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Renewable Energy

June 2015
Advanced design strategies make batteries flexible and wearable

Application roadmap of thin and flexible batteries

A novel design strategy has emerged for making batteries flexible. Companies no longer purely focus on changing the chemistry or thinning the device. Instead, the special arrangement of cells make the existing batteries flexible or even foldable. This will be a quick win for wearable devices in the short-term
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06/25/2015
Graphene market on the cusp of growth

Market snapshot in 2014 and 2026. Last year the market was dominated by research sales. This will however change as real applications sales grow. Source: IDTechEx Research report www.IDTechEx.com/graphene

IDTechEx Research released its up-to-date market report on graphene and related materials: Graphene and 2D Materials: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2015-2025. The latest analysis shows that the graphene market will reach nearly $200m at the material year. This year our forecasts are more granular than
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06/24/2015
CHERRY’s energy-harvesting switches need no wires or batteries

CHERRY Energy-Harvesting Switch Modules

CHERRY Energy Harvesting Switch Modules meet the increasing demand for simple and flexible wireless data transmission of switch signals with maintenance-free low energy consumption. CHERRY’s innovative wireless and battery-less Energy Harvesting Technology provides effective control solutions for countless
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06/22/2015

New York’s aggressive efforts to expand its clean energy economy are continuing to produce impressive results, with the state ranking third in the nation in new solar capacity during the first quarter of 2015. New York trailed only California and Nevada in Q1, according to the recently released U.S. Solar
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06/19/2015
Tony McGrail of Doble Engineering on next-gen grid infrastructures

Tony McGrail of Doble Engineering

In this PSDcast Tony McGrail of Doble Engineering talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the grid infrastructure and maintaining performance and safety as it migrates into a smarter grid. Doble's diagnostic instruments, services, and library of statistically-significant apparatus test results benefit
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06/18/2015
Microturbine-based tech empowers range extenders for electric vehicles

Fulcrum gas turbine on-board range extender

Over eight million hybrid cars will be made in 2025, each with a range extender, the additional power source that distinguishes them from pure electric cars. Add to that significant money spent on the same devices in buses, military vehicles, boats and so on and a major new market emerges. Whereas
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06/18/2015
In this episode of PSDtv perSolar describes their Smart Solar Thermal Trough Collector for Power Systems Design at Intersolar Europe 2015. Their TLC-1000 is an innovative,
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06/17/2015
California has become the first state in the nation to top 10,000 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, which was just released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). California has more solar assets than most nations,
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06/17/2015
In diesem Episode von PSDtv beschreibt ensotec ihre intelligent energy storage system für Power Systems Design auf der Intersolar Europe 2015. Die EnergieEigenNutzung (EEN)
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06/16/2015
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other
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06/16/2015
Intersolar award 2015 winners announced

The Intersolar Award was presented during an official ceremony at the Innovation Exchange at Intersolar Europe

Intersolar Europe, a leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, presented the Intersolar Award, for groundbreaking solutions in the categories of Photovoltaics (PV) and Solar Projects in Europe. This year for the eighth time, the award was presented during an official ceremony at the Innovation
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06/16/2015
Linear's 2A buck-boost supercapacitor charger offers bidirectional operation

2A Bidirectional Buck-Boost Supercap Charger

Linear Technology introduced the LTC3110, a bidirectional, programmable input current buck-boost supercapacitor charger with active charge balancing for 1- or 2-series supercapacitors. The proprietary low-noise buck-boost topology does the work of two separate switching regulators, saving size, cost and complexity.
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06/16/2015
The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the approval of the first three solar energy projects on federal lands in Nevada under the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Western Solar Plan. The three Nevada projects – Invenergy’s Harry Allen Solar Energy Center, First Solar’s Playa Solar Project, and
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06/15/2015
Rechargeable calcium batteries present a potential challenge to lithium devices

Jean-Yves Sánchez

Jean-Yves Sánchez researches the development of calcium batteries that can compete with lithium batteries. He is carrying out the study under the auspices of CONEX, a talent attraction program that hires experienced international researchers. The program is funded by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M),
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06/15/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Bosch describes their latest hybrid energy storage system and future energy management tech for Power Systems Design at Intersolar 2015. Their BPT-S
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06/12/2015
IBC SOLAR unveils MonoSol ZX Black high-performance monocrystalline solar module

IBC MonoSol ZX Black

IBC SOLAR, one of the world's leading system houses for photovoltaics (PV), is introducing a new addition to its line of solar modules. The new, European-manufactured IBC MonoSol ZX Black modules are exceptionally powerful and durable and come with comprehensive warranties. Uniform black cells, back sheets and
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06/10/2015
Growing Chinese automotive sector offers huge opportunities

Between 2005 and 2013 the global automotive industry grew by near 30%

Between 2005 and 2013 the global automotive industry grew by near 30%. During this same period, the Chinese automotive industry grew by 282%. These impressive figures form the backbone of a seminar on opportunities for the global electronics and electrical manufacturing communities by Dr. William Cai at the
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06/10/2015
UniEnergy taps AEG Power Solutions for battery energy storage systems

AEG Power Solutions storage converters

AEG Power Solutions, a provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, announced it has been chosen by UniEnergy Technologies (UET) to supply Protect SC.600 storage converters for their Uni.System. UET produces innovative large-scale battery
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06/09/2015
IBC SOLAR showcases compact DC storage solution for private homes at Intersolar Europe

IBC SOLAR has on-site support for the initial installation of storage systems

IBC SOLAR AG, a leader in photovoltaic systems, will present a preview of the expansion of its storage portfolio at Intersolar Europe. The DC-coupled IBC SolStore Li relies on quality components from German manufacturers. The core element of the system is an inverter from the German manufacturer Steca Elektronik
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06/09/2015
Stanford's 'designer carbon' boosts battery performance

'Designer carbon' invented by Stanford scientists significantly improves the power delivery rate of this supercapacitor

Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies. Their results are featured on the cover of the journal ACS Central Science. "We have developed a 'designer carbon' that is both versatile and controllable," said
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06/08/2015
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announces that the 2015 edition of its The Power Technology Roadmap is now available. The report, which forecasts the power technology and power delivery trends through 2019, includes a printed report along with a feature-rich USB memory drive containing recorded
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06/08/2015
Senior U.S. and Pakistani officials, along with representatives from Arizona State University and other U.S. and Pakistani universities, officially launched the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies (USPCAS), a $127 million investment from the United States building partnerships in higher education and
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06/05/2015
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Florida International University (FIU) announced a new partnership to build a commercial-scale distributed solar power facility that will both generate electricity for FPL’s 4.8 million customers and serve as an innovative research operation. The project involves
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06/05/2015
PowerGenix's Nickel-Zinc battery passes critical testing For 12V automotive Use

8Ah cell optimized for low voltage automotive systems

PowerGenix, a leading supplier of high performance, automotive Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) batteries, announced it has completed a comprehensive product evaluation test plan with Institute of Automotive Mechatronics GmbH (IAM), a part of the Institute of Automotive Technologies Dresden (IAD), at the Technische Universität
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06/03/2015
ViZn Energy Systems (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Jabil Circuit, a design, manufacturing and supply chain management service provider, to manufacture ViZn’s redox flow batteries in
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06/03/2015
Acal BFi, a leader in advanced technology solutions, has signed a channel partner agreement in Europe with SynQor to include UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg and Italy. SynQor is a world-leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability power conversion solutions, designing,
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06/03/2015
INTEPRO three-phase utility grid simulator uses regenerative power

PAS-F Series programmable three-phase utility grid simulators

Intepro Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), announced the introduction of the PAS-F Series of programmable three-phase utility grid simulators. The PAS-F system combines utility grid simulation and regenerative bi-directional AC source that is capable of both
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06/02/2015
MIRA, a leading engineering, research and test consultancy with capabilities in electrical and hybrid systems, has announced a collaborative agreement with Fundação Parque
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06/01/2015
Innovation and learning at the 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions

Kira and Teegan Cordova won the award for best-designed car in the battery division.

Teegan and Kira Cordova love the original Star Trek TV series. That much is obvious. The eighth-grade twins from Ken Caryl Middle School in Littleton are wearing the uniform tunics from the 1960s show—Teegan's in red and Kira's in blue. The model electric car they're racing in the 25th Annual Junior Solar
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06/01/2015
Saft's military-grade lithium-ion Xcelion 6TTM is a drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries

Xcelion 6TTM battery

Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, announced the release of its Xcelion 6TTM battery for powering military vehicles. The Xcelion 6TTM is a lithium-ion (Li-ion) drop-in replacement of lead- acid batteries that provides equivalent power of two (2) lead-acid
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06/01/2015
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