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SEMA to Shed Light on China's Solar Industry

March 1, 2011 6:42 am | News | Comments

Matthew Holzman, President of the Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA), will address the rapidly evolving China model and its ramifications at this week’s SEMA meeting.

TT electronics Focuses on Alternative Energy at APEC 2011

February 23, 2011 11:04 am | News | Comments

TT electronics is using the forthcoming APEC 2011 event to highlight its very latest technologies targeting the alternative energy industries. Visitors to the TT electronics booth, number 536, will have the opportunity to

Photovoltaic Fuses Added to NTE Fuse Line

February 23, 2011 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

NTE Electronics has expanded its fuse line to include 10x38mm photovoltaic fuses for solar panel applications. The 74-10FC Solar Protection Fuse series has been specifically designed for photovoltaic (PV) systems. This family of midget fuses can safely protect PV modules...


Put Your Solar Cells in the Oven

February 22, 2011 11:50 am | by Philip Pieters, PhD, business development director Energy, imec, | Blogs | Comments

A less known member of the solar-cell family is the thermo-photovoltaic cell. Nevertheless this piece of technology can be very useful for industries and for households to save on their electricity bill.

EcoCAR Challenge Countdown: The Road to the Finals - February

February 22, 2011 9:54 am | by Beth Bezaire | Blogs | Comments

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is one of 16 teams using cutting edge technology to develop fuel efficient, low emissions vehicles for EcoCAR The Next Challenge. Teams are in the third and final year of the competition, which culminates

Hall effect, 1000-A Current Sensor Supports Renewable Energy Apps

February 4, 2011 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premo has introduced a close loop 1000-A Hall effect sensor, the HCT-1000LF. Features and characteristics include accuracy to ± 0.1 percent, linearity of ± 0.1 percent, 1000-A nominal current; 2000-A measuring current, a transformation ratio of

Seika Machinery to Exhibit Green Tech at SMTA Forums

February 4, 2011 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, will highlight green technologies at the upcoming SMTA Dallas and Houston Expo & Tech Forums. The SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum is scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Richardson Civic Center in Richardson, TX and the SMTA Houston Expo & Tech Forum is scheduled to take place Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Stafford Centre in Stafford, TX.

SEMA to Discuss a Comparison of China Versus Western Solar Manufacturing

February 4, 2011 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEMA, the Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association, announces a meeting to be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in Milpitas, CA from 5-7 p.m. The meeting will address the impact of China’s manufacturing model on the global solar manufacturing industry. Matthew Holzmann, President of SEMA, will present


Energy Harvesting Suits Remote Low-Power Devices

February 2, 2011 10:08 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Contrary to what you might think, the awareness of "green power" didn't spawn the drive to harvest energy. Low-power electronic fabrication technologies did the trick. They cut the power needs of small monitoring devices to the point...

Radiometrix Radio Modules Integrated into Solar Car

January 31, 2011 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The innovative, power-efficient wireless technology of London-based Radiometrix is helping British academia to promote greener transportation. The company’s TX3B-869.85-64 and RX3A-869-10 radio modules are being used by the Engineering Department of Durham University...

Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs Replace Silicon Devices in High Voltage Power Electronics

January 17, 2011 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

In a move that heralds a performance revolution in energy-efficient power electronics, Cree, a market leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has introduced the industry’s first fully-qualified commercial silicon carbide power MOSFET.

EcoCAR Challenge Countdown - The Road to the Finals

January 14, 2011 6:02 am | by John Kruckenberg, Ohio State University | Blogs | Comments

The EcoCAR Challenge is an opportunity for university students to apply cutting edge technology and experiment with solutions to the problems of the future. The goal of the three-year student competition is to design practical vehicles that improve efficiency, emissions, and performance while remaining functional.

Texas Instruments Floating-point MCU Discussion

January 11, 2011 6:18 am | Videos | Comments

Sangmin Chon, Texas Instruments' Director of Marketing of C2000 real-time control MCUs stops by ECN's offices to discuss the company's new TMS320F2806x Piccolo floating-point MCU offering. 


Nanoscoops Could Spark New Generation of Electric Automobile Batteries

January 10, 2011 7:43 am | News | Comments

An entirely new type of nanomaterial developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could enable the next generation of high-power rechargeable lithium (Li)-ion batteries for electric automobiles, as well as batteries for laptop computers, mobile phones, and other portable devices. 

Cheaper Solar Technology Developed in Oxford

January 10, 2011 6:46 am | News | Comments

Oxford Photovoltaics, a company recently spun out from the University of Oxford by Isis Innovation Ltd., has developed new solar cell technology that is manufactured from cheap, abundant, non-toxic and non-corrosive materials and can be scaled to any volume. Harnessing the sun’s energy, the solar cells are

US Integrators Gain, as Demand for Utility-scale PV Soars, says IMS Research

January 10, 2011 6:35 am | News | Comments

US PV system integrators gained places in the rankings in 2010 according to the latest analysis from IMS Research. The market intelligence provider, which conducts ongoing surveys of system integrators and utilities, revealed that three large-scale system providers from the US appeared amongst the ten largest integrators in 2010 for the first time. The number of system integrators in the US is

Nuvation Engineering Designs Advanced Battery Management System for Electric Vehicles

January 8, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvation Engineering has developed a custom battery management system, fuel gauge and driver interface for electric vehicles. The innovative system is currently featured on the OptaMotive 'E. Rex'. The OptaMotive 'E. Rex' is on display at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week at Maxim's booth 30869. Through a close partnership with Maxim, Nuvation engineers designed the

Folding a Solar Cell into an Airplane

January 6, 2011 7:38 am | Videos | Comments

MIT professor Karen K. Gleason explains how graduate student Miles Barr folds a solar cell into a paper airplane.

Solar Positioning Function Block Offers High Accuracy

January 5, 2011 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s free Solar Positioning Function Block (SPFB) increases concentrated solar arrangement efficacy. SPFB achieves this by enabling dynamic solar mirrors to track the sun’s arc within

The Tinker's Toolbox - Ioxus Hybrid Capacitor Technology

January 5, 2011 9:14 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk with Chad Hall of Ioxus about his company's new hybrid capacitor technology, which enables an energy density 115 percent higher than standard electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs).

Tonsan Opens 1,000,000-sq ft. Photovoltaic Sealant Factory

January 5, 2011 5:58 am | News | Comments

Tonsan held an opening ceremony attended by more than 500 of Asia’s top manufacturers, suppliers, and other industry leaders at its new, dedicated photovoltaic sealants factory in China’s Suzhou County.

New solar cell self-repairs like natural plant systems

January 4, 2011 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers are creating a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants by using carbon nanotubes and DNA, an approach aimed at increasing service life and reducing cost.

Qi-Certified Kit Reduces Development Time of Wireless Power Solutions

January 4, 2011 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first Qi-certified wireless power development kit, which enables design engineers to speed the integration of wireless power technology in consumer electronics, at CES.

Chip Delivers Reliable Communications for Smart Grid Applications

December 20, 2010 4:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semitech Semiconductor today announced the availability of the SM2101 -- an FSK/BPSK based power line transceiver. The SM2101 represents the next generation of power line communication transceivers, and is designed with an emphasis on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI)...

Development Kit Explores RF Energy Harvesting

November 29, 2010 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors enables the development of battery-free wireless sensor nodes and other low-power, untethered devices.

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