The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the United States (US) based trade group representing the home appliance industry, issued The Home Appliance Industry’s Principles & Requirements for Achieving a Widely Accepted Smart Grid. Smart Grid enabled home appliances, through a fully functional Smart Grid, will contribute greatly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Also, Smart […]
Large-format lithium-ion battery maker Ener1, Inc. announced that it has received $20 million in fresh investment capital from ITOCHU Corp., a Japanese commercial trading giant with deep ties in the automotive, utility and renewable energy industries. ITOCHU purchased 3.2 million shares of common stock from Ener1 at a price of $6.18 per share. "ITOCHU has […]
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced four energy metering ICs (integrated circuits) designed to improve the accuracy and performance of commercial, industrial, and residential smart meters. A smart meter accurately measures how much electricity is consumed or generated, and communicates with the local utility for power monitoring, billing, and other purposes. ADI states that its new […]
NAGARES Group, a Spanish company that delivers electronic solutions to the automotive market and PREMO, a technology leader for inductive and EMC...
American lithium-ion battery producer EnerDel announced that it will supply the advanced battery systems at the heart of a groundbreaking project linking up all of the essential building blocks needed to integrate the smart grid, electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies. It will be the first time that EVs, stationary grid storage, solar power and […]
Following receipt of a $95 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and successful negotiations between Saft America Inc., the state of Florida, and the city of Jacksonville, construction will soon begin in Jacksonville for what Saft describes as the lithium-ion (Li-ion) factory of the future. The […]
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,...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]