Today, the workshop on LVDC hosted by the IEC and the BSN opens in Jakarta. The workshop provides participants with insight on LVDC, the work of the IEC in developing standards for LVDC and case studies on the introduction of LVDC in Africa and India.
A recently released movie tells the story of how alternating current (AC) eventually prevailed over direct current (DC) technology. What it does not mention is that DC is making a comeback and offering new hope to the more than one billion people with no access to electricity.
One goal of the government of India is to ensure power reaches new areas, which are currently without electricity access, through renewable energies (RE), such as solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind. These RE sources mainly use low voltage direct current (LVDC).
IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems contribute to 16 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations in its blueprint for building a better world by 2030.
Electricity experts have met in Côte d’Ivoire to study the use of low voltage direct current (LVDC) to increase access to electricity in rural areas. IEC ambassador Vimal Mahendru was among the IEC experts sharing their experience and technical insights.
According to a new report by IRENA, off-grid renewable energy has had spectacular growth in the past decade. Capacity has tripled since 2008 and the number of people in rural communities served by off-grid renewable energy now reaches up to 133 million people.
One hundred and 30 years ago, on 1st May 1888, Nikola Tesla obtained patent number 382,280 for the “electrical transmission of power”. Not only is it the patent for which Tesla is best remembered, but also was a key episode in the so-called “war of the currents”.
Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-09-26 – Many devices and appliances we use today operate with low voltage direct current (LVDC), including LED lighting, IT equipment, electric vehicles and all devices containing batteries, to name a few. More recently, the use of DC motors in refrigerators,
IEC and the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) hosted the first ever low voltage direct current (LVDC) Conference for Sustainable Electricity Access, in Nairobi on May 22-23, 2017. Over 170 participants from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and North America attended the event. Bringing ligh