Ericsson (Sweden) recently announced that it has agreed to sell its Energy Systems business to Emerson Electric Co. (St. Louis, MO). Under terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter 2000, Emerson will pay approximately $725.0 million in cash.According to Ericsson, the Energy Systems business, which is headquartered in Stockholm, […]
Ballard Power Systems (Vancouver) recently announced that its subsidiary, Ballard Generation Systems (Burnaby, BC), signed an agreement with Tokyo Gas, EBARA Ballard and EBARA Corp. (Japan) to develop a fuel cell processor for a one-kilowatt natural gas-fuelled fuel cell power generator targeted at the Japanese residential market.According to Ballard, the agreement involves collaboration in the […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that it has established a new operating division, the Advanced Fuel Cell Power Products Division, formerly HyComp (Marlborough, MA).SatCon builds power converter modules for use in residential fuel cell power generation systems. The company claims the modules can also be sized for commercial applications including small businesses, factories, […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) recently announced enhancements to its ProtectNet dataline surge protection suite, the APC PDigiTel. According to APC, the APC PDigiTel offers power protection for T1, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) lines, Digital Leased Lines (DLL) and other digital telecommunications equipment."The PDigiTel surge protector offers users who rely on […]
Ballard Power Systems (Vancouver) recently announced that Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI) presented a new prototype vehicle powered by Ballard's next generation fuel cell, the Mark 900, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.The Th!nk FC5 is a family size sedan powered by a fuel cell system which was manufactured by Ballard, DaimlerChrysler […]
SL Industries Inc. (Mt. Laurel, NJ) recently announced that Jim Taylor has been named president of Teal Electronics Corp. (San Diego), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SL. Mr. Taylor replaces Bill Carpenter, who announced his intention to resign last year."With his strong general management experience in selling advanced systems solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Jim […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that it has retained Thomson Financial Investor Relations as its investor relations counsel."We are excited to announce our engagement of Thomson Financial Investor Relations as we seek to embark on a more pro-active dialogue with the investment community," said David Eisenhaure, president, chairman and CEO of SatCon. "We […]
Invensys (London) announced its first set of interim results since being formed in February 1999. The company reported sales of 3.4 billion pounds, up 6.6 percent. Operating profits were up 6.4 percent to 516 million pounds and order intake was up eight percent to 3.6 billion pounds."Our first half year progressed well as we grew […]
Invensys (Raleigh, NC) recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Best Power (Necedah, WI) from SPX Corp. According to Invensys, the deal closed for 145 million pounds ($240 million) cash on a debt and cash free basis. Best Power will become part of Invensys Secure Power, an operating unit under Invensys Power Systems, […]
E-MON Corp. (Langhorne, PA) recently announced a new online load profiling and energy analysis service called EMONENERGY.COM. The service is designed to help users track and analyze their electrical consumption and demand, from a single circuit to an entire facility, using the Internet.According to E-MON, data may be collected in 15, 30 or 60-minute intervals […]
Acumentrics Corp. (Westwood, MA) recently introduced the Power Queue Series of 100kVA, 175kVA and 250kVA UPS. According to Acumentrics, this is the...
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) recently introduced a new series of 800VA to 10kVA, 6U high by 21TE wide Static Switches. The Static Switch is designed to transfer the ac load from the mains to an inverter output or vice versa. It synchronizes the inverter to the mains frequency when mains voltage is present or when […]
American Power Conversion (West Kingston, RI) recently announced the expansion of its Back-UPS family of multi-path uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with the...
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently introduced its new line of standard micro-turbine Line Power Units (LPUs) from its Power Electronics Products Division in Maryland. According to SatCon, the product couples with a micro-turbine to provide on-site power generation using natural gas and is a complimentary product to the power electronics products which SatCon sells […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) recently announced enhancements to its Smart-UPS uninterruptible power supply (UPS) line with the introduction of a smaller (3.5 inches high) rack-mount model, the Smart-UPS 2U rack-mount UPS. APC claims that the Smart-UPS 2U unit offers feature enhancements at a lower price. The Smart-UPS 2U, available in 700VA, 1000VA […]