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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]
According to a report by the Pew Charitable Trust’s Pew Environment Group, among renewable technologies, solar increased globally by 44 percent, attracting $128 billion and accounting for more than half of all clean energy investment among members of the G-20. Dramatic price declines, with the cost of solar modules dropping by half in the past […]
Magtech Industries, a specialist in switching power supplies specifically for solid state lighting, has introduced their smallest 277V compatible driver yet, the WH-L03E. The WH-L03E family of drivers include: — Full Range AC input: 90~305Vac — 3W max –Pre adjusted CC outputs or CV choice — Tightly regulated constant current output to maximize the LED […]
An unknown inventor, Jong-Eun Lee, obtained an extraordinary patent on an unusual solar energy system from the government in a surprisingly short time. It is very unusual because the Korean government, which is famous for its thoroughness to examine patent applications, processed this particular case very rapidly. "It is a simple structure but my invention […]