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Wind power will deliver more than 7% of world's electricity by 2018, says Navigant

Jul 22, 11:38

Headwinds in several key markets, including the US and Spain, slowed growth in the global wind power market dramatically in 2013. Still, wind power now supplies nearly 3% of the world's...

Power supply market to grow US$3.5 billion in 4 years, says IHS

Jul 10, 16:08

The global market outlook for AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies is set for healthy expansion starting in 2014 until at least 2018, with revenues during the four years projected to grow...

Shipments of advanced battery cells reach 6.7 billion in 2013, says Navigant

Jul 4, 12:21

The advanced battery industry saw continued growth in 2013, as demand for batteries as an alternative means to power vehicles, grid management equipment, and devices increased in...

Revenues from smart waste technology to reach US$6.5 billion by 2023, says Navigant

Jul 2, 15:56

The volume of waste generated by the world's cities is growing in parallel with the world's population and the pace of economic progress in developing countries. Emerging smart technologies...

Beijing to promote use of electric vehicles, says report

Jul 1, 15:00

The Municipal Government of Beijing city, has announced a four-year plan to promote use of electric vehicles, aiming at 170,000 electric cars in use and establishment of 10,000 power-charging...

Annual worldwide nanogrid capacity will increase 60% by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 27, 15:38

Nanogrids, which are even smaller versions of microgrids, can serve as modular building blocks for energy applications that range from emergency power for commercial buildings to...

Annual investment in smart city technologies in Asia Pacific will reach US$11.3 billion by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 26, 15:07

Home to most of the world's largest and fastest-growing mega-cities, Asia Pacific faces unprecedented challenges related to rapid urbanization. Along with the challenges, however,...

Virtual power plants to reach US$5.3 billion in annual vendor revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 25, 15:20

Several developments in the power sector, including the increasing penetration of smart meters and growth in variable renewable generation, have created an environment conducive to...

Networked energy management systems for the hospitality industry will reach nearly US$848 million in annual revenues by 2020, says Navigant

Jun 20, 15:46

Hotel operators are under pressure to deliver improved financial performance at the property level in spite of a stagnant economy. In response, they are turning to building energy...

Residential energy generation and storage will reach US$71.6 billion in annual revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 17, 14:24

Solar PV panels, which enable customers to generate some of their own electricity and sell unneeded power back to their utility, are the most visible form of the broad disruption...

Utility asset management and grid monitoring technology will reach nearly US$7 billion in annual revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 16, 13:56

Advances in sensing and monitoring technology have the potential to completely revolutionize the way the power grid is managed and maintained. While the penetration level of these...

Building energy management for small and medium-size buildings will reach US$1.3 billion in annual revenues by 2022, says Navigant

Jun 11, 14:33

Although small- and medium-size commercial buildings represent a majority of buildings both in terms of number of buildings and square footage, they have not seen the same level of...

Government policies driving energy efficient buildings technology and services market in Asia Pacific, says Navigant

Jun 9, 15:49

While the global recession that began in 2008 slowed the growth of the construction market in Asia Pacific, the region's buildings sector remains the most dynamic in the world. Since...

Energy capacity of advanced batteries for utility-scale energy storage applications will grow 71% per year through 2023, says Navigant

Jun 6, 14:10

Traditionally, the electricity grid has functioned mostly without any stored resources. Today, however, the rapid expansion of distributed, renewable energy resources is increasing...

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight...

Fault location, isolation, and service restoration hardware for electricity grids will reach US$5.4 billion in annual market value by 2023, says firm

May 29, 15:56

The massive destruction of electric infrastructure from storms, such as Tropical Cyclone Sandy in 2012 and the Alabama tornado outbreaks of April 2011, has triggered customer-driven...

Utility spending on smart grid as a service will total US$57.6 billion from 2014-2023, says Navigant

May 27, 14:59

For the power sector to realize the full benefits of the smart grid revolution, advanced networking and communications technology must span the entire power grid. For many smaller...

Microgrids in Asia Pacific to reach nearly US$5.8 billion in annual market value by 2023, says Navigant

May 26, 12:35

Several of the most heavily populated countries in the Asia Pacific region, including China, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, are experiencing unprecedented rates of rural electrification...

Energy storage systems for microgrids to reach nearly US$4.2 billion in market value by 2024, says Navigant Research

May 23, 12:21

Delivering services both to microgrids and, in the case of grid-tied systems, to the centralized grid, energy storage is becoming an essential enabling technology for all types of...

Industrial combined heat and power capacity will grow 30% per year through 2023, says Navigant Research

May 22, 13:58

Enabling facilities to achieve efficiencies of up to 85% while simultaneously generating electricity and heat, combined heat and power (CHP) is a proven strategy for reducing total...

Annual wind power capacity installations in key emerging markets will double by 2023, says firm

May 21, 12:22

While growth rates in wind power markets in the developed world have plateaued or, in some cases, fallen, developing economies are expected to see robust growth in the coming years...

Global market for AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies rises 2.4% in 2013, says IHS

May 14, 15:17

The global market for AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies rose 2.4% in 2013, but much of the growth was limited to specific markets, leading to some substantial shifts in the rankings...

Taiwan generates 213,400GWh of power in 2013, says Taipower

May 7, 15:43

A total 213,400GWh of electricity was generated in Taiwan in 2013, according to state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).

Indoor air quality technologies will reach nearly US$5.6 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Apr 30, 16:09

Employing an array of technologies to create more effective ventilation than conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring...

Taiwan halts nuclear power plant project

Apr 29, 11:59

The Taiwan government, bowing to anti-nuclear pressure from the general public, has decided to immediately suspend construction on the country's nearly completed fourth nuclear power...

Flexible AC transmission systems to surpass US$5 billion in annual revenues worldwide by 2022, says firm

Apr 24, 15:35

The majority of electricity transmission systems in service today are high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) systems that rely on many of the same technologies that existed at their...

China market: Tesla plans to deploy PV-based power charging network

Apr 23, 15:14

US-based electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors plans to set up a network of PV-based power charging stations in China, news.cnyes.com cited company CEO Elon Musk as indicati...

Networking equipment for commercial building automation systems to reach US$34.7 billion by 2021, says Navigant

Apr 18, 16:24

Offering automated, granular, real-time control of every major system within commercial buildings, networked building controls can provide building owners and operators with significant...

Sony and Hydro-Quebec announce joint venture to develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids

Apr 16, 15:43

Sony and Hydro-Quebec have announced that they have agreed to establish a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. Sony and Hydro-Quebec...

Annual microgrid capacity installations to increase nearly 5-fold by 2020, says firm

Apr 14, 14:37

Fueled by the growth of distributed generation and the desire from consumers and businesses to move toward greater independence in their use of electricity, the microgrid concept...

Remote microgrids continue to be the most numerous category of microgrid projects, says firm

Apr 10, 14:27

Although most microgrids are technically retrofit projects, microgrids have begun to move into the mainstream. Around the world, new vendors continue to enter this space with new...

Smart city communication networks market will surpass US$3.5 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Apr 9, 15:29

Smart cities are, by definition, connected cities. Most of the innovations in energy, transportation, and the efficient delivery of public services associated with smart cities rely...

Commercial building energy efficiency retrofits will surpass US$127 billion in annual market value by 2023, says firm

Apr 8, 14:15

Residential and commercial buildings account for 35-40% of total energy consumption worldwide. Commercial buildings, in particular, consume large amounts of energy related to heating/ventilation/air...

Utility spending on smart grid IT systems will total nearly US$140 billion from 2014-2022, says firm

Apr 2, 14:58

Utilities have long used information technology (IT) solutions in their businesses – for customer billing, outage responses, and protection and control functions. Only recently,...

Philips and ABB announce collaboration to simplify integration of connected lighting systems

Apr 1, 15:43

ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, and Royal Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of connected lighting systems and building device...

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    Maxim Newport smart meter reference design

    The Maxim Newport reference design is a fully running electricity meter. With this reference design Maxim can demonstrate how it can make the core chip, as well as all the chips that...

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