While 2011 figures have yet to come in, we know that the global small wind turbine market grew from 105.9 MW in 2006 to 275.8 MW in 2010. GlobalData's recent report – Small Wind Turbines (less than 100kW) – Global Market Size, Analysis by Power Range, Regulations and Competitive Landscape to 2020 – predicts even higher growth in the coming years, spurred by increasing incentives announced by various governments and by growing end user awareness.
Global economic woes have taken their toll, but investment in renewable projects is still strong and since 2010 has surpassed investment in new fossil fuel plants. But — as a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of Swiss Re reminds us — as investment grows, so too do the risks involved in owning, managing and operating such installations.
Solar-powered electricity prices could soon approach those of power from coal or natural gas thanks to collaborative research with solar start-up Ampulse Corporation at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Silicon wafers account for almost half the cost of today's solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, so reducing or eliminating wafer costs is essential to bringing prices down.
Flexenclosure has won the telecom and mobile industry’s most prestigious award, the GSMA 2012 Global Mobile Award recognising “excellence, achievement and innovation within the mobile communications industry”. Flexenclosure won the Green Mobile Award for its E-site green power solution. Flexenclosure was handed the 2012 Green Mobile Award for its E-site solution at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last night.
Implements IBM SmartCloud Foundation to augment carrier-class service level management IBM has announced that IMImobile, a global mobile data technology infrastructure and solutions provider to telecom operators, media companies and enterprises has deployed IBM software to enhance its existing service and cloud infrastructure management processes.
RFMW, Ltd. and MAST Technologies today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective October 3, 2011. MAST Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of RF absorbing materials. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.
Aided by expected soaring sales of its upcoming next-generation iPad, Apple Inc. in 2012 is projected to nearly double its spending on displays used in media tablets and smartphones, according to IHS iSuppli Display Materials & Systems Service research from information and analytics provider IHS.
Excelitas Technologies, a global provider of innovative, customized optoelectronic solutions, today announces an exclusive partnership with AccuBeat, Ltd. to distribute AccuBeat’s Rubidium Atomic Frequency and Timing products in the North American market. Excelitas has a proven heritage of leadership in supporting critical aerospace and defense applications, and the AccuBeat partnership further strengthens Excelitas’ long-standing commitment and leadership in space-qualified and tactical military time and frequency solutions.
Device is First-to-Market with Affordable, Two-Way Global Satellite Messaging The DeLorme inReach 2-way satellite communicator has been honored with a 2012 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award. This is the most prestigious award in the outdoor industry, given annually in recognition of outstanding innovation in design, materials, and performance.
IDTechEx find that the market for printed and potentially printed electronics in 2012 will be $9.4 Billion. This includes devices not yet printed today but which are moving towards being printed. Of this market, 30% of the devices studied are made predominately by printing, and 6% are on a non-rigid substrate.
“People have wanted to leave their mark since the beginning of humanity,” says Veysel Berk, creator of the mobile app Wallit. “Now they are going to be able to do that digitally using their smartphones.” Released Tuesday for iPhone and iTouch, Wallit is hailed by Berk as the world’s first “social augmented reality app.
Major carriers, arguing that their networks are clogged with smart-phone and tablet traffic, are increasingly implementing data throttling, the practice of targeting heavy users by slowing down data-transfer speeds. Now a gadget invented at Bell Labs—a programmable, pint-sized transmitter that requires no new traditional cell towers—could rapidly add capacity and thus help avoid data bottlenecks.
With Wednesday’s launch of the iPad HD now pretty much a forgone conclusion, a report has surfaced of a mysterious “Apple Store event” planned for Friday, March 16. 9to5Mac cites an “Apple Store source who has been reliable in the past” for a speculative report about an announcement that day.
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. Next-Gen iPad to Be Unveiled Today The biggest story of the day is, of course, Apple’s unveiling of the next-generation iPad, which will happen in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater.
LCR Electronics is pleased to announce Rodney Boyd as the new Southeastern Regional Sales Manager for EMI Filters and Electronic Products. Rodney is based in Northwest Georgia and responsible for LCR’s sales in NC, SC, TN, GA, AL, FL, MS, AR, LA, OK and TX. “Rodney brings extensive knowledge of the military EMI filter marketplace to our organization.