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Smart glass costs to fall 50% by 2022, says firm

Dec 31, 11:30

Smart glass, which can vary the light transmittance and thermal properties of windows in response to changing conditions, is a premium building product. Prices to the end user are...

Taiwan energy program aims at energy self-sufficiency

Dec 31, 11:09

Taiwan's National Science and Technology Program-Energy (NSTPE) will implement its second phase during 2014-2018 with an annual investment of NT$5 billion (US$167 million) in energy...

NXP Semiconductors to establish JV with Datang Telecom

Dec 3, 16:10

NXP Semiconductors and Datang Telecom Technology have jointly announced the establishment of a joint venture, which the companies claimed is the first true automotive semiconductor...

HVDC electricity transmission technology revenues will total nearly US$57 billion from 2013-2020, says firm

Nov 27, 14:40

Since the advent of the electricity grid, most grids have been built using alternating current (AC) transmission systems. At present, however, driven by growth in electricity demand,...

Building energy management software will nearly triple in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Nov 21, 14:15

Software is transforming the way energy is used and managed in buildings. A combination of factors, including increased knowledge of the building stock within the industry, the higher...

ITRI launches Taiwan 2050 Calculator

Nov 19, 13:54

The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on November 18 announced the launch of Taiwan 2050 Calculator, a simulation model to analyze consequences...

Installed capacity of geothermal heat pumps to grow nearly 150% by 2020, says firm

Nov 15, 11:11

Geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems, which harness moderate and constant temperatures just below the Earth's surface, are being deployed in nearly every region of the world and in...

Wah Lee announces decreased sales for October

Nov 11, 14:40

Semiconductor materials distributor Wah Lee Industrial has reported revenues of NT$2.89 billion (US$97.95 million) for October 2013, down 5.5% sequentially but up 9.9% on year. Cumulative...

Annual installations of wind power capacity in Latin America to double by 2022, says firm

Nov 6, 15:09

Although wind plant construction across Latin America is modest compared to more established markets, such as south and east Asia, North America, and Europe, the region's wind power...

Energy storage systems for solar and wind power integration will surpass US$10 billion in annual market value by 2023, says firm

Oct 21, 15:00

Global markets boasted 51,000MW of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation capacity installed in 2012, and while some variable generation markets may slow or stall, there...

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...

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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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