Development of Power Inductors to Boost Operation time of Mobile Device Display

October 14, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

ALPS Power Inductors
ALPS Green Devices has developed two new series of Liqualloy™ chip type power inductors the “GLCLK” and “GLCLM”. The two series were made using original powder compacting and molding technology plus altering the composition of the Liqualloy material used in earlier company’s green products, resulting in three fold increase in frequency characteristics over earlier products while supporting the use of switched mode power supplies with higher frequencies. Read more

World’s First Printable Electronic Material for PV Cells

October 13, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

Teijin NanoGram Si paste
Teijin has announced the development of world’s first printable electronics material for the local back surface filed (L-BSF) photovoltaic (PV) cell capable of high conversion efficiency. The new NanoGram Si paste contains roughly 20nm-diameter silicon nanoparticles which includes impurities such as boron, phosphorus. A high performance impurity diffused layer can be formed when NanoGram Si paste is printed and heated on a silicon wafer. Read more

Development of Flame Retardant Recycled Plastic by SONY

August 16, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

SONY has recently announced the development of SORPLAS™ a flame retardant recycled plastic material featuring high durability and heat resistance. The product contains 99% recycled plastic comprising of polycarbonate plastic recycled from materials such as optical discs from discarded DVDs and optical sheets used in LCD televisions. SORPLAS has been incorporated into wide variety of SONY products. The company is planning to offer this material to various organizations outside the SONY group.

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Cloud Service Helping to Link Cars to Home Appliances

July 2, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

Toyota Panasonic cloud service
Based on Toyota’s cloud-based Smart Center helping to link people, cars, and home and Panasonic smart home appliances, the two companies have jointly developed a new cloud service that helps to link cars with home appliances a next generation telematics systems. Based on this the two companies have developed an interface that would link their respective cloud services. The new service would also include development of applications for in-car operation as well as status checking of home appliances. Read more

Introducing Lightjoule, an Ultra-lightweight Solar Panel by AGC

May 30, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

AGC SOlar Panel
AGC has unveiled an ultra-lightweight solar panel through use of Leoflec, a thin and strong chemically strengthened specialty glass. The company has successfully reduced the panel weight by roughly 50% in comparison to conventional solar panel. Lightweight panels would solve the loading weight restriction where the user had to reduce the number of solar panels installed or carry out roof reinforcement work prior to installation. Read more

A New Dimension to Healthcare Business with Production of Pesticide Free Vegetable

May 19, 2014 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

Toshiba Plant Factory
Toshiba Corporation has taken the healthcare business to a new level by announcing the production of pesticide-free, long-life vegetables in a closed plant factory that operates under almost aseptic conditions where germs on vegetable are about 1/1000th of the level typical for vegetable grown in soil. Toshiba has started construction of plant factory at a facility in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture and will start shipping lettuce, baby leaf greens, spinach, mizuno as well as other vegetables in the 2dn quarter of FY 2014. Annual sales are expected to reach at around 300 million yen. Read more

Industry’s First Wi-SUN approved Wireless Devices for Home Energy Management System and Smart meter

April 28, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

Toshiba Wi-SUNAs smart meters and home energy management systems finding their way into the mainstream, it will be necessary for such devices to communicate with each other by means of wireless communication in order to obtain a wide range of data which includes total power consumption of the household. Global Standard for such wireless Smart Utility Networks is Wi-SUN Profile for ECHONET Lite specified by Wi-SUN Alliance. Read more

World’s Highest Energy Conversion Efficiency has been achieved on HIT Solar Cells

April 10, 2014 · Filed Under Green Tech · Comments Off 

Panasonic new HIT Solar CellPanasonic has announced record breaking 25.6% conversion efficiency for its HIT solar cells. It is a small increase from company’s February 2013 announcement of 24.7% but every little bit counts. The new record has been made possible through further development of Panasonic’s proprietary heterojunction technology and by adopting a back-contact solar cell structure, with the electrodes on the back of the solar cell allowing efficient utilization of sunlight. Read more

Development of Innovative Refrigerant for Air-Conditioning Systems helping to Reduce Global warming Potential

March 27, 2014 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

Asahi Glass Company (AGC) has announced the development of a new refrigerant for air-conditioning systems offering a low environmental impact, about one-sixth that of conventional products. The newly developed AMOLEA refrigerant can reduce the global warming potential (GWP) by about one-sixth that of conventional products while delivering same performance of conventional hydro fluorocarbon (HFC) -410A. Read more

Development of New Monocrystalline Solar Modules with 18.6% Conversion Efficiency

March 16, 2014 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

Kyocera monocrystalline silicon solar modulesKyocera has further enhanced its industry leading production technique in monocrystalline by manufacturing latest solar modules for residential use in Japan with a conversion efficiency of 18.6% exceeding the company’s previous recorded efficiency of 17.8%. The new improvement made possible by enhancing crystal quality, improving the electrode process as well as reduction of carrier recombination. Read more

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