Siemens Industry Inc.’s Drive Technologies Division has launched a pilot program partnership with Boston-based Eastern Wind Power to test several new solutions for decentralized power generation in the small-mid range. Siemens will provide drive train solutions for small-scale or micro power generation projects between 30kW-900kW. "This is an extremely fast moving business segment, and our […]
Eltek announced that it has finalized the merger of Eltek Valere into the corporate Eltek brand, creating a single operational organization. Eltek will continue to focus on high-efficiency power conversion technology, and will deepen its commitment to develop, sell and support the key products under a Valere-titled product line from its 2007 acquisition of Valere […]
GE Energy has reached an agreement with Amazon.com to sell its GE WattStation™ Wall Mount electric vehicle (EV) charger directly to U.S. consumers through the online retailer’s website. Just in time for the holidays, EV drivers can now buy GE’s wall-mounted EV charging station online by simply clicking and buying it on Amazon.com, just like […]
At Darnell’s third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’11) in Taipei this week, the latest dc-power developments were presented by researchers...
Sears Home Services, the residential and commercial installation arm of Sears Holdings, announced its installation agreement with Evatran, a developer of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles. Plugless Power systems, which offer the ultimate in convenience and simplicity, recharge electric vehicles (EVs) as quickly as traditional corded options and require the same electrical installation inside […]
Linear Technology Corp. introduced the LTM8047 and LTM8048 1.5W output dc-dc µModule® converters with 725Vdc galvanic isolation in a 9 x 11.25 x 4.92mm BGA (ball grid array) package. All components, including the transformer, control circuitry and power switches are housed in a small enclosed BGA package for superior interconnect reliability in high vibration applications. […]
Tigo Energy,® a specialist in SmartModule™ technology for photovoltaic (PV) solar installations, announced that it has raised $18 million in additional financing, bringing the total company funding in excess of $50 million. Led by Bessemer Venture Partners, the investment will enable Tigo Energy to accelerate growth, expand manufacturing and focus on international sales to take […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced what it says is the industry’s most accurate difference amplifier for high common-mode voltage applications up to +275V. With what is described as a best-in-class common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) of 100 dB, the INA149 increases overall measurement accuracy by 2x compared to the competition and is the first high-voltage difference […]
The third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference was opened by Dr. Faa-Jeng Lin, Chair of the National Energy Project – Smart Grid...
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have released a technical report that could help improve the performance of electric vehicles (EVs) and the efficiency of the electric utility grids that power them. The report documents a series of test procedures designed to enable engineers, designers and utilities to evaluate […]
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, which is owned by Warren Buffett, announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the Topaz Solar Farm from First Solar, Inc. The 550-megawatt photovoltaic power plant being built in San Luis Obispo County, California, will have the capacity to generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 160,000 average […]
SMTC Corp. and Enecsys Ltd. announced a partnership to produce Enecsys micro inverters for the Canadian market at SMTC’s Markham facility located in York Region, Ontario. This enables Enecsys micro inverters to meet the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Feed-in Tariff (FIT) domestic content requirement for renewable energy projects. "Enecsys’ smart solar micro inverter solutions have […]
Benning Power Electronics announced its participation in the UTDesign program in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. This highly-respected program partners a team of senior-level computer science students with a specific project requested by a corporation. The work done through this corporate partnership is the […]
Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. announced that its manufacturing partner in France, De Dietrich Thermique, has received CE certification for its micro CHP system called CERAMIS POWER powered by the Ceramic Fuel Cells’ Gennex® fuel cell module. The first CERAMIS POWER unit will be operated with GDF-Suez, the largest gas retailer in France, with more than […]
ClearEdge Power expanded its product portfolio to meet the increasingly complex energy demands of commercial, institutional and residential customers. With the addition of two new product designs, ClearEdge Power now offers a range of solutions that leverage fuel cell technology to efficiently deliver predictable, clean and cost-effective power and heat. The expanded product line includes […]