SMA America Inc. (SMA) and General Electric (GE) were among the companies making major announcements at the 2008 Solar Power International Conference and Expo in San Diego, California. Acknowledging the growing size of these sectors of the PV market, SMA, the U.S. subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG introduced the Sunny Central 250U, a 250kW […]
C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that it has become a Contributor Member of The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. "We welcome C&D Technologies as a new Contributing Member of The Green Grid," said John Pflueger, a Director of The Green Grid. "C&D’s breadth of […]
IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced the publication of what it is calling "the first-ever power conversion standard", IPC-9592, Requirements for Power Conversion Devices for the Computer and Telecommunications Industries. The 75-page specification covers the complete range of power conversion product attributes, including product specifications and document requirements; design for reliability; design and qualification […]
Google unveiled a $4.4 trillion plan to reduce the U.S.’s dependency on fossil fuels and embrace alternative energy. The company states that the proposal would yield a net savings of $1 trillion by 2030 and slash U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 48%. The plan involves weaning the U.S. off coal for producing its electricity and […]
Emerson Network Power announced that Anand Ekbote and Charles O’Donnell have been appointed to new executive leadership roles. Ekbote now has a leadership role in the Emerson Network Power monitoring and infrastructure management center of expertise for the Liebert business as Vice President of Monitoring, and O’Donnell is playing a lead role in product development […]
The First International Workshop on Power Supply-on-Chip (SoC), held in Cork, Ireland, from September 22-24, showed that dc-dc converters on silicon may...
Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) and Delta Electronics, Inc. announced their cooperation in the field of flexible energy storage textile and advanced energy storage technology. Currently the components used for energy storage are solid and non-flexible. TTRI states that it has leveraged their expertise to integrate textiles with energy storage materials to develop what is […]
I Power Energy Systems announced that they have been awarded a contract by the Army Power Division of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) for the development of a Hybrid Intelligent Power (HI-Power) management system. The program addresses the technology development and demonstration of an intelligent power management architecture layout […]
The GridWise® Alliance announced that fifteen leading companies and academic institutions have joined the national coalition whose goal is to transform the nation’s electric power system. New members include BC Hydro, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Electricite de France, Elster Integrated Solutions, EnerNex Corp., Florida State University-Center for Advanced Power Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Institiute of Electrical […]
Emerson Network Power introduced Energy Logic for Telecommunications, an approach that uses a series of sequential strategies to reduce energy consumption across the network. To develop Energy Logic for Telecommunications, Emerson Network Power states that it analyzed network inefficiencies and energy-saving opportunities at remote sites and within the central office and developed 12 strategies for […]
Powervation unveiled what it describes as its unique Auto-control™ power-conversion technology – a move that is said to mark a fundamental shift in the analog/digital power-management playing field. The new chip is targeted for electronic systems used in communications, computing and consumer devices. Early test results reveal system efficiency gains of up to 30%, along […]
The IEEE and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have agreed to extend their existing cooperation agreement, which describes a procedure for submitting and approving existing IEEE standards to IEC, to include a procedure permitting joint, parallel development of a project in both organizations leading to an IEC/IEEE International Standard. The agreement is an addendum to […]
Delta Electronics announced the official launch of its first green factory at Rudrapur, Uttarakhand. As part of Delta’s expansion plans in India,...
LEM S.A. announced IRIS certification for its production sites in Geneva, which has been in place since September 2007, and Beijing, which...
Navistar International Corp. announced new programs designed to further cut the cost of ownership for its hybrid trucks – buying the International® DuraStar™ Hybrid medium-duty truck will include a $6,000 tax-match incentive, a 60-month fair market value lease and a 60-month battery-lease program, said to be a first of its kind in the North American […]