Friday, 15 March 2013 23:19
March 16, 2013 - Americans take electrical power for granted whenever they flip on a light switch. But the growing use of solar and wind power in the United States makes the on-demand delivery of electricity more challenging.
Monday, 10 December 2012 20:00
December 10, 2012 - New research by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College suggests that, by 2030, renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9% of the time at costs comparable to today’s electricity expenses. A well-designed combination of wind power, solar power and storage in batteries and fuel cells would nearly always exceed electricity demands while keeping costs low, the scientists found.
Friday, 05 October 2012 09:12
October 5, 2012 - Power-Sonic, a manufacturer of sealed lead-acid batteries, is now introducing the PHR series of High Rate uninterruptible power supplies UPS batteries, designed specifically for the "demanding high rate discharge needs applications of UPS". According to the company, the PHR series ensure system reliability, extended service life, and lower maintenance costs. PHR batteries range from 28 amp.hrs. at 100 wpc to 140 amp.hrs at 500 wpc.
Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:52
July 26, 2012 - A couple of new programs for the recovery and reclamation of products in the Province of Quebec—in keeping with the principle of extended producer responsibility (EPR)—involve mercury-containing lamps (e.g. fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps [CFLs]) and chargeable and non-rechargeable batteries.
Friday, 15 June 2012 12:20
June 15, 2012 - If you sell uninterruptible power supply (UPS) batteries in British Columbia, Electro-Federation Canada wants you to be aware that the B.C. regulation covering lead acid batteries under Schedule 2, Section 10 states the following:
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:49
April 25, 2012 - A just-published bulletin from Electro-Federation Canada warns that, by July 14, 2012, Quebec regulations will require lamp producers to be part of, or have their own, government-approved EPR recycling program for lamps and batteries. Not participating in such a program is in contravention of the law in Quebec.
Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:10
April 12, 2012 - Mitsubishi Corp. (MC), Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (ME) have completed the development and begun the operation of “M-tech Labo”—a smart grid demonstration system that utilizes rechargeable batteries in electric vehicles (EVs) for electric-demand levelling of factory facilities.