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Serving the Power Grid

July 2015
Anil Telikepalli of Maxim Integrated on industrial power

Anil Telikepalli of Maxim Integrated

In this PSDcast Anil Telikepalli, Executive Director of Business Management at Maxim Integrated, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest issues in industrial power. Between legacy applications and the new crop of middle-sized companies taking advantage of technological advances to energize
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07/27/2015
Dr. Alex Lostetter and John Palmour of Cree on the APEI buy and the power semi industry

Dr. Alex Lostetter and John Palmour of Cree

In this PSDcast Dr. Alex Lostetter, Vice President, Cree Fayetteville, and John Palmour, CTO and a co-founder of Cree talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems
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07/24/2015
In a key decision that will make clean energy more affordable and accessible to even more people across the state, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced new rules allowing for community net metering (CNM). The PSC’s innovative Shared Renewables Program, which will be launched later this
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07/20/2015

Power management company Eaton announced an agreement to deliver integrated power management solutions to H5 Data Centers’ high-efficiency colocation facility in Denver. H5 Data Centers will deploy Eaton’s Power Xpert 9395 uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), busway and switchgear solutions designed to
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07/20/2015
VARTA launches Engion Sentry 6.8 kW solar energy storage system

Engion Sentry

The VARTA Micro Group, a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, announced that its subsidiary VARTA Storage has expanded its compact and powerful engion product line of energy storage systems to include engion sentry automatic
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07/13/2015
Energy Department launches National Community Solar Partnership

The National Community Solar Partnership will enable those who rent their homes or don’t have a suitable roof to reap the benefits of solar and receive credit on their utility bills

Nearly 645,000 American homes and businesses have gone solar as of 2014. But despite solar costs falling 45% since 2010 for residential customers, many low-income homeowners are being left out of the solar surge. The White House announced a new partnership with the Department of Energy yesterday that increases
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07/08/2015
Stefan Kempen von AEG Ãber grid-level Energiespeicherung

Stefan Kempen von AEG

In diesem PSDcast Stefan Kempen von AEG Power Solutions spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über Grid-level Energiespeicherung. Intelligente grid-level speicherung ist ein wichtiger Kern Technik eines Advanced Smart Grid, und es geht um mehr als einige Batterien an den Straßenecken.
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07/08/2015
Linear's high-efficiency LTPoE++ PD controllers integrate forward/flyback controller

LT4276 LTPoE++, PoE+ and PoE-compliant powered device (PD) interface controller

Linear Technology introduced the LT4276 LTPoE++, PoE+ and PoE-compliant powered device (PD) interface controllers for applications requiring 2W to 90W of delivered power. The LT4276 integrates a PD controller and an isolated switching regulator controller, capable of synchronous operation in both forward and
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07/07/2015
The 2015 New York State Energy Plan (SEP), released on June 25, 2015, provides a roadmap to advance the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, which seeks to transform New York’s utility regulatory structure by integrating greater levels of distributed energy resources (DER) and empowering customers
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07/06/2015
The impact of flux on solar cells

EyeVision inspection system

A reliable application of connecting components such as e.g. flux, soldering paste or conductive adhesive is the alpha and omega of the solar cell production, because the application of flux on the busbar of solar cells is important for an ideal contact and the quality of the join. Improper application of flux
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07/06/2015
Today’s power supply designers must strive to meet increasingly tough environmental legislation governing standby power and average efficiency. On the other hand, they must also ensure designs comply with relevant technical requirements. Wall adapters for charging smartphones, for example, must
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07/03/2015
Tantalum surface mount capacitors with a solid electrolyte have been the favorite capacitor technology choice in many electronic devices for more than five decades, thanks to their stability, high reliability, and superior volumetric efficiency. The traditional manganese dioxide (MnO2) cathode material provides
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07/03/2015
For many years, engineers have used calculation tools to optimize a switch mode power supply design. In the early years, power supply engineers would program their own tools or use spreadsheets they generated themselves with the required formulas underlying a certain power supply topology. While this helped
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Date:
07/03/2015
Stefan Kempen of AEG on grid-level storage

Stefan Kempen of AEG

In this PSDcast Stefan Kempen of AEG Power Solutions talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about grid-level storage and energy managment. Intelligent grid-level storage is a critical core technology of an advanced smart grid, and it involves more than just putting some batteries on street corners. The
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Date:
07/02/2015
Rising energy costs spell trouble for global food security

A timeline illustration of food distribution technology

Ongoing efforts to feed a growing global population are threatened by rising fossil-fuel energy costs and breakdowns in transportation infrastructure. Without new ways to preserve, store, and transport food products, the likelihood of shortages looms in the future. In an analysis of food preservation
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Date:
07/02/2015
Proper design of magnetics components is at the heart of any power converter. In this article, the flaws of some production magnetics are shown, clearly showing why it is essential that designers of power supplies should be intimately involved in magnetics design and characterization. Teaching
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Date:
07/02/2015
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