Average Household Electricity Consumption

The rhythm of our daily lives pulses to the silent heartbeat of electricity, an essential companion often overlooked until that monthly bill graces our mailbox. But have you ever paused to ponder the energy dance within the average American household? From coast to coast, climate, household size, and lifestyle choices mold our electricity usage. So, exactly how much electricity does a house use?
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides deeper insights into clean energy trends and…

DC-DC Power Density Accelerates with GaN Technology

A wide-band gap, high-performance semiconductor called gallium nitride (GaN) will soon take the place of the conventional silicon-based MOSFET technology. This is so that GaN devices can meet the fundamental conditions for boosting the power density of any electronic device, which are higher switching speeds and higher thermal conductivity. 
Almost every system that relies on electronics and has several modules operating at different voltage levels employs DC-DC power converters. Increasing the power density and thermal performance of a module has been the top …

First Renewable Energy and Power Electronics Laboratory Launched by Technion

An innovative lab at the Israel Institute of Technology that combines power electronics and renewable energy is open for business. This is good news for companies and consumers raring to help the environment by using renewable energy. This is also something that will prove to be cost-effective in the long run.
This is why the Israel Institute of Technology has opened the Power Electronics And Renewable …

Cost-Competitive Floating Solar in Southern Europe

Utility-scale floating solar arrays in Europe have been evaluated for their economic viability. Moreover, these projects are already competitively priced in many southern European nations. They assert that if capital costs are decreased by 12 percent, floating PV could become competitive across Europe.
To compare floating PV (FPV) to optimally slanted, land-based photovoltaics (LPV), researchers from Italy and Spain calculated the energy yield and cost potential of FPV across eligible bodies of water in Europe.

Independent Distribution Channels Might Offer a Solution To The Chip Shortage

Chip is an essential commodity that is keeping the technological world operating. There is a high demand for the product, but on the other hand, supply chain shortages have become a global issue that has affected production.
This shortage has significantly affected the automotive industry which is a big beneficiary of chips. For instance, chips are used in most of the features of the car that are used…

Industrial Processes with Zero-Carbon Use Battery with Brick-and-Iron Heat

Rondo Energy, funded by Bill Gates, came up with the brick toaster heat battery. This innovation stores renewable energy and transmits heat and electricity to manufacture steel, cement, and chemicals.
Two variants of Rondo Energy’s Rondo Heat Battery (RHB), an energy storage device that distributes heat and electricity for industrial purposes, have been made available. It is constructed of easily …

Factors Affecting the Data Center Industry in 2023

The need for long-term work from any business drives the data center industry to evolve continually. What does this suggest for the upcoming years, given the rapid acceleration of hybrid IT adoption and the pace of digital transformation?
Will the Future Be Cloud Dependent?
Hybrid IT will combine private cloud and public cloud on colocation and premise in the coming years. Cloud improvements will inevitably become more popular, especially as more advanced SaaS solutions surface online.

TSN’s Vision for the Semiconductor Industry’s Future

Vendors of industrial automation devices should provide cutting-edge technologies utilizing Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). This is to assist manufacturers in supplying products and growth under favorable conditions.
Since it is the enabling technology for a sector that demands guaranteed data reliability, integrity, and high performance, TSN is essential for assisting businesses in future-proofing their operations and maximizing throughput, productivity, precision, and accuracy.

Creating the Best Combo: Design Automation and Robotics Design

Robotics design in the pre-manufacturing stages can range from pitching numerous idea images to more systematic concepts. They include the creation of pertinent schematics and other component diagrams.
Traditionally, robotics design involves a robotics designer planning and building a robot. Depending on their interests and areas of expertise, a robotics designer’s pre-manufacturing work can be technical and…