KYOCERA’s 315-Watt, 80-Cell Solar Module Launches in the U.S.
Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced the launch of its highest-output solar module, the 80-cell KD 315. The new module is ideal for large-scale installations like solar-covered parking, and is now available for U.S. customers.
NanoKTN Paper Looks at Development of Next Generation Thermoelectric and Thermionic Devices
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network is pleased to announce the publishing of a Position Paper, following its one-day workshop held last year to explore emerging technologies and opportunities in the development of next generation thermoelectric and thermionic devices.
REC Peak Energy Series
The REC Peak Energy Module delivers more power per square meter due to several design improvements. Introduction of three bus bars and improved contact between the cell and metal fingers, improves the electrical flow.
Unirac Launches Improved ISYS Ground Mount 2.0 for Commercial Solar Installations
Unirac, Inc., today announced the newest generation of its premier product for commercial installations, the ISYS Ground Mount racking system. Available now for order, ISYS Ground Mount (IGM) 2.0 is stronger, lighter and installs more quickly than its predecessor. Engineered to accommodate virtually every foundation option, IGM 2.0 easily adapts to any project site by allowing customers to select the most cost-effective foundation system for thei...
Unirac Unveils New ISYS Single Access Tracker for Commercial and Utility Solar Arrays at SPI 2011
Unirac, Inc., debuted the new ISYS Single Axis Tracker at the Solar Power International (SPI) trade show opening today at the Dallas Convention Center. Available immediately for order at a highly competitive price, it is the most robust and versatile ground mount tracker system on the market today, able to work with any space or module system. Unirac backs the ISYS Tracker with the industry-leading 20-year structural performance warranty.
New ways to harness energy at the press of a button
With the ECO 200, EnOcean is launching the third generation of its mechanical energy converters. Combined with the PTM 330 transmitter module the result is an entire system for batteryless wireless operations. This new pairing creates an optimum basis for speedy and simple implementation of energy harvesting switching solutions.
Highly efficient – Low-loss inductors for solar power inverters
SMP shows chokes for solar power inverters at this year’s Intersolar in Munich, Germany. Compact and low-loss with low stray fields, the chokes facilitate outstanding inverter efficiency. The chokes’ cores consist of powder composites with low magnetostriction, which SMP specifically engineers for each application. With the low eddy current and hysteresis losses of these materials, the chokes allow the construction of exceptionally ef...
Axeon supplies batteries for first Hiriko prototype electric vehicles
Spanish firm Hiriko has chosen Axeon, Europe’s largest independent supplier of lithium-ion battery systems, to supply batteries for its prototype electric vehicles.
2012: Pushing forward with innovation in Energy Harvesting
2011 turned out to be a very interesting year for energy harvesting, full of scientific advances, technology breakthroughs and new product developments. IDTechEx predicts that the trend is set to continue, with further developments expected in 2012, along with expansion of commercialization efforts which will push energy harvesting adoption forward. By Dr. Harry Zervos, Technology Analyst
Pre-assembled solar power connectors from Multi-Contact save costs
A range of connectors for joining PV cables has been introduced by Multi-Contact. Fully compatible with the company's popular MC4 range, the new MC4PLUS connectors save costs as they are supplied pre-assembled.