Lineage Power Corp. announced an end-to-end Total Efficiency™ architecture, designed to help telecommunications carriers, wireless operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and large enterprises achieve their sustainability objectives by recapturing 50 to 70% of energy typically lost in the power conversion process. The Lineage Power Total Efficiency (TE) Architecture approach includes hardware, software and services for […]
Trilliant Inc. and Cooper Power Systems, a division of Cooper Industries plc announced the deployment of a jointly developed product, the SecureMesh™ Powerline Repeater, that enhances Smart Grid coverage at Hydro One in Ontario, Canada. The SecureMesh Powerline Repeater serves as an intermediate wireless node in the SecureMesh Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) to relay messages […]
GE, Whirlpool Corp. and a number of other companies announced the creation of a new collaborative effort aimed at demonstrating the role of smart grid technologies and practices in the achievement of climate change goals. Called the Smart Green Grid Initiative (SGGI), the effort will include educational events at the upcoming climate change meetings in […]
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) of the United Nations has given its stamp of approval to an energy-efficient one-charger-fits-all new mobile phone solution. The announcement comes as ITU lobbies hard to have the essential role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) recognized in the draft Copenhagen Agreement as a key part of the solution towards […]
NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of the UBA2028, a fully integrated high-voltage power IC that drives dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). NXP...
EnOcean, inventor of energy harvesting wireless sensor networks, released in North America its third generation suite of energy harvesting wireless modules. The modules are based upon the Dolphin ASIC, described as the world’s first platform that supports self-powered two-way wireless communications, ultra low power sleep modes, and the ability to self-power actuators such as water […]
Fairchild Semiconductor announced results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2009. Fairchild reported third quarter sales of $331.8 million, up 19% from the prior quarter and 23% lower than the third quarter of 2008. Fairchild reported third quarter net income of $2.7 million or $0.02 per diluted share compared to a net loss of […]
American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) announced that Superconductor Electricity Pipelines have been chosen for The Tres Amigas Project, the nation’s first renewable energy...
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.38-2009 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment–Induction Lighting. This new standard was produced by the ANSI Committee 136 for Roadway and Area Lighting. ANSI C136.38 defines the electrical and mechanical requirements of induction type light sources for use in roadway and area lighting […]
Delivering what it describes as an innovative platform for unprecedented flexibility, sustainability and energy efficiency in commercial buildings, the EMerge Alliance announced the release of the EMerge Alliance Standard, the first roadmap for the utilization of safe, low-voltage dc power in commercial interiors. According to the Alliance, the new industry standard allows buildings of today […]
Lighting Science Group Corp. (LSG) introduced its new line of LED roadway luminaires. The new PROLIFIC Series Roadway Luminaires are said to have substantially increased light efficacy when compared to traditional lighting technologies such as high intensity discharge (HID) and significantly better light efficacy when compared to currently available LED based street lights. The new […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition has received its first entrant, a product from Philips Electronics. Philips has developed, manufactured and will bring to market an LED replacement for the common 60W incandescent light bulb. Philips developed this product in response to DOE’s industry-wide challenge, […]
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled an accelerated plan for developing standards to transform the U.S. power distribution system into a secure, more efficient and environmentally friendly Smart Grid and create clean-energy jobs. The approximately 90-page document identifies about 80 initial standards that will enable the vast number of […]
Phihong announced that it has improved the energy efficiency of both its PSAA60M universal 3-wire input adapter series and its PSAA60W universal 2-wire input adapter series. Well suited for portable equipment, networking, peripherals, and gaming machines, the low-cost adapters are available in 12-, 15-, 18-, 24-, and 48V single output models; all of which are […]
Volkswagen and energy supplier LichtBlick announced an exclusive world-wide energy partnership. Volkswagen is to produce the high-efficiency "EcoBlue" CHP (combined heat and...