September 1, 2014

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.

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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Markets

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…

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Global Battery Chargers Market Report

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….

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Fuel Cells Industry Report

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.

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Solar Photovoltaic Technologies and PV Market Trends

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,…

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Global Wind Power Market – Installations by Country

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…

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Renewable Power Growth in the US and Canada Supported by Strong Local Policies

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.

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Future Key Technologies in the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Market

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new market research report entitled “Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players”.  This report forecasts the future key technologies and players in the electric and hybrid vehicle market. According to this report, the market for electric vehicle inverters will grow from an estimated $10billion to around $18billion between 2013 and 2023. As the demand for inverters is already established in the automation and industrial control industries, this additional significant complementary market will create new sectors and opportunities for both existing suppliers and new players on the market – particularly for those…

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Digital Power Conversion Market Analysis

Trends in Digital Power Conversion AC-DC Power Supplies and DC-DC Modules: Worldwide Forecasts, Market Drivers & Commercial Developments – Fifth Edition is now available from Electronics.ca Publications. The Digital Power Conversion market will experience substantial growth over the next several years as users demand more advanced features and functions in their products. This growth will be led by a surge in 2014 and settle down into a pattern of rapid growth for the next five years. Driven by growth across a number of sectors including communications, computers, solid-state lighting and a growing smart grid and energy management sector, the combined…

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World Fuel Cells Market Analysis

World commercial fuel cells spending to more than double by 2017 World fuel cell spending — including research and development funding, investment in fuel cell enterprises, as well as revenue derived from commercial sales — is projected to advance nearly 10 percent per year to $11 billion in 2017 and then almost double through 2022. Commercial demand for fuel cell products and services (including revenues associated with prototyping, demonstration, and test marketing activities, as well as actual product sales) will more than double to $4 billion in 2017 and then nearly triple through 2022. The share of total fuel cell…

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