The Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University is this year hosting the student competition project Wind Turbine Power Maximiser.
Altronic Distributors has expanded its range of consumer plugpacks and power supplies to cater for the updated requirements of regulatory bodies in Australia. The Powertran range includes both AC to AC and AC to DC adapters in a variety of voltage and current outputs. These include 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 18, 24 V models, from 250 mA up to 5.4 A.
Supplier for the solar power industry, Germany’s Roth & Rau AG will set up a silicon solar cell production line at the University of NSW. It will be the first solar research and development facility of its kind in Australia.
National Instruments says it will continue its investment to further medical device development by offering software and training grants in 2009.
More than US$2 billion has been earmarked for motor vehicle battery research as part of the US$787 billion economic stimulus and recovery package announced by US President Obama.
Taiwan’s manufacturers of solar cells used to generate electricity reported more than doubled revenues in the third quarter of 2008.
IMEC and Plextronics, a company specialising in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics, have signed an agreement to collaborate on materials and inks for organic solar cells.
Engineers and a semiconductor manufacturer are developing an energy-harvesting radio that could transmit data without ever needing a change of batteries.