ABB has purchased a controlling interest in US-based Validus DC Systems, a provider of dc power infrastructure equipment for energy-intensive data centers. DC technology is substantially more energy efficient than traditional ac technology for electrical distribution. DC systems are also less complex, requiring less space and equipment, resulting in considerable additional savings in real estate […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) unveiled what it says is the industry’s smallest, most power-efficient digital temperature sensor. The TMP103 consumes 97% less...
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX2992, an OFDM-based powerline communication (PLC) modem that pairs with the MAX2991 analog front-end (AFE) to provide...
Cyber Switching announced the immediate availability of single phase versions of its ePower® intelligent power distribution units (iPDUs). The Power iPDU is a green product featuring what the company says are industry first technologies in the rack-mounted power distribution market. With these newest additions to the ePower family, there are now over 300 PDU configurations […]
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a comprehensive analysis of energy storage applications and technology options that also assesses the potential benefits and markets for energy storage in the United States. The analysis looks at 10 energy storage applications that EPRI considers would serve the bulk of the energy storage market and includes […]
Darnell’s www.PowerPulse.net has reached the Milestone of 15 years of continuous news coverage of the worldwide power electronics industry. PowerPulse.net is the only daily, the only global and most-read publication in the power electronics industry. With 13 micro sites, weekly and daily e-newslettters, RSS feeds and more, PowerPulse also provides readers with the greatest variety […]
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT)®, announced a new family of poly-phase power metering ICs that offer the widest dynamic range and lowest...
Westinghouse Solar, Inc. announced the release of their second-generation AC solar panel. This new panel will be available in the second quarter at a very attractive price point. Westinghouse Solar’s new AC panel has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of residential rooftop installers. Improving on the original patented design, the […]
U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Google Inc., and more than 80 leading organizations in electric vehicle (EV) deployment will collaborate to provide consumers and industry with accurate and up-to-date information on the locations of electric vehicle charging stations. The data generated through the partnership will be housed on DOE’s online Alternative […]
Lowe’s announced that it has broadened its range of energy conservation products by adding to its energy center line-up the proven PowerCost Monitor™ and its WiFi Gateway plug and play accessory. The PowerCost Monitor is available for sale in 319 Lowe’s stores in CA, WA, FL, MA, NY, MD and at Lowes.com. The PowerCost Monitor […]
Ioxus, Inc., a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technology for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and consumer product markets, announced that it has received a total of $21 million from Energy Technology Ventures (a GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips joint venture), Northwater Capital through its Northwater Intellectual Property Fund, Aster Capital (representing Alstom, Schneider Electric and Rhodia) and return investor […]
Ford Motor Co. announced that it is working with cities and utility partners to identify key infrastructure building blocks that will enable metropolitan areas to be EV ready. Cities across the United States are and can take a variety of steps now to enhance the readiness of their communities for electric vehicle use and customer […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced delivery of a mobile-grade, battery-optimized Wi-Fi solution to the open source Linux community as part of the OpenLink™ project, focused on providing a wide range of wireless connectivity solutions for native Linux. Customers and developers targeting battery-powered Wi-Fi products can now use TI’s OpenLink drivers, gaining native kernel benefits such […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) expanded its industry-leading power management portfolio with two new step-down regulators with wide input voltages and high-voltage protection....
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), industry and academia are teaming to give batteries from electric drive vehicles (EV) a "second life." NREL’s partner is an industry-academia team led by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). Possible secondary uses for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries include residential and commercial electric […]