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
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.
Multicore MCU Touts Exponential Increase in Performance to Enable Cleaner, More Fuel-Efficient EnginesOctober 13, 2011 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments
Freescale Semiconductor announced the first of several multicore automotive MCUs that help make it easier for automotive designers to improve engine efficiency and reduce exhaust pollution. The new multicore Qorivva 32-bit MPC5676R MCU provides
STMicroelectronics announced that Enel has selected ST to be its key semiconductor partner in the Energy@Home consortium
Standex Electronics introduced a full lineup of planar transformers which are asserted to deliver high-performance from compact, low-profile designs. The planar transformers provide low leakage inductance and repeatable capacitance. Available in
Cobham Technical Services has been awarded a contract for its powerful Opera electromagnetic design tool by Siemens Wind Power, a leading supplier of wind turbines for onshore, offshore and coastal sites.
The new Power Line Communications (PLC) technology transmits digital information through electrical power lines using OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) and is widely acknowledged to be the most reliable, secure and cost effective mode of communication for the smart grid today.
Little by little, organic PV seems to be taking off. Evidence are the many startups popping up worldwide: SolarPress, Eight19, Heliatek etc. These startup companies are often backed up by large (chemical) companies. So clearly there is a belief that
TÜV Rheinland has partnered with China General Certification Center (CGC) to provide testing and certification services for solar product manufacturers seeking to gain access to the Chinese market. The arrangement with CGC includes
Some of you may know the spectacular sight of solar farms in desert areas with hundreds of specialized PV panels that turn to the sun just like sunflowers do. These are concentrator PV panels: high-efficiency solar panels consisting of
IEEE announced that IEEE 2030 – IEEE Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), End-Use Applications, and Loads – has been approved and published. IEEE 2030 establishes
The three largest suppliers of PV modules in Q2’11 were all Chinese according to the latest industry report from IMS Research. Suntech, Yingli and Trina Solar collectively grew their shipments by almost 20% over the previous quarter despite difficult market conditions, increasing their market share and
Molex Incorporated has provided support to the University of Michigan Solar Car team (UMsolar) in its bid to win the 2011 World Solar Challenge. The UMsolar team’s car, named Quantum, features several electronic components from Molex, as well as a variety of solderless terminals.
The Plenary Session at the 2011 Darnell Power Forum will feature senior executives from Efficient Power Conversion, Electric Power Research Institute, IBM, Qualcomm, SemiSouth Laboratories, Petra Solar, Transphorm and Cree. Plenary session topics will include
The International PV Equipment Association announced that it will co-organize the PV Production Forum 2011 with the EU PVSEC during the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Hamburg, Germany.
Heyco Products, Inc. has announced availability of its HEYClip SunRunner(TM) Cable Clips. Designed to provide a better method for PV module wire management, the clip fits
Despite a struggling domestic economy, the US solar photovoltaic (PV) market will double in 2011, according to the latest Solarbuzz United States PV Market Report. 2011 growth rates vary significantly by market segment, an outcome of the vast movements in incentives and policies at the federal, state and local government level over the past 12 months.
Windlift is a company with a novel power-generation system using a deployable release-and-recover kite to harvest wind energy in places where traditional power technologies are not available.
Texas Instruments Incorporated announced that it achieved ZigBee Certified status for its ZigBee Smart Energy 1.1 standard implementation, recently introduced by the ZigBee Alliance. TI is pleased to announce the availability of its new Z-Stack 2.5.0 with support for ZigBee Smart Energy 1.1, geared towards home area networks (HAN).
Ambient Corporation announced that its common stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The Company expects its common stock to commence trading on
Despite a very weak start to the year, IMS Research has recently increased its forecast for the full year by more than 1 GW and predicts more than 22 GW of new PV capacity will be added in 2011.
To ensure optimal EHV performance, numerous tests must be conducted during the new vehicle development process. Suitable mobile vehicle data acquisition systems are vital for ensuring system competency, functionality and efficiency.
Spire Corporation announced that it has begun the expansion of its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Lab at its corporate headquarters.
First Solar, Inc. announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell efficiency, reaching 17.3 percent with a test cell constructed using commercial-scale manufacturing equipment and materials. The test cell’s performance, confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), far surpassed the previous record of
TE Connectivity (TE), formerly Tyco Electronics, extends its line of warning and rating labels with new RoHS-compliant solar identification labels that offer an affordable, simple identification solution for solar installers. This new product extension includes