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.
Harry Ostaffe, VP of Marketing and Business Development Powercast Corporation Wireless sensor network (WSN) deployments are rapidly increasing. ABI Research reported that in 2010, WSN chip shipments grew >300 percent and wireless-enabled building automation sensors grew 80 percent. The majority of these sensor nodes are battery-powered which deploy and install rapidly compared to wiring.
When disaster strikes from harsh weather environments, power surges, or rolling blackouts, mission critical computing systems and manufacturing processes are at the highest risk of going down. After the power goes out, uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) keep the facility up and running preventing the loss of vital information and protecting against costly equipment damage.
Power Sources Unlimited announces the Eltek Valere Flatpack2 HE Series of high efficiency rectifiers. The combination of innovative design, efficiency and reliability makes the Flatpack2 HE rectifier a key component in your network. With conversion efficiency up to 96.5%, the amount of wasted energy has been reduced by 50% compared to the current industry standard.
Imec has realized large-area (70cm²) epitaxial solar cells with efficiencies of up to 16.3% on high-quality substrates. And efficiencies of up to 14.7% were achieved on large-area low-quality substrates, showing the potential of thin-film epitaxial solar cells for industrial manufacturing. The results were achieved within Imec’s silicon solar cell industrial affiliation program (IIAP) that explores and develops advanced process technologies aiming a sharp reduction in silicon use, while increasing cell efficiency and hence further lowering substantially the cost per Watt peak.
DALLAS, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T today announced the deployment of the 2,000th alternative fuel vehicle and 1,500th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle in its corporate vehicle fleet, giving it one of the largest CNG vehicle fleets in the U.S. These milestones are part of a $565 million planned investment announced in March 2009 to replace more than 15,000 fleet vehicles with alternative fuel models through 2018.