Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) has opened a West Coast design center. The new center, in Irvine, California, will focus on design and development of power management offerings in support of the company's Computer and Industrial Business Unit. The design center will be managed by veteran analog designer Dan Agiman and will be operational […]
Northwest Power Systems (NPS, Bend, OR) announced the purchase of a 3 kilowatt fuel cell system from DCH Technology (Valencia, CA). They plan to integrate it with their own patented fuel processor. This purchase is the most recent in a series made by NPS from fuel cell makers around the world, including DeNora S.p.A. of […]
Several firms, coming from different directions, are combining forces on projects aimed at coming up with breakthroughs in new technology to advance fuel-cell implementation. In separate projects, the firms are investigating fuel processors and hydrogen storage systems that will provide power for fuel cells in both stationary and transportation applications.Catalytica Advanced Technologies Inc. (Mountain View, […]
Trace Engineering (Arlington, WA) has introduced a solution for power outage problems in areas where storms or too much demand due to hot weather cause outages. Their solution is called the Back-up Electric System Package. When connected to a generator, solar panels or other energy sources, the systems can provide power during a blackout. Trace […]
Representatives from five public and private organizations have joined forces to launch the nation's first fuel-cell-powered telecommunications site. The demonstration project is aimed at significantly advancing the adoption of alternative energy technologies. The natural-gas-powered fuel cell system, developed by Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA), with support from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, was unveiled at […]
Power Measurement Ltd. (Saanichton, Canada) announced the release of the new 8500 ION socket-mount electricity meter to demand-side markets worldwide. The 8500 ION model is claimed to be the world's first socket-mount energy meter to combine advanced power quality analysis, data/event recording and multi-port communications with revenue-class, three-phase metering. With this exclusive feature set, the […]
Siemens Westinghouse (Orlando, FL) and Shell Hydrogen (Amsterdam) announced they will be creating a framework to jointly market a unique power generating technology using natural gas. The power plant uses the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) developed by Siemens Westinghouse in cooperation with the US Department of Energy with the carbon dioxide sequestration (removal) technology […]
FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced that it has commenced operations of a DFC/T power plant. The DFC/T is based on a...
Ocean Power (El Dorado Hills, CA), formerly PTC Group, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding governing phase one of its relationship with Zevco Ltd. (London). This agreement forms a joint venture with worldwide rights for the application of Zevco fuel cells to power Ocean Power's integrated modular seawater desalinization and power plants. Joseph […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) recently appointed Fred Baechtold as Senior Product Marketing Engineer for the company's Computer and Industrial Business Unit. Baechtold will be responsible for developing innovative, high performance distributed power solutions, and also developing broadband wireless networks. Prior to joining Cherry, Baechtold worked for American Power Conversion Corp. and at Analog.
UTC Fuel Cells (South Windsor, CT) announced the sale of eight PC25 fuel cell power plants to the New York Power Authority (NYPA). The 200kW PC25 units will produce power for, and reduce emissions from, four wastewater treatment plants in New York City. Waste gas produced in the water treatment process will fuel the power […]
Bowman Power Ltd. (Southampton, England) announced a major investment and collaboration agreement in the Asia Pacific with the Singapore Power Group (Singapore). The agreement includes marketing collaboration as well as equity investment. The agreement with Singapore Power also covers the distribution of Bowman products through Singapore Power's subsidiary, Development Resources Pte Ltd. (DRPL), which will […]
Best Power (Necedah, WI) recently introduced the Axxium Rackmount UPS line, which offers ratings from 1000VA to 3kVA. The new Axxium units...
OPTI-UPS Corp. (Brea, CA) announced they have increased the power handling capabilities of their entire UPS product line. OPTI-UPS says their equipment will provide more power to run personal computer equipment, with maximum watt ratings now equal to the maximum VA ratings. OPTI-UPS now offers a "Unity Power" feature, increasing power output due to the […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) announced it has been chosen to be the standard uninterruptible power supply provider for Tarim Kreki Kooperatifi (TKK), Turkey's largest agricultural co-operative. APC's products will protect TKK's complete WAN from power disturbances, including the head office, 16 regional offices and 2,541 local operations. APC has been selected […]