Princeton Power Systems (PPS) unveiled its bi-directional high-voltage DC Transformer, a new technology used for transmission and distribution applications. The transformer will function as a beneficial power management device, distributing power between two or more remote locations in Alaska. The dc transformer, scheduled to be installed in early 2012, is the first of its kind […]
Linear Technology Corp. announced the acquisition of Dust Networks, Inc., a provider of low power wireless sensor network (WSN) technology. The acquisition of Dust Networks, based in Hayward, CA, will enable Linear to offer a complete high performance wireless sensor networking solution. Dust Networks’ low power radio and software technology complements Linear’s strengths in industrial […]
GreenVolts, Inc. unveiled what it says is the industry’s first complete and fully integrated solar system, including modules, trackers, inverters, and energy management software. Through control of the entire system design, GreenVolts states that it has dramatically improved performance, simplified project engineering and installation, and reduced costs in all stages of the project lifecycle. "Our […]
Saft has just started shipping the first cells to roll off the production lines at what it claims is the world’s most advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory, in Jacksonville, Florida. The first deliveries from Jacksonville have included hundreds of cells for battery assembly for European customers. "Starting volume industrial-scale deliveries to customers from the Jacksonville […]
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), representing more than 95 percent of the U.S. lighting manufacturing industry, remains committed to and supportive of the lighting standards established in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007). A rider related to light bulbs on the FY 2012 Omnibus funding bill does not repeal or […]
Data centre manufacturer Minkels, European producer of integrated data centre solutions for cooling, power distribution and housing, has launched a new product group under the name VariconPower™. This concerns a complete product line of Rack PDUs: Power Distribution Units for server racks. The addition of the VariconPower product group, with modules for server room power […]
The all-new, gasoline-free Ford Focus Electric is the company’s first-ever all-electric passenger car – a zero-CO2-emissions version of Ford’s popular small car...
Siemens Industry Inc.’s Drive Technologies Division has launched a pilot program partnership with Boston-based Eastern Wind Power to test several new solutions for decentralized power generation in the small-mid range. Siemens will provide drive train solutions for small-scale or micro power generation projects between 30kW-900kW. "This is an extremely fast moving business segment, and our […]
Eltek announced that it has finalized the merger of Eltek Valere into the corporate Eltek brand, creating a single operational organization. Eltek will continue to focus on high-efficiency power conversion technology, and will deepen its commitment to develop, sell and support the key products under a Valere-titled product line from its 2007 acquisition of Valere […]
At Darnell’s third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’11) in Taipei this week, the latest dc-power developments were presented by researchers...
Sears Home Services, the residential and commercial installation arm of Sears Holdings, announced its installation agreement with Evatran, a developer of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles. Plugless Power systems, which offer the ultimate in convenience and simplicity, recharge electric vehicles (EVs) as quickly as traditional corded options and require the same electrical installation inside […]
GE Energy has reached an agreement with Amazon.com to sell its GE WattStation™ Wall Mount electric vehicle (EV) charger directly to U.S. consumers through the online retailer’s website. Just in time for the holidays, EV drivers can now buy GE’s wall-mounted EV charging station online by simply clicking and buying it on Amazon.com, just like […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced what it says is the industry’s most accurate difference amplifier for high common-mode voltage applications up to +275V. With what is described as a best-in-class common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) of 100 dB, the INA149 increases overall measurement accuracy by 2x compared to the competition and is the first high-voltage difference […]
Linear Technology Corp. introduced the LTM8047 and LTM8048 1.5W output dc-dc µModule® converters with 725Vdc galvanic isolation in a 9 x 11.25 x 4.92mm BGA (ball grid array) package. All components, including the transformer, control circuitry and power switches are housed in a small enclosed BGA package for superior interconnect reliability in high vibration applications. […]
Tigo Energy,® a specialist in SmartModule™ technology for photovoltaic (PV) solar installations, announced that it has raised $18 million in additional financing, bringing the total company funding in excess of $50 million. Led by Bessemer Venture Partners, the investment will enable Tigo Energy to accelerate growth, expand manufacturing and focus on international sales to take […]