RECOM RAC05-K/277 and RAC05-K/480 series 5 W AC/DC modules

01 October, 2018 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM expands its low-power AC/DC portfolio with encapsulated 5 W power supplies, which operate up to +90°C. They accept input voltage lines of up to 305 VAC and offer peak power capability up to 6 W.

Four-electron conversion achieved in lithium-air batteries

07 September, 2018

Chemists have resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries — and in the process created a battery with near 100% coulombic efficiency.

Dual-layer solar cell sets efficiency record

04 September, 2018

Materials scientists have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design.

RECOM RKZE series DC/DC converters

04 September, 2018 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM has released the RKZE series, a solution for applications that require high isolation and operate in wide temperature ranges.

MORNSUN K78xx-2000R3 non-isolated DC/DC converter series

01 September, 2018 | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

MORNSUN's switching regulator K78xx-2000R3 series is rated at 2 A in addition to the non-isolated DC-DC converter range and designed as a drop-in alternative for traditional 78xx series three-terminal linear regulators.

Campoona graphite shows promise in full-cell Li-ion batteries

30 August, 2018

Archer Exploration has collaborated with UNSW on the development of full-cell lithium-ion batteries, made with graphite from its mine in Campoona, South Australia.

Paper-based battery powered by bacteria

24 August, 2018

In an effort to bring portable power sources to remote parts of the world, US researchers have developed a new type of battery — made of paper and fuelled by bacteria.

Laser-scribed graphene improves sodium-ion battery capacity

17 August, 2018

Researchers have found a way to improve the capacity of sodium-ion batteries, bringing them closer to potentially succeeding lithium-ion batteries in mainstream use.

Hybrid energy storage system could charge EVs in seconds

16 August, 2018

A newly developed energy storage system, based on a nanomolecule that can store electric power or hydrogen gas, can be used as a flow battery or for hydrogen storage.

Phosphorus + microwaves = more efficient solar cells

10 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Flinders University

Flakes of phosphorene, a 2D form of phosphorus only a few atoms thick, are being used to boost the energy capacity of dye-sensitised solar cells.

Powering the future of smart homes

09 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Ultralife Corporation

Whether it's for security or leisure, tomorrow's IoT devices need consistent power.

Magellan Power Solar Gate solar power monitoring system

02 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Magellan Power

Magellan Power's Solar Gate combines hardware and software to control and prevent the export of solar power to the grid.

More efficient production of battery materials

02 August, 2018 | Supplied by: The University of Queensland

Pure Battery Technologies is commercialising a process to extract nickel and cobalt from low-grade ores more cheaply and effectively than current methods.

Quantum batteries could enable instantaneous charging

01 August, 2018

Unlike ordinary batteries, which take the same amount of time to charge no matter how many you have, quantum batteries should charge faster the more you have of them.

Smart solar hybrid streetlight system developed

31 July, 2018 by Aman Jha, Jitendra Jain, Prashant Pandey, Indar Prakash Singhal and Kamaldeep Bansal — AMG Central Lab, STMicroelectronics Pvt Ltd Greater Noida, UP, Delhi, India | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

STMicroelectronics has devised a smart solar hybrid LED streetlight system, developed as a pilot project and implemented in the car park at one of its campuses.

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