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Renewable Energy

January 2013
SEMI and the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance their cooperation in the areas of standards and roadmap activities
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01/31/2013
Ocean Power Technologies, a leading wave energy technology company, announced that it recently received approximately $1.5 million under the State of New Jersey's Business Tax Certificate Transfer
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01/31/2013
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced the company has signed an agreement with Exegin Technologies Limited, a leading supplier of ZigBee® network stacks,
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01/30/2013

JA Solar Holdings, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that its multicrystalline and monocrystalline PV modules successfully passed Potential
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01/28/2013
The new edition of the International Technology Road map for PV (ITRPV) will be presented and published at the annual technology event PV Fab Managers Forum (www.pvgroup.org/pvfmf), organized by SEMI.
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01/28/2013
Super Junction MOSFET jumping from consumer to renewable energy and industry segments
It's generally known that consumer products are Super Junction (SJ) MOSFET's main application segment, representing 2/3 of its total market. And while some applications are stagnant, i.e. Desktop
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01/28/2013
The Chinese end-market dominated shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels during the final quarter of 2012 with 33% of global end-market demand, according to new research released in the NPD Solarbuzz
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01/23/2013
Silicon Laboratories, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, will showcase its wireless solutions for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) at DistribuTECH, the utility
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01/22/2013
Five considerations for deploying Ethernet in wind farms

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Figure 1: A network topology for wind-farm applications makes use of redundant devices and cabling to maximize system uptime and minimize the operational consequences of single points of failure.

Data is a key element to the successful operation of a wind farm. Real-time data access allows operators to monitor wind turbine uptime, performance, and power output—even from remote locations. This
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01/21/2013
Such a dense power grid however may not be as vulnerable to power outages as some experts fear. One might assume that it is much harder to synchronize the many generators and machines of consumers,
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01/20/2013
Modeling and simulation for wind and solar energy

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Figure 1: Shading and current distribution inside the solar module

The market for green and renewable energy is growing, but also presents numerous new challenges when it comes to technology, environment, and acceptance. Concerning technology, these challenges require
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01/20/2013
Renewable energy prices; weather driven and volatile

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Figure 1: Wholesale energy prices will be increasingly driven by the weather.

Pöyry Management Consulting has conducted a series of studies over the last two years to investigate how European energy markets would need to evolve in the face of the radical changes expected from
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01/19/2013
Solar PV Equipment Spending Declines 72% to $3.6 Billion in 2012
Solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment spending (covering c-Si ingot-to-module and thin-film) was $3.6 billion for 2012, a 72% decline from the peak of $12.9 billion in 2011, according to new research
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01/18/2013
With the intent to focus exclusively on the further development of smart grids and super grids, DNV will open a new Strategic Research Unit at DNV KEMA's global headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
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01/18/2013
Record-breaking organic solar technology achieves a cell efficiency of 12%
Heliatek GmbH, the leader in organic solar films, today announced a record breaking 12.0% cell efficiency for its organic solar cells. This world record, established in cooperation with the University
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01/16/2013
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Energy Harvesting Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2013 titled "Forging Ahead: Global Commercialization of Energy Harvesting
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01/16/2013
Providing a high-profile platform for the entire PV technology supply chain, with a focus on manufacturing, production, and deployment, SEMI announced that SOLARCON® India 2013 will be held at the
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01/15/2013
SEMI releases third quarter 2012 worldwide photovoltaic equipment market statistics report

Billings and bookings for the third quarter of 2012

SEMI today reported the worldwide PV manufacturing equipment billings and bookings for the third quarter of 2012. Worldwide booking remained essentially flat in the third quarter when compared to
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01/14/2013
Multi-junction solar cell may break efficiency records

This is a schematic diagram of a multi-junction solar cell formed from materials lattice-matched to InP and achieving the bandgaps for maximum efficiency

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists in the Electronics Technology and Science Division, in collaboration with the Imperial College London and MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, Ill., have proposed
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01/13/2013
Google searches for wind profits in Texas
Google has invested $200 million in a Texas Panhandle wind farm, which will become a part of the company's $1 billion renewable energy portfolio. The Spinning Spur Wind Project in Oldham County, about
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01/11/2013
China PV demand to provide US$3 Billion for balance-of-systems suppliers

Quarterly Inverter Revenues for the Chinese PV market in 2013 by Power Size

Revenues of CNY 19.5 billion (US$3.1 billion) will be available to solar photovoltaic (PV) balance-of-systems suppliers in the Chinese PV market for 2013, according to the recent NPD Solarbuzz China
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01/10/2013
Research facility to serve offshore energy development
A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research facility could help bring the U.S. closer to generating power from the winds and waters along America's coasts and help alleviate a major hurdle for
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01/10/2013
Greensmith Energy Management Systems, a leader in distributed energy storage control systems continues its growth, now with fourteen customers, including eight electric utilities using the company's
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01/10/2013
Step-down converter IC empowers energy harvesting designs
Addressing the question, "How low can you go with power?" Texas Instruments introduced the industry's lowest power DC/DC step-down converter, which increases the amount of harvested energy an end
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01/09/2013

 



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