After two days of meetings, the eighth APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Energy Ministers’ Meeting in Darwin has concluded with the release of the ’Darwin Declaration’, recognizing the need to deploy cleaner, more efficient and sustainable energy technologies. "This is a landmark achievement for the APEC member economies," Australian Industry Minister and Chair of the meeting, […]
Linear Technology Corp. announced the LT3496, a 2MHz dc-dc converter designed to operate as a three-channel constant current LED driver. Each of the LT3496’s three channels can drive up to eight 500mA LEDs in series, enabling it to drive up to 24 x 500mA LEDs at efficiencies up to 96%. All three channels are operated […]
Bosch announced that it is extending its "green" marketing efforts with a new television campaign spotlighting the energy efficiency and quietness of its products. The ads depict ENERGY STAR® qualified Bosch appliances in natural locations, emphasizing how they help preserve the environment yet are silent enough to be incorporated into any space without disturbing even […]
Systel Development and Industries Ltd., a mixed-signal semiconductor specialist in the field of Digital Configurable Power Management ICs, announced that it will soon premiere and demonstrate the technology of its IDC2000 ICs family and Evaluation Kit for applications in lighting and energy saving building control systems. This will include multi-channel ballast functionality which the company […]
Purdue University announced that it is opening a new laboratory dedicated to improving energy efficiency, thanks to a $100,000 gift from International...
Beacon Power Corp. announced that it has signed a contract with Carter & Burgess Consultants, Inc., to provide architectural, design, and engineering services to produce the plans and drawings for Beacon’s first 20MW frequency regulation plant. The availability of comprehensive facility drawings and documentation will allow Beacon to pursue real estate, third-party supplier, and other […]
The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, announced plans for a technical summit to be held April 18-19 in Denver, Colorado. The summit, which will be the first since the formal launch of the organization earlier this year, is expected to produce detailed technical […]
ON Semiconductor and China’s Hisense Electric Co. Ltd. announced the establishment of a joint power laboratory to develop efficient and energy-saving power solutions for LCD, plasma and CRT TV series. Located at Hisense’s research and development (R&D) center in Qingdao, Shandong Province, the lab will focus on leveraging ON Semiconductor’s energy-saving solutions for Hisense TV […]
Robert Q. Riley Enterprises, LLC, a product design firm in Glendale, Arizona, announced that it will introduce its XR-3 plug-in hybrid, a...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships to support the development of a Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technical Information Network. The DOE SSL Technical Information Network – comprised primarily of energy efficiency program sponsors, utilities, state and local energy offices, lighting trade […]
Eaton Corp. introduced its Powerware® Energy Management System to optimize power utilization and availability for all levels of power distribution systems in...
Hewlett Packard (HP) is releasing what the company claims are the industry’s first business PCs configurable to meet the hardware standards of ENERGY STAR® 4.0 – the new, stringent energy-efficiency specification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). HP claims that it is the first major PC manufacturer to offer "80% efficient" power supplies, a […]
Intel Corp. announced that it has released a new implementation guide, developed in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that helps PC manufacturers and system integrators deliver ENERGY STAR-qualified PCs based on Intel microprocessors and other system components. The new implementation guide provides large and small system integrators with key understandings on how […]
SL Power Electronics Corp. announced the introduction of a new single output, 50W external power supply family for medical applications. The Ault...
Echelon Corp. announced that Clevertronics and White Lite Industries have selected Echelon’s LonWorks® power line communication products for their advanced emergency lighting systems in Australia. The selection of Echelon’s technology by these two emergency lighting suppliers shows the trend taking hold in Australia, as White Lite and Clevertronics now offer solutions that use the lighting […]