Landis+Gyr announced that Toshiba Corp. has entered into a definitive sale agreement with the shareholders of Landis+Gyr, under which Toshiba will acquire Landis+Gyr, a company specializing in energy management solutions for utilities, for US$2.3 billion in cash, to build what the company’s describe as the world’s Smart Grid leader. The acquisition is designed to create […]
The Green Grid Association, a voice for advancing resource efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, together with The Data Center Metrics Coordination Taskforce, delivered its latest recommendations for energy efficiency measurement and reporting. "We are looking forward to working with our colleagues on the next steps for the industry, including identifying a roadmap […]
GreenWave Reality, a developer of home energy management and automation systems, announced that it has partnered with NXP Semiconductors to provide a breakthrough, intelligent lighting control and management solution that can be utilized by manufacturers of energy-efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) and solid state (SSL) lighting. This connected lighting platform, combined with NXP’s GreenChip™ smart lighting […]
The Alliance to Save Energy joined its honorary Board chair, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and her colleague Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in unveiling a bipartisan bill that would help the United States regain its economic footing and global leadership by deploying energy efficiency widely across the United States. "At a time of extremely acrimonious partisanship […]
Saint-Gobain Solar is expanding its product offering in North America through the introduction of Avancis PowerMax® premium class photovoltaic (PV) modules. PowerMax combines Copper-Indium-Selenide (CIS) solar power technology with a sophisticated slim design, providing what the company describes as an ultra-efficient, cost-effective energy solution. "In keeping with our commitment to help protect our global natural […]
Ener1, Inc. announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2011 ending March 31, 2011. "We believe our first-quarter results represent another step forward in building a profitable business," said Ener1 Chairman and CEO Charles Gassenheimer. "We took definitive steps on the path toward achieving our goal of being EBITDA positive. More importantly, we […]
ABB has purchased a controlling interest in US-based Validus DC Systems, a provider of dc power infrastructure equipment for energy-intensive data centers. DC technology is substantially more energy efficient than traditional ac technology for electrical distribution. DC systems are also less complex, requiring less space and equipment, resulting in considerable additional savings in real estate […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) unveiled what it says is the industry’s smallest, most power-efficient digital temperature sensor. The TMP103 consumes 97% less...
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX2992, an OFDM-based powerline communication (PLC) modem that pairs with the MAX2991 analog front-end (AFE) to provide...
Cyber Switching announced the immediate availability of single phase versions of its ePower® intelligent power distribution units (iPDUs). The Power iPDU is a green product featuring what the company says are industry first technologies in the rack-mounted power distribution market. With these newest additions to the ePower family, there are now over 300 PDU configurations […]
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a comprehensive analysis of energy storage applications and technology options that also assesses the potential benefits and markets for energy storage in the United States. The analysis looks at 10 energy storage applications that EPRI considers would serve the bulk of the energy storage market and includes […]
Darnell’s www.PowerPulse.net has reached the Milestone of 15 years of continuous news coverage of the worldwide power electronics industry. PowerPulse.net is the only daily, the only global and most-read publication in the power electronics industry. With 13 micro sites, weekly and daily e-newslettters, RSS feeds and more, PowerPulse also provides readers with the greatest variety […]
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT)®, announced a new family of poly-phase power metering ICs that offer the widest dynamic range and lowest...
Westinghouse Solar, Inc. announced the release of their second-generation AC solar panel. This new panel will be available in the second quarter at a very attractive price point. Westinghouse Solar’s new AC panel has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of residential rooftop installers. Improving on the original patented design, the […]
U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Google Inc., and more than 80 leading organizations in electric vehicle (EV) deployment will collaborate to provide consumers and industry with accurate and up-to-date information on the locations of electric vehicle charging stations. The data generated through the partnership will be housed on DOE’s online Alternative […]