The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new Energy Star specifications for computers and related equipment. The newly issued Version 4.0 Tier 1 specification is scheduled to go into effect on July 20, 2007 (replacing the Version 3.0 Tier 2 specification that has been in effect since July 2000) and is claimed by the government […]
Diodes Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of APD Semiconductor Inc., a privately held U.S.-based fabless discrete semiconductor company. The completion of the transaction is subject to the terms of the asset purchase agreement, the receipt of required approvals and other customary conditions. The asset acquisition includes an approximate […]
COMSOL has introduced a Multiphysics ac-dc module that accelerates the design and prototyping of devices such as motors, magnets, transformers, power lines,...
The Prescolite Division of Hubbell Lighting, Inc. has introduced what the company claims is the first specification-grade LED recessed lighting fixture that performs like a CFL downlight. Promising specifiers high-energy efficiency, excellent illumination, and lower operating costs, the breakthrough development of this LED luminaire is now available from Prescolite in a choice of 4″ and […]
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, introduced a 190kW version of its Liebert FS Flywheel DC Energy Storage System. The new...
GE Energy announced that its technology has been selected for one of the largest solar power projects in Asia, a three-megawatt facility being developed at Yong Gwang, Korea. GE will supply its high efficient 200W solar power modules for the project, along with balance-of-system equipment. KD Solar Co., Ltd. of Seongnam City, Korea, the EPC […]
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and Aquafairy Co. announced that they have agreed to jointly develop a micro fuel cell for 3G FOMA™ handsets. This agreement follows their successful development of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) that has proven effective in a prototype recharger. The fuel cell is claimed to be the smallest in the world […]
Beacon Power Corp. announced that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to be administered by Sandia National Laboratories, to design a 20MW Smart Energy Matrix frequency regulation power plant. This project directly supports Beacon’s plan to develop commercial-scale flywheel-based frequency regulation facilities in the U.S., beginning in 2007. […]
Xantrex Technology Inc. received an order to supply approximately US $1 million of its 500kW solar grid tie (GT500E) commercial inverters for three projects in Germany through Relatio Innovative Concepts (Relatio). These solar projects are expected to be implemented before the end of this year. Solar power is an attractive investment in Germany largely due […]
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. announced that its newly-formed subsidiary Photowatt Technologies Inc. has filed a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and a preliminary prospectus with Canadian securities regulators relating to its initial public offering of common shares. ATS will transfer its solar business to Photowatt upon the successful completion […]
Pentadyne Power Corp. announced that its new second-generation VSS+DC flywheel-based clean energy storage systems have earned an Underwriters Laboratories listing. The UL...
Enova Systems Inc. announced that its common stock has been approved to be listed and will be available for trading on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) on August 29, 2006. Edwin O. Riddell, President and CEO of Enova Systems, commented: “Enova Systems’ common stock will begin trading on the AMEX under the ticker symbol ENA.” […]
Fuel Cell Technologies Ltd. (“FCTL”) reported on the quarter ended June 30, 2006, with financial results, management discussion and analysis, and highlights of corporate activity. Total revenue for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2006 was $643,573 and $893,539 respectively. Second quarter revenue includes the revenue from the two BOPs delivered to […]
Udomi announced the introduction of the EFOY-OUTDOOR power supply for off grid applications. This system combines the Direct Methanol Fuel Cell unit...
Boeing announced that it is developing a light aircraft powered by fuel cells and electric motors, which may make it potentially the greenest plane in the air. It would emit no carbon dioxide or other pollutants, and would leave only a slight trail of water. Although it would operate almost completely silently, its most pressing […]