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Serving the Power Grid

January 2017
SDG&E claims breakthrough GenCell fuel cell tech

GenCell G5rx

 GenCell, the Israel-based fuel cell developer and manufacturer, has announced a strategic partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a leading North American energy company. The San Diego-based energy company has been working alongside GenCell over the last year to test how fuel cells can
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01/31/2017
Piezoelectric elements have traditionally been used primarily in applications in the audio industry, operating in the human audio range (nominally 100 Hz to 18 kHz). However, subsequent improvements in device characteristics have extended their usefulness into markets which demand much-higher performance. For
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01/30/2017
Picodeon is developing Lithium Ion Battery technology based on Pulsed Laser Deposition to deliver improved Energy Density, Power Density, reduced charging time, and higher safety performance. Picodeon, a leading Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) technology company based in Ii, Finland announced its programme to
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01/30/2017

We are all aware about self-driving cars, and all exciting projects the automotive industry is engaged in, but very few have heard about unmanned ship and projects to operate large fleets of vessels navigating from dock to dock without operational crews (see Figure 1). In early stages, projects such as Maritime
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01/28/2017
Lots of things are currently changing: Digital transformation is in full swing, changing our daily lives and demanding new business models. Many countries are facing economic and social challenges. Let’s look at how this effects distribution and what companies like Rutronik are doing to continue to move forward
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01/28/2017
The ability to make consistent measurements of RF or microwave power levels is vital to developing effective radio systems and networks. This article explores how different approaches affect the resultant measurements. The test case compares various approaches to making average power measurements
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01/28/2017
DC-DC converter modules have been around a long time and can be found in most power conversion stages of virtually every application today. As their use evolved to changing application requirements so did the design approach used to construct them. One of these trends meant that in order to preserve
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01/28/2017
Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens

It has long been postulated that graphene should undergo a superconducting transition, but can’t

Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously dormant potential. Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene
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01/27/2017
International team develops promising mechanism for photovoltaics

Polaron solar cell in laboratory tests: Black is the manganate absorber film with hot polaron excitations

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted into electrical energy using a different mechanism from that found in conventional solar cells. The mechanism behind the new solid-state solar cell
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01/26/2017
ENGIE Benelux, ENGIE Labs network, and the research partners of EnergyVille, KU Leuven, VITO and imec, have signed a collaboration agreement at the premises of EnergyVille in Genk, Belgium. The agreement covers a range of collaborative tasks in the field of smart energy systems of the future. With the complementary
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01/25/2017
The PCIM Europe Conference 2017 takes place from 16 – 18 May 2017, and covers with its conference program a wide range of topics including recent developments in power semiconductors, passive components, thermal management products, energy storage, sensors and new materials. The comprehensive offer ranges
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01/25/2017
PSDcast - Ed Cuoco of The Weather Company on Smart-Grid analytics

Ed Cuoco of The Weather Company

In this PSDcast Ed Cuoco, Director of Data Science & Advanced Analytics of The Weather Company, an IBM business, talks to Alix Paultre from Power Systems Design about the Smart Grid and the required analytics infrastructure. Energy companies are increasingly turning to advanced new data analytics tools,
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01/25/2017
An appropriate charging infrastructure is critical to support the rapidly growing electric vehicles market worldwide. As a leading semiconductor supplier for driver assistance systems and electric mobility Infineon supports the global standardization of charging infrastructure for hybrid and electric vehicles.
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01/24/2017
IBC SOLAR, a leading system house for photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage systems, is now active in the growth market of South Africa with its own regional company. IBC SOLAR has been working together exclusively with its partner maxx | solar energy in the South African market since 2014. The new company,
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01/23/2017
SE Energy, a specialty electrical construction, engineering and consulting firm, announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensors, to provide a cutting-edge non-segregated bus preventative maintenance service. SE Energy will use their new state-of-the-art
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01/19/2017
Renewable energy, gone mainstream, is a rising tide

China put $32 billion into foreign renewables projects in 2016 alone

If the U.S. turns away from the rise of renewable energy, it will be fighting a tide on which others will ride high. Leading the surge will be China, which already has a huge advantage in its current position at the front of the pack, as IEEFA chronicled last week in a report by Tim Buckley, our director
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01/19/2017
The Franklin-Thomas Company (FTC) and Carino Energy Renewables Limited (Carino) announced today that they would provide unique StarPower fast charging stations for electric vehicles. FTC's CEO Joe Shepard's recently patented split rotor generator powers the new CHAdeMO/Level 3 charging stations. The new charging
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01/17/2017
TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting, and construction-management services, released its top 12 predictions for the energy, utility, and oil and gas sectors for 2017, including robust funding for utility mergers and acquisitions and infrastructure upgrades as well as big shifts in power plant
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01/10/2017
As clean energy grows, markets must evolve

Map of organized wholesale market regions

As 2016 fades away in the rear-view mirror, we reflect on a year of increasing tensions between the wholesale electricity markets—where utilities and other power suppliers purchase, sell, and trade energy to meet our energy needs—and our ever-growing appetite for cleaner, carbon-free power. The need to optimize
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01/05/2017
Leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy and digital technology imec (partner in EnergyVille) and BE Semiconductor Industries (Besi), a leading manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, announced that they have demonstrated long-term reliability in five full size
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01/04/2017
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of two new versions of its transient voltage suppressor (TVS) devices in its patented plastic large area device (PLAD) package. The 18-kilowatt (kW) MPLAD18KP and
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01/04/2017

 



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