CWIEME Challenge. This new initiative, sponsored by longstanding CWIEME exhibitor Marsilli (who also provided
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05/19/2015
8.7 GW in upcoming PJM retirements could disrupt power markets

PJM Retirements by Fuel Type and Retirement Date

Over 1.4 GW of capacity is set to retire in the month of May in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland Interconnection (PJM). These retirements are followed by another round scheduled for June 1, 2015, when over 7.3 GW of capacity is schedule to ramp offline. Should any of the units slated to retire on June 1
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05/13/2015
Imahara and Mouser start interview series on space exploration with Astrobotic

Empowering Innovation Together

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and Astrobotic, the solar system’s first lunar logistics company and Google Lunar XPRIZE Milestone winner, to reveal the first of several Innovation Spotlight
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05/12/2015
Novel 3-D printed inverters can improve EV power and efficiency

3-D Printed Inverter

Plug-in electric vehicle technologies are on their way to being even lighter, more powerful and more efficient with the advent of power inverters created by 3-D printing and novel semiconductors. With $1.45 million in funding support from the EERE Vehicle Technologies Office in collaboration with
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05/08/2015
Tesla throws down energy gauntlet with Powerwall

Tesla Powerwall

Power Systems Design has long predicted that energy storage would be the next major development in power electronics, from portable devices to grid-level infrastructures. From American Vanadium's CellCube energy storage system to Princeton Power's energy
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05/04/2015
3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture via a 3D printing technique known as direct ink writing

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture via a 3D printing technique known as direct ink writing. The research
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Date:
05/01/2015
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