What makes energy smart?

November 2016 Energy-efficient technological advances will benefit everyone

Energy in itself is not smart. What makes it smart then? The numerous technological advances that allow companies and household to use energy more efficiently. More...

Smart cities to boost energy efficiency

In hundreds of smart city projects around the world, governments, municipalities and private stakeholders are investing in smart grids, open data platforms and networked transport systems to meet the...

Stacking solar, setting standards

Rapid development of new materials and production techniques in solar photovoltaics (PV) is pushing both the limits of technology and relevant industry standards. With a swathe of new PV cell types...

Supporting technologies for photovoltaics

There are a number of technologies supporting the development and further implementation of photovoltaic (PV) devices. International Standards developed by several IEC Technical Committees (TCs) and...

Moving from the core to the edge

The IEC has initiated a White Paper dedicated to Vertical Edge Intelligence in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute’s FOKUS NGNI

Tackling energy efficiency from the start

Energy efficiency represents the biggest source of untapped energy in the world and, by helping slowing down final energy consumption, one of the main contributors in the reduction of noxious gases...

Standardization can help millions access electricity

It has been a busy year for Systems Evaluation Group (SEG) 4: Low Voltage Direct Current (LVDC) Applications, Distribution and Safety for use in Developed and Developing Economies. During the IEC...

Technical Committees IEC actively supports gender diversity

Gender equality is essential for achieving peace, defending...

Conformity Assessment The technology that runs smart homes

We are all familiar with remote controls. We use them to change...

Conformity Assessment Adopting smart technologies

With the steady increase in energy demand from developing,...

Conformity Assessment Smart equals sensors inside

Smartness has become a way of life. Today most of our activities...

Conformity Assessment Wind industry: Harmonized certification facilitates global market access

Developed with the participation of industry players, including...

IEC Family Smart Energy

Nava provides insights into a Mexican programme that aims to...

IEC Family November 2016 nominations

Over the past few months, the Standardization Management Board...

IEC World Digital data exchange to be streamlined

The harmonization of standards in electrical engineering and...

IEC World Upcoming global events (December 2016-April 2017)

On the agenda: displays, energy storage, Smart Grids, metering and IECEx

In Store Covering countless safety requirements for SMPS

The second edition of a Standard will improve the safety of a myriad of systems