A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 21 nations finds very strong support for the government requiring utilities to use more alternative energy, such...
The Demand Response and Advanced Metering Coalition (DRAM) announced that four companies have been added to its membership roster. It also announced that its Board of Directors has approved a name change for the organization. The new name for the trade association is the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG). Chris King, Chief Strategy […]
Japans Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry (METI) announced what it is calling its first "action plan" aimed at promoting the wider implementation of solar power generation, with a specific focus on the public sector. The government is planning to subsidize half the cost of installing solar power generation systems at public facilities, including airports, […]
The Green Grid announced several steps that are designed to expand the consortium’s community of industry, government and academic collaborators. In order to provide end-user companies with a strong voice within the organization, The Green Grid announced the formation of an end-user focused Advisory Council, which will report directly to the consortium’s Board of Directors. […]
In a move aimed at increasing the flexibility, efficiency and sustainability of commercial buildings, a group of companies are announcing the EMerge Alliance™. The Alliance will lead the creation and deployment of a new power, control and device-level technology standard for commercial interiors, developed around the use of safe, low-voltage dc power. Founding Members of […]
The US-China Green Energy Council will be presenting its "US-China Green Energy Conference ’08 – Innovative Energy Solutions: Fueling the Future." from November 16-18 in Beijing. This conference is said to present for the first time an opportunity for leaders in four communities – business, technology, academia, and government policy – from both China and […]
Lenovo announced what it describes as its greenest, most secure and most manageable ThinkCentre desktop PC yet, the M58/M58p, with Power Manager, a ThinkVantage technology that is said to allow PC users to control their electricity consumption remotely, and available for the first time ever on a ThinkCentre PC. According to the company, Power Manager […]
Juniper Networks Inc. and Ixia a global provider of IP performance test systems, announced the formation of the Energy Consumption Rating (ECR) Initiative – a framework for measuring the energy efficiency of network and telecom devices. Juniper Networks, Ixia and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs collaborated to develop a vendor-neutral energy efficiency metric. The ECR metric […]
Cymbet Corp. has developed what it describes as a breakthrough in battery technology with the introduction of the EnerChip® CC CBC3112 and...
The recently passed U.S. Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-343) included, extended, and/or amended, a total of 16 energy tax incentive programs for businesses, utilities, and government agencies originally introduced in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). Many of these programs will have a positive impact on the power electronics industry. Among […]
The six "Critical Success Factors" for energy harvesting technologies are detailed in the just-released analysis of "Energy Harvesting, Micro Batteries and Power Management ICs" from Darnell Group. This latest study covers the business and technology developments driving this market, including a unique cost-benefit model that identifies a specific path to commercial success within the next […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released the report, "Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: Recommendations for Government-Industry Coordination," which details the discussions and recommendations covered during a national strategy workshop. The workshop, convened by DOE and EPA, gathered representatives from industry, utilities, associations, and NGOs to identify the […]
Fairchild Semiconductor’s Global Power Resource SM (GPR) design center in Japan has developed a design for LCD TVs that achieves 90% efficiency. The new design reduces the traditional four layers of PCB board to two, by utilizing the highly integrated FAN5069 and N-Channel MOSFET products. The FAN5069 combines a Pulse-Width-Modulated (PWM) controller and a Low […]
SMA America Inc. (SMA) and General Electric (GE) were among the companies making major announcements at the 2008 Solar Power International Conference and Expo in San Diego, California. Acknowledging the growing size of these sectors of the PV market, SMA, the U.S. subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG introduced the Sunny Central 250U, a 250kW […]
C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that it has become a Contributor Member of The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. "We welcome C&D Technologies as a new Contributing Member of The Green Grid," said John Pflueger, a Director of The Green Grid. "C&D’s breadth of […]