IEEE announced the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) is now opening its doors to new members. Approved as an IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections program, the PMA is an alliance of leading industry and governmental organizations dedicated to advancing smart and energy-efficient wireless power, known as Power 2.0. Vint Cerf, IEEE Fellow, chief Internet evangelist […]
Eaton Corporation has received a $1.84 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) for the development and demonstration of more efficient commercial electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The project will promote smart charging technology that better manages the efficiency, availability and reliability of power, especially during peak times and at popular charging locations. Eaton’s […]
Plug Power Inc. reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end 2011. For the full year, Plug Power received orders for $46.1 million from material handling customers; $18.1 million worth of those orders were received during the fourth quarter. The 2,503 GenDrive unit order total in 2011 represents almost a five fold increase […]
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. announced what it says is the world’s first true single-chip wireless power transmitter accompanied by what it says is the industry’s highest-output-power single-chip receiver solution. IDT’s highly integrated multi-mode transmitter reduces board footprint by 80 percent and solution bill-of-materials (BOM) cost by 50 percent compared to existing solutions. The complementary multi-mode […]
ZMD AG (ZMDI) announced further expansion into the US market. As a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer applications, ZMDI clearly has made a commitment to growth in the US. It has expanded its infrastructure by opening an additional three sales offices and engineering application laboratories […]
UNIPOWER LLC announced the SABRE LITE series of sine wave, hot-swap inverter modules available in a variety of different but compatible two unit 19in shelves. SABRE LITE inverters incorporate an advanced DSP-controlled architecture to produce a low distortion 50 or 60Hz sine wave, efficiency levels better than 89% and a power density of 10.5W/in³. SABRE […]
A123 Systems announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011, consistent with preliminary results as announced on March 1, 2012. "We believe our customer momentum and recent actions taken across our business will position A123 for strong revenue growth and improving profitability margins during 2012," said David Vieau, CEO […]
Mastervolt unveiled what it describes as an innovative switching solution which increases the on-site consumption of solar power, the new transformer-less inverter SunMaster ES3.6TL and the extended transformer-less CS inverter series. The switching solution EnergySwitch provides a way to increase the on-site consumption of solar power without the need to invest in battery systems. A […]
Sharp Electronics’ Solar Energy Solutions Group has showcased SunSnap, its new residential PV solar appliance. The installation was completed in collaboration with LivingHomes, which introduced the LivingHome C6, its first low-cost home. The prefabricated home is zero energy, zero carbon, Energy Star-certified, and LEED Platinum-certifiable. The SunSnap modules are designed for ease-of-installation and Sharp said […]
Darnell Group Inc. has announced that PMBus™ is sponsoring the first-annual Darnell’s Power China (DPC ’12), to be hosted in Shanghai, May...
Darnell Group’s second-edition report, "DC Building Power: Emerging Trends, Application Drivers and Market Adoption Forecasts" provides the first quantitative forecasts for near-term...
Innovolt, a specialist in intelligent electronics power protection and management, announced its global expansion, leading with the South African market. The company’s technology is poised for success in South African and sub Saharan markets through a number of existing channel relations, in part, because of the volatile state of Africa’s power supply and the imperative […]
The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe dc power distribution standards for commercial buildings – announced that it formed the Task Level/Furnishings workgroup to create a standard bringing dc power directly to the desktop. Due to the success of the Alliance’s first standard for the Occupied Space, which […]
Microsemi Corp. announced it has expanded its 60W Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) midspan family with the immediate availability of a 24-port option that extends the benefits of four-pair powering and gigabit transmission to higher-density network deployments. Like its one-, six- and 12-port counterparts, the PD-9524G midspan delivers up to 60W of power over all four pairs of […]
Sandia National Laboratories has developed an experimental "smart outlet" that autonomously measures, monitors and controls electrical loads with no connection to a centralized computer or system. The goal of the smart outlet and similar innovations is to make the power grid more distributed and intelligent, capable of reconfiguring itself as conditions change. Decentralizing power generation […]