CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) confirmed that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will restart in 2009. This news forms part of an updated report on the status of the LHC following a malfunction on September 19th. "The top priority for CERN today is to provide collision data for the experiments as soon as […]
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) announced that Founder and Chairman of Delta Electronics, Inc. Bruce Cheng has endowed his alma mater with...
Boston-Power® announced that its next-generation Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell, Sonata,™ will be available first to Hewlett Packard (HP) customers as an upgrade option. The result of a three-year relationship between Boston-Power and HP, the announcement is said to underscore the companies’ shared commitment to fueling innovation in battery technology while bringing notebook PC users products […]
Server Technology released its new Sentry Power Manager (SPM) software and POPS technology. SPM allows the ability to manage thousands of Sentry Cabinet Power Distribution Units (PDU’s) in multiple locations, providing a central interface for conditions including power, temperature and humidity. Status and alarm notifications are in real time and can be viewed by their […]
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has completed an analysis showing that deployment of a "smart grid" could potentially reduce annual U.S. energy consumption by 56 to 203 billion kWh in 2030, corresponding to a 1.2 to 4.3% reduction in projected retail electricity sales in 2030. In addition, a smart grid can facilitate greater integration […]
Emerson Network Power recently appointed Victor Lee Chief Technology Officer to guide technology innovation across all of the business’s 12 centers of expertise. In this role, the company states that Lee brings increased focus and consistency to research and development platforms addressing continuity challenges in the most critical data center, telecommunications, alternative energy, systems integration […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has answered a number of questions regarding the potential impacts of the ENERGY STAR Computer Server specification on federal purchasing requirements. Specifically, some manufacturers expressed concern that if Blade Servers were excluded from the Tier 1 ENERGY STAR specification then Federal agencies would not be able to purchase these […]
The just-released First Edition of "Vehicle Electrification: Market Forces and Demand Characteristics" from Darnell Group identifies the dramatic changes that will drive...
A new national study revealed that 78% of Americans are unaware of the federal legislation put in place last year to phase out the incandescent light bulb, starting in 2012. The First Annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey, commissioned by OSRAM SYLVANIA, a division of Siemens AG, is said to be the first national pulse taken to […]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has released Combined Heat and Power: Effective Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, a new report highlighting Combined Heat and Power (CHP) as a realistic solution to enhance national energy efficiency, ensure environmental quality, promote economic growth, and foster a robust energy infrastructure. The report is said to provide an […]
Hy9 Corp., a manufacturer of metal membrane hydrogen purifiers for the industrial, specialty gas and energy markets, announced that it has entered into an agreement with ExxonMobil Corp. to provide its products to ExxonMobil’s on-board fuel cell reformer project. Hy9 also announced that it has opened a new manufacturing facility as a direct response to […]
Power Integrations announced that its LinkSwitch-II family of power conversion ICs enables manufacturers of cellphone chargers to achieve the recently announced five-star rating for no-load energy consumption. The new rating system, launched by the world’s top five cellphone makers last month, covers all chargers currently sold by Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG Electronics. […]
As Congress and the new administration weigh sweeping measures to rescue the U.S. auto industry, dozens of companies that develop and build technology for hybrid and electric vehicles gathered in Washington D.C. this week to show their latest innovations and discuss how they fit into this changing landscape. The conference and technological showcase put on […]
The worldwide hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) market is expected to grow 100% in 2009. Passenger cars get a lot of the press related...
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. is unveiling its all-new Micro-sized Combined Heat and Power (MCHP) Deluxe cogeneration unit. The Honda MCHP, introduced in Japan in 2003 and in the US in 2007, is a heat transfer and power generation device that provides home heating or water heating as well as electrical power for a variety […]