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Serving the Power Grid

April 2013
Counterfeit power systems
We all know there is a counterfeiting problem when it comes to many components, semiconductors, and ICs, but this problem also extends into the macro power world.
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04/30/2013
Today the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced a call for entries for GEA Honors 2013. "After two successful years of honoring the best in the business, we are pleased to have the opportunity
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04/30/2013
Texas Instruments announced several design updates to TI E2ETM Community, its popular engineer-to-engineer online design community that now connects more than 120,000 engineers. TI has expanded
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04/30/2013

Admirals Bank announced they have launched a new division, titled Admirals Alternatives, specific to financing residential solar and renewable energy systems. Admirals Alternatives assists homeowners
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04/29/2013
American Wind Energy Association names Tom Kiernan CEO
By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced that Tom Kiernan has been named as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer. Kiernan has served
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04/29/2013
Demonstrating Governor Andrew Cuomo's leadership and strategy for expanding high-tech education and entrepreneurship amid New York's growing innovation economy, SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science
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04/29/2013
Eleven leading companies in Europe have joined forces in the newly established North Sea Power to Gas Platform to further develop the concept of Power-to-Gas (P2G): the conversion of renewable power
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04/26/2013
Stainless-steel power resistors operate to +250°C
Vishay Intertechnology presents the new VSGR series for applications in extreme environments. The stainless steel power resistors come with high power capability up to 20kW at 40°C and a high operating
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04/26/2013
Tollgrade Communications, a leader in providing service assurance solutions to the world's largest utilities and telecommunications providers, announced that Thomas J. Kolb has been promoted to Chief
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04/25/2013
Novel battery design promises enhanced solar- and wind-energy grid stiffening
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy
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04/25/2013
RGS Energy, a commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, and Smart Energy Capital (SEC), will provide Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) with 5.1 megawatts (MW) of solar power that
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04/24/2013
National Instruments has partnered with Prolucid LocalGrid Technologies to build the next-generation energy management system for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Funded by nearly $2.5 million
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04/23/2013
Solar system boosts natural gas power plant output
Natural gas power plants can use about 20 percent less fuel when the sun is shining by injecting solar energy into natural gas with a new system being developed by the Department of Energy's Pacific
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04/22/2013
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, and Power-One, a leading provider of renewable energy and of energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, announced that
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04/22/2013
SEMI releases 2012 Q4 worldwide photovoltaic equipment market report
SEMI, an industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries, reported that for the quarter ending December 31, 2012, the worldwide photovoltaic
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04/22/2013
Lightbridge, a leading innovator of next-generation nuclear fuel designs, and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, announced that President
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04/22/2013
FuelCell Energy, a leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced the sale of a megawatt-class fuel cell power plant
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04/17/2013
Genscape presented their 2013 ERCOT Summer Outlook at the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Spring Conference in Houston. Enhancements to the ERCOT Market Intelligence services were also introduced
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04/16/2013
Many high power systems require the use of a hot-swap device to safely control of the inrush currents at powerup and provide fault protection. These circuits are commonly found in systems such as servers, network switches, redundant-array-of-independent-disk (RAID) storage, and other forms of communications
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04/15/2013
Considering that almost 60 percent of total electric energy produced worldwide is used to run motors of every size, shape and efficiency, the adoption of variable speed drives can save as much as 70 percent of energy costs by controlling the speed of the load. New energy efficiency standards for compressors
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04/15/2013
Stowe Electric Department has chosen MeterSense and CustomerConnect, Harris Utilities' meter data management (MDM) solution and customer engagement solution (CES), to gather and analyze meter data
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04/15/2013
Energy Storage North America (ESNA) is seeking nominations for the ESNA Innovation Awards, which will honor the most innovative energy storage projects in North America. The awards will be presented
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04/12/2013
Many of us talk about the smart grid without really thinking about what we are really talking about. Most people are referring to functionality sets instead of the systems that furnish them, and
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04/12/2013
Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is providing a high power lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage set of batteries in the system (ESS) of SAET to support the
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04/10/2013
Inovateus Solar makes Joseph R. Jancauskas VP of Operation
Inovateus Solar, an installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, is pleased to announce the promotion of Joseph R. Jancauskas, PE, to vice president of operations. Formerly VP of Engineering
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04/10/2013
Using laminated bus bars and plates, FCI's power distribution systems are engineered for easy connectivity and designed to save space, lower costs and provide pluggable modularity to allow equipment
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04/10/2013
EnerNOC, a leading provider of cloud-based demand response and energy-management applications, today announced the launch of DemandSMART(TM) Predictor for New England. DemandSMART Predictor
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04/09/2013
ArcelorMittal's steel plant in Saldanha, the single largest electricity consumer in the Western Cape, participated in an Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project that has resulted in a remarkable
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04/08/2013
Hydrogenics, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, announced that it has been awarded a 1-megawatt hydrogen energystorage system to be deployed
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04/08/2013
The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending Hannover MESSE, the world's leading industrial technology showcase with 180,000-plus visitors, with news of a milestone order by Samsung Renewable
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04/08/2013
Latching relay suits smart meter and UPS applications
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, discrete, connector and electromechanical components, announces the availability of a new relay from TE Connectivity. The Power Latching Relay EW80
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04/08/2013
Reconfigurable DC arc detect solution presented as first fully-programmable available
Texas Instruments introduced the RD-195, believed to be the industry's first fully programmable DC arc detect reference solution. The makes it faster and easier for designers to address a growing
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04/08/2013
At their booth at APEC, Mike Brubaker, the CTO of SBE, a leading developer
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04/08/2013
Tollgrade Communications, a leader in providing network assurance solutions to utilities and telecommunications providers, announced that a 50-hertz version of its industry-leading LightHouse distribution
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04/05/2013
SEMI has announced the release of the 4th edition of the International Technology Roadmap for PV (ITRPV), the global collaborative process that informs PV cell, module and system manufacturers, equipment
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04/02/2013
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it has won a contract from Fluor Corporation for the 125-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) Arlington Valley Solar Project (AVSE II).
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04/02/2013
JA Solar Holdings, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced it has commenced delivery of 2 MW of solar modules to Jet Energy International for
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04/01/2013
Superconductor Technologies, a leader in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies, will exhibit its Conductus(R) superconducting
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04/01/2013

 



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