Invensys Power Systems (Necedah WI) announced that it has signed an agreement with Sprint North Supply (New Century, KS) to serve as a distribution channel for the entire line of Best Power uninterruptible power systems. Effective immediately, Sprint North Supply will offer power systems from 250VA to 220,000VA, which can protect critical equipment starting from […]
IMPCO Technologies, Inc. (Cerritos, CA) announced that a team of scientists hydroburst tested a high-performance prototype hydrogen storage cylinder designed for Fuel Cell Vehicle applications (FCVs). The scientists, who were from IMPCO, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (Livermore, CA), Thiokol Propulsion (Salt Lake City, UT), and Alcoa Industrial Components Group, a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc. (Pittsburgh, […]
DaimlerChrysler AG, BP, BASF, Statoil Methanex Corp., and XCELLSIS have formally agreed to cooperate in a study which will evaluate what would be needed to facilitate the introduction and commercialization of methanol fuel cell vehicles. After scrutinizing health, safety and environmental issues associated with the introduction of methanol fuel cell vehicles, the companies hope to […]
Hitachi Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) raised its first-half net profit forecast last week and is now predicting an increase of more than 11 times their initial estimate. Instead of the originally expected 4.7 billion yen, Hitachi anticipates reaping 55.0 billion yen ($514.6 million dollars). The rise is largely due to the increased demand for semiconductor chips […]
The US Small Business Association (SBA) has announced that FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCE, Danbury, CT) is the recipient of the SBA's Tibbetts Award. This award is given annually to small firms, projects, organizations or individuals judged to exemplify the best in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR).Under a SBIR program supported by the US Dept. of […]
The fifth annual UPVG Pholtaic Experience Conference and Exhibition (UPEx 2000) is being held October 2-5 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MA. UPEx 2000 is an international conference which offers a forum to consider the issues arising as the demand for clean, creative energy grows. Topics to be explored will include market trends, […]
Scientists at a recent congressional hearing in Washington told the House Science subcommittee on space and aeronautics that solar-powered satellites will become a major energy source by the year 2030. With electric energy use projected to grow 75 percent worldwide by 2020 and oil production expected to slow due to depleted reserves after 2015, employing […]
FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) has been notified by the Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) that it has been selected to design, construct and operate a 250kW direct fuel cell at the Harrison Mining Corporation coal mine in Cadiz, OH, 50 miles west of Pittsburgh. Negotiations leading to a final award […]
Power Conversion Products (Crystal Lake, IL) is announcing the availability of the G Series Global Rectifier, a new telecom dc power product. The company claims that the G Series rectifiers have a small footprint, low cost and high efficiency. The interface between the rectifiers and the controller is digital, allowing the customer to customize its […]
Westcor (Sunnyvale, CA), a division of Vicor, introduces the PFC MegaPAC-XF, which they term the High-Power MegaPAC, for high-power applications. This field-configurable,...
National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) has released a step-up dc/dc converter optimized for powering large-format liquid crystal panels found in notebook PCs. The LM2622, which typically resides inside the panel, is designed to boost a single low-voltage supply from the PC's mother-board to one or more high-voltage, high-power supplies required by the panel's row […]
Sierra-KD Components (Carson City, NV) introduced its line of space-quality, high-voltage, multilayer ceramic capacitors. The entire line is constructed from a high-density, low-loss X7R ceramic dielectric that is 100-percent Corona tested and exhibits no IR degradation over its design life. Designed for non-reparable applications, such as those found in the space and satellite markets, the […]
Advanced Power Technology (Bend, OR) recently unveiled their new generation of 500V MOSFETs, called Power MOS 7. The new MOSFETs, the company claims, have up to a 10 percent lower total gate charge than the current offering, Power MOS VI, and a 60 percent lower charge than the predecessors, MOS V. The Power MOS 7 […]
Compaq Computer Corp. (Houston, TX) recently unveiled the Compaq UPS R3000 XR, which they claim to be the power industry's smallest and...
H Power Corp. (Clifton, NJ) recently unveiled the Power Pem PS250, a new PEM fuel cell system. The system, rated at 250W, is available in both mobile and rack-mounted models. Intended for the small electric-vehicle market as a primary or fuel cell battery hybrid-power source, the Power Pem PS250 can also be used as a […]