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PV Manufacturing Equipment Revenues to More Than Halve in 2012

November 10, 2011 8:06 am | News | Comments

The market for PV manufacturing equipment will more than halve in 2012 according to the latest quarterly-updated report from IMS Research. Significant decreases in the “new” manufacturing capacity required and limited demand for upgrade...

Control LED Temperature Rise with Thermal Feedback

November 10, 2011 5:52 am | by John Betten, Application Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Illuminating an LED at high brightness requires driving it with as high a current as allowed by the manufacturer, but the life expectancy of LEDs is heavily dependent on operating temperature. An increase of only 10°C can cut its useful life in half.

DC:DC Converters Offer Efficiency up to 92%

November 10, 2011 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

GAIA Converter has released a new family of high input voltage DC/DC Converters targeting Avionic, Aerospace, Military and Missile applications. The MGDS-75-S series have an input voltage range of 155-480V...


Renault electric and ICE cars connected through Telenor Connexion

November 9, 2011 7:44 am | News | Comments

Following the success with Nissan LEAF, ”European Car of the Year 2011”, the Renault Nissan Alliance has selected Telenor Connexion as its European supplier of connectivity for Renault’s new electric and internal combustion car models as well.

Future Electronics Launches the Industry’s First Standalone Energy Specific Website

November 8, 2011 5:14 am | News | Comments

Future Energy Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of the first comprehensive energy specific website, connecting the rapidly growing alternative energy market with innovative electronics component solutions –

IEEE GreenCom'11 Highlights Latest Energy-Efficient Communications & Green Technologies

November 4, 2011 10:39 am | News | Comments

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) recently held its first fully-virtual, online event with professionals worldwide participating in 12 separate sessions dedicated to the latest advances in energy-efficient communications and green technologies.

HP Shapes the Future of Extreme Low-energy Server Technology

November 3, 2011 7:39 am | News | Comments

HP announced a new industry program comprising a new server development platform, customer discovery lab and partner ecosystem to help customers significantly reduce complexity, energy use and costs. 

Climate Savers Computing Releases Guidelines for Network Energy Efficiency

November 2, 2011 8:23 am | News | Comments

Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI), the 700-member consortium focused on reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of information and communications technologies (ICT), today announced the release of the white paper Considerations for Selecting Power Supplies...


Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve Performance of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Through the Piezo-phototronic Effect

October 31, 2011 6:02 am | News | Comments

Researchers have used zinc oxide microwires to significantly improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LED) convert electricity to ultraviolet light. The devices are believed to be the first LEDs whose performance has been enhanced...

Power capacitors intended for wind power plants

October 28, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has developed EPCOS power capacitors with high rated voltage, long operating life and high current handling capability, making them ideal for renewable energy generation applications, such as AC output filters in offshore wind turbines.

European collaboration towards efficient, low-cost tandem organic solar cells

October 28, 2011 5:48 am | News | Comments

Imec and its 16 project partners have announced that they have launched the European FP7 project X10D, a project aimed at developing tandem organic solar cells with an increased conversion efficiency and lifetime, and a decreased production cost.

Saft to deliver containerized Li-ion energy storage to Hawaii

October 28, 2011 5:34 am | News | Comments

Saft announces that its advanced Li-ion energy storage system (ESS) has been selected to support a new energy storage project on the Big Island of Hawaii. Saft will provide an ESS comprised of two Intensium Max 20E containers.

Saft selected by SOLON to supply Li-ion battery for Arizona energy storage solutions project

October 27, 2011 9:08 am | News | Comments

Saft was chosen by SOLON Corporation to provide a Li-ion battery for their Energy Storage Management Research and Testing (SMRT) site. The design and construction of the site will be managed by SOLON, in conjunction with Tucson Electric Power (TEP)...


Design Talk Live! Episode 001

October 26, 2011 10:54 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this inaugural edition of Design Talk Live!, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg chats with Justin Ashton of XL Hybrids about the company's customer pilot tests with GM vehicles. They also discuss the general commercial viability of hybrid cars...

TE Connectivity and Juice Technologies Deliver EV Smart Charging

October 25, 2011 11:13 am | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) and Juice Technologies, doing business as Plug Smart, announced today their teaming arrangement to provide smart Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions enabling customers to meter their EV’s electricity consumption and communicate data via an innovative smart charging cord and socket. TE and Juice have a license agreement to bring this 120 volt (Level 1) charging solution to market. 

Eseye opens US office to support Smart Metering customers in the Americas

October 25, 2011 6:46 am | News | Comments

Eseye have today announced the opening of their office in Connecticut, New York, complementing the staff in the UK and European offices. During the year Eseye have seen rapid growth in their Smart Metering business in the US.

ESC Boston: Microchip Smart Home demo

October 24, 2011 9:18 am | Videos | Comments

Sean Cappy of Microchip demoes their Smart Home technology at ESC Boston.

Combine High Power SMUs to Extend Component Testing to 100 A

October 22, 2011 8:03 am | by Dave Wyban, Keithley Instruments, Inc., | Articles | Comments

The latest generation of high power SMUs is capable of sourcing up to 50 A pulsed and measuring down to picoamps or microvolts. For applications that require even higher power levels, two of these instruments can be combined to extend their operating range.

ARM Introduces Its Most Energy Efficient Processor Ever

October 20, 2011 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ARM today announced the ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore processor - the most energy-efficient application class processor ARM has ever developed, and big.LITTLE processing - a flexible approach that redefines the traditional power and performance relationship.

VIA Honored with Seven First Ever Taiwan Green Classics Awards

October 18, 2011 2:41 pm | News | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the company has been honored with seven "Taiwan Green Classics Awards" from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Taiwan Green Classics Awards were created to recognize

Fall: Energy Saving Changes with the Season

October 18, 2011 3:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I'm sure you've noticed the change in seasons by now. Fall brings cooler weather, and with it my thoughts turn to warm things like putting blankets on the couch, enjoying my fireplace, and adjusting my thermostat (as little as possible, of course).

Renewable Energy: A Centuries-old Tradition

October 17, 2011 11:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

One of the benefits of living in the Nation’s capital is direct access to so many great museums. From outdoor works of art at the Sculpture Garden to live butterflies at the National History museum - there’s something out there to spark your interest and feed your curiosity.

Have You Seen Our Energy 101 Videos?

October 14, 2011 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, Eric talked about the many clean energy videos that the U.S. Department of Energy provides to the public.

Study Finds 95 Percent of Americans Say Energy Efficiency Is An Important Issue

October 13, 2011 10:57 am | News | Comments

Rexel announced the findings from an international study which cited that 95% of American consumers consider energy efficiency an important issue. The study further noted that while 89% of American respondents pay attention to their energy consumption, far less have taken steps to become more energy efficient when compared with their counterparts in France, Germany and Great Britain. 

More Than a Million Cree LEDs Illuminate China’s First Major Highway LED Lighting Project

October 13, 2011 6:32 am | News | Comments

Helping to further drive the LED lighting revolution, China recently completed its largest highway lighting upgrade with more than 10,000 street lights featuring more than a million Cree XLamp XP-G and XP-E High Efficiency White (HEW) LEDs.

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