A new efficiency record of 21.4% for flexible CIGS solar cell on polymer film has been achieved by scientists at Empa. Solar cells of this type are especially suited for applications on roofs, transport vehicles or mobile devices.
Modern automotive and industrial systems require a stable voltage source even as the system input voltage sweeps from one extreme to another. This article describes solutions for maintaining bias voltages in electrical systems over a wide range of source voltages, from 5 V to 140 V.
In a bid to address so-called “range anxiety” and improve the viability of electric vehicles, two companies – GreenCore and Loop Energy – have announced a partnership that will focus on the design and development of hydrogen-powered fast-charging stations.
Wallbox, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, unveiled Hypernova, the company's fastest and most sophisticated public charging station. As electric vehicles become increasingly popular, there is a need for reliable public chargers that are ultrafast, long-lasting and easy to repair.
The ongoing chip shortage has had an impact on virtually every industry, sending traumatic ripples throughout global supply chains. From automobiles to games consoles and power supplies to graphics processing units, very few have been left unaffected. Here’s a look at the latest developments.
Batteries with lithium metal electrodes promise higher energy and power densities. However, electrochemical processes can occur in these batteries that impair their safety and performance. As part of the BMWi-funded “metaLit” project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE) is developing models to simulate these processes.
UL, a global safety science specialist and developer of digital solutions for renewable energy, announced the release of Windographer 5, a wholly re-engineered version of its software for analyzing, visualizing and validating wind resource data from meteorological towers and remote sensing systems.
EDA tools are at the core of modern chip production. Now that it has been cut off from access to the United States EDA tools market, China is quickly developing a homegrown industry as it continues to do battle with the U.S. for global chip market dominance.
Despite some negative market factors, the number of electric vehicles (EVs) – especially full battery types – is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. However, to fulfil their potential, EVs must have the right power electronics design in place. This article looks at the issues involved for the complete power train, from battery to motor.
Littelfuse, an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world, today announced the expansion of its silicon carbide (SiC) diodes portfolio to include the 1700 V-class.