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Solar cars – it’s just the beginning

Solar cars – it’s just the beginning
Solar vehicle bodywork has just progressed from curiosity to key enabling technology. The new 180-page IDTechEx report, ‘Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030’ explains why and forecasts the next ten years with solar cars set to reach $15bn by 2030, which will just be the beginning. The focus is mainly road vehicles - solar already provides significant car traction power. 
7th November 2019

Supporting students in the World Solar Challenge 2019

Supporting students in the World Solar Challenge 2019
norelem supported three universities who took the top ten places in the World Solar Challenge 2019. Regarded as one of the toughest solar races in the world, the challenge is a biennial solar-powered car race across the Australian outback that ran between 13th to 20th October.
4th November 2019

Demand for solar plant maintenance set to double

Demand for solar plant maintenance set to double
With Wood Mackenzie revealing that the annual cost of operating and maintaining solar energy plants is set to double in the next five years, global energy recruitment expert, Samuel Knight International, has warned that there’s simply not enough workers ready to deliver this.
4th November 2019


Soft-switching gate driver slashes solar inverter costs

Soft-switching gate driver slashes solar inverter costs
Pre-Switch has announced that its soft-switching IGBT and silicon carbide gate driver architecture, including the Pre-Drive3 controller board, powered by the Pre-Flex FPGA, and RPG gate driver board, can reduce the cost of solar inverters. The two-stage architecture delivers the same switching loss performance as a five-level design, resulting in reduced cost, control complexity and BOM count. 
30th October 2019

Silicon carbide FET devices for global racing challenge

Silicon carbide FET devices for global racing challenge
A Dutch solar car team from University of Twente and Saxion Hogeschool has selected silicon carbide (SiC) devices from UnitedSiC ahead of a major solar racing challenge in October. UnitedSiC provided product samples of their FAST Series of SiC FETs to Solar Team Twente, which they selected on the basis of superior performance.
4th October 2019

The 100th solar energy system in Nigeria

The 100th solar energy system in Nigeria
The West African solar energy company Daystar Power has installed the 100th solar power system since the company was founded in 2017. With the implementation of the solar energy system at a branch of Unity Bank in Bauchi, Nigeria, Daystar Power successfully installed its 100th solar power system since the companies’ foundation in 2017.
25th September 2019

Next-generation yield-simulation software for solar parks

Next-generation yield-simulation software for solar parks
At the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) in Marseille (France), Imec and EnergyVille, together with PVcase, presented their partnership to develop a commercial software solution that allows to easily design and accurately predict the energy yield of brand new photovoltaic (PV) power plants. 
9th September 2019

Mitsubishi to invest in clean solar utilities

Mitsubishi to invest in clean solar utilities
Mitsubishi has announced its decision to invest in BBOXX, a next generation utility. Since its establishment in 2010, BBOXX has provided clean and affordable energy and other essential modern utilities. It delivers innovative solar home systems (SHS) consisting of solar panels, battery storage, and a variety of home appliances on a pay-as-you-go basis.
29th August 2019

Global solar pumps market to reach $3.1bn by 2027

Global solar pumps market to reach $3.1bn by 2027
According to a recent study, in terms of revenue, the global solar pumps market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors. The study, from Transparency Market Research, offers thorough insights and forecasts in the solar pumps market.
28th August 2019

Capacitors target inverter solar market

Capacitors target inverter solar market
New Yorker Electronics is distributing the American Shizuki Capacitors (ASC) MEC-DL Low Profile DC Filter/Link Capacitor line of Film Capacitors. Designed primarily for PCB board mounting, they are ideal for frequency converters, micro inverters and DC filtering applications.
4th June 2019


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