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Renewable Energy

February 2014
Tollgrade Communications, an industry leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced that it has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 North American Power Quality Analytics Software Company of the Year Award.
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02/27/2014
Smart glass is a portfolio of new technologies which are based on new achievements in material science, demands on energy efficiency and comfort and smart building automation requirements and are reaching a new momentum. This is not technology hype but the matureness of technologies and emergence of new ones
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02/21/2014
American Vanadium announced that the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL") will evaluate and demonstrate its CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system at NREL's state-of-the-art testing facility. After the demonstration of the energy storage system at the
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02/19/2014

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, announced a strategic collaboration with Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT) to supply direct current fast chargers over the next six years for DENZA. China will become the global leader for electric vehicle (EV) fast charging. The
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02/19/2014
The Energy Department announced $3 million for research and development to help grow U.S. low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal resources and support a domestic supply of critical materials, such as lithium carbonate and rare earth elements. By partnering with the geothermal and mineral industries, the Department
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02/18/2014
Delivering more than 200mA of output current can be a serious challenge for many high-voltage operational amplifiers. But for high voltage applications requiring as much as 1A of current, it is possible to meet this spec by pairing a current buffer with the op amp. What the current buffer brings to this arrangement
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02/18/2014
Jonathan Doochin of Soligent on the solar power marketplace

Jonathan Doochin of Soligent

In this PSDcast Jonathan Doochin, CEO of Soligent, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the large changes occurring in the solar power industry today. Soligent Distribution, a subsidiary of Soligent Holdings, is the largest solar distributor in the Americas, supplying thousands of solar installers
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02/17/2014
Designers of power control devices and those that combine control with power FET functionality are finding that FIB circuit edit techniques proven at older process nodes are delivering even greater benefits when used at advanced technology nodes.   It is also expected that FIB circuit edit techniques
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02/17/2014
Packaging for power electronics has evolved from simple metal bending to advanced materials and thermo-mechanical design, and from freestanding supply to integrated power management. System-size reductions made possible by higher switching frequencies and semiconductor miniaturization drove the early part of
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02/16/2014
Researchers create solar tech that captures high-energy photons more efficiently

Most simple solar cells handle bluish hues of the electromagnetic spectrum inefficiently

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Texas at Austin have together developed a novel, inexpensive material that has the potential to capture and convert solar energy — particularly from the bluer part of the spectrum — much more efficiently than
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02/13/2014
The world is becoming increasingly reliant on consumption of huge quantities of power in order to satisfy a wide range of needs (with the European Union alone accountable for 2,858TW-hours annually). In many cases it now comes via decentralized renewable energy sources, such as wind, hydro-electric, geothermal
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02/13/2014
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $30 million in funding available under the NY-Sun Competitive Photovoltaic (PV) Program to further stimulate large-scale solar and biogas projects in the Hudson Valley and New York City. “Expanding the use of clean, renewable power in the Hudson Valley will help
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02/10/2014
Brian Keene of SmartPower on the solar energy marketplace

Brian Keene of SmartPower

In this PSDcast Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about he current state of solar power and the explosion of solar systems in the US. The Solar Foundation recently released the National Solar Jobs Census 2013, which found that the U.S. solar industry currently
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02/06/2014
Concentrated solar power systems grow in the USA

Concentrating solar power (CSP) systems in the United States

Last year saw a big comeback for concentrating solar power (CSP) system in the United States with the commissioning of the Abengoa Solana plant, part of the BrightSource Energy Ivanpah plant, and other major plants well along in their schedules. If 2013 was a big year for CSP, 2014 promises to be monumental.
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02/06/2014
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is opening new avenues for energy-harvesting applications with its latest IC integrating all the functions needed to power electronic circuits and recharge batteries using either a solar cell or Thermo-Electric
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02/05/2014
President Obama focused on a variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency issues in his State of the Union address on January 28, highlighting progress toward a "shift to a cleaner energy economy" and spotlighting solar energy and fuel efficiency. "The shift to a cleaner energy
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02/05/2014
Exhibitor and sponsor registration for Energy Storage North America 2014 (ESNA) is now open. ESNA 2014 offers sponsoring packages including booth space as well as booth space without sponsoring options. After its very successful premiere in 2013, ESNA 2014 will be bigger than last year and will be held at a
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02/05/2014
In terms of performance requirements for a power device, a solar inverter is one of the most demanding industrial applications. First, for a grid tie inverter, efficiency directly relates to income generation, so device performance is paramount. Also a long and reliable life, on the order of 20 years or more,
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02/04/2014

 



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