American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) introduced the new APC PowerShield power supply with battery backup, which is designed to provide power protection for cable telephony and fixed wireless communications applications. The PowerShield provides 8-10 hours of battery back-up runtime for communication services during a power outage, and also serves as the primary […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) reported net income of $3.3 million, or $0.06 per share, on revenues of $147.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 1999, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share, on revenues of $133.8 million for the same period a year ago. After non-recurring items, the company […]
Global Thermoelectric Inc. (Calgary, Canada) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dana Corp. (Toledo, OH) whereby the two companies will work together to enhance the performance and reduce the cost of certain elements of Global's proprietary fuel cell systems. The MOU states that Dana and Global may enter into manufacturing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]