Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced that its manufacturing partner, Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery Corp. Ltd. (China), has successfully completed a road test comparing Evercel's nickel-zinc battery to an equivalent size lead-acid battery. A nickel-zinc equipped scooter achieved twice the total life distance of the lead-acid alternative. The test, designed to determine the total lifetime range […]
Moltech Corp. (Gainesville, FL) announced that the University of Wisconsin students receiving top rankings in the Tour de Sol and FutureTruck 2001...
Pen Interconnect Inc. (Irvine, CA) announced that its PowerStream Division, which designs and manufactures custom power supplies and battery chargers, recently received four new contracts from major companies that have increased its backlog by over 50 percent with a combined value in excess of $500,000.The contracts include the release of 5,000 UPS units for a […]
The new PS331 from PowerSmart Inc. (Shelton, CT) is claimed to be the first smart battery IC available in production quantities that enables data error checking. The PS331 supports Packet Error Checking per version 1.1 of the System Management Bus Specification, and predicts battery capacity remaining to within 1 percent. The PS331 is designed to […]
Epyx Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that it has successfully demonstrated high-efficiency and low-emission operation of a fuel cell power system using Syntroleum Corp. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) synthetic fuel and a Plug Power (Latham, NY) fuel cell stack. Epyx and Plug Power previously tested gasoline, ethanol, methanol and natural gas using an integrated system comprised of an […]
Siemens Solar (Camarillo, CA) introduced its new earthsafe line of pre-engineered solar kits designed to enable homeowners to harness solar energy in...
Medis Technologies Ltd. (New York, NY) reported its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, noting that non-cash items primarily resulting from accounting treatment relating to its June 2000 acquisition of the shares of Medis El Ltd., which it did not already own, had a material effect on this quarter's financial statements. As expected, […]
Power Technology Inc. (Las Vegas, NV) announced that the company is opening a permanent office in Beijing, China. The office will be headed by Alan Rainbird, who for the past six years has been involved in a program that has developed a range of electric bicycles, motor scooters, motorcycles, pick-up trucks, vans and busses. According […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced the successful completion and qualification of the Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery Corp. Ltd. (China) manufacturing facility in Xiamen, China. Evercel also announced that Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery has received its first production order from Xiamen Bicycle Company (China) and that shipment of Evercel's nickel-zinc rechargeable battery will begin this month. […]
Valence Technology Inc. (Henderson, NV) announced that the Industrial Development Board (IDB) of Northern Ireland has authorized funding of up to 1,800,000 Pounds Sterling (US$3 million) for the expansion of Valence's lithium-polymer battery manufacturing facility in Mallusk, Northern Ireland. The existing plant, which currently encompasses 80,000 square feet, will be expanded to accommodate the addition […]
Lithium Technology Corp. (LTC, Plymouth Meeting, PA) announced it has closed on a $450,000 equity bridge financing transaction with private investors. The proceeds are expected to provide operating cash flow while LTC pursues certain strategic partnership opportunities already underway, as well as other private investment initiatives, the firm stated.
Panasonic Batteries (Secaucus, NJ) announced that its new ultra-thin lithium coin cells are available with a 0.5mm profile. The cells are also available in 1.2mm thickness. Panasonic states it is using proprietary technology to replace the material for the gaskets and separators with a specially engineered plastic and to incorporate an electrolyte with a high […]
Catalytica Energy Systems Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced that it is expanding its operations into a new facility in the Phoenix, AZ, area. The 43,472sqft facility will house various administrative functions as well as the company's engineering center and its commercial manufacturing operations. Catalytica will begin to occupy this new facility in October, with a […]
The Real Goods Institute for Solar Living announced that it will celebrate the sun's power with SolFest 2001, its sixth annual weekend...
Power-Sonic Corp. (San Diego) introduced the PS-1250 12V, 5.0Ah rechargeable sealed lead-acid battery specifically designed for a number of applications in the...