Renewable Energy

May 2023
PSDcast - Superconductors and Maglev Trains

Dr. Zhifeng Ren, director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH

The promise of superconductivity for electrical power transmission and transportation has long been held back by high costs. Now researchers from the University of Houston and Germany have demonstrated a way to cut the cost and upend both the transit and energy transport sectors by using superconductors to move pe
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Date:
05/31/2023
EE North America Sells 350 MW Solar Project in Texas to Osaka Gas USA

Lorena Ciciriello, CEO, European Energy North America

­EE North America, a subsidiary of European Energy, has agreed to sell a 350MW utility-scale solar project in Texas to Osaka Gas USA Corporation ("OGUSA"). The project is expected to be operational in 2025. This transaction marks a significant milestone in EE North America commitment to leading t
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Date:
05/19/2023
ArcLight's Sequitur Platform to Acquire Operating California Wind Farm

ArcLight's Sequitur Platform to Acquire Operating California Wind Farm

­ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC announced its portfolio company, Sequitur Renewables, LLC (“Sequitur”), has acquired an operating windfarm in the Altamont Pass region of California. Sequitur was established by ArcLight in 2022 with the acquisition of operating wind farms in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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Date:
05/19/2023
ASU Researchers TEAMUP to Advance Solar Power

Researchers in Arizona State University’s MacroTechnology Works facility examine a solar cell.

­As climate change becomes a more pressing problem worldwide, the race to develop sustainable power-generation technology is increasingly crucial. A new consortium of academic and industry partners, Tandems for Efficient and Advanced Modules using Ultrastable Perovskites, or TEAMUP, seeks to help mitigate cl
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Date:
05/12/2023
­1 watt DC/DC converters with 480 VAC isolation voltage

TRACO POWER’s new TRI 1 and TRI 1SM

  The core characteristic of the TRI 1(SM) series is a sophisticated reinforced isolation system which is able to withstand high test voltages (8000 VDC for 1s and 3000 VAC for 60s) and working voltages (480 VACrms). Efficiencies up to 84% allow safe operation from –40°C to +85°C without derating.
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Date:
05/10/2023
Power Integrations Unveils New SCALE-iFlex LT NTC IGBT/SiC Module Gate Drivers with Temperature Readout

Power Integrations Unveils New SCALE-iFlex LT NTC IGBT/SiC Module Gate Drivers with Temperature Readout

­Power Integrations introduced the SCALE-iFlex™ LT NTC family of IGBT/SiC module gate drivers. The new gate drivers target the popular new dual, 100 mm x 140 mm style of IGBT modules, such as the Mitsubishi LV100 and the Infineon XHP 2, as well as silicon carbide (SiC) variants thereof up
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Date:
05/10/2023
Simulation Model of Industry's First 1200 V GaN-on-Sapphire Device Released by Transphorm

Simulation Model of Industry's First 1200 V GaN-on-Sapphire Device Released by Transphorm

­Transphorm, Inc. announced availability of its 1200 V FET simulation model and preliminary datasheet. The TP120H070WS FET is the only 1200 V GaN-on-Sapphire power semiconductor introduced to date, making its model the first of its kind. Its release indicates Transphorm’s ability to support future au
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Date:
05/10/2023
650 V MPS SiC Diodes Deliver Highest Efficiency and Superior Robustness for Data Center, Industrial, Solar, and TV

650 V MPS SiC Diodes Deliver Highest Efficiency and Superior Robustness for Data Center, Industrial, Solar, and TV

Navitas Semiconductor announces the fifth generation of high-speed GeneSiC silicon carbide (SiC) power diodes for demanding data center, industrial motor-drive, solar and consumer applications. The 650 V-rated Merged-PiN Schottky (MPS™) diodes integrate a unique PiN-Schottky structure, delivering ‘low-bu
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Date:
05/10/2023
ABB Collaborates with Lhyfe and Skyborn on one of Europe's Largest Renewable Hydrogen Projects

ABB Collaborates with Lhyfe and Skyborn on one of Europe's Largest Renewable Hydrogen Projects

ABB is collaborating with Lhyfe, a world pioneer in the production of renewable hydrogen, and Skyborn, a global leader in renewable energy, to jointly realize and optimize one of Europe’s most ambitious renewable hydrogen projects ever, SoutH2Port. The new hydrogen production plant, operated by Lhyfe and
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Date:
05/08/2023
Infineon Launches CoolGaN 600 V GIT HEMT Portfolio, Delivering Exceptional Performance and Quality, in Full Supply

Infineon Launches CoolGaN 600 V GIT HEMT Portfolio, Delivering Exceptional Performance and Quality, in Full Supply

­Infineon Technologies AG has successfully integrated the CoolGaN 600 V hybrid-drain-embedded gate injection transistor (HD-GIT) technology into its in-house manufacturing. The company is now releasing the complete portfolio of its high-quality GaN devices to the broader market. Taking advantage of Infineon’s fu
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Date:
05/05/2023
Virtual Power Plants Could Save US Utilities $15–$35 Billion in Capacity Investment Over 10 Years

The VPP provides the same resource adequacy at a significant cost discount relative to the alternatives.

­A new study prepared for Google by energy analysts from The Brattle Group explores the cost and ability to serve critical resource adequacy needs from an emerging resource: virtual power plants (VPPs). These distributed energy resource (DER) portfolios – which can include technologies su
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Date:
05/03/2023
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