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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 […]
Lowe’s announced that it has broadened its range of energy conservation products by adding to its energy center line-up the proven PowerCost Monitor™ and its WiFi Gateway plug and play accessory. The PowerCost Monitor is available for sale in 319 Lowe’s stores in CA, WA, FL, MA, NY, MD and at Lowes.com. The PowerCost Monitor […]
Ford Motor Co. announced that it is working with cities and utility partners to identify key infrastructure building blocks that will enable metropolitan areas to be EV ready. Cities across the United States are and can take a variety of steps now to enhance the readiness of their communities for electric vehicle use and customer […]
Ioxus, Inc., a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technology for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and consumer product markets, announced that it has received a total of $21 million from Energy Technology Ventures (a GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips joint venture), Northwater Capital through its Northwater Intellectual Property Fund, Aster Capital (representing Alstom, Schneider Electric and Rhodia) and return investor […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced delivery of a mobile-grade, battery-optimized Wi-Fi solution to the open source Linux community as part of the OpenLink™ project, focused on providing a wide range of wireless connectivity solutions for native Linux. Customers and developers targeting battery-powered Wi-Fi products can now use TI’s OpenLink drivers, gaining native kernel benefits such […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) expanded its industry-leading power management portfolio with two new step-down regulators with wide input voltages and high-voltage protection....
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), industry and academia are teaming to give batteries from electric drive vehicles (EV) a "second life." NREL’s partner is an industry-academia team led by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). Possible secondary uses for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries include residential and commercial electric […]
A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the widespread deployment of "smart grids" – networks that monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users – is crucial to achieving a more secure and sustainable energy future. With current trends in […]
Focusing on metering and Smart Grid applications, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced the MSP430AFE2xx series of metrology analog front end (AFE) ultra-low-power...
Echelon Corp. announced that Direct Grid Technologies, LLC, a manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) micro–inverters for utility and commercial grade solar power generation, will be adding Echelon energy control networking to its micro-inverter products. Micro-inverters convert electricity generated by PV panels from direct to alternating current at the individual panel. This increases the overall reliability and […]
The USNAP Alliance and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced the joint development of a single modular interface specification combining elements...
Leviton announced a strategic alliance with EFT Energy, a supplier of enterprise energy monitoring and reporting software, and Obvius, a provider of solutions for collecting energy information. Combined with Leviton’s complete line of submetering and energy management products and worldwide distribution and sales channels, Leviton says that the alliance will enable the company to offer […]