CHANDLER, Ariz.— In systems that use both AC and DC power, the implementation of dual-mode power monitoring traditionally requires multiple ICs to ensure superior performance and accuracy. Growing applications such as solar inverters, smart lighting and cloud servers often use both modes to
Three £5 million energy research hubs and a new £1 million network in solar energy that will build multidisciplinary collaborations between universities, academic bodies and industry were announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
The three Supergen Energy
This graphical abstract shows the impact of long-term weather variability on the operation of the European power system and how this scales with uptake of wind and solar power out to 2030. We find that ambitious decarbonization leads to much greater influence of long-term weather patterns, with a 5-fold increase in operational variability by 2030. Several relevant metrics can be reasonably approximated by linear functions of variable renewable penetration, providing a shortcut for estimating the impacts of intermittency.
Researchers in Ireland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom have shown how long-term weather patterns affect wind and solar renewable energy technologies across Europe. Using 30 years of meteorological data, the scientists have examined and further modelled the impact of renewable energy on the electricity sector
An international team of materials scientists from France, Russia and Kazakhstan found a way to boost the efficiency of organic solar cells several times. The new study, published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, has shown that ordered structures based on organic molecules can be used to produce
Dulce Morales, Steffen Cychy, Stefan Barwe, Dennis Hiltrop, Martin Muhler and Wolfgang Schuhmann (from left)
Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a new, low-cost catalyst for plastic production. It turns a biorefinery product into a starting material for the synthesis of plastics, which could represent a sustainable alternative to widespread PET. At the same time, the potential energy source hydrogen
This is Feng Gao, associate professor at Linköping University, Sweden.
Twenty-five researchers from seven research institutes have put their heads together to draw up rules for designing high-efficiency organic solar cells. The research is led by Feng Gao, associate professor at Linkoping University, Sweden.
Organic solar cells, made from carbon-based materials, present
Authorised Yuasa battery distributor Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury based Defence and Commercial power conversion specialist, announces the availability of two series of high reliability VRLA batteries (valve-regulated lead-acid) from Yuasa’s wide industrial
The LDSR model is an innovative, low cost and lightweight (25g) component, with a reduced footprint. The LDSR is dedicated to measuring the leakage current of 300 mA nominal up to 900 mA peak at 2 KHz frequency. Its main application is in transformerless photovoltaic (PV) inverters for the residential market,
The key benefits of gallium nitride (GaN) are, amongst others, high power density, best-in-class efficiency and decreased system costs. Infineon Technologies is starting volume production for CoolGaN™ products by the end of 2018, the company announced during PCIM Europe. Engineering samples of the high reliable
ROHM has announced the availability of two new types of 650V IGBTs that combine class-leading low conduction loss with high-speed switching characteristics. This makes them ideal for power conversion in general-purpose inverters and converters for consumer appliances, such as ACs and IH (Induction Heaters),
Following the trend of miniaturisation, HARTING is expanding its M12 family in the field of slim design connectors with HARAX insulation displacement Quick Connect connectors – the slim, field-installable solution for automation technology. This allows fast and uncomplicated cabling on site.
Mouser Electronics has added more than 25 new suppliers YTD to its already vast line card of over 700 suppliers. With an already extensive portfolio of products and suppliers across the board, the additional suppliers bolster the product choices for Mouser’s unique
CUI today announced that it has teamed up with SnapEDA to provide designers with a catalog of free, ready-to-download PCB footprints and symbols for CUI’s range of board mount electromechanical components.
Analog Devices announces three enhanced Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) transceivers that deliver unprecedented capability to tailor system-level performance to even the most stringent electromagnetic compatibility requirements. The new AD242xW series offers configurable
XP Power is launching its low-cost VCE03 and VCE10, 3W and 10W series of board-mounted AC-DC power supplies with extended universal input range from 85VAC to 305VAC, covering all nominal AC inputs from 100VAC to 277VAC in a single ultra-compact design.
Both the VCE03 and VCE10 provide a complete AC-DC
ON Semiconductor announced the release of three new highly-efficient mid-voltage PWM buck converters.
Supporting a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 65 V, an output current of up to 10 A and output power
IRVINE, Calif. -- Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors announced that Agility Power Systems (Agility) is using the MxCTM 200 IC for its innovative, 1 kilowatt, high-efficiency 48VDC to 12VDC power converter. Agility designs highly efficient switched capacitor power conversion devices targeted
University of British Columbia researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy.
Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light.
(a) This is a copper and Copper Nitride. (b) Theoretical Calculation for P-type and N-type Copper Nitride. (c) Direct Observation of Fluorine Position in Fluorine-doped Copper Nitride. (a) An image of thin film copper plates before and after reacting with ammonia and oxygen. Copper metal has been transformed to copper nitride. (b) Copper insertion for an n-type semiconductor and fluorine insertion for a p-type semiconductor. (c) Nitrogen plotted in red, fluorine in green, and copper in blue. Fluorine is located at the open space of the crystal as predicted by the theoretical calculation.
A Tokyo Institute of Technology research team has shown copper nitride acts as an n-type semiconductor, with p-type conduction provided by fluorine doping, utilizing a unique nitriding technique applicable for mass production and a computational search for appropriate doping elements, as well as atomically resolved
Bruce T Renouard, the CEO of Pre-Switch.
On this episode of the PSDcast, we’re chatting with Pre-Switch about hard and soft switching and some of the fundamental differences between the two.