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Power grids - How many EVs can be charged simultaneoulsy? April 03, 2015 Power grids - How many EVs can be charged simultaneoulsy? German researchers have developed a prototype software program that shows grid operators how much load their low voltage network can handle and predict how many electric vehicles can be connected to the grid without pushing it to its limits. Read more Quick-charging hybrid supercapacitor trumps thin-film lithium battery April 02, 2015   Quick-charging hybrid supercapacitor trumps thin-film lithium battery Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have combined two nanomaterials to create a hybrid supercapacitor that combines the best qualities of batteries and supercapacitors by storing large amounts of energy, recharges quickly and can withstand more than 10,000 recharge cycles. Read more US-Irish partnership pioneers GaN nanostructures for power electronics April 01, 2015 US-Irish partnership pioneers GaN nanostructures for power electronics Ireland's Tyndall National Institute has partnered with US and Northern Irish research institutes to secure one million euros in funding to develop new ways of harnessing converted electricity. Read more Electronics printed in France March 31, 2015 Electronics printed in France  During an industry meeting last week, the French association of printed electronics (Association Française de l'Électronique Imprimée or AFELIM) invited a number of key players including French startups and research labs to present their latest developments and give us an outlook ... Read more Imec and sureCore partners on 28nm SRAM March 31, 2015 Imec and sureCore partners on 28nm SRAM sureCore announced it is licensing a set of SRAM design IP from nanoelectronics R&D center imec to expand its IP portfolio. Read more LG Chem clinches lithium-ion battery contract for Daimler's Smart EVs March 31, 2015 LG Chem clinches lithium-ion battery contract for Daimler's Smart EVs South Korea's LG Chem says the company has signed a deal with Germany's Daimler AG to be the sole  lithium-ion battery supplier for the car maker's new model of its compact Smart electric vehicles, which will be launched in 2016. Read more Revealed - The real impact of battery bounce testing March 31, 2015 Revealed - The real impact of battery bounce testing Researchers at Princeton University have discovered that the common test of bouncing a household battery to learn if it is dead or not is not actually an effective way to check a battery's charge. Read more KIT, Schaeffler optimise power steering for electric cars March 31, 2015 KIT, Schaeffler optimise power steering for electric cars Power steering, this ubiquitous feature that greatly facilitates parking our vehicles, obtains its power from the vehicle’s engine. But how about electric cars? In this case, power steering draws its power from the battery - and contributes to reduce the vehicle’s driving range. A joint research ... Read more Europe leads PV uptake charts as global growth continues March 30, 2015 Europe leads PV uptake charts as global growth continues Preliminary market numbers show that the PV market grew again in the 2014 according to a report published by the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS). Read more Will energy-saving lightbulb become graphene's first commercial success? March 30, 2015 Will energy-saving lightbulb become graphene's first commercial success? The first commercially viable consumer product to use graphene will be an energy-saving lightbulb which is slated to go on sale later in 2015 according to the device's developers. Read more
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