Solarex (Frederick, MD) announced the commissioning of the largest US-based solar electric system using its Millennia thin-film solar electric modules. The newly dedicated, 43kW system uses 1,400 Millennia modules and is located on top of the BJ's Wholesale Club in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The solar modules were sold to Sun Power Electric (Westborough, MA), who were […]
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2000. For the last quarter, total revenues were $2,368,000, a decrease of 12 percent from the fourth quarter of 1999. Solar energy revenues for that period were $937,000, compared to $914,000 for the same 1999 period. Revenues […]
Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) introduced a new family of CMOS LDOs for battery-powered portable applications, including CDMA, TDMA and GSM cellular...
Axiomatic Technologies Corp. (Canada) announced the release of a 48/12V dc/dc converter, the IP67. The converter is designed to provide 12Vdc power suitable for 12V solenoids, relays and other electrical system. The device is fully sealed and potted in an enclosure to protect against moisture, shock and vibration. Power from a battery or other source […]
According to news reports, the Beijing Solar Photoelectric Center (BSPC) has begun commercial production of a solar-powered battery for mobile phone applications. The battery is designed to be recharged anytime using not only visible light, but also invisible light, such as ultraviolet and infrared rays. The battery can also be recharged using ac or dc […]
MGE UPS Systems (Costa Mesa, CA) introduced a new line of Pulsar ESV+ rack-mount uninterruptible power supplies and also announced rack-mount versions...
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego) and L-3 Communications (New York, NY), a manufacturer of "black box" voice and data recorders, have been invited by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to demonstrate an independent power supply (IPS) incorporating Maxwell PowerCache ultracapacitors to provide backup power to continue recording for at least 10 minutes if aircraft […]
In conjunction with the recent announcement of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, Texaco Inc. (Houston, TX) announced the formation of Texaco Energy Systems Inc., a venture that will explore opportunities in the fuel cell energy business. The formation of the business is intended to allow Texaco to apply its expertise in fuel conversion technologies to […]
Tripp Lite (Chicago) introduced the new 6kVA and 10kVA Unison UPS systems, which utilize Tripp Lite's high-frequency double conversion technology to provide internetworking, datacenter, telecom and mid-range computing applications with uninterrupted sine wave power.The Unison UPSs are true on-line UPS systems, which continually convert incoming ac power to filtered dc power, then resynthesize it back […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (West Kingston, RI) reported net income for the first quarter ended March 28, 1999, of $34.8 million, or $0.36 per share, up 30 percent from $26.7 million, or $0.28 per share, for the same period a year ago. Sales for the first quarter were $277.2 million, up 27 percent from $218.9 […]
International Fuel Cells (IFC, South Windsor, CT), a unit of United Technologies Corp., and Buderus Heiztechnik GmbH (Germany), a unit of Buderus AG, announced that they will work together to develop and market fuel cell systems for residential applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Buderus will market in Europe the 5kW IFC fuel cell […]
Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) introduced the TPC 2234 RackPower Series of dual power input, autoswitching power distribution systems. All standard...
Lambda Electronics Inc. (Melville, NY) introduced a new family of dc/dc power supplies targeting on-board distributed power applications in the telecommunications industry. The PA Series consists of single output dc/dc converters with 48V inputs that are particularly suited for central office applications. The 2.28 x 2.4 x 0.5 power supply features remote sense and remote […]
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Minneapolis) recently introduced the SXA10, the first series in a new family of surface mountable open-frame dc/dc converters. The...
Powerware Corp. (Raleigh, NC) introduced the Powerware 3115 uninterruptible power system, intended for use with PCs, workstations, point-of-sale systems, network nodes, or similar equipment. The latest addition to Powerware's Series 3 UPSs, the Powerware 3115 is available in 120Vac models with 300, 420 and 650VA power ratings. The Powerware 3115 is designed to provide complete […]