Renewable Energy

January 2021
584 Hydrogen Fueling Stations Launched in 33 Countries
The hydrogen fueling station market is witnessing a dramatic acceleration in growth, with 584 hydrogen stations deployed by year-end 2020, according to a study released by Information Trends, a market research company. The study, "Global Market for Hydrogen Fueling Stations, 2021" says the number of
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Date:
01/28/2021

The World's Largest Integrated Solar-Powered Battery System
Florida Power & Light Company announced that construction has begun on the FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center, which is expected to shatter industry records as the world’s largest integrated solar-powered battery system, capable of powering Disney World for approximately seven hours.  Located in Parris
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01/28/2021
SiC Diodes up Efficiency for High Frequency Applications
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced 10 new 650 V silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes. Featuring a merged PIN Schottky (MPS) design, the Vishay Semiconductors devices are designed to increase the efficiency of high frequency applications by reducing switching losses regardless of the effects from temperature va
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01/25/2021
East Raymond Operational as RWE U.S. 27th Onshore Wind Farm
RWE Renewables' East Raymond (Raymond) facility, a 200-megawatt (MW) onshore wind farm located in Willacy and Cameron counties, Texas, has achieved commercial operation. "We're excited to announce our 27th onshore wind farm in the U.S. and our eighth project on the Texas Coast," said Silvia Ortin, Chief Op
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01/20/2021
Anode-Free Zinc Battery Could Someday Store Renewable Energy
Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, could help decrease the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But first, power companies need a safe, cost-effective way to store the energy for later use. Massive lithium-ion batteries can do the job, but they suffer from safety issues and limited lithium ava
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Date:
01/20/2021
PSDcast – A Wireless Battery Management System

Karl-Heinz Steinmetz, who leads TI’s hybrid and electric vehicle and powertrain sector team

Electric vehicles rely on battery management systems to maximize their power, range, and efficiency. Every battery cell in the EV has to be wired to a BMS, and since more cells means a higher charge capacity – leading to a longer electric range – manufacturers pack as cells in there as they can. And that ma
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01/15/2021
Solar FlexRack Supplies Trackers for CT Solar Projects
Solar FlexRack announced that the company has supplied its TDP 2.0 Solar Trackers for a portfolio of distributed generation solar projects located in Connecticut. Part of Solar FlexRack's tracker growth phase into the northeastern region of the US, the solar projects are being developed by TRITEC Americas, a lea
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01/12/2021
Scott Family Housing Expands Solar Rooftop Project
Hunt Military Communities (HMC), the largest U.S. military housing owner, announced its project to expand on its leading initiatives to integrate additional solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems across its facility at Scott Air Force Base. This community includes more than 1,500 homes serving 3,000 residents. Th
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01/06/2021
A 1.6-Megawatt Solar Carport System for CentraState Medical
KDC Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CI Renewables LLC, has commenced commercial operations of its 1.6 megawatt (MW) solar carport at CentraState Medical in Freehold, New Jersey.  The new system will generate approximately 2.1 million kilowatt hours of solar electricity per year. This is the equivalent of
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Date:
01/01/2021