Renewable Energy

September 2022
PSDcast – A Solar Canopy with 30x Faster Installation

Tom McCalmont, the CEO and co-founder of Paired Power

­Paired Power has developed a solar canopy charging station for EVs that doesn’t require permitting and installs 30x faster than traditional solar canopies.
Date:
09/27/2022
Power Companies on Track for Energy Transition but Must not Neglect Full ESG Responsibilities

Power companies on track for energy transition but must not neglect full ESG responsibilities, says GlobalData

­Power companies will face increasing pressure to respond to both social and governance issues while navigating their way through the energy transition process in the following decade, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.  A focus on ‘E’ in ‘ESG’: 40% global power to
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09/22/2022
Rooftop Solar Cells can be a Boon for Water Conservation Too

Avner Vengosh, Duke University

­Electricity-generating rooftop solar cells not only save on planet-warming carbon emissions, they also save a significant amount of water, say a pair of Duke University researchers who have done the math. A given household may save an average 16,200 gallons of water per year by installing rooftop solar, th
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09/22/2022
SolarEdge Launches Next-Gen Smart Power Optimizer Series with a Multi-Layered Safety Technology

SolarEdge Launches Next-Gen C&I Smart Power Optimizer Series with a Multi-Layered Safety Technology

­SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. has announced the launch of the S-Series new range of smart Power Optimizers. Now available for commercial and industrial PV applications across North America, the next generation Power Optimizers adds SolarEdge Sense Connect technology to its multi-layered approach for safety. SolarEdge Sense Con
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09/21/2022
­New Carrier Doping Technique Enhances PV Device Performance

Novel Carrier Doping Technology for Enhancing p-type Semiconductor Device Performance by Increasing Hole Concentration

  Perovskite solar cells are looked upon as the potential basis of the next generation of photovoltaic (PV) devices. Experimentally, they have shown that have the potential to be a cost-effective and easily manufacturable way of boosting the efficiency of solar cells. However, there are still challenges t
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09/20/2022
New Data Shows Nextracker Proprietary Software Improves Solar Plant Performance

New Data Shows Nextracker Proprietary Software Improves Solar Plant Performance

Nextracker LLC has published a first-of-its-kind white paper based on third-party analysis showing how Nextracker's machine-learning software improves utility-scale solar power plant performance. In a series of tests conducted at operational sites, TrueCapture increased annual energy production by
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09/19/2022
800 V and 950 V AC-DC Integrated Power Stages Expand the Fixed-Frequency CoolSET Portfolio

800 V and 950 V AC-DC Integrated Power Stages Expand the Fixed-Frequency CoolSET Portfolio

­Optimized performance, efficiency, and reliability in high-voltage power supplies need to be combined with reduced bill-of-material (BOM) count and cost, as well as lower design efforts. With its 5th generation fixed-frequency (FF) CoolSET portfolio, Infineon Technologies AG offers the ri
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09/14/2022
DOE Announces $178 Million to Advance Bioenergy Technology

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm

­The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $178 million for bioenergy research to advance sustainable technology breakthroughs that can improve public health, help address climate change, improve food and agricultural production, and create more resilient supply chains. This funding will support cutting-edge bi
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09/14/2022
Decarbonizing the Energy System by 2050 Could Save Trillions, Says new Oxford Study

Dr Rupert Way, postdoctoral researcher at Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

­Transitioning to a decarbonised energy system by around 2050 is expected to save the world at least $12 trillion, compared to continuing our current levels of fossil fuel use, according to a peer-reviewed study by Oxford University researchers, published in the journal Joule today. The research
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09/13/2022
UTAC Holdings Factory-Rooftop Solar Generator Goes Live to Save 467 Tons of CO2 Every Year

UTAC’s rooftop installation will generate over one million kWh of green energy annually

­UTAC Holdings Ltd. (UTAC), a global semiconductor test and assembly services provider, has installed a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its Singapore factory, helping UTAC to reduce their carbon footprint and extend sustainability initiatives that have already cut the Company’s CO2 emissions by 38% since 20
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09/13/2022
Expanded Family of Packaged GaN FETs Offers Footprint Compatible Solutions to Optimize Performance vs. Cost

Expanded Family of Packaged GaN FETs Offers Footprint Compatible Solutions to Optimize Performance vs. Cost

­EPC expands the selection of off-the-shelf GaN FETs in thermally enhanced QFN packages with the introduction of the 100 V EPC2306 designed for 48 V DC-DC conversion used in high-density computing applications, in 48 V BLDC motor drives for e-mobility and robotics, and in solar optimizers an
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Date:
09/08/2022
EDP Launches Energy Starter 2022, a Program to Promote Innovative Initiatives in the Energy Sector

EDP Launches Energy Starter 2022, a Program to Promote Innovative Initiatives in the Energy Sector

­EDP has just launched the second module of the Energy Starter 2022 program, the collaborative innovation program created with the mission of introducing startups and fast-growing technology companies (scaleups) to EDP specialists from around the world. This program, which already had the first module in
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Date:
09/08/2022
KIMS Accelerates the Era of Green Hydrogen Production

A schematic diagram of anion exchange membrane water electrolysis stack (left) and a graph of long-term durability performance evaluation (right)

­The joint research team led by Dr. Sung Mook Choi of the Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), a government-funded research institute under the Ministry of Science and ICT, and Dr. Jang Yong Lee of the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) developed a highly active and highly durable no
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Date:
09/08/2022
Space-Based Solar Power is Prohibitively Expensive and Unrealistic

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Space-based solar power (SBSP) is a noble idea that’s likely impractical for a number of reasons. But first, let’s clear up what SBSP isn’t – it’s not, by any means, a new concept. Researchers have pondered the idea since the early 1970s, during the height of the Apollo program, and SBSP was first
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Date:
09/01/2022
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