ABB announced that it has won an order from ship owner Myklebusthaug Management to supply what is described as the first ever dc power grid on board a ship. The equipment will allow a new offshore platform support vessel, under construction in Norway, to operate at the highest energy efficiency level to minimize emissions. In […]
Phihong USA has developed a new series of multi-channel drivers for indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Designated the PDA050W-450G, the driver is equipped with four outputs of 450mA and offers a standard 0-10V dimming capability. "The lighting industry is making a decided move from fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs to much more cost-effective and environmentally […]
EnerVault Corp. announced the completion of a $15.5 million Series B financing, bringing total funding to date to $24.5 million. The company’s investors include Mitsui Global Investment (MGI), Total Energy Ventures (affiliate of French oil & gas major Total), 3M Company, TEL Venture Capital (the U.S. investment arm of Tokyo Electron), Commercial Energy of California, […]
An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the ninth-annual Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’12). DPF ’12, to be hosted...
NK Technologies introduces CTC Series Signal Converters. With the CTC series users can utilize an existing standard 5 amp secondary CT or...
The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe, direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – announced Philips is upgrading its membership from Participating Member to Governing Member, and is now a member of the Board of Directors. This is the first expansion of the Board since the […]
FuelCell Energy, Inc. announced a memorandum of understanding to form a German-based joint venture with Fraunhofer IKTS (Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems) to develop the market in Europe for Direct FuelCell(R) (DFC(R)) stationary power plants. Additionally, Fraunhofer IKTS will contribute certain assets and their expertise in fuel cells and materials science to the joint […]
A coalition of 13 leading industrial companies and electric utilities, including General Motors Company, The Dow Chemical Company and Duke Energy, issued a white paper recommending the installation of up to 300 GWh of distributed energy storage (DES) systems around the country by 2022. DES systems consist of small, stationary batteries installed in neighborhoods, buildings, […]
MillenWorks, a strategic business of Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, has introduced its new Battery Management System (BMS). Able to accommodate various Lithium Ion battery chemistries, MillenWorks’ BMS can be rapidly deployed to meet customers’ specific high voltage energy storage system requirements at the prototype […]
Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Wanxiang Group, a specialist in automotive parts manufacturing and supply. The principal terms include a $25 million equity investment in Smith by Wanxiang and up to a $75 million investment in a joint venture between Smith and Wanxiang to develop, manufacture […]
Thin film solar printing specialist Nanosolar, Inc. announced that it has closed $20 million to fund continued expansion as well as newly committed projects. Current investors Mohr Davidow Ventures and OnPoint Technologies, Inc. participated in the round with new investor aeris CAPITAL. "We are excited to renew our investment and strongly believe in Nanosolar’s technology […]
Applied Materials, Inc. reported results for its first quarter of fiscal 2012 ended January 29, 2012. Applied generated orders of $2.01 billion and net sales of $2.19 billion. Non-GAAP operating income was $344 million, and non-GAAP net income was $240 million or 18 cents per share. GAAP operating income was $179 million, and GAAP net […]
Smartphone users with the Android operating system can now access critical performance data from any photovoltaic (PV) system on the SMA Sunny Portal, described as the world’s largest Web-based PV monitoring solution. Available for free download from the Android Market, the SMA Sunny Portal Android application allows solar power system owners and operators to manage, […]
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. reported revenue of $42.5 million for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, up 24 percent over the $34.2 million recorded in the same period in 2010. Revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, totaled $157.3 million, up 29 percent over the $121.9 million recorded in fiscal 2010. Ultracapacitor revenue […]
Fluke Corp. announced the availability of the Fluke® 430 Series II Three Phase Power Analyzers, the first tools to use a patented algorithm to measure energy wasted by power quality issues and quantify its cost. By providing the ROI data needed to justify power quality improvements, the 430 Series II helps facilities reduce electrical power […]