Applied Power Corp. (APC, Lacey, WA) announced the acquisition of Ascension Technology Inc. (ATI, Waltham, MA). APC also announced the development of Readypower, claimed to be the first standardized backup power/alternative energy system product line specifically designed for Emergency Preparedness applications.According to APC, the acquisition of ATI is intended to strengthen the firm's presence in […]
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced that it has reached a plea agreement with the US Attorney for the southern district of Illinois, ending an investigation of Exide regarding past dealings between Exide's prior management and Sears Roebuck and Co. (Hoffman Estates, IL). In the settlement, Exide Illinois Inc., a subsidiary of Exide Technologies, agrees to […]
Golden Genesis Co. (Golden, CO) announced the appointment of J. Michael Davis as President and CEO. Davis previously served as Vice President and COO.
Tucson Electric Power Co. (TEP, Tucson, AZ), sister company Global Solar Energy LLC (Wheat Ridge, Colorado) and Tucson commercial and home building firm John Wesley Miller Companies announced plans to develop a solar community in Tucson. The 14-acre community will be located in the historic Armory Park of Tucson and will consist of no more […]
Parker Ranch (Kamuela, HI) and PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA) announced what they claim is the world's largest hybrid solar-wind energy power project. Designed and managed by PowerLight, the installation is located in Waimean pastures in Hawaii and incorporates photovoltaic and wind technologies. The project covers approximately two acres and generates most of the power required […]
Amsdell Inc. (Richmond Hill, ON) announced it has received approval of a CDN$200,000 grant for a "Pulse Width Modulation Controlled Converter for High Power Applications" project from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) under the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). In addition to the government assistance, Amsdell is investing $500,000 in the project. The […]
Solarex (Frederick, MD) announced that Harry Shimp has been hired as President and CEO of Amoco/Enron Solar. Former President and CEO Harvey Forest will assume the position of Advisor to the President, and will assist Shimp's transition to CEO through 1999. Shimp previously spent nine years at General Electric, where he held managerial positions in […]
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL, Pasadena, CA) have developed a concept for obtaining high energy-conversion efficiency in a photovoltaic (PV)system. The process involves concentration and spectral dispersion of sunlight, and the use of several types of solar PV cells, each placed at its optimum location in the spectrum. The spectral dispersion can be […]