• Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018

    The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology.

  • U.S. and China Agree to Carbon Reduction Goals

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. would aim to cut net greenhouse gas emissions 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025.

  • Revised Standard for Installing and Maintaining Medium-voltage Cable

    The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the National Cable Splicing Certification Board (NCSCB) released NECA/NCSCB 600-2014, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Medium-Voltage Cable the latest in a series of revisions for National Electrical Installation Standard (NEIS).

  • Gas-fired Power Plant with Zero Air Emissions Secures Funding

    NET Power LLC secured funding and project agreements to build a 50 megawatt thermal (MWt), $140 million gas-fired power plant that would produce no air emissions and includes what the North Carolina-based company says will be full carbon dioxide (CO2) capture.

  • Smart Lithium-ion Battery Warns of Fire Hazard

    Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives warning before it overheats and ignite. The technology is designed for conventional lithium-ion batteries.

  • Power Supply Options for Multiple Output Voltage Applications

    A variety of power supply configurations and designs are available from industrial suppliers. The tried-and-true design of the linear power supply typically has better transient response to load changes, less electrical noise and less ripple than other power supply designs.

  • 5MW Battery Storage Unit Enters Service in Germany

    One of Europe’s largest commercial battery power plants entered service on September 16. The 5 megawatt (MW) lithium-ion unit was designed by Berlin-based grid and storage company Younicos for WEMAG, an electricity supplier.

  • Solar Microinverter and Power Optimizer Market to Top $1 Billion in 2018

    The market for global photovoltaic (PV) solar microinverters and power optimizers is forecast to more than triple in the coming years, rising to more than $1 billion in 2018, as both established and new regions increase their adoption of the emerging technology, according to a new report, PV

  • Motor Makers Tackle the Efficiency Challenge

    Motor manufacturers have made a number of efficiency-boosting changes to their product designs. One common practice has been to increase the amount of so-called active material in the motor's core to reduce total losses, which translates into higher efficiency.

  • NRC Approves GE-Hitachi Nuclear Power Plant Design

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a rule to certify GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor (ESBWR) design for use to generate electric power in the United States.

  • IEEE Forms New Standards Working Groups

    IEEE is forming the IEEE P2415 Unified Hardware Abstraction and Layer Working Group and IEEE P2416 Power Modeling Meta-standard Working Group. Both will draft standards that are intended to support development of more powerful and economically affordable electronics.

  • IEEE 802.3bj Amendment

    IEEE 802.3bj “Standard for Ethernet Amendment 2: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 100 Gb/s Operation Over Backplanes and Copper Cables.”

  • LSD 28-2014 Minimizing the Potential of Base Arcing Between Certain Wattage HID Lamps

    NEMA LSD 28 educates end users of high wattage HID lamps about lamp-bases and lampholders and recommends best practices for selection and maintenance. Related Resources: IHS Standards Store

  • LSD 64-2014 Lighting Controls Terminology

    NEMA LSD 64 defines terminology related to controls for lighting systems for non-residential and residential applications. The goal of LSD 64 is for NEMA definitions to ultimately be used as the definitive reference for codes, standards, and legislation. This will eliminate the creation of new


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