Tripp Lite (Chicago, IL) has recently increased power ratings on several of its OmniSmart UPS Systems. These devices are designed to protect servers, workstations and POS systems with battery backup, surge suppression and voltage regulation. The UPS systems provide line-interactive protection, and are designed to allow users to work through brown-outs uninterrupted, without draining their […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that its Advanced Fuel Cell Power Products Division has introduced the MicroGrid Line of Fuel Cell Controllers and Software. According to SatCon, the new line of digital controllers and software can integrate into any fuel cell power-generation systems, from small residential systems to larger commercial and industrial systems. […]
Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY) recently announced that it has successfully run a PEM fuel cell for over 10,000 hours. "Creating extremely reliable fuel cell systems has been our main focus at Plug Power, and this operating milestone brings us one step closer to that important goal," said Gary Mittleman, president and CEO of Plug […]
GNB Industrial Power (Lombard, IL), a division of Exide Technologies, recently introduced a stand-alone system that continuously assesses a battery's ability to...
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that its spin-off division, Beacon Power Corp. (Woburn, MA), received its first production order for 100 flywheel energy-storage systems from TLER Associates in Mexico. The Beacon Power Flywheel Energy-Storage Systems will provide back-up power for telephone systems. "We're very excited about this, our first production order," said David […]
Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Vancouver, BC) recently filed with regulators to issue about $200.0 million in new stock. The company said it intends to use proceeds from the common share offer for commercialization programs with strategic partners, as well as research and development efforts on a variety of fuel cell projects.
SL Industries Inc. (Mt. Laurel, NJ) announced financial results for the two-month and five-month periods of its "stub" year ended December 31, 1999. Revenue for the two months ended December 31, 1999, increased 47 percent to $28,814,000, a new record for the period, from $19,569,000 for the same two-month period of 1998. Net income was […]
American Electric Power (Columbus, OH) and Central and South West Corp. (Dallas, TX) recently announced that they have received antitrust clearance for their pending merger from the US Department of Justice. "The antitrust clearance is a very positive and significant step toward the completion of our merger," said E. Linn Draper, Jr., chairman, president and […]
Sure Power Corp. (Danbury, CT) recently announced a partnership agreement with Piller Inc. (Middletown, NY) for the use of their rotary technology in the design and manufacture of the fuel-cell-based Sure Power High-Availability Power System. Piller produced the Powerbridge flywheel energy-storage systems and the Uniblock and Triblock rotary UPS components. The agreement calls for the […]
Cyber Memory Inc. (San Jose, CA) recently introduced the Hewlett-Packard off-line 500VA/300W (50Hz/60Hz) Personal Standby UPS system. The UPS system is designed to provide reliable battery-backup to stand-alone computers in the home or small office environment. The HP 500VA is designed to protect equipment from battery over-drain, short-circuit, overload and line noise while providing clean […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that it will build fuel cell power converters for H Power Corp. (Belleville, NJ). The SatCon power converters will convert dc electrical output from H Power's fuel cell systems into useful ac electrical power. "We are pleased to be working with H Power on their fuel cell power-generation […]
Manhattan Scientifics Inc. (New York) announced what it claims is a major research breakthrough, a micro fuel cell test device that achieved a specific energy output three times greater than standard lithium-ion batteries currently used for cellular telephones. Manhattan Scientifics' researchers believe their achievement of three times the energy output of lithium-ion batteries is a […]
Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY) recently announced its value has increased nine-fold since it went public in October 1999. The company has plans for its fuel cells to be installed in homes, and to produce enough electricity to heat and light the houses.According to Plug Power, the fuel cells are powered by natural gas. The […]
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. (Orlando, FL) recently announced that the world's largest operating solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power system, the 100kW SOFC cogeneration system in Westervoort, Netherlands, passed one year of total operating time. "On December 30, 1999, the total operating time of the 100kW SOFC system reached 8,760 hours, or one year," said […]
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Dallas, TX) recently reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1999. Net revenues increased 30.5 percent to $1,478.2 million in the 1999 fourth quarter, up from $1,132.7 million in the year-ago period. This represents a sequential net-revenue increase of 16 percent in comparison to the 1999 third quarter. […]