SMTC Corp. and Enecsys Ltd. announced a partnership to produce Enecsys micro inverters for the Canadian market at SMTC’s Markham facility located in York Region, Ontario. This enables Enecsys micro inverters to meet the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Feed-in Tariff (FIT) domestic content requirement for renewable energy projects. "Enecsys’ smart solar micro inverter solutions have […]
Benning Power Electronics announced its participation in the UTDesign program in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. This highly-respected program partners a team of senior-level computer science students with a specific project requested by a corporation. The work done through this corporate partnership is the […]
Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. announced that its manufacturing partner in France, De Dietrich Thermique, has received CE certification for its micro CHP system called CERAMIS POWER powered by the Ceramic Fuel Cells’ Gennex® fuel cell module. The first CERAMIS POWER unit will be operated with GDF-Suez, the largest gas retailer in France, with more than […]
ClearEdge Power expanded its product portfolio to meet the increasingly complex energy demands of commercial, institutional and residential customers. With the addition of two new product designs, ClearEdge Power now offers a range of solutions that leverage fuel cell technology to efficiently deliver predictable, clean and cost-effective power and heat. The expanded product line includes […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced a complete power management solution for TI’s C2000 real-time control, 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) and other DSP and FPGA processors. The TPS75005 highly integrated power circuit comes in a thermally enhanced 5 mm x 5 mm QFN package, combining two low-noise 500-mA LDOs and three supply voltage supervisors to provide ±5 […]
Integrated System Technologies (IST) Limited, the British manufacturer of iDrive® intelligent LED lighting driver solutions, announced that it has invented what it says is the world’s first commercially available LED driver that can control the LED current from one millionth of an Amp to over 2.1 Amps in a single output stage. The breakthrough ultra-wide […]
The EMerge Alliance has moved up to the Diamond Sponsorship level for the Fourth-Annual Green Building Power Forum (GBPF ’12) to be...
SINTEF Energy Research announced a demonstration project, the EcoGrid EU, a €21 million EU project that is being coordinated in Trondheim by SINTEF. Sixteen partners from ten countries are members of the project. The project will raise the ceiling for how far an electricity grid can utilize unpredictable sources such as wind and sun. According […]
Power Integrations published a reference design (DER-297) describing a high-efficiency, ultra-compact driver for a B10-style LED light bulb. Based on Power Integrations’ LinkSwitch-PL non-isolated, single-stage LED driver IC, the power supply is specifically tailored for use with high-voltage LEDs such as the recently announced XLamp XM-L and XLamp XT-E ranges from Cree. DER-297 provides the […]
Two new developments confirm Germany’s position as a top location to implement energy storage technology: Canadian fuel cell maker Ballard announced the opening of its new European headquarters in Germany this week. And last week a new project to store wind energy via hydrogen in the German natural gas grid was also unveiled. "Wind and […]
Micro Analog Systems Oy announced the MAS6011 Solar Cell Energy Harvesting System Manager. The MAS6011 monitors the supply voltage and charging of a battery-powered system containing a small solar cell. The current consumption of this IC is extremely low, 110nA, which means the system can charge from very low light conditions and also stay in […]
Micropelt announced its new Thermogenerator Package (TGP), which makes thermal energy harvesting ready for mass production. The new device allows for automatic assembly of autonomous dc power supplies for ultra low power wireless sensors and actuators. Battery maintenance, so far preventing wireless monitoring sensor networks from really taking off, can be eliminated by TGP-enabled autonomous […]
ABB has secured what it describes as a pioneering first order for its innovative Onboard DC Grid concept, which was launched in May 2011. The company is to equip a newbuild Platform Support Vessel (PSV), ordered by the Norwegian owner Myklebusthaug Management from the Kleven shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway, with a full Onboard DC Grid […]
Amphenol Industrial introduced the versatile ModLink junction box. This modular plug-and-play system allows manufacturers, distributors, installers and owners/operators to insert ’smart’ modules...
Beacon Power Corporation has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) at a second Delaware court hearing on November 18, 2011, in the Company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. Since filing for bankruptcy protection on October 30, 2011, Beacon Power and its advisors had engaged in ongoing discussions with LPO […]