BIAS Power Technology Inc. (Palatine, IL) unveiled a new, modular 0.5W standby power supply. BIAS's new power supply is suitable for consumer...
FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) has received a $1.25 million contract from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund for a 250kW Direct FuelCell power plant for the state of Connecticut. The power plant is slated for delivery in 2002 for installation at the University of Connecticut. Jerry Leitman, president and CEO of FuelCell Energy, commented, "The […]
Abacus Controls Inc. (Somerville, NJ) introduced three competitively priced Solid State Frequency Changers as alternates to, or replacements for, standard motor generators. The units include Model 239-1, rated at 30kVA; Model 2758-1, rated at 75kVA; and Model 2209-1, rated at 200kVA. The output for each model is three-phase 400Hz with independent phase voltage regulation. The […]
N2Power Inc. (Newbury Park, CA) announced that it has moved its corporate headquarters from Westlake Village, CA, to Newbury Park, CA. The company announced that its administration, acounts payable and accounts receivable address will remain the same.
Hitachi Ltd. (Japan) and Fuji Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan) have entered an agreement to launch a joint-venture company to engage primarily in the development and design of power semiconductors. Tentatively named Fuji-Hitachi Power Semiconductor Technologies Co. Ltd., the new company is planned to begin operations in November 1999. The two firms also announced they are […]
Energy Research Corp. (ERC, Danbury, CT) reported revenues for the third quarter ended July 31, 1999, of $4,416,000, compared with revenues of $5,537,000 for the same period a year ago. The company posted a net loss of $386,000, or $0.09 per share, compared to a net loss of $349,000, or $0.08 per share, for the […]
The new Su48-5-150 and Su48-5-200 from RO Associates Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) are two new models in RO's SuperMicro family of dc/dc converters that incorporate the features of the firm's "three-quarter brick" MicroVerter family into an industrial standard "half brick" package (2.28" x 2.4" x 0.5"). The Su48-5-150 is a direct form/fit/function replacement for industry standard […]
Southern California Edison (SCE, Los Angeles) announced that federal officials have declared the Solar Two 10MW solar demonstration project a "resounding success." The solar project, which finished its test run earlier this year, implemented technology that is commercially viable and could be applied to power plants as large as 100MW to 200MW in many parts […]
Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. (Canada) announced that it will collaborate with Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA) to develop the power conditioning for a fuel cell power system that will be targeted at the North American residential scale market. The primary objective of the collaboration is to develop a fully integrated fuel cell power system […]
Texaco Energy Systems Inc. (TESI, White Plains, NY) announced the signing of a joint development agreement for TESI to tailor its existing fuel-processing technology for the Reliant Energy Power Systems (REPS, Houston, TX) PEM fuel cell system, which is being developed for residential use. REPS' prototype is a 7.5kW unit that extracts hydrogen from natural […]
MGE UPS Systems (Costa Mesa, CA) announced that it has signed an agreement with Capstone Turbine Corp. (Chatsworth, CA). The agreement states that MGE will market UPSs with microturbine power generation as a viable option for businesses that have critical power quality and reliability needs. MGE plans to utilize Capstone microturbines in a variety of […]
Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY) reported the recent execution of a $7.0 million agreement with a public utility to purchase 75 of Plug Power's first commercial fuel cell systems, as well as installation, maintenance, training, engineering and other technical support services. The program, which will include the development of remote dispatch software, will commence in […]
Tripp Lite (Chicago, IL) recently introduced its new line of Automatic Power Systems (APS) integrated inverter/battery chargers named the PowerVerter APS. According...
Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) introduced a new Latching control circuit for Remote On/Off and Emergency Power Off (EPO) requirements. The circuit is now available as an option on all applicable power distribution systems and mating remote control panels. According to Pulizzi, the Semiconductor S2-93A standard, OSHA, and many other safety standards and agencies […]
Midtronics Inc. (Burr Ridge, IL) recently announced that it posted record sales for its Micro Celltron standby backup battery testing system in June. According to Midtronics, the Micro Celltron is used by 9 of the 15 largest telecommunications companies worldwide, as well as major power utility, network and transportation companies. The Micro Celltron is a […]