Hydrogenics Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Enbridge Inc. to jointly develop utility scale energy storage in North America. This relationship also includes an equity investment of CA$5.0 million in Hydrogenics. The collaboration will bring together Hydrogenics’ expertise in water electrolysis with Enbridge’s expertise in the ownership and operation of natural […]
Allegro MicroSystems announced the release of a new bipolar switch designed with a high speed chopping circuit to null out offsets and dramatically improve switching repeatability. Allegro’s A1250 is an extremely temperature-stable and stress-resistant Hall-effect, bipolar switch. This device is especially suited for operation over extended temperature ranges to +150°C. Superior high temperature performance is […]
Kruunutekniikka Oy, a supplier of technical plastic products, has introduced Coolics™ a new patent pending innovation using a proprietary technology that allows the circuit board to be inserted inside the injection moulded LED casing. The thermally conductive plastics used at Coolics transfers heat directly through LED casing, making it easier to control the direction of […]
Panasonic Corp. announced that it has started licensing its newly developed low power consumption high-speed broadband powerline communication technology HD-PLC Eco. The new HD-PLC Eco technology realizes about 90% reduction of power consumption in comparison with existing HD-PLC adapters (BL-PA510) that has 4 watt power consumption. While realizing low power consumption, the technology is able […]
IBM announced that two industry leaders — Asahi Kasei and Central Glass — will join its Battery 500 Project team and collaborate on far-reaching research with the potential to accelerate the switch from gasoline to electricity as the primary power source for vehicles. In 2009, IBM Research pioneered a sustainable mobility project to develop lithium-air […]
MiserWare, a spin-off company of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, is launching a free product that allows companies or individuals to measure their carbon footprint in terms of total power usage. According to MiserWare Chief Executive Officer Kirk W. Cameron, an associate professor of computer science at Virginia Tech and a pioneer of power measurement […]
Leviton unveiled the latest entry to its Evr-Green™ line of residential, commercial and public electric vehicle charging systems – the Evr-Green 320 Level 2 Home Charging Station. The new device provides up to 32A at 240Vac (7.7 kW output) – reducing the charge time of any SAE J1772™ compatible electric vehicle by seven percent when […]
Gridco Systems, a startup developing digital power electronics and founded by Sycamore Network’s founder Naimish Patel, announced that it has secured an $8 million Series B round according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Gridco is developing what it describes as a new generation of utility-scale power management systems. Privately held, […]
Delta Group, in a new campaign developed to support accelerated growth in Europe, will introduce customized an extensive product line and integrated systems for the energy management sector at the 2012 Hannover Messe. Delta will also announce its new brand campaign "Smarter. Greener. Together." to partners and customers to show its determination for advancing European […]
Panasonic announced the establishment of Panasonic Eco Solutions North America, a new business unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America that will focus on the design, implementation and financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the U.S. and Canada. The new unit also made public a strategic alliance with Denver, CO-based Renewable Social […]
Ericsson Power Modules and IBM Corp. have joined General Electric Corporate R&D and PMBus™ as sponsors of the first-annual Darnell’s Power China...
Linear Technology announced the LT3796, a 100V, high-side current sense dc-dc controller designed to regulate a constant-current or constant-voltage that is well suited for driving high brightness (HB) LEDs. Its 6 to 100V input voltage range supports a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting. The LT3796 uses an external N-channel MOSFET […]
Nextek Power Systems announced the UL Classification of their conversion/retrofit kit for fluorescent fixtures that allows for replacing alternating current (ac) ballast with low-voltage direct current (dc) ballast. This means millions of new and existing line-voltage fixtures can be switched to safe, versatile and more cost-effective usage through a simple upgrade. Fixtures currently listed to […]
Heart Transverter S.A. has announced the commercial release of its HT 2000 Bidirectional Smart Grid Inverter Charger. Called a Transverter, because of...
OSRAM SYLVANIA has introduced GreenBus II, a new, two-wire communication platform for supplying data and power to the ENCELIUM Energy Management System from OSRAM. The new communication network integrates lighting control and energy management into one complete, programmable architecture. This next generation bus system dramatically raises the capability to deliver power to sensors on the […]