Green Mountain Energy (South Burlington, VT) customers who support Solar for the Future, a power blend that specifically supports the development of new solar facilities, will now be served by a new 100kW solar energy facility, developed by GreenMountain.com. The solar power system will be located atop PowerLight Corp.'s new solar panel manufacturing plant in […]
Strategic Research Institute (New York, NY) will host an energy conference entitled Innovation and Transformation through Distributed Generation in Boston on June 8-9, 2000. The latest developments of photovoltaic, microturbine, fuel cell and solar technology will be discussed. Needs of residential, commercial and industrial energy consumers will be discussed. The keynote address will be presented […]
Northwest Power Systems (Bend, OR) will change its name to IdaTech, effective May 1, 2000. The name change is linked with Northwest's decision earlier this year to become a manufacturer of fully integrated fuel cell systems and with IDA Corp's assumed majority ownership of Northwest Power Systems in April 1999. "IdaTech better communicates our company's […]
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. (Orlando, FL) and Southern California Edison successfully completed factory testing for the world's first fuel cell/gas turbine hybrid power system. The 220kW proof-of-concept system will be readied for shipment, installation and operation next month at the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. During the testing, the […]
Energy Ventures Inc. (EVI, Toronto, Canada) will receive a CDN$495,000 repayable contribution from the Canadian Government under the IRAP-TPC Precommercialization Assistance initiative. EVI plans to use the contribution to work towards the development of its nickel-zinc and zinc-carbon-bromine rechargeable battery technologies. The total cost of the nickel-zinc and zinc-carbon-bromine battery program is CDN$1.5 million over […]
IMPCO Technologies Inc.'s (Irvine, CA) Advanced Technology Center has been awarded a patent for its new and innovative in-tank pressure regulator technology for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and natural gas vehicles. Combined with the company's proprietary TriShield ultra-lightweight, advanced-composite, fuel-storage tanks, IMPCO's new in-tank regulator offers a great reduction in fuel system cost while increasing […]
H Power Corp. (Clifton, NJ) has filed a registration to have shares of its initial public offering of common stock listed on the Nasdaq National Market as HPOW.
Astris Energy Inc. (Toronto, Canada) announced that its European subsidiary has completed, tested and delivered a 4kW AFC generator to the Technical University of Mines, Ostrava, Czech Republic. The generator was built and tested by Astris' laboratory in Benesov, Czech Republic. The system is the first of a future line of fuel cell cogeneration units. […]
Inverpower Controls Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario) has been awarded a contract from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to design and manufacture a 250kW power conversion system for an atmospheric SOFC combined heat and power system. The project is a venture between OPG and Siemens Westinghouse, the SOFC technology provider, and production will be undertaken by Ontario Power […]
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced a 38-percent increase in revenues for the quarter, ending on March 31, 2000. Revenues increased to $57,786,000 compared with $41,964,000 for 1999. Net income increased 94 percent at $7,116,000, up from $3,665,000 in 1999. Diluted earnings per share increased 88 percent to $0.16, up from $0.09 in 1999.
BK Precision Corp. (Placentia, CA) announced the addition of the Model 1620 dc power supply to its product line. The new bench-top...
Electric Fuel Corp. (Bet Shemesh, Israel) announced production on their universal ZincAir booster powerpack, which will enable cellular phone users to cut the cord while talking and charging their cellular phone, simultaneously. The powerpack, which weighs less than 3 ounces, provides up to three complete charges to the phone's battery without the need for an […]
Arthur D. Little (ADL, Cambridge, MA) has announced the merger of it's industry-leading Epyx fuel processing business with De Nora Fuel Cells (Milan, Italy) to form Nuvera Fuel Cells. Nuvera will maintain operations in Cambridge and Milan and will increase its staff from 80 to more than 200 by the end of the year. Nuvera […]
Mazda Motor Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) has joined DaimlerChrysler AG (Germany) and Nippon Mitsubishi Oil in a government-led project to test fuels for next-generation fuel cell vehicles. Mazda and DaimlerChrysler will each contribute fuel cell vehicles, while Nippon will contribute hydrogen, methanol fuel and test tracks for the three-year project. The purpose of the project is […]
PowerDsine (San Jose, CA) and Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) announced a joint strategy to develop a standards-based powered Ethernet solution based on PowerDsine's Power-over-LAN Ethernet technology and Siemen's HiNet family of IP-based communication systems. The announcement was made at the Voice on the Net Trade Show, where both companies are […]