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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.



Alternative/Renewable Energy News


ODU Turntac

Automotive Connector and Cable Products

This week’s product roundup highlights automotive connector and cable solutions from leading suppliers. 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 and electric drive systems for more Read 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 alone Read 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 alternative Read 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 for Read 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 this Read More >>

HARTING push-pull

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 heart Read More >>

Energy and battery storage

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 is Read More >>

New Product

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 crimp Read More >>