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Train windows that combine mobile reception and thermal insulation

Train windows that combine mobile reception and thermal insulation
Researchers from EPFL have developed a type of glass that offers excellent energy efficiency and lets mobile telephone signals through. And by teaming up with Swiss manufacturers, they have produced innovative windows. Railway company BLS is about to install them on some of its trains in order to improve energy efficiency.
30th August 2016

Tool aims to support solar park developments

Tool aims to support solar park developments
  Lancaster University and the University of York are collaborating with the solar park community (civil society, policy and industrial partners) to deliver the Solar Park Impacts on Ecosystem Services (or SPIES) project.
26th August 2016

Self-shading windows require no power

Self-shading windows require no power
The idea to save energy by blocking the sunlight through windows is becoming more of a reality with the development of creating a window that can turn from transparent to opaque. Researchers at MIT have been able to see the future of smart windows with their ‘self-shading’ product. 
15th August 2016


Switch disconnector meets 1500VDC demand

Switch disconnector meets 1500VDC demand
The S6000N DC switch disconnector from Telergon is now available at distributor Switchtec. It has been introduced to meet the demand for this type of product as a result of the increased usage of 1500VDC generation in photovoltaic (PV) utility scale systems. Using 1500VDC rather than lower voltages enables the PV Installer to save costs as higher-voltage systems enable longer strings, which means fewer combiner boxes, less wiring and trenching, and therefore less labour too.
29th July 2016

skytron energy launches updated PVGuard, with integrated controls

skytron energy launches updated PVGuard, with integrated controls
skytron energy, a First Solar company and the global market leader in utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) monitoring, has announced the launch of version 2.3 of its PVGuard Supervision Platform. The updated version will be showcased at Intersolar 2016, and features a new integrated control function, allowing operators to directly connect to a plant via a customised dashboard, activating and deactivating individual inverters, sections, or the entire plant.
14th June 2016

Wonder material used in new heating system

Xefro has employed the services of European Circuits to design (hardware and software), and manufacture the electronics for its new heating system. Test systems are currently under trial, but Xefro expect this to be the world’s first commercial heating system using the new Graphene material.
1st February 2016

Design components driven by RF energy harvesting

Design components driven by RF energy harvesting
  A development platform for UHF RFID battery-free devices which includes an ANDY100 chip with EPC C1G2 communication and a MSPG2233IPW20 MCU from Texas Instruments for communication with developers’ circuits, the Medusa has been introduced by Farsens.
8th January 2015

Specialised electronics fuel a tidal energy project

Specialised electronics fuel a tidal energy project
  An ambitious project to generate tidal energy in Scotland requires some very specialised electronics, reports Sally Ward-Foxton.
23rd December 2014

Securing smart energy

The combination of renewable energies, traditional technology and optimised management promises to meet the economic and environmental challenges inherent in both energy generation and energy consumption. By Mark Pitchford, Field Applications Engineer, LDRA.
4th July 2014

Devkit for high-performance solar power systems

Devkit for high-performance solar power systems
  Enabling engineers to design highly efficient and reliable grid-tied solar micro inverters, Texas Instruments announces the C2000 Solar Micro Inverter Development Kit. The kit implements a complete grid-tied solar micro inverter based around TI's C2000 Piccolo TMS320F28035 microcontroller.
16th May 2014


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