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Photovoltaic Installations in China to Reach Same Level as the US in 2011

November 7, 2011 3:53 am | News | Comments

Falling module and balance of system prices have significantly improved photovoltaic project internal rates of return and led to an explosion in project development activities in China.

IBM Rolls Out First Solar Array Designed for High-Voltage Data Centers and Industrial Use

November 4, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

IBM said that is rolling out the first solar-power array designed specifically to run high-voltage data centers, integrating ac- and dc-based servers, water-cooled computing systems and related electronics. The new array is spread over more...

Ballard Announces Delta Power Solutions Purchase Order for Fuel Cell Systems

November 4, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Ballard Power Systems announced that Dantherm Power, Ballard’s backup power company, has received a purchase order for 30 DBX2000 fuel cell systems from Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Delta Electronics...


SMT 60-A Converter Offers 4 Programmable Outputs

November 4, 2011 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semiconductor Circuits introduced the FLEX-4 “Cool Power Technologies” 7-15Vin (4.75 – 5.5Vin versions available), 60A max. non-isolated DC-DC converter with 4 fully programmable outputs, programmable from 0.6V to 5.1V out.

Power Inductors Tout Low Height and DCR Values

November 4, 2011 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Total Frequency Control has released a family of high-current SMT power inductors (type UPI A 1004) presented as having the lowest height (4.2mm) and minimum DCR values in this package footprint (11.8 x 10.5 mm).

Can Solar Survive the Solyndra Aftermath?

November 3, 2011 1:17 pm | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

The recent collapse of a few high-profile solar energy companies, like Solyndra and Beacon Power, has caused even the most ardent fans of alternative energy to ask, "Can this industry survive?" The answer  all depends on what government does.

Fairchild Web-Based Design and Simulation Tool Provides Complete Flyback Designs In Minutes

November 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has launched Power Supply WebDesigner (PSW) – described as an easy to use, powerful online simulation tool that allows designers to throw the application note away and "Auto Design," optimize or "Advance...

Fuel Cells Energize Top American Companies

November 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

In a little more than a year, 34 corporate customers have installed, deployed or purchased more than 250 fuel cell power systems and hundreds of backup power units, totaling more than 30 MW of...


ABB and IO to Deliver First Direct Current-Powered Data Center Module

November 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

ABB and IO have agreed to partner in the development of a new data center module based on dc power to meet increasing demand for dc data centers. Together, the companies state they will...

Booster Module Enables Practical Energy Capture from Low-Power Sources

November 3, 2011 11:17 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Linear Devices, an innovation leader in cutting-edge analog semiconductor design, announces the release of a new family of MicroPower Step-up Low-Voltage Booster Modules. 

HP Shapes the Future of Extreme Low-energy Server Technology

November 3, 2011 7:39 am | News | Comments

HP announced a new industry program comprising a new server development platform, customer discovery lab and partner ecosystem to help customers significantly reduce complexity, energy use and costs. 

LBNL and Department of Energy to Host Webinar on DC-Power

November 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory (LBNL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) will host "Direct-DC Power Systems for Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration," an on-line meeting Thursday, November 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm...

TDK to Cut Thousands of Jobs Amidst Japanese Banking Crisis

November 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

According to media report, TDK Corp. is planning to eliminate thousands of jobs (accounts vary between 8 and 11 thousand), close four plants overseas, and sell its organic light-emitting diode display business as the...


Advanced Energy Announces Third Quarter Results

November 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. The company posted third quarter sales of $128.5 million, operating income of 8.3% of sales and diluted earnings per...

Addressing the Expanding Renewable Energy Marketplace

November 2, 2011 11:08 am | by Art Salyer, President and CEO, Palladium Energy | Blogs | Comments

According to a recent report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network, renewable energy now accounts for 20 percent of global electricity. 

Euro-Style PFC Capacitors Target Three-Phase Applications

November 1, 2011 3:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aerovox announced it has extended its range of AeroPower power factor correction (PFC) capacitors to include round 3-phase designs with mounting studs.

AMSC and The Switch Terminate Acquisition Agreement

November 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

American Superconductor (AMSC) announced that its Share Purchase Agreement with the shareholders of The Switch Engineering Oy has been terminated due to adverse market conditions for a financing required to fund the acquisition. Per...

Concerns Mounting Over DOE Funding of Green Energy Companies as Beacon Power Files for Bankruptcy and Ener1 Possibly Next to Go Under

November 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Beacon Power, a company that makes energy-storing flywheels, and which received a $43 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last year, has filed for bankruptcy. The government funding came from...

100 Years of Personal Electric Transportation On Exhibit at the Smithsonian

November 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The popularity of mass-produced electric or hybrid cars is recent, but the idea behind using electricity as a power source for cars is more than 100 years old. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American...

Nanometrics TSM Metrology System Selected by Major Solar PV Manufacturer

November 1, 2011 11:48 am | News | Comments

Nanometrics Incorporated announced that a major manufacturer of advanced thin film solar photovoltaic (PV) cells has selected and successfully installed the latest generation of the TSM (Trajectory Solar Monitor) metrology system for in-line process monitoring and control of CIGS (Copper, Indium, Gallium) films.

ICCNexergy Introduces the Industry's Most Powerful External Power Supply

November 1, 2011 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

ICCNexergy today announced the launch of its new 220 watt (220W) desktop power supply line at COMPAMED, Hall / Stand 08B N15 in Düsseldorf, Germany.The new 220 watt power supply meets EISA, EuP level V efficiency standards and delivers a full 220W...

Medically Approved ATX PC Power Supply Touts High Output of 700 W

October 31, 2011 1:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower introduced the TMPC-700, which is said to be the first medically approved 700-W ATX PC power supply available in its industry. The unit complies with ATX12V and EPS12V standards. It comes with DC voltage outputs and

2012 Green Building Power Forum Call for Papers Issued

October 31, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the Fourth-Annual Green Building Power Forum (GBPF ’12) to be held January 23-25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel San Jose – Silicon Valley, California....

Maxwell to Open Facility in Arizona

October 31, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Maxwell Technologies Inc. announced that it is opening a new facility in Peoria, Arizona, its first move outside of it home base in San Diego. The company claims that an investment of $26 million...

Monolithic Power Systems Announces Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months

October 31, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2011. The results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 are as follows: Net revenues of $53.0 million, a 2.6%...

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