American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) and EnergyOn.com recently announced that the two companies will enter into a co-marketing agreement whereby energyOn.com will promote and sell select APC power protection solutions on its site. EnergyOn.com is an independent information and access resource for consumers to shop the energy providers in their service area for […]
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA, Portland, OR) recently announced its initial research partners in a fuel cell demonstration project. These BPA public utility customers and utility organizations will be the first to test proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells as part of BPA's fuel cell program. This brings BPA and the utilities in the Northwest […]
Pulse Engineering Inc. (San Diego, CA) announced a new transformer package that helps to reduce the long design cycles and high costs associated with designing small, portable power supplies. The Pulse PF0082 (with an auxiliary winding) and PF0091 (without auxiliary winding) feature a PQ26/25 platform, which enables a compact switch-mode power transformer design in the […]
The Renewable Energy Marketing Board (REMB) announced that California's first commercial utility-scale solar power plant will be located in Hopland, California, and will begin selling its electricity into the state electric grid later this month. The 132kW array of photovoltaic panels will be built, owned and operated by GPU Solar and located at the Real […]
Vishay Siliconix (Malvern, PA) recently announced a new power MOSFET device that gives desktop computer manufacturers an affordable way to provide users with a quasi-instant power-up feature. Designed to facilitate the next generation of PCs implementing ACPI and OnNow, the new Vishay Siliconix Si4501DY switches the two voltage rails supplied by an ATX power supply. […]
Fire, Wind & Rain Technologies (Flagstaff, AZ) is offering the new Power Advantage 302 and Power Advantage 304 battery chargers. The new systems are "step-down" chargers designed to decrease incoming solar-generated voltage to optimize charging currents for battery banks.The 30A chargers are claimed to deliver up to 25 percent more dc power to the solar […]
Advanced Power Technology (APT, Bend, OR) announced the availability of hermetic COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) at lower costs than the military equivalent for applications...
Schurter Inc. (Petaluma, CA) is offering new CSE capacitive actuators to complement its range of Piezo and electromechanical switches. This type of...
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.
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced that the 24V input VI-200 family of current generation dc/dc converters have been increased in output power...
Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, MN) reports that it expects second-quarter revenues to fall at the higher end of a range it provided six weeks ago, and that third-quarter revenues would also fall before rebounding during the fourth quarter. Fairchild also said that it expects a second-quarter revenue drop down five percent from the first quarter. […]
BIAS Power Technology Inc. (Palatine, IL) unveiled a new, modular 0.5W standby power supply. BIAS's new power supply is suitable for consumer...
Microsemi Corp. (Irvine, CA) announced that it has licensed Diodes Inc. (Westlake Village, CA) to manufacture and market discrete semiconductor devices using Microsemi's patented Powermite 3 surface-mount package. Under the terms of the license, Diodes will manufacture devices having Microsemi's three-terminal Powermite packaging at its facilities in mainland China. By providing a second source for […]
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 […]