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What are solar panels?
Solar panels are solar photovoltaic modules/arrays that use solar cells to convert light from the sun into electricity. The term is sometimes used to refer to solar thermal collectors that use the sun's energy to heat water or other fluids.
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2008-10-28 Micro Power StationsYou Too Can Be a Utility Company
I get a sick feeling every month while opening my power bill which many of you probably share. As most of you experience, the price of electricity has gone through the roof and there's possibly no end in sight. As fuel costs continue to surge, so does the price of a kilowatt-hour.
2007-07-25 Mass production of OLPC laptops kicks off
The non-profit OLPC project founded by Nicholas Negroponte reported it has authorized mass production of its XO laptop.
2015-05-25 Making graphene cost-effective and scalable
MIT and University of Michigan researchers described an innovative roll-to-roll manufacturing process that makes production of graphene and other 2D materials practical.
2014-11-25 Japan seeks to gain tech supremacy with IoT
At the Embedded Technology 2014 last week, Japanese exhibitors, whole-heartedly embracing IoT and its technology building blocks, were busy showing solutions bridging the old and new.
2012-01-16 Integrate power mgmt functions for energy harvesting
Learn about the functional blocks needed for this role in a harvesting design.
2012-02-21 Industry needs smarter switches, nanogrids
Engineers are asking improvements in Ethernet technology, two of them specifically calling for nanogrids and smarter switches.
2015-09-28 India scores support of Silicon Valley giants
Big companies headquartered in Silicon Valley have expressed interest and support for the initiatives of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aimed at improving the country's electronics industry.
2012-11-30 Improve efficiency of photovoltaic systems
Learn about the overall design of PV systems, along with new semiconductor advances that provide designers with the best tools for developing PV inverters.
2012-06-05 Impact of smart meters on IT infrastructure
While the actual process of implementing and integrating these meters unfolds, companies need to think ahead on how this will affect their IT requirements in the near future.
2012-11-12 IMI upbeat about EMS industry future
EMS firm IMI reported more than doubled its net income for most of 2012 attributing its growth to its ability to adapt to emerging trends.
2013-09-05 Imec, Veeco team up for GaN-on-Si for power, LED apps
Imec's multi-partner GaN-on-Si R&D programme gathers the industry to jointly develop GaN LED and power devices on 200mm silicon substrates compatible with a 200mm CMOS-compatible infrastructure.
2011-11-25 Image gallery: Japan zooms in on the smart home
The Embedded Technology 2011 event showed that since the March 11 earthquake disaster, the Japanese electronics industry has shifted its focus to smart home technologies.
2013-01-10 Identifying prospects in green power
There are many opportunities in energy harvesting for use in green power alternative energies.
2010-02-04 Hot buttons for 2010: Convergence, green tech
Meenus Sarin takes a look at an industry fresh out of a recession. What will 2010 hold for electronics design engineers and managers, particularly those in the ASEAN and India? Read on to find out.
2010-01-05 Grand challenges to to niggling nettles in 2010
EE Times editors list nettlesome issues they'd most like to see electronics engineers sort out next year ranging from grand challenges of engineering to niggling nettles of consumer gadgetry.
2011-09-01 GlobalFoundries ships more chips, prepares for 14nm
GlobalFoundries is claiming it is shipping thousands of 32nm wafers per week and is planning its strategies for the company's 14nm node.
2012-10-03 GaN power start-up receives Japanese backing
Transphorm Inc. recently received financing worth $35 million from Japanese companies Innovation Network Corp. of Japan and Nihon Inter Electronics Co.
2014-10-31 From Jeju to West: South Korea exports smart grid tech
State-run company Korea Electric Power Corporation has earmarked some $155 million for the testing of the smart grid technologies on Jeju Island, with a goal is to develop smarter power systems into an export item.
2013-05-21 Explosion-proof transducer supports pressure from 1-20,000PSI
American Sensor Technologies said its AST46DS is a price-competitive transducer with zero function capability, voltage or 4-20mA output signals and all 316L stainless steel sensor materials.
2015-05-18 Examining a 100V DC energy monitor
To realise the green goal of energy efficiency, a mere power rating might not be sufficient under all circumstances. To achieve more exact results it can be a good idea to monitor the actual current.
2011-05-12 Epiq buys strengthen IMI's position in automotive segment
IMI will purchase three Epiq facilities to expand its global footprint, and strengthen its hold on the automotive and industrial segments.
2016-05-13 Employing energy harvesters for wireless sensors
Since batteries must be regularly replaced, a more effective wireless power solution may be to harvest ambient mechanical, thermal, or electro-magnetic energy in the sensor's local environment.
2006-12-07 Electronic polymer market to grow by 14.5% until 2008
Global demand for conductive electronic polymer products will expand by 14.5 percent per year until 2008, reported Frost & Sullivan.
2011-05-18 E-mobility gets new key enabling tech
Advancements in electromobility are in process as a new key enabling technology surfaced.
2002-02-26 Diodes Inc. Schottky barrier rectifier has 80 percent less PCB area
Housed in the company's Powermite 3 packaging, the SBM1040 Schottky barrier rectifier has a height of 1.1mm and occupies 33mm? of PCB area.
2010-08-25 Deposition tool roll out takes on HDP-CVD
Applied announces a shallow trench isolation film deposition tool that is in step with the company's renewed emphasis on its chip-based fab tool business.
2004-12-01 Contemplating nature, power grid
A net-centric power grid would eventually produce the same amount of power being used today while reducing dependence on native coal reserves and the natural gas that we import in great quantities.
2015-06-30 Conductive ink on textiles yields stretchable electronics
University of Tokyo researchers said the discovery will enable electronic apparel such as sportswear incorporating sensing devices for measuring biological indicators such as heart rate and muscle contraction.
2012-10-16 Cisco spearheaded Huawei boycott, says report
According to a report that the Washington post obtained, Cisco is part of a lobbying campaign to limit Huawei's access to U.S. telecom equipment.
2002-11-27 Chip equipment vendors rework tech strategies
Semiconductor equipment vendors are retooling their strategies in the face of the industry's declining book-to-bill ratio, which slid to 0.73 in October.
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