According to a new market study, Nanomaterials for Solar Cells, Displays, Sensors, Lighting and RFID Market Analyses and Driving Forces, there is a myriad of applications using nanoparticles either on the market or under development. Considerable effort is being put into developing advanced defense applications for nanomaterials, which are unlikely to reach deployment for quite a few years to come but which could have a large impact on commercial applications. The scope and number of applications for nanoparticles continues to grow and companies are finding more and more uses for these materials.
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Power Sources for the Internet-of-Things: Markets and Strategies”. The Internet-of-Things (IoT), a proliferation of multitudes of interconnected sensors and processors, is arguably the most disruptive shift in technology since the origination of the Internet itself. It’s a complex universe spanning communications, identification, location tracking, and security, enabled by multitudes of electronic equipment & devices and sensors.
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Semiconductors for Alternative Energy Technologies: Opportunities and Markets“. Economic conditions have had a dramatic impact on alternative energy. When oil dropped to $40 a barrel, who cared about alternative energy? Shorted sighted but with the credit market crunch, who could get a loan to build solar plants anyway? Now oil is more than $110 a barrel.
IPC-8701 – First Manufacturing Acceptability Standard for Photovoltaic (Solar) Module Assemblies Debuts
IPC-8701 Acceptability specs will help provide infrastructure for solar panel assembly Solar panels have been in volume production for quite some time, but there are still just a limited number of standards to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing service (EMS) companies determine whether completed modules meet design and assembly requirements. IPC recently published the first document to set common acceptance criteria for finished assemblies.
The global solid oxide fuel cell market is estimated to reach $3.32 billion by 2018, with a projected CAGR of 8.7%, signifying an increase in demand for a clean and emission free power source that is fuel cells. Solid oxide fuel cells are emission free power sources, which run on electrochemical conversion reactions. SOFC use ceramic electrolytes that are hard and non-porous in nature. As the electrolyte is a solid, the cells are not necessarily constructed in a plate-like configuration as seen in other fuel cell types. Electrical efficiency provided is around 50% to 60%. In applications designed to capture…
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a comprehensive global report on Battery Chargers markets. Global market for Battery Chargers is projected to reach US$16 billion by 2020, driven by the growing demand for battery-powered electronic devices and equipment. As an indispensable accessory for all types of electronic devices and equipment, battery chargers are expected to witness steady demand in line with the trends in the electronics industry. Rising energy storage needs of a wide range of electronic devices used in major end-use markets including automotive, industrial, information technology, telecommunications, and consumer electronics is driving growth in the battery chargers market….
Electronics.ca Publications announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Fuel Cells markets. Global market for Fuel Cells is projected to reach US$8.5 billion by 2020, driven by growing concerns over climate change, government focus on reducing energy consumption, and increased R&D and commercial investments in efficient, eco-friendly clean energy technologies.
2012-2013 was a tough time for most PV manufacturers, as they faced difficulties due to strongly decreasing market prices resulting from an overcrowded market and high total manufacturing overcapacities. During this period the industry was focused on securing short-term sales, and there was little investment in new equipment and R&D activities. But now the PV market is showing signs of renewed optimism. Investors are renewing their interest in PV start-up companies developing emerging PV technologies and applications. Equipment makers are finding new opportunities in equipment sales, either to increase production capacity in existing facilities or to build new ones. Big players,…
Global Wind Power Market to Show Steady Growth Despite Slump in 2013. Cumulative global wind power capacity increased from 74.5 Gigawatts (GW) in 2006 to 319.6 GW in 2013. Annual wind power installations slumped in 2013 due to a drop in installations in a few countries, but it is however expected to recover in 2014 and regain momentum during the 2014-2020 forecast period. Global cumulative wind power capacity was 322.5 GW at the end of 2013 and is expected to grow to 678.5 GW by 2020. Annual capacity additions saw a slight fall in 2010 and in 2013, which is…
The US and Canada are global leaders in renewable power generation. The growth momentum of their renewable industries has primarily been driven by the support mechanisms provided by federal and state governments. Although both countries have federal regulations in place for renewable industry, states and provinces with strong policy frameworks have been the leading contributors to installed capacity, and the pattern of development has largely been dependent on the support mechanisms provided.