Japan – Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Develops High-Voltage Motor Driver IC Products

Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd. (HPSD) has developed two High-Voltage Motor Driver ICs primarily for room air-conditioners. The single-chip IC products ‘ECN30216’ & ‘ECN30624’ are able to tolerate large variation of supply voltage. Both products possess the function of shutting down all the output devices when overvoltage is detected in the motor drive state and thereby achieves the withstanding voltage of 1,000V. “ECN30216” is mainly for the fan-motors used for in-room units of air-conditioners, and “ECN30624” is principally for those of exterior units. The products are to be shipped out as of Jun. 2022. Through providing these products, HPSD will globally support the energy- efficiency/energy-saving of home appliances including room air-conditioners in order to contribute to realizing Carbon-Free Society.
A High-Voltage Motor Driver IC is one of those components mounted on an inverter control board which keeps proper operation of motors installed in home appliances such as room air- conditioners or air-cleaners, and is indispensable power semiconductor device for highly efficient, energy-saving home appliances. On the other hand, in some areas where rapid increase of demand for inverter air-conditioners is expected, it is required to develop the power semiconductor devices which bear sizable fluctuation of power supply voltage.

This time, HPSD has developed the High-Voltage Motor Driver IC having the withstanding voltage of 1000V which is realized by implementing the function to disable all the output devices which supply the driving power to the motor upon detecting excessive power supply voltage in the motor drive state. In addition, unique design of new upper arm(1) drive circuit has made it possible to include the capacitor inside the driver IC, eliminating two external capacitors required for conventional such products, and thereby saving space to improve customer’s freedom of designing motor or inverter control board for home appliances.

HPSD has supplied its power electronics products for Mobility application such as Traction, and EV so far, but is accelerating its development activities of the products having high environmental values for the realization of Carbon-Free Society. The company will continue to contribute to actualizing Carbon-Free Society through developing and providing the power semiconductor devices that help cut down the power consumption, and CO2 emission.

(1) High side power semiconductor device of an inverter circuit.

About Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd.

HPSD with its long history/achievement of power semiconductor product development combined with its innovative device technology keeps contributing to the growing business of social innovation. It has three main product categories that are “IGBT/SiC”, “High Voltage IC” and “Diodes”. It is our commitment to develop high environmental value products utilizing our high-voltage, and low-loss technology. For more details, please visit our website at www.hitachi-power-semiconductor-device.co.jp/en/index.html.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society with data and technology. We will solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products, under the business structure of Digital Systems & Services, Green Energy & Mobility, Connective Industries and Automotive Systems. Driven by green, digital, and innovation, we aim for growth through collaboration with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2021 (ended March 31, 2022) totaled 10,264.6 billion yen ($84,136 million USD), with 853 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 370,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi.com.

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Power Ministry asks CEA to determine the eligible quantity of domestic coal for power plants using coal under Shakti B(viii)(a)

Power Ministry has directed CEA to determine the eligible quantity of domestic coal for the power plants using coal under Shakti B(viii) (a) taking into account 10% imported coal for blending which is equivalent to about 15% of domestic coal in energy terms. Shakti B (viii) (a) is the window for power plants having untied capacity to bid for coal, to generate power using this coal and sell it in the exchange under Day Ahead Market (DAM) or the DEEP portal for short term PPA.

For such plants, Ministry has directed CEA to compute the quantity of coal consumed (procured under SHAKTI B (viii) (a) window) on the basis of mandatory blending of 10% by weight for generation during the period starting from 15th June 2022 upto 31st March 2023. This will give a window of about 3 weeks for these plants to procure imported coal.

Considering the increased demand of electricity, and coal supplies from domestic coal companies not matching with the consumption of coal, Power Ministry advised all Gencos including IPPs on 28.04.2022 to blend 10% of imported coal for power generation. This was done to supplement domestic coal supply.



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With Great Power Comes Great Obstacles

Being extraordinary doesn’t exempt you from being human.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – WEBWIRE

The fourth book to his well-received Lightning Brain Series, author Cliff Ratza delivers an enthralling continuation to Electra Kittner’s exciting odyssey in, “The Girl Who Cloned Lightning.”

Electra Kittner, now an Electra-Alisha split personality infected with an STD-like/T-Plague like mutation, must cure herself first before she could battle a new set of enemies in Cyberspace as well as 3-D space. All while still contending against a relentlessly harsh government in the United States, as several random acts of terrorism are brought about by a rogue paramilitary force.

With her plate full, and her professional and personal lives plagued with uncertainties, can this extraordinary heroine keep her adversaries at bay?

Cliff Ratza is an established businessman, professor, and author. He has multiple degrees in mathematics, physics, business. and computer science, all while extensively writing throughout his career.

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“The Girl Who Cloned Lightning” by Cliff Ratza

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The Power of Passion Overcomes Evil Stereotypes

The bestselling author explores the topic of intergenerational trauma and the struggle that goes along with it.

Philadelphia, PA, United States – WEBWIRE

Fresh from the release of “The App I Cot Journey to Plumville: Empowering Kids to Overcome Adversity,” bestselling author Dennis Wong releases a new take on what it means to deal with a clash of two generations. His new book,  “The Power of Passion” examines the individual traits of two lovers. 

Additionally, the man’s mother also plays a key role as the three main characters engage in a whirlwind of drama, each of which is ruled by the definitive emotive factors of their own generation.

Added with a subliminal chord of racism and the dangers on how stereotypes can harm a person’s child rearing and upbringing, Dennis W.C Wong touches each sensitive topic with compassion as he portrays Mrs. Kate in an empathetic light.

Yet despite the difficulties our main characters face, he retains his belief in one simple conclusion—that the power of passion in love envelopes the evil of stereotypes.

Aside from the book available on Amazon, Rare Books Media also endorses this project to the American Foundation of the Blind and offers an audiobook version for individuals who may need assistance with uncovering beautiful tales worth reading.

“The Power of Passion” by Dennis W.C Wong

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Green Power Reserves Becomes Equity Partner in Pacific Green’s 99.98 Mw Richborough Energy Park Battery Development

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “PGTK”, (OTCQB:PGTK)) announces that it has entered into an agreement with Green Power Reserves Limited (“GPR”), wherein GPR has made an equity investment of GBP13 million (US$16.0 million) for a fifty percent shareholding in Pacific Green Battery Energy Parks 1 Limited (“PGBEP”).

The proceeds from the investment will be used to provide the equity financing for the construction of the 99.98 MW battery energy storage system (“BESS”) the Company is developing in Kent, England. As part of the investment, Paolo Revelli, Managing Director of GPR, has agreed to join the Board of Directors of PGBEP and its subsidiary, Richborough Energy Park Limited.

Scott Poulter, PGTK’s Chief Executive, commented: “Paolo is a veteran portfolio manager who has been a pioneer in the renewables sector in the UK and Europe. We are delighted to have GPR as partners in developing Richborough Energy Park.”

Paolo commented: “The BESS market in the UK is a rapidly-growing sector in the renewable energy mix, finding a partner capable of delivering projects at grid-scale was critical for us. Having seen Pacific Green’s rapid transition from a single technology supplier in the marine industry to a fully-integrated renewable energy developer, we are confident in Pacific Green’s delivery capabilities.”

Scott added, “We are very pleased to have reached this milestone with Richborough Energy Park, as part of Pacific Green’s 1.1 GW UK-based pipeline. With a grid connection in mid-2023, I anticipate many more updates with project milestones and new energy project announcements over the next weeks and months.”

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. is focused on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. The Company offers BESS, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions to complement its marine environmental technologies and emissions control divisions. For more information, visit PGTK’s website: www.pacificgreentechnologies.com

About Green Power Reserves Limited

GPR, which is led by Paolo Revelli, is a special purpose vehicle focusing on battery storage in the UK. Mr. Revelli was formerly a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and is currently a director of Quainstone Limited.

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Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, general economic and political conditions, the continuation of the investment and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Scott Poulter, Chairman & CEO
Pacific Green Technologies
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