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Renewable Energy

March 2016
Molex has joined the EnOcean Alliance, and will integrate EnOcean energy-harvesting technology into the Molex Transcend Network-Connected Lighting system. The EnOcean Alliance is sponsored by EnOcean, inventor of patented energy harvest wireless technology for use in building automation, smart home applications
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03/31/2016
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced that it has hired Evelyn Butler to run the trade association’s Codes & Standards work. Butler comes to SEIA after serving as business development director of Solar/PV, energy and power technologies for UL, a company where she has held several
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03/28/2016
Tesla to discontinue its 10kW Powerwall

Tesla to discontinue its 10kW Powerwall

Tesla has quietly removed all references to its 10-kilowatt-hour residential battery from the Powerwall website, as well as the company’s press kit. The company's smaller battery designed for daily cycling is all that remains. The change was initially made without explanation, which prompted industry
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03/28/2016

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced a major step in spurring wind energy
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03/16/2016
Today’s zeitgeist – or spirit of the age – within factory automation and process control professionals is to move towards “smart factories,” often referred to as the upcoming fourth industrial revolution. If we look at previous industrial revolutions in order to help prepare for the next one, a pattern
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03/14/2016
The proliferation of wireless sensors supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) has increased the demand for small, compact and efficient power converters tailored to un-tethered lower power devices. One of the more recent emerging market segments covered under the IoT that is particularly interesting from an
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03/14/2016
Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers
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03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits
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03/13/2016
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is simply the concept of connecting any device with a sensor or controller to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cell phones, appliances, cars machines, components of machines, wearable devices and anything else you can think of.  But the principle
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens,
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03/13/2016
As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, (or Industry 4.0 as it is often called), it is worth taking a moment to reflect upon where we are and how we got here. The integration of intelligent systems via the cloud infrastructure to support both design and manufacturing supply chains of both intellectual
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03/13/2016
IoT wearables and power electronics

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

If you attended CES 2016, you were told that everything there was the most important thing available in the universe.  Every product introduced collects data about your car, your house, your appliances, your life, your pets, and all the things and people around you and, most importantly, you. A subset of
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03/13/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies
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03/13/2016
Kokam’s 56MW project has the largest Lithium NMC energy storage system for frequency regulation

The 24 MW system is the largest capacity Lithium NMC ESS used for frequency regulation in the world

Kokam, a leading provider of innovative battery solutions, announced that it has successfully deployed two Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) – a 24 megawatt (MW) system / 9 megawatt hour (MWh) and a 16 MW / 6 MWh system – for frequency regulation on the South Korean
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03/09/2016
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany on 27-28th April 2016. The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative features early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, and research or government labs who will demonstrate a working prototype
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03/03/2016
Panasonic announced that it has achieved a photovoltaic module conversion efficiency of 23.8% (aperture area-3: 11,562 cm2) at the research level. This is a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based photovoltaic modules. The previous record for the conversion efficiency
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03/02/2016

 



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