International Fuel Cells (IFC, South Windsor, CT), announced that six of their PC25TM fuel-cell power plants will power what is claimed to be the world's largest fuel cell installation, to be built in Connecticut. The PC25 units, which each produce 200kW of electricity and 900,000 Btus of heat, will provide primary power to the Connecticut […]
Xentek Power Systems (San Marcos, CA) recently announced the completion of its merger with its sister company, Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. The new company will operate under the Taiyo Yuden (USA) name, and the firms plan to consolidate operations into a single location yet to be determined. According to the firm, no staff or personnel […]
Compaq Computer Corp. (Houston, TX) has introduced a new rack-mountable UPS, the UPS R1500 XR. Rated up to 1,500VA/1,340W, the new model...
Battery Engineering Inc. (Canton, MA) introduced a line of custom-engineered high-voltage, high-energy density lithium-thionyl chloride batteries. The batteries are constructed from 304L...
DCH Technology Inc. (Valencia, CA) announced it is expanding its Fuel Cell Operations into a new and larger facility outside of Madison, Wisconsin, beginning May 1, 1999. The new facility will accommodate the design, development and pilot production operations for DCH's proprietary Hydrogen Fuel Cells.According to the company, the new facility will allow it to […]
MGE UPS Systems (Costa Mesa, CA) introduced a new line of Pulsar ESV+ rack-mount uninterruptible power supplies and also announced rack-mount versions...
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego) and L-3 Communications (New York, NY), a manufacturer of "black box" voice and data recorders, have been invited by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to demonstrate an independent power supply (IPS) incorporating Maxwell PowerCache ultracapacitors to provide backup power to continue recording for at least 10 minutes if aircraft […]
In conjunction with the recent announcement of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, Texaco Inc. (Houston, TX) announced the formation of Texaco Energy Systems Inc., a venture that will explore opportunities in the fuel cell energy business. The formation of the business is intended to allow Texaco to apply its expertise in fuel conversion technologies to […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (West Kingston, RI) reported net income for the first quarter ended March 28, 1999, of $34.8 million, or $0.36 per share, up 30 percent from $26.7 million, or $0.28 per share, for the same period a year ago. Sales for the first quarter were $277.2 million, up 27 percent from $218.9 […]
Tripp Lite (Chicago) introduced the new 6kVA and 10kVA Unison UPS systems, which utilize Tripp Lite's high-frequency double conversion technology to provide internetworking, datacenter, telecom and mid-range computing applications with uninterrupted sine wave power.The Unison UPSs are true on-line UPS systems, which continually convert incoming ac power to filtered dc power, then resynthesize it back […]
International Fuel Cells (IFC, South Windsor, CT), a unit of United Technologies Corp., and Buderus Heiztechnik GmbH (Germany), a unit of Buderus AG, announced that they will work together to develop and market fuel cell systems for residential applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Buderus will market in Europe the 5kW IFC fuel cell […]
ABB Electricity Metering (Norwalk, CT) announced the availability of its new ION 8300 revenue-class, socket-mount electricity meter to supply-side markets worldwide. This three-phase billing meter offers many of the analysis and multi-port communications features of the advanced ION 8400/8500 meters, providing energy suppliers with a competitive edge by helping industrial, commercial and institutional customers cut […]
Powerware Corp. (Raleigh, NC) introduced the Powerware 3115 uninterruptible power system, intended for use with PCs, workstations, point-of-sale systems, network nodes, or similar equipment. The latest addition to Powerware's Series 3 UPSs, the Powerware 3115 is available in 120Vac models with 300, 420 and 650VA power ratings. The Powerware 3115 is designed to provide complete […]
MGE UPS Systems Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA) announced that it has been named a Metasys Facility Management Connectivity Partner by Johnson Controls (Milwaukee, WI). MGE's three-phase uninterruptible power supply products are now compatible with Johnson Controls' Metasys Facility Management System, which offers automated building power management capabilities designed to protect mission critical systems or operations, […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) recently announced an enhancement to its software offering, PowerXtend for Compaq Insight Manager (CIM), making APC the only third-party uninterruptible power supply vendor to integrate power management into CIM's Web management console. APC also introduced a PowerChute plus utility specifically designed to provide safe, unattended shutdown of […]