The EnOcean Alliance is publishing the first global, open specification for energy harvesting wireless sensors which ensures interoperability between products of different manufacturers: EnOcean equipment profiles (EEPs). The specification, devised jointly by the members of the EnOcean Alliance, is public and accessible for anyone. It contains 50 equipment profiles supporting the development of a variety […]
Satcon Technology Corp. announced the general availability of Satcon Solstice®, which the company says is the industry’s first complete utility grade solar PV solution for large scale solar power plants. Satcon says the Solstice revolutionizes energy production, while utilizing traditional solar design. It is said that it delivers fine grained power harvesting and control with […]
The program has been announced for the First Annual DC Building Power Japan conference (DCBPJ ’09) to be held December 7 &...
Toshiba Corp. announced that in anticipation of strong future demand, it will construct a second dedicated production facility for its safe, long-life,...
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 […]
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. announced the availability of its PC-10 ultracapacitor with proprietary electrode for enhancing the reliability of backup power in enterprise storage, powering smart utility meters, and benefiting a variety of other industrial applications. Roughly the size of a postage stamp and able to efficiently store power and distribute it immediately, the PC-10 provides […]
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 […]
American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) and LS Cable Ltd. recently formed a strategic alliance to advance commercial sales of superconductor cables. Under the alliance, LS Cable and AMSC will work collaboratively to deploy at least 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) of superconductor power cables in commercial power grids over the next five years. LS Cable’s superconductor cable […]
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 […]
Lineage Power Corp. has opened its new global headquarters and R&D center of innovation in Plano, Texas. "Lineage is proud to be the newest member of Plano – the center of the power industry community," said Craig Witsoe, CEO of Lineage Power. "As the first name in power, our team is focused on the mission […]
IBM Global Financing announced that it has recently reached a new financing arrangement that would help accelerate customer access to high speed Internet in rural areas. The funding agreement would benefit Broadband over Power Line (BPL) technology provider International Broadband Electric Communications, Inc. (IBEC) and one of its leading integrated chip (IC) suppliers, DS2. IBEC […]
The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) and ZigBee Alliance announced that the two organizations have established a formal liaison agreement...
GridPoint, Inc. and Coulomb Technologies unveiled what they describe as the first ever smart grid enabled smart charging stations for electric vehicles. The integrated solution using Coulomb’s ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Stations for plug-in electric vehicles and GridPoint’s smart charging software application extends municipalities and utilities ability to manage vehicle-charging load. Utilities and municipalities will now […]