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Renewable Energy

December 2015
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (H.R. 2029), which includes multi-year extensions for federal tax incentives for wind and solar generation facilities and lifts the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports from the United States. The $1.1 trillion spending
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12/29/2015
Integrated Device Technology and Digi-Key Electronics announced a new contest that seeks the most innovative use of IDT’s wireless power technology. The contest asks electronics experts and tinkerers alike to proffer creative ways to incorporate
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12/23/2015
Paper Battery's PowerResponder hybrid supercapacitor meets highest environmental and product-safety standards

PowerResponder hybrid super capacitors are available in sizes from 90F to 9000F

Paper Battery Company, developer of an innovative supercapacitor-based energy storage and battery enhancement technology, announced the completion of UL certification for its PowerResponder product line. PowerResponder is a line of new hybrid supercapacitors with technology enhancements that aim to replace traditional
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12/14/2015

AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor on driving portable devices

AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor

In this PSDcast, AJ ElJallad of On Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues surrounding poretable and handheld devices. There are conflicting pressures on such devices in batrtery density, elecronics efficiency, functionality, and convieninence. On Semi recently joined the
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12/14/2015
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
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12/13/2015
The TEV Project (Tracked Electric Vehicles) has been heralded as 2015’s Best Innovation Project by the Smart Transportation Alliance (STA), the not-for-profit global leader driving transportation infrastructure innovation. The prestigious accolade, set up by STA, headquartered in London, celebrates
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12/09/2015
Some of the key applications which drove the explosive growth of LEDs used to backlight thin film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) included high definition (HD) TVs, portable tablet PCs, automotive infotainment displays and the myriad of handheld communication devices. However, in order to maintain
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12/07/2015
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
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12/07/2015
Eaton supercapacitor UPSs offer solid back-up power for short runtimes

Eaton’s new supercapacitors offer a wide range of benefits compared to traditional batteries

Eaton now delivers a complete back-up power solution that uses in-house manufactured supercapacitors instead of batteries. The power management company’s new supercapacitors, when combined with an Eaton UPS, provide a convenient and affordable alternative in applications where only short-term power protection
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12/07/2015
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
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12/05/2015
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design. SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
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12/04/2015
States seek to address balance in distributed generation

Erin Carson, EnerKnol

On October 20, 2015, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to investigate the value and cost of distributed generation (DG) in one generic docket, in order to address issues over reimbursements for DG through net energy metering (NEM). NEM is a billing mechanism for electric utility customers with grid-connected
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12/03/2015
There is a growing debate on the issue of autonomous, or self-driving cars (let’s call them “autocars”), as people and society begin to re-evaluate and further develop the concept of what the next generation of personal mobility technology should be. Cars are on the cusp of change, as next-generation energy,
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12/03/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments goes over their latest offerings in power managment at SPS-IPC Drives 2015 for Power Systems Design. The demonstrations include a
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12/02/2015
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