Magnetek, Inc. announced its PVI-CENTRAL-50kW units with 208Vac, and 480Vac output voltages. The PVI-CENTRAL-50 grid-tied system is designed for commercial solar applications such as office, apartment, or industrial buildings. Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm maximizes energy produced under varying light conditions. The inverter’s Insulated Gate Bi-polar Transistors (IGBTs) reduce thermal energy losses for optimum […]
IXYS Corp. announced a new high voltage diode called DNA30E2200PA. This 2200V specialized rectifier in a TO-220 housing is designed as a decoupling diode for Photovoltaic systems in the renewable energy applications, where solar panels are deployed to provide power into the electrical grid. The new DNA diode, represent a new "DNA" family of products, […]
PV Powered, Inc. announced that a new installer-friendly feature has been added to its line of residential solar inverters. The new feature is a single-knob ac-dc disconnect with a wire raceway. This enhancement, integrated into the company’s inverters, is said to eliminate the need for extra conduit and hardware, thereby saving installation materials and labor […]
Freescale Semiconductor is demonstrating what it describes as a breakthrough in power conversion technology for photovoltaic (PV) applications this week at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC). Freescale claims that it has developed advanced, ultra-low-voltage dc-dc converter technology that enables industry-leading solar cell startup and operating performance and efficiency at levels as low […]
Act Solar, Inc., a power management optimization company, announced the limited availability of its flagship solar product, PowerString™ with patent-pending Injection Boost™...
PREMO has developed a new range of high energy inductors specially designed for renewable energy sector. They are suitable both as input and output chokes for solar, wind and fuel-cells inverter applications, as well as railway sector applications. The company states that the POT CORE series are the best solution to avoid having electromagnetic noise […]
Satcon Technology Corp. announced that it has partnered with FuelCell Energy Inc. and Enbridge Inc. in the production of a new, multi-megawatt hybrid energy system for natural gas pipeline operations in Ontario Canada. The new product, named the Direct Fuel Cell-Energy Recovery Generation (DFC-ERG™) system, aims at generating ultra-clean electricity, while recovering energy normally lost […]
Solyndra, Inc. announced a new solar photovoltaic (PV) system for the commercial rooftop market. Solyndra’s PV system is designed to generate significantly more solar electricity on an annual basis from typical low-slope commercial rooftops with lower installation costs than conventional PV flat panel technologies. The company states that commercial rooftops represent a vast, underutilized resource […]
Advanced Energy® Industries, Inc. introduced its newest Solaron® offering – a 500kW, utility-scale, transformerless, grid-tie photovoltaic (PV) inverter. Extending the Solaron portfolio beyond inverters for commercial and small-scale utility installations, the 500kW inverter is said to achieve similar, unsurpassed efficiencies as the other Solaron models – 97.5% CEC-weighted (California Energy Commission) efficiency rating (pending). In […]
Satcon announced that they are taking orders for their PowerGate™Plus 1MW commercial PV inverter system, designed with advanced features for large scale utility installations. "It is exciting to see the industry move toward larger scale projects," said Tobin Booth, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Oak Energy. "The demand for utility grade installations is increasing at […]
BAE Systems demonstrated what is claimed to be the first hybrid electric drive system for ground combat vehicles as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. Creation of the hybrid electric drive system, led by BAE Systems, is a joint development with General Dynamics Land Systems in partnership with the Army and […]
SunWize Technologies announced a new line of single crystalline modules with FM approval for Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D, Hazardous (Classified) Locations. The new SunWize® SL series includes 6, 12 and 24W modules. Manufactured in accordance to ISO 9002 standards, SL modules carry a 10-year, 80% power output warranty. Bruce […]
Evader, Inc. announced that the first shipments of customer-ordered Evader electric motor scooters will be available in stores by August 15. Initially,...
SMA America now offers an inverter designed for small solar energy systems that qualify for the new Federal tax credit and State...
SatCon Technology Corp. has launched its 500kW PowerGate™ photovoltaic (PV) inverter. The release of the PowerGate™ 500kW inverter was one of SatCon’s major R&D milestones for 2006. The 500kW AE-500-60-PV-A utility-grade PV inverter was successfully listed to the UL 1741 Standard and also received approval from the California Energy Commission (CEC). The acceptance of this […]