Alternative Energy http://powerelectronics.com/taxonomy/term/7406/more en Solar Microinverters and Power Optimizers Shift Tactics to Sell More Solar AC and Smart Modules, IHS Markit Says http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/solar-microinverters-and-power-optimizers-shift-tactics-sell-more-solar-ac-and-sm <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The business model of microinverter and power optimizer suppliers is set to shift from standalone units to integrated systems, according to new analysis released by IHS Markit.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/solar-microinverters-and-power-optimizers-shift-tactics-sell-more-solar-ac-and-sm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/solar-microinverters-and-power-optimizers-shift-tactics-sell-more-solar-ac-and-sm#comments Alternative Energy Industry Solar Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:55:00 +0000 60951 at http://powerelectronics.com Qi-certified 15-W Wireless Power Transmitter http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/qi-certified-15-w-wireless-power-transmitter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's first Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) v1.2 Qi-certified 15-W wireless power transmitter.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/qi-certified-15-w-wireless-power-transmitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/charger-ics/qi-certified-15-w-wireless-power-transmitter#comments Products Alternative Energy Charger ICs Power Electronics Systems Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:50:00 +0000 60811 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Texas Instruments).</p> NYC Blueprint for Offshore Wind Power http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/nyc-blueprint-offshore-wind-power <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The first U.S. offshore wind project is scheduled to come online near Block Island, off the Rhode Island coast.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/nyc-blueprint-offshore-wind-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/nyc-blueprint-offshore-wind-power#comments Alternative Energy Industry Energy Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000 60741 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>Image Courtesy of Thinkstock</p> The Variable Renewables Integration Challenge http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/variable-renewables-integration-challenge <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Renewables, including hydro, now account for over 30% of the total global installed power generation capacity and 23% of total global electricity production.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/variable-renewables-integration-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/variable-renewables-integration-challenge#comments Alternative Energy Industry Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:25:00 +0000 60561 at http://powerelectronics.com IHS Markit Names Leaders in PV Module Supplier Scorecard 2016 http://powerelectronics.com/solar/ihs-markit-names-leaders-pv-module-supplier-scorecard-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In a new scorecard reviewing the solar photovoltaic module sector, Trina Solar, SunPower, First Solar, Hanwha Q-cells and Jinko Solar were all identified as this year's industry leaders.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/solar/ihs-markit-names-leaders-pv-module-supplier-scorecard-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/solar/ihs-markit-names-leaders-pv-module-supplier-scorecard-2016#comments Alternative Energy Industry Energy Solar Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:30:00 +0000 60151 at http://powerelectronics.com Global Wind Operations and Maintenance Market Set for Strong Growth to $17 Billion by 2020 http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/global-wind-operations-and-maintenance-market-set-strong-growth-17-billion-2020 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The global wind operations and maintenance is estimated to increase from $10 billion in 2015 to $17 billion by 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/global-wind-operations-and-maintenance-market-set-strong-growth-17-billion-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/global-wind-operations-and-maintenance-market-set-strong-growth-17-billion-2020#comments Alternative Energy Industry Energy Solar Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:35:00 +0000 60021 at http://powerelectronics.com SolarWorld Debuts 1,500-volt Solar Panel http://powerelectronics.com/solar/solarworld-debuts-1500-volt-solar-panel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SolarWorld announced that it will release a 1,500-volt solar panel to enable installers to increase lengths of solar-panel strings by up to 50 percent.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/solar/solarworld-debuts-1500-volt-solar-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/solar/solarworld-debuts-1500-volt-solar-panel#comments Products Alternative Energy Industry Energy Solar Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:05:00 +0000 59831 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in 2016 http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/power-electronics-electric-and-hybrid-vehicles-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Yole Développement </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sales of battery electric cars doubled between 2014 and 2015, an occurrence considered the first sign of the widespread acceptance of electrified cars.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/power-electronics-electric-and-hybrid-vehicles-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/power-electronics-electric-and-hybrid-vehicles-2016#comments Automotive Alternative Energy Industry Fri, 20 May 2016 20:50:00 +0000 57561 at http://powerelectronics.com Death of Hybrid Vehicles? http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/death-hybrid-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IDTechEx says that sales of hybrid cars in the USA collapsed from 3.2% of car sales in 2013 to under 2% in 2015 as Americans responded to the sharply reduced oil price. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/death-hybrid-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/death-hybrid-vehicles#comments Automotive Alternative Energy Industry Batteries Power Electronics Systems Tue, 17 May 2016 21:40:00 +0000 57451 at http://powerelectronics.com MIT Energy Initiative Awards Nine Seed Fund Grants for Early-Stage Energy Research http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/mit-energy-initiative-awards-nine-seed-fund-grants-early-stage-energy-research <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The MIT Energy Initiative has made nine awards totaling $1.3 million under its annual Seed Fund Program.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/mit-energy-initiative-awards-nine-seed-fund-grants-early-stage-energy-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/mit-energy-initiative-awards-nine-seed-fund-grants-early-stage-energy-research#comments Alternative Energy Industry Power Electronics Systems Tue, 10 May 2016 20:40:00 +0000 57171 at http://powerelectronics.com