Renewable Energy

July 2021
University of Sheffield Wins Formula Student Competition
A team of engineering students from University of Sheffield won the Formula Student 2021 racing car competition, beating off fierce competition from over 30 teams at event held at Silverstone Race Circuit at the weekend. The competition, which is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, returned
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Date:
07/28/2021

Meeting Climate Targets to Lead to 8 Million More Energy Jobs by 2050

The figure shows the changes in energy sector jobs by energy technology comparing different scenarios (see axis description) and across the different SSPs.

Researchers created a global dataset of job footprints in 50 countries and used a model to investigate how trying to meet the Paris Agreement global climate target of staying well below 2°C would affect energy sector jobs. They found that action to reach said target would increase net jobs by about 8 million by
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Date:
07/27/2021
Machine Learning Helps Photovoltaics Find its Place in the Sun

Integrating photovoltaic systems into existing power grids is not straightforward and requires accurate predictions of the power they will generate to allow for proper grid management.

With the looming threat of climate change, it is high time we embrace renewable energy sources on a larger scale. Photovoltaic systems, which generate electricity from the nearly limitless supply of sunlight energy, are one of the most promising ways of generating clean energy. However, integrating photovoltaic sys
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Date:
07/21/2021
THB-Rated DC Link Capacitors Offer 50% Greater Life
Green energy and electric transportation systems have pushed explosive growth in inverter markets. Many of these applications present harsh operating environments for power electronics circuitry. Often, these applications demand a high percentage of uptime, increasing the need for highly reliable components. In
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Date:
07/19/2021
1500V Power Module Doubles Up for Both Solar and Storage Use
This is partly due to packaging requirements and partly due to the bespoke requirements for individual use cases. This drives up the cost of components for high-power applications as there is very little economy of scale. Infineon has tried to buck this trend somewhat with its new EasyPACK CoolSiC MOSFET module that
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07/16/2021
Würth Expands Popular Transformer Series
This series of parts can be used in a host of push-pull and pulse transformer applications, and is found on dozens of reference designs.   The four parts added to the MID-PPTI series include 750317828, 750317829, 750317830, and 750317331; all which are AEC-Q200 qualified, and include and isolation vol
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Date:
07/01/2021
ROHM’s New 80V Withstand 5A Output Power Supply ICs
Recent years have seen evolving markets of battery-driven applications and advanced industrial equipment such as 5G base stations and factory automation systems equipped with new functions utilizing IoT. This demands power supply ICs that are not only compact and operate at high efficiency, but also deliver lar
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Date:
07/01/2021
A Real Power Fusion
In this magazine, we tend to concentrate on renewable energy resources as that is when most modern innovation comes from. The companies I usually talk to also focus in that direction, for example, last week I talked to Infineon about the company’s newly developed CoolSiC module that accommodates both wind en
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Date:
07/01/2021