In solutions where active cooling to manage semiconductor losses is an important element for performance and reliability, a reduction of losses by up to 80% can be a game-changer. Last month, Infineon Technologies introduced the new silicon carbide (SiC) based CoolSiC™ MOSFETs with .XT interconnection technology in a 1,200V optimized D²PAK-7 SMD package. Read more
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY – JANUARY 15, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced plans to make $160 million in federal funding available to help recalibrate the Nation’s vast fossil-fuel and power infrastructure for decarbonized energy and commodity production. The funding, for cost-shared cooperative agreements, is aimed to develop technologies for the production, transport, storage, and utilization of fossil-based hydrogen, with progress towards net-zero carbon emissions. Read more
First Report Outlines Four Phases of Utility-Scale Energy Storage Deployment, Providing a Potential Roadmap to 100+ Gigawatts of Installed Capacity in the United States
Jan. 26, 2021
With declining costs, improved technologies, and increasing deployment, energy storage is poised to become a growing part of the evolving U.S. power system. But measuring the value of energy storage is inherently complex—and future systems will likely include multiple storage technologies, adding new complexity. Read more
Soon, your home may be able to generate solar power from places other than your roof. As the solar market evolves and expands, companies are looking into new solar technologies aimed at spreading solar energy generation beyond traditional rooftop and ground-mount solar panels. One such idea, solar panel windows, has gained momentum recently, and could represent part of the solar market’s future. Read more
Authors: Marriele Mango, Clean Energy Group, and Mayra Cruz, Catalyst Miami | Projects: Resilient Power Project, Energy Storage and Health
The impact power outages have on public health can be severe. Emergency management and public health leaders rely on decades of research and case studies to learn how to better prepare for natural disasters and their consequences, including widespread power outages. Read more
The latest from – Green Tech Media Article by Jason Deign
“This year will likely be remembered as a period of technology consolidation rather than breakthrough innovation in the energy industry. Emerging industries such as offshore wind and lithium-ion battery storage have gone from strength to strength.
A possible breakout moment for emerging technologies like storage and hydrogen
Both energy storage and hydrogen – critical emerging technologies for unlocking emissions reductions across energy systems – could become key beneficiaries of stimulus plans, much as solar PV and wind benefitted from boosts during recovery packages after the 2008 financial crisis. Read more
Group NIRE, welcomes our new Control Engineer, Sanka Liyanage. Sanka is a control and robotic engineer. He specializes in industrial network control systems and mobile robots. He will be working in our growing, Wide Bandgap Testing facility, located at the Reece Center in Lubbock, Texas. We are so honored to have him join our team! Read more
Power electronics have taken an interesting turn toward the adoption of wide bandgap (WBG) devices such as GaN and SiC. While silicon still dominates the market, the emergence of GaN and SiC devices will soon direct technology toward new, more efficient solutions. Yole Développement (Yole) estimates that revenue from SiC devices will account for more than 10% of the market by 2025, while revenue from GaN devices will be more than 2% of the market by 2025. Read more
On September 28, 2018, President Donald J. Trump declared October to be National Energy Awareness Month.
During National Energy Awareness Month, we recognize the remarkable role American energy plays in producing more abundant, affordable, and reliable power for our Nation and the world. My Administration is reducing regulatory burdens on the energy sector, developing innovative energy technologies, and building new energy-related infrastructure. Read more
August will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start thinking about #AmericanWindWeek 2020! The week-long celebration of #windpower will showcase how wind is building a future powered by a strong economy and clean energy.
#WindBuildsTheFuture Read more