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Design and implementation of a smart networking control system for LED lighting based on CAN

The paper describes a smart networking control system for remote monitoring and controlling of lighting networks based on CAN bus. The nodes of network are LED lamps and environment sensors. The system provides LED lighting dimming control of a single lamp or a group of lamps. The master node will remote monitor the lighting condition of LED lamps and control the status of lighting system. The system was implemented...

Moth eyes provide inspiration for solar cell improvement

New technology inspired by the structure of moth eyes could improve efficiency in certain types of solar cells, according to US researchers. Go to Source No tags for this post....

Demand for energy efficient solutions expected to grow across region

The IT Business unit of global energy management specialist Schneider Electric foresees promising returns in 2013 from Southern African countries needing energy-efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications including uninterruptible power supplies, cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, says Schneider Electric Southern Africa IT Business VP Paolo...

Combined technology solution a first in SA

Engineering company Royal HaskoningDHV (formerly SSI Engineers & Environmental Consultants) is the first South African firm to introduce the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) methodology supported by Integration-room (I-room) technology on the continent. , The VDC methodology provides time, design and construction cost savings for engineering clients, states Royal HaskoningDHV service line leader of...

Scientists create organic brick with low thermal conductivity

Researchers have mixed paper industry waste with a ceramic material used in the construction industry to create a brick with low thermal conductivity. Go to Source Tags: brick with low thermal conductivity ...

Scalable silicon-based optical fibre has solar-cell capabilities

High-pressure chemistry techniques have been used to make a fibre out of crystalline silicon semiconductor materials that can function as a solar cell. Go to Source Tags: Solar, fibre, Solar cell ...

Flow cells could provide cheaper green energy storage

Cheaper and more environmentally friendly methods for storing renewable energy could result from a US project to develop flow cells, a type of rechargeable battery. Go to Source Tags: Renewable, rechargeable, flow cells ...