Powerstax plc, announced that it has been selected to supply a turnkey power solution to EcoLEDLighting. EcoLEDLighting has recently launched its new...
Jeffrey Automotive announced plans for a build-it-yourself electric car. The company claims that the car can be built for $5,000 or cheaper, with running costs of less than 3 cents a mile. The vehicle is a two-seater, powered by a 72Vdc motor with an anticipated top speed of 60 mph and a range of 50/60 […]
The recently completed Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Anaheim, California witnessed a flurry of activity and announcements from the major players in the power electronics industry. Sources close to the conference organizing committee revealed that APEC 2007 set records for attendance at over 2,400, with over 1,000 paid attendees (also a record). With the […]
GE Consumer & Industrial’s Lighting Division announced advancements to the light bulb that potentially will elevate the energy efficiency of this 125-year-old technology to levels comparable to compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), delivering significant environmental benefits. Over the next several years, these advancements will lead to the introduction of high-efficiency incandescent lamps that provide the same […]
An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the first international nanoPower Forum, "Energy Harvesting & Power Management Solutions for Low-Power Wireless Systems," (nPF ’07) to be held June 4 – 6 at the San Jose, California, Marriott Hotel. This focused three-day international conference will serve an audience of decision makers who are […]
In a keynote address at the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit in New York, Randy Allen, Corporate Vice President, Server and Workstation Division, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), revealed findings from a study that comprehensively calculated, for the first time, the energy consumed by national and global data centers annually. Addressing the need for thorough, credible estimates on […]
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will launch Dynamic Energy Management (DEM), a major energy-efficiency research initiative that will begin to address the near-term needs of utilities and other stakeholders to plan, invest in, and implement technologies that facilitate the transition to a smart power delivery, operation, load management, and end-use system. As part of […]
Ford Motor Co. has unveiled what it is claims is the world’s first operable fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle with plug-in capability. The new prototype Ford Edge model is based on HySeries Drive powertrain technology which features an onboard hydrogen fuel cell together with a lithium-ion fuel cell. The company stated that the HySeries Drive […]
Last month the Department of Energy (DOE) launched an ENERGY STAR program for solid-state lighting, and developed technical criteria allowing qualified solid-state lighting devices to carry an ENERGY STAR label in order to provide guidance to buyers of lighting products. The DOE announced that it is seeking comments on the draft criteria by January 19, […]
Gallium Lighting announced its debut with an architectural downlight featuring white LEDs that deliver long life, excellent energy efficiency, and unprecedented lumen...
President George W. Bush has signed legislation directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study energy use in data centers. The bill, passed by the Senate on December 8, authorizes the EPA to analyze the growth of energy consumption at data centers. The issue is a growing concern to companies that operate large groups of […]
AMD, during its 2006 Analyst Day, announced that it wants to be a leader in the push to make data centers more energy efficient. The company’s Chairman and CEO, Hector Ruiz, claimed that making servers, desktops and handheld devices more energy efficient is not only good for the environment, but also for business. Ruiz stated, […]
The University of California Davis will receive $3 million from the state Energy Commission for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle research center. The money will be allocated over three years to the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. Like most hybrid cars, plug-ins run on gasoline and batteries, but plug-ins can be charged with power […]
Power Efficiency Corp. announced that it closed on $3.2 million in equity and $2.0 million in debt financing. Investors in the financing included members of management and the board of directors, an energy-focused hedge fund, and a number of highly accomplished individuals. The equity financing included sales of units comprised of two shares of common […]
There were several announcements this week related to the continued development of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) technology and eventual commercial production. The plug-in hybrid systems differ from non-plug-in hybrid systems by offering extended electric-only propulsion, additional battery capacity and the ability to be recharged from an external electrical outlet. The Electric Power Research Institute […]