Renewable Energy

November 2022
Omni Pro Electronics Unveils Newly Released Ultra-Compact DC Power Supplies by Altech

Omni Pro Electronics Unveils Newly Released Ultra-Compact DC Power Supplies by Altech

­Omni Pro Electronics has announced the release of the Altech Ultra-Compact PSC family of Power Supplies. The series has five models ranging from 75 to 480W of available power with some of the highest power density in the industry, ranging from 32mm wide (75W) to 70mm wide (480W). All models have a universal in
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Date:
11/29/2022
3-phase Filters Meet IEC 60204-1 for Machine Applications

3-phase Filters Meet IEC 60204-1 for Machine Applications

­SCHURTER’s new 3-phase filters series FMBC EP and FMBD EP meet IEC 60204-1 for machine applications. The filters are suitable for 3-phase or 3-phase-with-neutral conductor applications. Downsized for smaller footprint, without any compromise to 2-stage performance, the new filter series are suitable for us
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Date:
11/28/2022
Single Module Solution for the World's Largest 352 kW Photovoltaic String Inverter

Single Module Solution for the World's Largest 352 kW Photovoltaic String Inverter

­Infineon Technologies AG recently added EasyPACK 4B to its industry-leading Easy power module family. The lead-type of the new family targets applications in photovoltaic string inverters. In this application it can achieve up to 352 kW and allows a significant increase in output power of about 40 percent co
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Date:
11/23/2022
New Insights into Energy Loss Open Doors for One Up-and-Coming Solar Tech

Headshot of Barry Rand, paper co-author

­Organic solar cells are an emerging technology with a lot of promise. Unlike the ubiquitous silicon solar panel, they have the potential to be lightweight, flexible, and present a variety of colors, making them particularly attractive for urban or façade applications. However, continued advancements in device pe
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Date:
11/18/2022
£5m National Supercomputer at Queen's Set to Revolutionize Research

Professor Roger Woods from Queen’s University

­Predicting the potential of renewable wave energy and producing greener biofuels is faster and more accurate than ever before, thanks to a £5m state-of-the-art national supercomputer, which has been launched at Queen’s University Belfast.   The Kelvin-2 Tier-2 High Performance Computing Faci
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Date:
11/11/2022
International Solar Alliance and Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet Sign Agreement to Boost Solar Deployment

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, International Solar Alliance

­Today, at COP 27, the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) signed a grant agreement of USD 10 million with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to boost the deployment of solar energy in developing countries. Under the agreement, ISA will strengthen its programmes, bu
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Date:
11/10/2022
Advancements in Energy Storage System Capabilities

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Figure 1: Residential application

­Energy storage systems are used in a variety of renewable energy sources to store power and stabilize electrical performance. With the growth of interconnected systems as well as an increased focus on clean energy at both commercial and residential levels, these systems require increasingly rugged and capable
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Date:
11/09/2022
PSDcast – Combining Wastewater Energy Transfer with Geothermal

Chairman and CEO of Sharc Energy, Lynn Mueller

­SHARC Energy specializes in what’s called wastewater energy transfer (or WET), and we’ve recently learned that they’ll be supporting Egg Geo in the first proposed combined WET and geothermal system in the world.
Date:
11/09/2022
Diodes Without Doping

Dr. Janio Venturini (left), prof. Tom Nilges and first author Anna Vogel in front of a measuring device for determining crystal structures.

  Diodes are one of the basic building blocks of electronics. The devices only allow current to flow in a single direction. When there is a high enough voltage differential, the barrier between the two materials shrinks, allowing the current through. Up until now, diodes have been comprised of a p-type
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Date:
11/08/2022
Africa Carbon Markets Initiative Aims to Support Growth of Carbon Credit Production and Create Jobs in Africa

Africa Carbon Markets Initiative Aims to Support Growth of Carbon Credit Production and Create Jobs in Africa

­Carbon markets offer an incredible opportunity to unlock billions for the climate finance needs of African economies while expanding energy access, creating jobs, protecting biodiversity, and driving climate action. However, Africa currently produces only a tiny percentage of its carbon credit potential. Led by a thir
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Date:
11/08/2022
CABBI Team Adds Powerful new Dimension to Phenotyping Next-Gen Bioenergy Crop

An unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) collects images over a CABBI Miscanthus sacchariflorus field trial at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Energy Farm in October 2020.

­Miscanthus is one of the most promising perennial crops for bioenergy production since it is able to produce high yields with a small environmental footprint. This versatile grass has great potential to perform even better, as much less effort has been put into improving it through breeding relative to established co
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Date:
11/07/2022
PSDcast – Why Solar Inverters are so Critical

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Steve Oliver from Navitas

­Few industries are simultaneously on the cutting edge of innovation and a bit stagnant quite like solar. And in order to really squeeze as much energy from panels as possible, you need reliable solar inverters, which is where Navitas comes in.
Date:
11/03/2022
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