The US Postal Service announced that Chugach Electric Association Inc. (Anchorage, AK) will install the world's largest commercial fuel-cell system at the USPS's Anchorage Mail Processing and Distribution Facility. The system, expected to be operational early next year, will be owned and maintained by Chugach. The 200kW PC25 fuel cell power plants that make up […]
C&D Technologies Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) announced a 17 percent increase in net income for the second quarter ended July 31, 1999, to $7,045,000, or $0.54 per diluted share, from $6,000,000, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. Net sales for the period rose 40 percent to $111,819,000, compared to […]
Valence Technology Inc. (Henderson, NV) reported a net loss for the first quarter ended June 27, 1999, of $7.9 million, or $0.30 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.21 per share, for the same period a year ago. Sales for the quarter, recorded as a reduction to expense, totaled $233,000 […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced that its manufacturing partner, Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery Corp. Ltd. (China), has successfully completed a road test comparing Evercel's nickel-zinc battery to an equivalent size lead-acid battery. A nickel-zinc equipped scooter achieved twice the total life distance of the lead-acid alternative. The test, designed to determine the total lifetime range […]
Moltech Corp. (Gainesville, FL) announced that the University of Wisconsin students receiving top rankings in the Tour de Sol and FutureTruck 2001...
EnerSys Inc. (Reading, PA), formerly Yuasa Inc., has introduced a new battery that is claimed to provide 25 percent greater power output,...
Tripp Lite (Chicago, IL) recently introduced the iUPS power protection system designed to color-coordinate with Apple's iMac computers. The iUPS features the popular blueberry-colored housing that coordinates with the iMac's appearance and color scheme.The six ac outlets of the iUPS are arranged in a split outlet design, with three outlets providing battery backup and surge […]
The Dynaload division of Transistor Devices Inc. (Randolph, NJ) recently introduced the WCL488 electronic load which uses a water cooling technique for...
Pen Interconnect Inc. (Irvine, CA) announced that its PowerStream Division, which designs and manufactures custom power supplies and battery chargers, recently received four new contracts from major companies that have increased its backlog by over 50 percent with a combined value in excess of $500,000.The contracts include the release of 5,000 UPS units for a […]
The new PS331 from PowerSmart Inc. (Shelton, CT) is claimed to be the first smart battery IC available in production quantities that enables data error checking. The PS331 supports Packet Error Checking per version 1.1 of the System Management Bus Specification, and predicts battery capacity remaining to within 1 percent. The PS331 is designed to […]
Epyx Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that it has successfully demonstrated high-efficiency and low-emission operation of a fuel cell power system using Syntroleum Corp. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) synthetic fuel and a Plug Power (Latham, NY) fuel cell stack. Epyx and Plug Power previously tested gasoline, ethanol, methanol and natural gas using an integrated system comprised of an […]
Siemens Solar (Camarillo, CA) introduced its new earthsafe line of pre-engineered solar kits designed to enable homeowners to harness solar energy in...
Medis Technologies Ltd. (New York, NY) reported its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, noting that non-cash items primarily resulting from accounting treatment relating to its June 2000 acquisition of the shares of Medis El Ltd., which it did not already own, had a material effect on this quarter's financial statements. As expected, […]
Power Technology Inc. (Las Vegas, NV) announced that the company is opening a permanent office in Beijing, China. The office will be headed by Alan Rainbird, who for the past six years has been involved in a program that has developed a range of electric bicycles, motor scooters, motorcycles, pick-up trucks, vans and busses. According […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced the successful completion and qualification of the Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery Corp. Ltd. (China) manufacturing facility in Xiamen, China. Evercel also announced that Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery has received its first production order from Xiamen Bicycle Company (China) and that shipment of Evercel's nickel-zinc rechargeable battery will begin this month. […]