New 48 volt battery technology boosts mild hybrid performance
The new 48V battery design launched by MAHLE Powertrain at the Future Powertrain Conference in February 2019 looks set to boost the performance of mild hybrid road vehicles. The engineering services company, part of the MAHLE group, has designed and developed a working prototype battery to showcase the potential for the technology.
All-electric Formula E racing kicks off in 2019
It has been announced that AVX Corporation is sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team in partnership with Mouser Electronics, TTI, and Molex. The world’s first and only racing series with all-electric vehicles, the ABB FIA Formula-E Championship is a fusion of engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music, and entertainment.
Accurately determine energy yield of bifacial solar modules
Research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, imec, along with EnergyVille have presented a new simulation framework that can reportedly accurately calculate the energy yield of bifacial PV systems (also capturing reflected light from the ground).
Solar energy parking canopy helping companies go green
AVX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has installed a 908kW solar energy parking canopy at its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Consisting of 2,700 PV modules, the installation boasts a projected annual output of 1.3GWh of clean, green power, which is equivalent to the amount of power generated by more than one million po...
Electric driveline for fire engine being developed
An agreement to design and deliver an electric driveline for an industrial OEM has been signed by Volvo Penta. This strategic partnership follows the recent announcement that Volvo Penta is providing the propulsion system to Gothenburg’s first all-electric ferry, and demonstrates an important step in the journey to electrified power solutions to industrial and marine segments by 2021.
Solar satellite TV system for off-grid Africa
Specialist in affordable pay-as-you-go solar technology, Azuri Technologies, has unveiled its new 32-inch solar satellite TV system specially designed and customised for off-grid customers in Africa. The 32” Azuri TV is the latest product release from the company which already has in its product portfolio a 24” solar satellite TV.
Gas turbine tech to boost electric vehicles’ range
Electric vehicles that travel a complete journey on each charge, making them more appealing to drivers, have moved a step closer. University of Birmingham scientists have received a £554,000 grant from Innovate UK to work with partners in China to develop the turbo range extender which charges vehicles on the run and resolves the range concerns associated with electric vehicles.
There is hope for e-cars with single phase charging...
Manufacturer of portable charging stations, Juice Technology has announced the launch of its new Juice Phaser. Owners of e-cars with single-phase charging can rejoice: from now on, they can charge their cars twice as fast - without overloading their domestic power connection.
Grid resilience at Solar Power Northeast Annual Conference
Manufacturer of automatic transfer switches and power control systems and solutions, Russelectric, has announced that it will be attending the Solar Power Northeast Annual Conference, to be held February 5th to 6th, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Solar Power Northeast focuses on solar and energy storage industries regarding trends and legislation impacting grid resilience and reliability in the region.
How titanium oxide influences perovskite solar cell performance
Researchers at Tokai University report in Nano Letters a systematic study on the effects that using different forms of titanium oxide in planar perovskite solar cells has on the performance of the devices. Perovskite solar cells, with a current maximum power-conversion efficiency of 23%, hold much promise for producing photovoltaic energy through devices that are easy and inexpensive to fabricate.