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Serving the Power Grid

January 2014
The global remote terminal units (RTU) market is expected to undergo a slow growth rate in the next seven years, climbing from $0.82 billion in 2013 to $1.43 billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.2%, forecasts research and consulting firm GlobalData. According to the company’s
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01/29/2014
Two detailed reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) find that solar financing and other non-hardware costs -- often referred to as "soft costs" -- now comprise up to 64% of the total price of residential solar energy systems, reflecting how soft costs are becoming
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01/27/2014
The stationary fuel cell market is forecast to show massive growth, climbing from $390m in 2012 to $7.52 billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 44.7%, thanks to increasing interest in this technology and the help of government subsidy programs, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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01/23/2014

Lauren Seliga and Jefferson Rhoads of Genscape on the smart grid in the real world

Lauren Seliga and Jefferson Rhoads of Genscape

In this PSDcast Lauren Seliga, Regional Director at the MISO desk, and Jefferson Rhoads, a meteorologist, from Genscape, a leading provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets, talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the smart grid and how it is perceived by the markets
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01/23/2014
Severe weather – you can find it every day on the Weather channel, moving across America as large storms (often with tornadoes) that pose a direct threat to the lives and power supply for thousands of utility customers. The $138 million bottom line A serious storm with major
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01/23/2014
Greensmith Energy unveils turn-key energy storage systems up to megawatt scale

Greensmith turn-key energy storage system

Greensmith Energy Management Systems, a leading provider of energy storage technologies and solutions, has seen rapid growth by delivering ever-larger, more sophisticated, energy storage technology solutions for utility, power developer and C&I applications. The company now offers “a la carte” energy
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01/22/2014
Due to expected infrastructure development prior to the FIFA World Cup, Brazil’s smart meter market revenue will increase more than tenfold, from $36m in 2013 to $432m by 2020, at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 43%, forecasts research and consulting firm GlobalData. According
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01/21/2014
Growing Opportunity for Manufacturers of Digital Power

Jonathon Eykyn, IHS

The digital power market is forecast to grow substantially in the next five years with unit shipments of digital power supplies and digital power ICs projected to grow by factors of three and five respectively by 2018 according to IHS. The early adoption of digital power has been dominated by telecommunications,
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01/10/2014
An underlying premise of the “Smart Grid” is that the utilities will be able to send commands through the “Smart Meters” to shut off various loads when power demand is higher than supply.  Restated, they will have the ability to shut off my appliances so that they can sell the power to someone else
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01/10/2014
In this article we will examine effective ways to use IEC (International Electrical Commission) safety standards to explore the limits of a design by figuring out what standards may apply to a problem amongst the hundreds available. The standards and supporting documents from the IEC are perceived as a burden
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01/10/2014
As soon as a power supply designer needs to comply with military standards, he might need to take into account the transparency or holdup requirement. Transparency requirement is the minimum amount of time during which input power can go away but the equipment is expected to remain operational. This
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01/07/2014
MiOS, LTD., a global provider of advanced control and monitoring solutions for the home and small enterprise markets in 65 countries, and EnOcean, the world leader in energy harvesting wireless solutions, announced the release of a plug-in for the MiOS Marketplace, delivering control of Z-Wave products using
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01/03/2014
Quantum waves at the heart of organic solar cells

Observing the absorption of light into artificial yet organic nanostructures

Researchers have been able to tune 'coherence' in organic nanostructures due to the surprise discovery of wavelike electrons in organic materials, revealing the key to generating "long-lived charges" in organic solar cells - material that could revolutionise solar energy. By using an ultrafast
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Date:
01/02/2014

 



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