News release: IEC report makes case for LVDC

Geneva, Switzerland, 26 September 2017 – 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, fans, and heating and cooling systems has improved energy efficiency. Additionally the cost of DC devices has greatly reduced.


IEC Technology Report: LVDC: electricity for the 21st century – en

Low voltage direct current (LVDC) is a disruptive technology that fundamentally accelerates energy access and improves energy efficiency. LVDC applications are many and varied, and can be applied in every country in the world.

In developed economies, the main drivers for the use of LVDC are the improvement of energy efficiency and power quality as well as the conversion to renewable energy.

In developing economies, the standardization of various aspects of LVDC is likely to have a profound impact by facilitating electricity access in even the remotest of villages.

This Technology Report examines LVDC in terms of market potential, access to energy, voltage standardization, safety and other key considerations. It pools the collective expertise and know-how of experts from all around the world.

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Brochure: LVDC: clean energy access for all – en

This brochure summarizes the different brochures available on LVDC.

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Brochure (e-tech articles): Focus on solar energy – en

This brochure contains a selection of articles from our magazine, e-tech, on the work of IEC for solar energy.



Brochure: Electricity access – More than a promise: LVDC – en, fr

The applications for LVDC are wide and varied and apply in every country in the world. They range from residential and business buildings, to data centres, hospitals, retail, transportation, lighting, agriculture or fish farming. In fact, it is hard to find an application, where LVDC will not effectively replace AC in delivering electricity more efficiently to more people and businesses.

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News release: Announcing the LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-03-30 The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is stepping up efforts to bring electrical energy to the 1,3 billion people who have no access to electricity, via a disruptive technology – low voltage direct current (LVDC).  The IEC is hosting the inaugural LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access, in Nairobi, Kenya, on 22 and 23 May 2017, in partnership with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).

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Brochure: IEC role in the IoT – en

This brochure provides a detailed overview of IEC work that directly impacts the Internet of Things. It explains why standardization is needed for the M2M world of Connected Services. The important role of sensors and MEMS. How nanotechnology will impact IoT. Big Data and the cloud and why data privacy and security willincrease in importance and how cyber security work can help. How the IoT applies in energy and the Smart Grid, smart buildings and homes, lighting as well as Smart Cities. How IEC work contributes to smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. and why IoT will become more important in healthcare, personal safety, mobility and even for universal energy access, for example through LVDC.

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Presentation: IEC and the Internet of Things – EN

This presentation provides a detailed overview of IEC work that impacts the Internet of Things. It is the companion presentation to the brochure IEC role in the IoT.

The presentation outlines why standardization is needed for the M2M world of Connected Services. The important role of sensors and MEMS. How nanotechnology will impact IoT. Big Data and the cloud and why data privacy and security will increase in importance and how cyber security work can help. How the IoT applies in energy and the Smart Grid, smart buildings and homes, lighting as well as Smart Cities. How IEC work contributes to smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. and why IoT will become more important in healthcare, personal safety, mobility and even for universal energy access, for example through LVDC.

 


Brochure: Rural electrification for universal electricity access – en, es, fr

This brochure outlines the global challenges related to energy access. It offers detailed explanations about the IEC 62257 series that provides a planned and tested approach for rural electrification projects. The brochure also provides insights regarding different technologies, including solar, wind, small hydro, LVDC and lists important related Standards.

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