Alternative Energy http://powerelectronics.com/taxonomy/term/7406/more en General Motors Partners with Honda on Fuel Cell Manufacturing http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/general-motors-partners-honda-fuel-cell-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> General Motors </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Mich., south of Detroit. Mass production of fuel cell systems is expected to begin around 2020. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fuel Cell System Manufacturing will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/general-motors-partners-honda-fuel-cell-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/general-motors-partners-honda-fuel-cell-manufacturing#comments Alternative Energy Industry Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:55:00 +0000 61311 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>GM Executive Vice President Global Product Development Mark Reuss (left) and President Honda North America Toshiaki Mikoshiba announce a manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of GM).</p> Subcutaneous Solar Cells Could Power Pacemakers http://powerelectronics.com/solar/subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study provides real-life data on the potential of powering medical implants with solar cells.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/solar/subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/solar/subcutaneous-solar-cells-could-power-pacemakers#comments Alternative Energy Industry Trends & Analysis Solar Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 61261 at http://powerelectronics.com 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