SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge) has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its SunShot Initiative, a program whose goal is to reduce the cost of solar energy systems by 75 percent by 2020. SolarBridge will use the DOE grant to accelerate development of what the company says is an […]
IEEE announced that IEEE 2030™ – IEEE Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), End-Use Applications, and Loads – has been approved and published. IEEE 2030 establishes a globally relevant Smart Grid interoperability reference model and knowledge base that can be used by utilities […]
SPX Corporation’s Service Solutions business unit has been selected by Daimler AG as the preferred provider of turnkey electric vehicle (EV) charging installation services for its smart and Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles. The announcement was made at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show by Daimler AG. The agreement calls for SPX Service Solutions to provide EV charging […]
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union’s (EU) Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) jointly announced their intention to work together on Smart Grid standards development, emphasizing common goals and areas of focus. Both NIST and the SG-CG have mandates to coordinate the development of a standards framework […]
The Plenary Session at the 2011 Smart Grid Electronics Forum will feature senior executives from 3eTI, Fairchild Semiconductor, FreeWave Technologies, Marvell Technology,...
ZMDI has become a Platinum Sponsor of the Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’11). Mouser Electronics is the Marquee Sponsor of this year’s...
Delta Electronics announced it has been named to two of the prestigious 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes – the DJSI World Index and the DJSI Asia/ Pacific Index. Delta states that it was also first in its industry in several of the index categories. According to Delta, selection to become a member of the DJSI […]
GS Battery (USA) Inc. announced the introduction of its ECO R line of advanced storage batteries targeting the renewable energy market. The rapid growth of renewable energy contributing to the grid has highlighted the need for reliable energy storage solutions which maximize efficiencies and address the intermittency and variability for power generation common with wind […]
OMRON Corp. announced that OMRON (China) Co., Ltd. (OMRON’s China Group Head Office) and Shanghai Best Electrical Appliance Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (BST) entered into an equity transfer agreement under which OMRON (China) will acquire a 100% stake in BST. BST is a manufacturer of power latching relays in China. According to the companies, in smart […]
Phono Solar, a producer of mono crystalline and poly crystalline solar modules, has launched a new ac module. According to the company, the new product eliminates the need for dc wiring and centralized power inverters while offering greater productivity, reliability and performance. The new ac module is designed to eliminate the need for expensive dc […]
Aquion Energy, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of batteries and energy storage systems, announced that it has closed a $30 million round of venture financing. Foundation Capital led the round with participation from returning investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as well as new investors Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) and TriplePoint Capital. Coincident with this […]
ZBB Energy Corp. announced collaboration with Universal Electric Corp. to provide uninterrupted power to dc voltage lighting loads, rack power to servers and other miscellaneous loads at a major data center in a trial program. Over the course of the project, the system will include the ZBB EnerStore™ V3 flow battery and a ZBB EnerSection™ […]
Linear Technology Corp. introduced the LTC2991, an 8-channel I²C temperature, voltage and current monitor for 3 and 5V systems. The LTC2991 is a highly integrated monitoring solution that incorporates a 14-bit ADC, 10ppm/°C voltage reference and I²C digital interface to provide submillivolt voltage resolution and 1% current measurement, as well as ±0.7°C remote accuracy and […]
CISC Semiconductor GmbH starts into research and development phase of the European ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking project "Internet of Energy for Electric Mobility" (IoE) – officially started in May 2011 – and hence broadens its activities towards developing a way of accessing the Energy Grid. The IoE research project aims to develop hardware, software and middleware […]
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the MCP1754/MCP1754S low dropout regulators (LDOs). The devices feature a high PSRR of 70 dB at 1 kHz...