Tests Measure Solar Panel Performance Beyond Established Standards
Photovoltaics used in solar panels are sensitive to environmental factors and often suffer degradation over time. International Electrotechnical Commission standards for accelerated degradation do not include field tests. While some testing facilities have made data available, much of the data needed to make business decisions for PV is not available publicly.
ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics
ExRobotics and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announce the signing of a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics' inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide.
Wood joins expert group to help shape wave and tidal energy standards
Wood is pleased to announce that four employees working within its clean energy business have joined the British Standards Institution as committee members on the UK working group providing input into the International Electrotechnical Commission's marine energy committee.
Nanotechnology may be key to solar energy and energy storage
A new study from the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has found that nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to the energy sector, especially to energy storage and solar energy.
ROHM becomes a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance
Leading Japanese semiconductor manufacturer will further develop and promote the interoperable energy harvesting wireless standard.
Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and standardization
In April this year, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ratified a new standard - ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 - for wireless applications with ultra-low power consumption.
EnOcean starts new University Programme
EnOcean has launched a new university programme. This initiative will educate the university community about energy harvesting wireless technology and open up students' career opportunities at EnOcean.
11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals
Hitachi announced a 11kW highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor co-developed with Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., without using magnetic material containing rare-earth metals such as neodymium and dysprosium. The motor employs an iron-based amorphous metal(1) in the core, the heart of the motor.
Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the release of a Standardization roadmap for electric vehicles - Version 1.0, developed by the Institute's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).
EnOcean's wireless technology is an international standard
First ISO/IEC wireless standard optimized for solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting.
Energy harvesting industry in conflict
The ZigBee Alliance announced in July 2009 that it will draft a standard for energy harvesting devices.