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Infineon Announces Next-Generation CoolGaN Transistor Families Built on 8-inch Foundry Processes

Infineon’s two new generations of high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) CoolGaN™ devices enable customers to use GaN in voltage classes from 40 V to 700 V in a broader array of applications.

­Infineon Technologies AG announces two new generations of high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) CoolGaN devices which now enable customers to use Gallium Nitride (GaN) in voltage classes from 40 V to 700 V in a broader array of applications that help drive digitalization and decarbonization. These tw
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Date:
05/29/2024
UK Grid Poses the Biggest Challenge for Renewable Energy Developers

UK grid poses the biggest challenge for renewable energy developers

­Hitting net zero emissions by 2050 is a formidable goal, but for many developers in the energy sector, one challenge looms larger than most: the UK’s archaic power grid. This key insight emerged from Vattenfall IDNO’s recent networking seminar in London, where 95% of the 20 developers highlighted grid-related is
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Date:
05/28/2024
Power Integrations Launches Single-Board Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers for 1.2 kV to 2.3 kV

Power Integrations Launches Single-Board Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers for 1.2 kV to 2.3 kV "New Dual" IGBT Modules

­Power Integrations announced the launch of the SCALE-iFlex™ XLT family of dual-channel plug-and-play gate drivers for operation of single LV100 (Mitsubishi), XHP™ 2 (Infineon), HPnC (Fuji Electric) and equivalent semiconductor modules up to 2300 V blocking voltage for wind, energy storage an
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Date:
05/21/2024
Wind Farms can Offset Their Emissions Within Two Years, New Study Shows

Wind Farms can Offset Their Emissions Within Two Years, New Study Shows

­After spinning for under two years, a wind farm can offset the carbon emissions generated across its entire 30-year lifespan, when compared to thermal power plants. That’s according to a new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand – which also shows wit
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Date:
05/16/2024
KITECH Develops Deformable Energy Storage Device via Laser Technology

The photographs of highly deformable MSC

­The joint research team, led by Dr. Chanwoo Yang and Researcher Seong Ju Park from Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), along with Prof. Jin Kon Kim and Dr. Keon-Woo Kim from POSTECH, has successfully developed a compact energy storage device with excellent elasticity. This research was pu
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Date:
05/13/2024
Scientists Convert Chicken Fat into Energy Storage Devices

This extracted chicken fat created a carbon-based material for a supercapacitor.

­The global move toward more sustainable, green energy has increased power reserves and the demand for energy storage devices. Unfortunately, some materials for these devices can be expensive and environmentally problematic. Producing alternative energy storage devices from things that are usually thrown away co
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Date:
05/13/2024
Boxing Champion Oleksandr Usyk to Support Rebuilding of Ukraine's Shattered Energy Sector

Boxing Champion Oleksandr Usyk to Support Rebuilding of Ukraine's Shattered Energy Sector

­World heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk is supporting efforts to rebuild his country's energy system after brutal Russian attacks, which continued on Wednesday. Ahead of the boxer's May 18 fight with Tyson Fury to decide the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, Usyk is part
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Date:
05/08/2024
$6M Solar Manufacturing Expansion in Buffalo N.Y.

Steven Rossi, Worksport Chief Executive

­Worksport Ltd. will invest $6 million and expand its manufacturing facility in Buffalo, N.Y., adding 280 new jobs. The company manufactures tonneau covers and solar-powered systems for pickup trucks. This expansion will enable Worksport, which opened its facility in 2023, to accommodate a rapid increase in
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Date:
05/08/2024
PSDcast – The Increase in Voltage Swells (and how to handle them)

Thomas Tran, Technical Marketing Manager at Bourns

­Voltage swell has become a serious problem as of late. As pointed out by Bourns, which we’re featuring on the show today, by adding hybrid power sources such as solar, wind, and battery energy storage systems to the grid, we’ve seen an increase in voltage swells. And on the line to discuss that is Thomas Tr
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Date:
05/07/2024
Solar EV Charging to Bypass the Grid: A $2.5 Billion Market by 2034

A possible timeline for the SoC (state of charge) of the integrated on-site battery storage of a solar canopy charger (solar canopies include a solar panel, battery, and EV charging outlet). Possible situations where charging is impossible are displayed. Source: IDTechEx

­Electrification of cars, buses, and trucks drastically reduces CO2 emissions at the point of use compared to a diesel or petrol alternative. The adoption of EVs across all sectors, with IDTechEx predicting over 180 million electric vehicles to be sold annually by 2044. This will contribute to a drastic reduction in
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Date:
05/06/2024
Improving Residential Solar System Designs

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Figure 1: Residential Solar Inverter System Block Diagram

­The deployment of residential solar systems, which is expected to proliferate over the next five years, will provide many benefits to users, including providing a reliable, clean, green energy source to power home appliances, charge electric vehicles and transfer power back to the grid. This article provides an
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Date:
05/01/2024
Galvanic Isolation Keeps Pace with Control Requirements

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Figure 1: Isolation locations in a PLC

­There are two distinct trends in the design of the electronic systems that support motors. On one side are power generation and electrical distribution subsystems that operate at voltages that are moving toward the kilovolt regime. On the other are high-speed MCUs that enable advanced algorithms to optimise sy
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Date:
05/01/2024
GenAI – Helping to Tame the Most Power-Intensive Computing Application on Earth

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Figure 1: GenAI training GPU-based processor chiplet complex with high-bandwidth memories (HBMs) mounted on an accelerator module (AM)

­Training generative AI (genAI) neural network models typically take months, with thousands of multi-billion-transistor GPU-based processors, high-bandwidth SDRAMs, and terabit per second optical network switches operating simultaneously and continuously. While genAI holds the promise of increasing human productivity, it
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Date:
05/01/2024
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