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Direct current distribution networks will surpass US$24 billion in annual revenues by 2025, says firm

Oct 18, 15:04

The market for direct current (DC) distribution networks is not a single, cohesive sector. Rather, it consists of several disparate opportunities, including data centers, mobile telecommunications...

Worldwide smart meter shipments surpass 51 million in 1H13, says Navigant Research

Oct 18, 14:53

While the overall smart grid industry has continued to expand over the last 18 months, in North America the first wave of smart meter deployments has crested as government-funded...

Thermal management for LEDs and power electronics grows to US$4.8 billion in 2020, says Lux Research

Oct 17, 16:07

Thermal management materials for LEDs and power electronics will be a US$4.8 billion market in 2020, more than doubling from US$1.8 billion in 2013. As manufacturers look for more...

Energy harvesting device sales will reach nearly 19 million units annually by 2020, says research firm

Oct 14, 11:52

Converting ambient energy to usable electrical energy, energy harvesting (EH) systems offer an inexpensive and compact way to power portable electrical devices that, in many cases,...

Market for supercapacitors to grow 128% to US$836 million in 2018, says Lux Research

Oct 7, 14:37

The market for supercapacitors will more than double to US$836 million in 2018, up from US$466 million in 2013, according to Lux Research. An emerging energy storage solution that...

Nearly 64,000 public charging stations for electric vehicles have been installed worldwide, says Navigant Research

Oct 2, 14:18

The market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has expanded in recent years in parallel with the deployment of publicly accessible charging stations, mainly funded by government...

Japan zero nuclear power issue triples PV market demand in 2013, says EnergyTrend

Oct 1, 14:31

Regular inspections have been conducted on the number four reactor at Japan's Oi nuclear power plant. However, delayed inspections has once again led to Japan's "zero nuclear...

Coupled solar and energy storage market to grow to US$2.8 billion in 2018, says Lux Research

Oct 1, 14:24

Corporates playing in the solar and energy storage segments have long dreamed of combining the two complementary technologies to differentiate products and defend margins. This symbiotic...

Remote microgrids to surpass US$8.4 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Sep 30, 14:28

Operating in isolation from the wider power grid, remote microgrids are multiplying thanks to a combination of factors that include high costs for existing energy services in many...

Full-power wind converters not overtaking the market yet, says IMS Research

Sep 27, 15:05

The global market for utility-scale onshore wind converters continues to be led by doubly fed (DFIG) converters. DFIG converters are forecast to outpace full-conversion products by...

Tatung aims at 20% revenue proportion for smart energy-saving solutions

Sep 27, 10:45

Taiwan-based electric machinery maker and consumer electronics vendor Tatung has extended operations to energy-saving system integration and aims to increase revenues from smart energy-saving...

Smart grid communications node shipments to surpass 133 million by 2018, says Navigant Research

Sep 25, 11:49

Spending on communications for smart grid deployments is accelerating as utilities demand more robust networks that can be leveraged for a growing range of applications. Vendors and...

Plug-in electric vehicle sales growing fast in N America, says Navigant Research

Sep 11, 14:17

Although sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) to date have not met the expectations of automakers and government officials, the market is expanding rapidly in North America as...

Smart electricity meters to reach 100 million milestone in 2014, says IMS Research

Sep 4, 20:56

Counter to the somber mood that many metering vendors have been displaying in recent years, worldwide shipments of communication-enabled meters will grow to more than 100 million...

Installed base of smart meters for distribution automation applications will surpass 143 million worldwide by 2020, says Navigant Research

Sep 4, 15:53

As initial smart grid programs begin to wind down and the sector as a whole matures, utilities are increasingly shifting their focus from the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure...

Biomass power generation to reach US$11.5 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says Navigant Research

Aug 29, 12:37

Standalone biopower facilities have the potential to bring hundreds of megawatts online per installation. Biopower can also optimize existing industrial processes, such as combined...

Fast-charging stations for electric vehicles set to soar by 2020, says IHS

Aug 28, 11:48

Fast-charging technologies are driving the growth of the electric vehicle recharging market, with the cumulative number of stations established worldwide expanding by a factor of...

Smart glass expected to reach nearly US$890 million in annual market value by 2022

Aug 26, 14:39

Used in the building and transportation segments, smart glass provides dynamic glare, light, and heat control based on ambient conditions or manual controls. As buildings (and many...

Remote sensing expected to play an increasingly important role in the wind power market, says Navigant Research

Aug 21, 14:09

The wind power market currently provides almost 3% of global electricity production. As the wind power industry matures, wind forecasting technologies are becoming critical in order...

Compressed air energy storage to experience dramatic growth over the next 10 years, says Navigant Research

Aug 21, 11:22

Traditional underground compressed air energy storage (CAES) has been commercially available for more than 30 years. While no new CAES plants have been deployed since 1991, project...

More than 28,000 fuel cell systems were shipped in 2012, says Navigant Research

Aug 19, 22:16

Driven by the increased worldwide focus on creating resilient, distributed energy systems, the fuel cell industry is experiencing a modest growth spurt. While the stationary sector...

Fuel cell vehicles will reach US$73.8 billion in annual market value by 2030, says Navigant Research

Aug 19, 15:15

While fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) have the potential to offer significant benefits – including lower emissions and reduced petroleum consumption – compared to today's automobiles,...

Natural gas vehicle refueling stations will total nearly 30,000 worldwide by 2020, says Navigant Research

Aug 9, 10:32

With the cost of natural gas reaching historic lows in many regions, interest in natural gas vehicles (NGVs) is growing. The growth of the NGV market is inherently tied to the availability...

Building energy management systems will reach US$5.6 billion in annual revenues by 2020, according to Navigant Research

Aug 8, 21:35

The market for building energy management systems (BEMSs) continues to grow, driven by technology advances as well as a growing familiarity among customers with the benefits that...

Annual US wind operations and maintenance spending to double to nearly US$6 billion by 2025, says IHS

Aug 8, 15:24

Annual expenditures for operations and maintenance (O&M) services in the US wind industry are expected to double from just under US$3 billion in 2012 to nearly US$6 billion in...

Energy management systems are critical for large industrial companies to remain competitive, says Navigant Research

Aug 8, 15:23

Industrial energy management systems (IEMSs), which comprise software, upfront services, and ongoing monitoring and management, enable industrial companies to advance their initiatives...

ZigBee major growth enabler as 802.15.4-enabled device market set to grow 5 times from 2012-2018, says ABI Research

Aug 6, 16:00

Annual shipments of 802.15.4-enabled devices are forecast to grow more than five times from 2012-2018, with a CAGR of over 30%. ZigBee continues to be the primary driver toward standardization...

Smart meters for commercial and industrial markets will total US$19.1 billion in revenues from 2012-2020, says Navigant Research

Aug 6, 14:34

Smart meters offer an essential piece of the energy management solution for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers, because they enable a timely and accurate exchange of data...

Green buildings fueling a return to traditional materials and methods, says Navigant Research

Aug 6, 14:31

As more and more construction projects seek green building certification or otherwise strive for exemplary environmental performance, demand is growing for materials that, by virtue...

Geothermal heat pumps will surpass US$17 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says Navigant Research

Aug 5, 15:45

Geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems - sometimes referred to as ground source heat pumps - are a growing part of the worldwide movement toward using renewable energy sources for building...

Small wind power systems will surpass US$700 million in annual revenues by 2018, says Navigant Research

Aug 2, 15:34

Although the market for small wind power systems has been in existence for 30 years, there are many signs that the industry is reaching a critical juncture, according to Navigant...

North America and Asia Pacific lead geothermal power market, says Navigant Research

Aug 2, 15:01

According to Navigant Research, North America and Asia Pacific lead the world in terms of geothermal power projects in the final stages of development, with 56 reported projects in...

Energy storage systems for solar and wind power integration will total nearly 22 Gigawatts of installed capacity from 2013 to 2023, forecasts Navigant Research

Jul 22, 10:28

More than 1,300 gigawatts of wind and solar power generation capacity are expected to come online in the next 10 years, creating an unprecedented amount of instability on the grid...

Digitimes Research: Chemical bond energy can store electricity generated by solar power

Jun 11, 14:44

To have a steady supply of electricity generated from solar energy, energy storage is crucial.

Digitimes Research: Battery technologies regain focus as energy storage demand rises

May 13, 14:15

Demand for energy storage continues to rise and lithium-ion batteries are a common choice. However, due to prices, safety and energy storage, many substitutes such as lithium-sulfur...

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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...

    Photo: Michael McManus, May 10.

Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals

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