Content series spotlights green energy storage systems

12-05-2023 | Mouser Electronics | Power

Mouser began an enlightening new season of the Empowering Innovation Together (EIT) content series on green energy storage, days before Earth Day 2023. The kickoff instalment concentrates on the need, potential and future of energy storage systems, their many components and battery chemistries.

While industry experts estimate that wind and solar provide 20% of the energy generated in the USA, renewables still need to be a consistent energy source and need energy storage systems to make power available on demand. This EIT content series dips into trends in energy capture versus storage and how solar energy gets to batteries. It also highlights how engineers can pick the right components for their designs in the sustainable storage arena.

Kicking off the discussion is The Tech Between Us, EIT's podcast, hosted by Mouser director of Technical Content Raymond Yin. In the first of three green energy storage-related podcasts, Yin welcomes Dr Imre Gyuk, director of Energy Storage Research, US Department of Energy, for an informative conversation on the global significance of capturing and storing renewable energy to provide a connected grid system with long-term, sustainable power.

"We are very excited to launch this year's EIT program with such a noteworthy guest and timely topic," says Raymond Yin, Mouser Electronics' director of Technical Content and host of The Tech Between Us podcast. "We hope this technical content on green energy storage systems will assist the engineers and innovators who are designing the solutions of tomorrow."

The instalment starts with an introduction to the technology behind green energy storage systems and highlights current and future alternatives to lithium-ion and recent technical developments for green energy sectors. The series opener details the transition to renewable energy and highlights the growth of solar energy, examining power delivery. An effective system needs a source, storage and transmission lines to succeed. Engineers can acquire invaluable insights into renewable solutions by understanding the challenges of implementing interim energy storage solutions in practical designs.

Episode co-sponsors include manufacturers Analog Devices, Infineon, Littelfuse, onsemi, Panasonic, Phoenix Contact, TE Connectivity and Vishay. Mouser's EIT program continues delivering exclusive content to complement the conversation on The Tech Between Us. The program offers important insights into renewable energy and storage systems and their potential global impact with two articles and a case study, an infographic and videos highlighting what the design community is doing within green energy storage systems.

Following green energy systems, Mouser's program will explore the matter standard, digital therapeutics, environmental sensors, Wi-Fi 7, and industrial machine vision. It will uncover the technical developments required to keep pace with the evolving world and highlight various new products in the marketplace.

By Seb Springall