The Chinese government is forcing factories there to take a bitter pill -- one that is difficult to swallow in the short term but over time, will give its industries a better chance to compete in the international economy.
Toshiba has shipped a 25-megawatt turbine that will be used in the world’s first supercritical oxy-combustion CO2 power cycle generation system that will capture and sequester CO2.
A power plant that will produce low-cost electricity with zero emissions is being built in La Porte, Texas. Net Power, a collaboration between Exelon Generation, CB&I, and 8 Rivers Capital, today said it has broken ground on the 50-megawatt demonstration plant, which it says it a “first-of-a-kind” power plant. The ... Read more »
BOMcheck’s substance declarations and conflict minerals web database has published a new screening tool for the electrotechnical industry that reduces the time and cost of Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) compliance by 66 percent. BOMcheck is a centralized database that helps companies manage supply chain compliance with ... Read more »
The global industrial and commercial LED lighting market is expected to reach $165.91 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research. That figure represents a more than a seven-fold increase from the market’s 2014 estimated value of $21.53 billion. A shift toward the implementation of energy ... Read more »
Toshiba is demonstrating operation of its H2One, an independent energy supply system based on renewable energy and use of hydrogen as a fuel for power generation. Toshiba installed the system at two locations in Kawasaki: the Kawasaki Marien public facility and Higashi-Ogishima-Naka Park in the Kawasaki Port area. H2One combines ... Read more »
IBM and Cisco have maintained their positions as the top two smart city vendors, according to a leaderboard report from Navigant Research. However, the competition in the market is becoming more serious as cities look to deepen their supplier relationships and plan for larger-scale programs and deployments. Schneider Electric, for ... Read more »
NET Power says it has secured funding and agreements for its $140 million demonstration power plant, which it says produces no greenhouse gas emissions and includes full carbon capture without requiring expensive, efficiency-reducing carbon capture equipment. The company says the 50 MWt natural gas generation system is the first of ... Read more »
Toshiba Corporation added four new fiber optic transmission modules to its TOSLINK line-up, which the company says are more energy efficient. Mass production will begin in April. Use of the optical transmission modules in industrial devices, control devices, wind and photovoltaic power generation systems will contribute to the realization of higher ... Read more »
Toshiba delivered battery energy storage systems integrating the company’s SCiB lithium-ion secondary battery to Kyushu Electric Power for a demonstration project to expand introduction of renewable energy sources on remote islands. The systems have been installed in substations on Tanegashima Island and Amamioshima Island, in Kagoshima prefecture, and will be ... Read more »
Toshiba International Corporation of Houston, Texas, is discontinuing its LED Lighting Systems Division by March 31, 2014. The headquarters’ responsibility for Toshiba Lighting in the Americas will be transferred to Greenstar Lighting Products located in San Antonio, Texas. Greenstar is a Toshiba subsidiary. A Toshiba spokeswoman said, “Greenstar will become ... Read more »
Toshiba International’s LED Lighting Systems division (TLS) released its new TLS-ATLS and TLS-ATLM LED area luminaires, which serve as a direct replacement for 70–400 watt HID luminaires. With a rated life of 100,000 hours, the ATL is suited for outside applications, including parking lots, circulation areas, walkways and roadways. Notable ... Read more »