renewable energy

  • 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...
  • New generation

    21 August 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The world's growing population and the increasing use of renewable energies are posing unprecedented challenges for the conventional electricity grid. Intelligent systems which can accommodate renewable and distributed...
  • Successful leaders adapt in fast changing world

    20 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Our world is changing rapidly and technologies are converging all around us. Enhancements in communications, renewable energy, medical devices and many other areas have improved health, economic safety and development...
  • Electronics essential for sustainable energy model

    15 July 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The demand for energy is growing fast, for electricity even faster. To meet the needs of over 9 billion people by 2050, energy production will have to double while at the same time greenhouse gas emissions will have to...
  • Fossil fuels in the energy mix

    15 July 2017 by Claire Marchand
    While the part of renewable energy sources - solar, wind, marine and hydro - in the energy mix has been growing steadily in recent years, fossil fuels still play a major role in energy generation, distribution and...
  • A place in the sun

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    As the price of photovoltaic (PV) systems continues to tumble and the requirement for cleaner renewable forms of energy grows, more and more of our energy needs will be met by PV-generated power. The IEC is a leader in...
  • Tried and tested

    15 July 2017 by Adrian Pennington
    A number of low voltage direct current (LVDC) trials are preparing the ground for a wider use of the technology, both in developed and developing countries.
  • Cyber security for the modern grid

    15 July 2017 by Didier Giarratano, Head of Marketing Cyber Security at Energy Digital Solutions/Energy, Schneider Electric *
    Mitigating risk and anticipating attack vulnerabilities on utility grids and systems are not just about installing technology, but also about understanding risk.
  • Share your work in 2018

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Take the 170 countries in the IEC family, the 20 000 technical experts who work in standards development, the many certification bodies (CBs) and test laboratories (TLs) in the IEC Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems, and...
  • Strengthening participation

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Each year sees an increase not only in the number of countries participating in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme but also in the number of International Standards adopted as national ones, national electrotechnical...
  • Energy efficiency to recover power for the future

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Energy efficiency (EE) is the most important and easily available source of energy; it can be collected along the entire energy chain, from generation, transmission and storage to final use in industry, homes or...
  • Morocco steps up standardization activities

    21 May 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The IEC National Committee of Morocco (COMELEC), held a successful forum to enhance stakeholder awareness of IEC Conformity Assessment Systems in Casablanca, in May.
  • Bright prospects for hydropower – and some challenges

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    IEC TC 4 Secretary Robert Arseneault, winner of the 2016 IEC Thomas A. Edison Award, was at IEC Central Office (CO) recently to receive his award. Arseneault also shared a few thoughts with e-tech on some aspects of the...
  • When power fails

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Power failure recovery is a key task for governments, hospitals and private businesses to get to grips with if they want to reduce the disruption caused by power outages resulting from natural disasters. Smart and...
  • We need your creativity!

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The World Standards Day competition is back. In past years, we’ve had first poster competitions, then video competitions – this year we have both.
  • Brave new car world

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    What is the future for cars, buses and trucks? Manufacturers are competing to stay relevant in the years ahead. The IEC is also paving the way with a number of forward-looking Standards.

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