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Serving the Power Grid

July 2013
Lawrence Livermore engineering team makes breakthrough in solar energy research
The use of plasmonic black metals could someday provide a pathway to more efficient photovoltaics (PV) -- the use of solar panels containing photovoltaic solar cells -- to improve solar energy harvesting,
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07/31/2013
China, EU reach settlement on solar panels
(AP) The Europe Union and Chinese solar panel exporters said Saturday that they had reached a settlement in their long trade dispute, with the exporters agreeing to sell their products at a minimum
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07/31/2013
UCLA researchers double efficiency of novel solar cell
Nearly doubling the efficiency of a breakthrough photovoltaic cell they created last year, UCLA researchers have developed a two-layer, see-through solar film that could be placed on windows, sunroofs,
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07/30/2013

China's intense focus on national smart grid development will drive massive revenue growth in the power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
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07/29/2013
VPG flip-chip 0805 resistor based on Z1 foil technology provides high stability
Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new ultra-high-precision Z1-Foil flip-chip resistor, the FRFC 0805, with exceptional load-life stability
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07/29/2013
Geothermal energy and the smart grid
In this PSDcast Karl Gawell of the Geothermal Energy Association talks to Alix about geothermal energy and its role in a future smart grid. Beyond the obvious role of baseload power provision and
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07/25/2013
Smart connector designed to meet needs of high-power storage batteries
Anderson Power Products® (APP®), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, announces an addition to their multipole connector selection with the release of the new SB® Smart connector, designed
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07/24/2013
Magnetics 2014 is looking for energetic and knowledgeable speakers to address its audience of OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, OEM developers involved in EMC technology,
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07/24/2013
Non-round current sensor made to fit ANSI 2S smart meter standard buss bar
Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, announced a novel addition to the Sidewinder® AC current sensor line, the PA3207NL. This non-round sensor specifically fits the standard
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07/23/2013
Intelligent data management in the smart grid
In this PSDcast, Alix talks to Amit Narayan, the CEO of AutoGrid on his work with other business and government leaders in the Residential Energy Efficiency Working Group. Their goal is to explore
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07/23/2013
The GridWise® Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center announced the release of the first Grid Modernization Index (GMI). The GMI evaluates and ranks states based on their progress in modernizing
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07/22/2013
American Vanadium announced it has engaged Hon. Robert Nault to develop energy storage and renewable microgrids for remote communities and First Nations in Canada and the United States. This is a
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07/22/2013
Factory testing of a pioneering superconducting generator for hydroelectric applications from GE Power Conversion business has demonstrated a high correlation between the accuracy of the Opera electromagnetic
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07/22/2013
Talking solar power with Arnold Alderman
In htis PSDcasat many have attributed delayed growth on the cost of solar. On closer examination there are many more barriers that are holding back the growth. Some barriers are small ones like
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07/19/2013
The OpenADR Alliance announced the release of the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification, a full-feature specification for complex energy management solutions supporting demand response (DR) and distributed
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07/19/2013
Tollgrade appoints Kimberly M. Getgen VP of corporate marketing
Tollgrade Communications, a market-leading provider of predictive fault analytics, announced the appointment of Kimberly M. Getgen as Vice President of Corporate Marketing. In this role, Kim will
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07/17/2013
E-Mon announces BACNet and LonWorks certification for smart meters
E-Mon, an electric submetering market leader and manufacturer of the widely installed E-Mon D-Mon® product line, announced that several models in the company's advanced meter family were certified
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07/17/2013
AMETEK RECon 1000V modular PV inverter is UL 1741 certified
AMETEK Solidstate Controls, a leader in highly customized uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems and industrial power inverters, now offers the RECon 1000V UL Modular PV inverter, manufactured
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07/16/2013
BVN precision resistor uses 25% less space and is ideal for installation on DCB ceramics
Isabellenhütte has added the BVN four-terminal resistor to its measuring resistor range. It is exceptional due to its small size of between 3.3 and 4 millimetres plus its extremely low temperature
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07/16/2013
Demonstrating the impact of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's innovation-driven strategy that is positioning New York as a global leader in two critical 21st century industries, SUNY's College of Nanoscale
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07/12/2013
Cornerstone Sustainable has entered into an agreement with Warner Mountain Energy Corporation to begin the first phase of development of a geothermal energy plant to be located at the Surprise Valley
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07/12/2013
Situational intelligence in power distribution
In this PSDcast, Steve Ehrlich of Space-Time Insight talks about applying next-generation situational intelligence technologies and techniques to the grid to improve the reliability of the massive
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07/11/2013
Space-Time Insight, a leading provider of next generation situational intelligence solutions is now working with Hydro One Networks to improve the health and reliability of their massive transmission
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07/11/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has presented the ST75MM as the first smart-meter IC to have built-in support for the
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07/11/2013
Swiss investor to acquire Nanosolar
Nanosolar announced that a Swiss Investor has signed an agreement to acquire Nanosolar's highly automated ISO certified module factory of Nanosolar situated in Luckenwalde in Germany. Under the
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07/10/2013
RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, has been selected by St. Albans Solar Partners to deploy a new 2.2 megawatt solar farm in Saint Albans, intended to be the largest
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07/09/2013
Smart-grid organization and oversight issues
In this PSDcast we talk to Edward H. Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer and President of Tollgrade Communications, a leader in sensor-supported software-based network assurance solutions. The discussion
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07/09/2013
The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), an industry-led collaboration headquartered at SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in New York that is designed to accelerate
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07/08/2013
Ocean Power, a leading wave energy technology company, announced that Victorian Wave Partners (VWP) has engaged Victorian company Professional Diving Services ("PDS") to conduct a detailed seabed
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07/07/2013
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, has been awarded the TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Award for Smart Grid and Smart Instruments
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07/03/2013
Addressing smart-grid stability issues
In this PSDcast Alix talks to David Chiesa, Manager of Business Development at S&C Electric Company, about the issues confronting the industry in the area of smart-grid stability and the systems
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07/02/2013
JA Solar Holdings, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced that its multicrystalline PV modules have become the first to successfully pass
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07/01/2013
To better serve the changing needs of energy industry professionals, the Association of Energy Services Professionals is launching its first online conference Aug. 20, 2013 titled "CSI ONLINE:
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07/01/2013
EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy intelligence software, announced that California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), which has been an EnerNOC energy efficiency customer since 2008, has expanded
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07/01/2013
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