SensorDynamics announced that it was acquired by Maxim Integrated Products. Maxim is paying approximately $130 million plus the assumption of about $34 million in debt to acquire SensorDynamics. In the near term, SensorDynamics states that this acquisition enables it focus on its engineering strength for MEMS and wireless semiconductor products, while making use of Maxim […]
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced that it has made a $500,000 equity investment in Tecogen Inc., a developer and manufacturer of natural gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) products for commercial and industrial facilities. The investment is a strategic addition to the utility company’s growing clean energy portfolio. Tecogen systems supply electric power or […]
Cisco announced what it says is the industry’s first 60W Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability for one of the most widely deployed enterprise class switches in the industry, the Cisco Catalyst® 4500E Switch. Powering communications and IT devices via Ethernet cables instead of a main electricity supply can reduce power consumption during times when devices […]
Siemens Industry, Inc. announced its new VersiCharge™ line of electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations designed for home owners ready to move from the pump to the plug. VersiCharge EV charging stations will be available through Siemens’ sales channels by the end of the year. Offering flexibility in wiring, communication and charging time, the Siemens VersiCharge […]
MicroPlanet, a provider of smart grid technology, announced that it has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification for two of its next generation voltage regulators. Additionally, the company has delivered its patented technology devices to new utility and commercial customers. The company has received UL certification for two of its commercial next generation voltage regulators. These […]
The ZigBee® Alliance announced a revised Smart Energy version 2.0 standard is available for public review and comment. The revised draft 0.7 document includes progress made by the Smart Energy Working Group on a variety of topics identified during the last ballot. The draft now enters the next 30-day ballot period and simultaneously, the Alliance […]
The embedded ac-dc power supply market is facing an unprecedented number of opportunities that have not been typical for this industry in...
CyboEnergy, a subsidiary of CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group Inc., unveiled its patent-pending CyboInverter, said by the company to be the world’s first solar power Mini-Inverter. Each 4-channel CyboInverter can connect to four PV solar panels using standard MC-4 connectors. Multiple CyboInverters can easily daisy chain with ac cables, which connect to the power grid on […]
Akros Silicon Inc. announced the new Energy$ense™ family of multi-output, digital dc-dc power management unit (DPMU) ICs. Energy$ense technology features include real-time power measurements and power-subsystem health monitoring, high efficiency (94% peak) and ultra-low standby current (<10µA), digital power control (via I2C) for selectable power operating modes, fast transient-handling capability for implementing adaptive power profiles, […]
With the introduction of the PX-2000 family, Raritan has expanded what it says is the industry’s largest portfolio of intelligent rack power distribution units (iPDUs) that make server racks a lot smarter. Its built-in intelligence provides real-time monitoring of data center energy and loads, as well as environmental conditions when using optional plug-in sensors. The […]
Houston-based American Electric Technologies, Inc., a global provider of power delivery solutions for the traditional and renewable energy industries, has received notification from TUV Rheinland that its 1MW 1000V Integrated Solar Inversion Station (ISIS™) has successfully passed the solar inverter tests as outlined in UL 1741-2010. UL1741-2010 is the UL Standard for Solar Inverter equipment […]
NEC Corp. announced the sales launch of a household energy storage system equipped with lithium-ion batteries that automatically controls electrical power in the home. Initially, 100 units of this system, said to be an industry first, will be available for home construction companies and businesses beginning 18 July 2011. This system automatically carries out electric […]
Silicon Energy, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for the North American market, announced that it has extended its Silicon Energy Cascade PV System Power Warranties by five years. Based on over two years of field performance data and extensive third-party testing by NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), Silicon Energy’s decision to extend its […]
Leviton announced the expansion of its Evr-Green™ line of residential, commercial and public charging systems with the addition of the 120 Level 1 Portable Charger and 160 Level 2 Home Charging Station. The two devices will be available for purchase by residential and commercial customers beginning August 1, 2011 through Leviton’s distribution channels: e-store, electrical […]
An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the Third-Annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’11) to be held...