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  • Living in a direct current world

    15 February 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Many IEC Standards are paving the way for a direct current (DC) world. The most recent edition of IEC 60947-1 is a foundational standard for industrial switches and controlgear, which includes much improved testing...
  • Recognizing exceptional achievements

    15 June 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Every year, the IEC pays tribute to people from its organization, for their distinguished work and commitment to improving the safety, compatibility and energy efficiency of electrical products and systems, with its...
  • 2018 IEC Awards

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Every year IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products and electrical systems safer, more...
  • Quality assurance is vital for global PV market growth

    21 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    By 2030, total installed PV capacity could range between 1 760 gigawatts (GW) and 2 500 GW. However, if market growth is to remain sustainable, the technology must be enhanced, and the risk for investors, policy makers...
  • Railways smarten up in battle for customers

    21 August 2017 by Peter Feuilherade
    Railway operators are increasingly achieving greater safety and efficiency by using digital technologies and computer‑based management, control and communication systems. The technical advances in modern transportation...
  • Printed electronics gathering pace

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Printed electronics is a relatively new technology, but it has already proven a disruptive, yet creative process that allows the production of new products and components, low-cost electronic devices, which open the way...
  • Safe EV charging

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular in many parts of the world, ensuring that charging systems for these operate safely and reliably is central to wider EV adoption. This rests to a significant extent on IEC...
  • April 2017 nominations and extensions

    21 April 2017 by Amy Bionda
    In the month of April, two new Technical Committee (TC) Chairs began their terms, as nominated by the Standardization Management Board (SMB).
  • Charging on the go

    21 April 2017 by Clark Warrington
    Each day buses log thousands of kilometers following routes on the streets of cities and towns around the globe. It may seem unremarkable, then, for a fleet of buses to have provided a total of 500 000 kilometers of...