Renewable Energy

May 2022
Meeting Power Management Enhanced Efficiency, Reliability and Safety Requirements

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Figure 1. General Block Diagram of a Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS)

­Power conversion, isolation and accurate current measurement along with overvoltage/overcurrent circuit protection are necessary elements in a power supply design. Not only are these component solutions needed to help enhance reliability, but they are also required for regulatory compliance to help increase safe
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05/31/2022
White River Community Solar Project Moves Forward

Located in the heart of the coal development region of Eastern Montana, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has remained steadfast in their resistance to fossil fuels. In 2016, The Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council passed a resolution to pursue renewable energy. Today, the White River Community Solar Project represents the first step the Tribe is taking to generate all of its own energy from renewables while also creating jobs and driving economic development.

­Indigenized Energy Initiative (IEI), the Native-led non-profit that aims to empower Native American communities with the skills and resources to deploy the clean and regenerative power of solar, announced it has been selected by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe to develop the White River Community Solar Project. Th
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Date:
05/25/2022
Expanded Prime Switch Family with Ultra-Reliable Press Pack IGBT
­Infineon Technologies Bipolar GmbH & Co. KG expands the high-power Prime Switch family with the new Press Pack IGBT (PPI) with internal freewheeling diodes (FWD) in Ceramic Disc Housings. This PPI is specifically designed for transmission and distribution applications and is ideal for high current Modular Mu
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05/16/2022
Expanded CoolSiC Portfolio Enables High-Power Density Solutions for 1500 VDC Applications
­The increasing demand for high-power density is pushing developers to adopt 1500 V DC link in their applications to increase the rated power-per-inverter and reduce system costs. However, 1500 V DC based systems also pose more challenges on the system design, such as fast switching at high DC
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05/13/2022
RWE's U.S. El Algodon Alto Wind Farm operating in south Texas
­RWE Renewables' El Algodon Alto, a 200-megawatt (MW) onshore wind farm, located in San Patricio County, Texas, is in operation. "We're excited to announce another one of the projects in our development pipeline is operational," said Silvia Ortín, CEO Onshore Wind and Solar PV Americas, RWE Renewab
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Date:
05/13/2022
Smallest 100 V, 2 mΩ GaN FET in the World is Now Shipping from EPC
­Efficient Power Conversion Corporation expands the selection of low voltage, off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2071(1.7 mΩ typical, 100 V) GaN FET.  The EPC2071 is ideal for applications with demanding requirements for high power density performance including
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Date:
05/09/2022
50 Shades of Green for Legacy Data Centers

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Figure 1. Intelligent Rack PDUs for Powering, Monitoring, and Managing Critical Infrastructure

­Several decades ago “green” meant only one thing in a data center, a business-related conversation, money! Increasing margins, lowering costs, improving the bottom line, achieving the ideal EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization). These were the only shades of green discussed in
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Date:
05/01/2022
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