Alternative/Renewable Energy

Alternative or renewable energy connectors include photovoltaic connectors, electric vehicle charging connectors or those manufactured to SAE J1772 specification. It also includes connectors designed specifically for wind turbines, geothermal energy or hydro power production.
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New Urgency Spurs Development of Renewable Energy Technologies

As droughts, fires, extreme weather events, and rising seas become harder to ignore, researchers are accelerating the development of more powerful technologies to harvest energy from renewable energy sources. Interconnects will play a key role. Renewable Energy There are still a few skeptics who deny global climate change, but over the past year the discussionRead More

Green Energy Projects, EVs, & MIL-Aero Programs Set to Expand in 2022

Evolving technologies in the energy, automotive, military, and datacom markets will continue to drive innovation in connectivity.   The pace of technological advancement continues in the COVID era. The mRNA vaccines produced to combat COVID-19 are the result of years of development to create other anti-virus mRNA vaccines. Processes now have been optimized so that vaccines can be provided with minimalRead More

Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for energy exploration applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications The RC Power Module from BizLink is an oil and gas assembly that features a high voltage rating of 1000V and a sophisticated design that meets a variety of purposes. The RC Power Module is designed toRead More

January 2021 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. January 2021 New Connectivity Products January 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. GCT released two new USB-A connectors with improved durability, enhanced retention force, and higher-than-standard current ratings for use in fast-charging, high-mating-cycleRead More

All-Plastic Circular Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights all-plastic circular connectors for medical, industrial, and transportation applications from leading suppliers. All-Plastic Circular Connectors BizLink’s S418 Connector Series is part of its Sunbolts solar energy connectivity solutions portfolio, which offers connectors, DC branch cables, PV cables, and junction boxes designed to provide optimal performance, enable easy handling, and helpRead More

Connector Products for Energy Applications

This week’s Product Roundup highlights leading connector products for energy applications, including oil and gas exploration and processing, nuclear energy, and alternative energy. Connector Products for Energy Applications: Omnetics Connector Corporation’s low-profile Micro-D discrete wired microminiature connectors have a reduced flange height and a lighter-weight form factor compared to standard Micro-D connectors and deliver provenRead More

Automotive Connector and Cable Products

This week’s product roundup highlights automotive connector and cable solutions from leading suppliers. Automotive Connector and Cable Products The universal ODU TURNTAC contact system from ODU features robust contact technology designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions and heavy use and enable the stable, reliable, efficient, and economical transmission of high currents in eMobility charging andRead More

A Changing Nuclear Industry Relies on Connectors

Opportunities are growing for connectors that can withstand radiation exposure. The term “harsh environment” takes on new meaning when we consider components made for applications that involve radiation exposure. While some of these components must also be able to withstand additional elements, such as ingress by water, chemicals, or particulates, the presence of radiation aloneRead More

Alternative Energy Interconnects Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights connectors and cables especially designed to suit the expanding alternative energy systems market. Alternative Energy Interconnects Product Roundup Amphenol ICC’s BarKlip® I/O connector conveniently distributes up to 200A between busbars, cables, and circuit boards in applications including AC/DC power supplies utilized in datacom and networking switches employed in IoT-enabled alternativeRead More

Alternative-Energy Vehicles: Standards, Enabling Technologies, and Market Predictions

Eric Liu, a chief engineer at JONHON, discusses standards, enabling technologies, and market predictions for alternative-energy vehicles in China and beyond. Eric Liu, Chief Engineer, JONHON  New Energy Vehicle Standards Design developments related to electric vehicles are expanding rapidly. Although the world’s major automotive companies use various means to promote the development of alternative-energy vehicles,Read More

New Product News Roundup: November 2017

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules Bulgin’s new M-Series circular connectors provide reliable data, signal, and power transmission for harsh-environment industrial automation systems, including:Read More

Cloudy Future for Solar?

Proposed US tariffs leave solar industry in limbo. Solar power is now the fastest-growing source of energy in the world. The International Energy Agency reports that, in 2016, solar photovoltaics grew faster than any other fuel, with almost 165 gigawatts coming online globally. Furthermore, prices are dropping for solar-generated energy: In 2016, auction prices forRead More

The Shape of Things to Come

Making the choice between circular and rectangular connectors for the energy industry. Presented by HARTING, Inc. of North America Will Stewart, Industry Segment Manager, Energy Sometimes tradition, rather than functionality, dictates the type of connectors designers specify for an application. That’s the case with circular connectors in the energy industry. Despite their historical employment in thisRead More

Wind Turbines Demand Reliable Cables and Connectors

Cables and connectors in wind turbines must withstand harsh environments and EMI. Wind power is the leading form of renewable energy in the United States. In 2016, wind supplied 5.5% of the U.S. electricity supply, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which expects that number to climb to 10% by 2020. At the heartRead More

Energy Storage on the Smart Grid Offers Excellent Growth Potential for the Connector Industry

Battery Technology is Prominent Among Emerging Technologies for Energy Storage on the Smart Grid   During the twentieth century, the establishment of electrical networks enabled dramatic improvements for the well-being of society and extensive progress for industry, but decades of advances have caused an explosion of electronic and digital technologies. Our power delivery system isRead More

Energy Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest connector product introductions for energy applications.   Hirose’s new EM35M Series power supply connectors simplify installation and maintenance, reduce wiring procedures, and eliminate screw loosening commonly found in bus bar applications. Available in panel-mount and DIN rail versions with crimpRead More

Electrically Conductive Adhesives Enable Low-Temp Electronics

$1.2 billion of electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) are already selling each year, and they are becoming increasingly common to replace solders in a variety of functions, applications, and industries.   Materials are needed to replace the estimated 50,000 metric tons of tin-lead solder currently used each year, but there are no “drop-in” replacements for eutecticRead More

How to Specify Wind Turbine Connectors

The functional viability of wind turbines ultimately depends on the robustness and reliability of the interconnect systems that are designed into them. Here are Smiths Connectors’ tips on how to specify wind turbine connectors. This information was provided by Smiths Connectors. Today, more than ever before, the world is racing to develop alternative sources ofRead More

Renewable Energy – An Industry in Turmoil

May 21, 2013 – We have been besieged by stories of misfortune and turmoil in the solar and wind industry, caused by overcapacity, regulatory issues, US sequestration, bankruptcies, and the lure of other cheap energy solutions. While this news has been unsettling, it also indicates a healthy shakeout is coming to the renewable energy industry.

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