MOUSE and Solar One Launch Program to Empower Youth Technology Leaders to "Green" Their Schools and Communities
GreenTECH Program Funded by Three-Year, $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation
AEG Power Solutions Introduces a New Compact Rectifier, mSPRe, for Demanding Industrial Applications
A new generation of compact, reliable DC Power supplies--- Pre-configuration including most frequent industry requirements
Brazil Will Have More Wind Power Capacity Installed by 2022 Than All Other Latin American Nations Combined, Forecasts Navigant Research
The next-largest market for wind power in Latin America will be Mexico
Saft to Deliver Li-ion Battery Containers to Tri-Technic Inc. for Fort Hunter Liggett Energy Storage
The Fort Hunter Liggett energy storage unit was designated as a "Net Zero" pilot installation by the Department of Defense (DOD), which signifies that it will only consume as much energy as it produces.
The module which is offered in the V1 package contains a 2200V rectifier bridge and a large and rugged BIMOS switch with 50A nominal current and 2500V blocking capability to guarantee a high level of energy absorption capability.
The design phase will begin in early summer of this year, shortly followed by construction and final completion of the project tentatively scheduled for the end of 2014.
Chinese maker enters partnership with Japanese electronics supplier Vitec
Africa: Schneider Electric launches the largest ever survey into counterfeit electrical products in Africa
37 interviewers over a two-month period, 300 professionals questioned
"France is currently one of Europe's biggest PV markets
Industry Group Tells CARB
With energy storage systems playing a crucial role in the energy transition, the storage systems market has been heralded as one of the most significant growth sectors of the coming years.
SUNLIGHT is free, but that is no reason to waste it. Yet even the best silicon solar cells—by far the most common sort—convert only a quarter of the light that falls on them. Silicon has the merit of being cheap: manufacturing improvements have brought its price to a point where it is snapping at the heels of fossil fuels. But many scientists would like to replace it with something fundamentally better. John Rogers, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is one. The cells he has devised (and which are being made, packaged into panels and deployed in pilot projects by Semprius, a firm based in North Carolina) are indeed better. By themselves, he told this year’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, they convert 42.5% of sunlight. Even when surrounded by the paraphernalia of a panel they manage 35%. Suitably tweaked, Dr Rogers reckons, their efficiency could rise to 50%. Their secret is that they are actually not one cell, but four, stacked one on top of another. Solar cells are made of semiconductors, and every type of semiconductor has a property called a band gap that is different from that of other semiconductors. The band gap defines the longest wavelength of light a semiconductor can absorb (it is transparent to longer wavelengths). It also fixes the maximum amount of energy that can be captured from photons of shorter wavelength. The result is that long-wavelength photons are lost and short-wave ones incompletely utilised. Cont'd
U.S. Companies Showcase Products at Fuel Cell Expo in Japan
Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC and Valmet have signed a five-year collaboration agreement in the field of steam exploded black pellets. The purpose of the agreement is to bring steam exploded black pellets to the market.
About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has more than 19,900 employees working in 34
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