Renewable Energy

December 2020
Ultra compact 12 Watt DC/DC converters for industrial use
The design purpose of these series was to miniaturized low power DC/DC converters to the maximum without sacrificing high efficiency. They solidify the new standard for power density with 3,61 W/cm3 and effectively double the power density compared to 12 Watt converters in DIP-24 package. The TEL 12 and TEL 12WI off
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12/28/2020

First High-Speed EV Charging Hub Comes to Adirondack Park
New York State unveiled the first non-Tesla fast charger for electric vehicles (EV) in the Adirondack Park – providing a key link to the North Country and better accessibility to the park region for drivers including those traveling to and from Montreal. The four 175 kilowatt Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) in
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12/22/2020
DFC and The Rockefeller Foundation to Help End Energy Poverty
The Rockefeller Foundation and U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work to end energy poverty by promoting investment in Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) around the world. The agreement will focus on delivering reliable, sustainable el
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12/21/2020
PSDcast – Predictions for 2021

GaN Systems' Director of Business Development, Julian Styles.

Since we’re always looking towards the future, we thought it’d be fun to try our hand at a few predictions for what we hope will be a far less catastrophic year. And to help with that, we’ve got our old friends at GaN Systems.
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12/21/2020
Helping New York Reach Zero-Emission Electricity by 2040
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with Schneider Electric, General Electric, and Smarter Grid Solutions, received a $2.2 million award to develop a distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) to mitigate potential issues caused by integrating distributed energy resources (DER) with th
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12/17/2020
Eaton, China Complete Clean Energy Infrastructure Project
By 2035, half of global power generation will be from renewable energy resources, and power management company Eaton is helping the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) add more renewables to its grid. As the COVID-19 situation improved in China, Eaton helped move the Qinghai-Henan ultra-high-voltage direct cu
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12/17/2020
Easy-to-Use, Small Footprint Gate Driver for Fast Design-Ins
Infineon Technologies AG adds a new generation to its most versatile and simple to use EiceDRIVER 1ED Compact isolated gate driver family: the X3 Compact (1ED31xx) family. This gate driver provides separate output options together with active shutdown and short circuit clamping in DSO-8 300 mil package. The ac
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12/16/2020
PSDcast – Solving Range Anxiety with Charging Stations

Mark Henderson with EVBox

For your average driver to feel comfortable taking an EV for anything but a short commute, they have to know that the electric equivalent to a gas station is right around the corner – or wherever they might take a road trip.
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12/11/2020
1500 Volt Solar String Fuse, Holder Rated 35 to 60 Amperage
Littelfuse, Inc., announced the expansion of its SPXV series solar string fuses to include 35 to 60 amperage models. Designed to integrate into an LFXV15 fuse block and cover holder, these 20 x 127 mm 1500 V DC solar fuses protect photovoltaic (PV) installations from overloads and short circuits to minimize da
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12/08/2020
Could Perovskites Provide Cheap, Long-Term Solar Power?
In my ViewPoint column this month, I wrote a little about how governments are putting vehicle manufacturers under pressure to become more efficient and sustainable. This is not just a problem for the automotive industry. Governments themselves are trying to meet targets that they have either set for themselves or
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Date:
12/03/2020