Blame Elon Musk if you can’t sell UPSes right now

Demand for the humble uninterruptible power supply is strong, but electric cars are making it hard for the channel to satisfy buyers. That’s the opinion …

Demand for the humble uninterruptible power supply is strong, but electric cars are making it hard for the channel to satisfy buyers.

That’s the opinion of Herve Tardy, Eaton’s vice president and general manager for distributed power infrastructure.

Tardy told CRN the demand for new uninterruptible power supplies (UPSes) comes from the availability of new models that use Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries. Such devices can last for almost a decade, compared to the two or three year lifecycle of a lead-acid battery. While Li-ion-powered devices are more expensive to acquire, their long-term total cost of ownership beats other battery technologies. A longer working life for a UPS also means less work swapping them in and out.

But the UPS industry is not alone in recognising Li-ion batteries’ many fine qualities: they’re also essential to the burgeoning electric car market. And that market, Tardy told CRN, has attracted rather more investment than the UPS.

“The Li-ion battery market for UPS is a niche of a niche of a niche,” Tardy said. “When you knock on the door of a manufacturer, they laugh.”

While smaller suppliers were keen, Tardy said the quality on offer has not always been great.

That’s made trouble for Eaton because Tardy said “we had been pitching large Li-ions for large UPS and we were unable to satisfy they demand because we could not get the batteries.”

Tardy said Eaton has therefore spent a lot of time in Korea working with Li-ion battery-makers, and after explaining the opportunity has been able to secure a steady supply of batteries in the smaller sizes that make for good UPSes.

The burgeoning demand for electric cars also helps the UPS industry, he added, because some UPSes do need car-sized Li-ions.

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Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ:ERII) Quarterly Sentiment Change Reported at 1.03

As of Q4 2018, 1.28 million shares of Energy Recovery Inc are owned by Nokomis Capital L.L.C.. Furthermore, Quantum Capital Management …

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In Q4 2018 Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ:ERII) big money sentiment increased to 1.03, SEC.gov filings reveal. That’s up 0.05, from 2018Q3’s 0.98. 39 hedge funds opened new or increased holdings, while 38 trimmed and sold positions in Energy Recovery Inc so the sentiment is better. These funds own 17.92 million shares, that’s up from 16.68 million shares in 2018Q3. Funds holding Energy Recovery Inc in top 10 changed to 0 from 0 for the same number . 8 Investors Sold All; 30 Reduced Holdings; 29 increased stakes while 10 hedge funds bought stakes.

Significant Energy Recovery Inc Shareholders

Trigran Investments Inc. owns 2.84 million shares in Energy Recovery Inc as of Q4 2018. As of Q4 2018, 1.28 million shares of Energy Recovery Inc are owned by Nokomis Capital L.L.C.. Furthermore, Quantum Capital Management reported 241,639 shares in Energy Recovery Inc equivalent to 0.94% of its fund’s portfolio. Avenir Corp revealed 798,095 shares position in Energy Recovery Inc. The New York-based fund 683 Capital Management Llc looks positive on Energy Recovery Inc, owning 1.10 million shares.

Energy Recovery, Inc. provides energy solutions to industrial fluid flow markets under the ERI, PX, Pressure Exchanger, PX Pressure Exchanger, AT, AquaBold, VorTeq, IsoBoost, and IsoGen names worldwide.The company has $504.82 million market cap. The firm operates through Water and Oil & Gas divisions.The P/E ratio is 23.32. It offers pressure exchanger energy recovery devices and turbocharger technologies for water desalination and gas and oil; AT turbochargers for low-pressure brackish, and high-pressure seawater reverse osmosis systems; and high-performance, high-efficiency, high-pressure, and circulation booster pumps.

ERII is reaching $9.33 during the last trading session, after increased 1.74%.Energy Recovery, Inc. has volume of 156,929 shares. Since April 10, 2018 ERII has risen 20.81% and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 16.44%.

The Vermont-based Manchester Management has invested 0.04% in Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII). Invesco Limited reported 0% of its capital in Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII). Quantum Capital Mgmt has 0.94% invested in Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII) for 241,639 shs. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0% of its capital in Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII) for 42,651 shs. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 0% in Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII) or 152,477 shs. Sfe Investment Counsel accumulated 47,811 shs or 0.16% of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0% stake. Gp Inc One Trading L P has 1,582 shs for 0% of their capital. Swiss Financial Bank holds 0% or 66,300 shs in its capital. Voya Invest Management Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII). 17,575 are held by Bank Of Montreal Can. Blackrock holds 0% or 2.47M shs in its capital. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0% in Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII). Fuller & Thaler Asset Mngmt reported 278,804 shs. Avenir Corp, a -based fund reported 798,095 shs.

Energy Recovery, Inc. registered $418,256 net activity with 0 buys and 1 sale since November 7, 2018.

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ZapGo Technology Named Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles by IDTechEx

IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries since …

OXFORD, England & CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 10, 2019–ZapGo Ltd, in recognition of its grid storage solution for electric vehicles (EVs) involving Carbon-Ion™ (C-Ion ® ) technology, was selected as the winner of the IDTechEx award for “Electric Vehicles: Most Significant Innovation” at the 2019 IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany.

This is the second year in a row that ZapGo was honored with an award by IDTechEx. Last year’s award was received for Best Technical Development Within Energy Storage, marking the first time in the award’s history that a company has won two years in a row.

This year’s award is given to the most significant technical development within electric vehicles over the last 24 months as judged by an independent panel of judges, one of whom commented, “ZapGo are pioneering electric vehicle supercapacitor bodywork as well as other original formats and initiatives.” The award was presented at a ceremony at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin.

Stephen Voller, CEO and founder of ZapGo, said, “We believe that the energy storage capability made possible by our C-Ion technology, along with its ability to facilitate ultra fast charging, offers a unique and innovative solution to one of the major challenges facing the world as it gears up for the EV future. As such, ZapGo are very honored to have been recognized by IDTechEx.”

ZapGo’s grid storage solution impressed the judges because it provides a potential solution to the challenge of allowing energy to be safely transferred to EVs in a very short period of time. This could be achieved by installing C-Ion storage at filling stations and other sites without requiring any renovation of the existing grid infrastructure. The storage containers could be filled at night when off-peak rates are in effect, providing an economic as well as a logistical benefit. These banks of C-Ion cells would be used to buffer the grid, and very-high-rate direct current chargers could then be connected to the C-Ion banks operating at 350kW, 450kW or even as high as 1,000kW. The company is already working with utility companies on a grid storage product that would utilize large banks of its C-Ion batteries to provide high rates of charging at locations such as truck stops.

ZapGo’s Carbon-Ion cell is a new category of energy storage device that incorporates patented advanced nano-structured carbons, a proprietary ionic electrolyte and improved fabrication techniques for enhanced energy density. Carbon-Ion cells work in a manner similar to supercapacitors, i.e. maintaining their ability to provide rapid charging and long cycle life. However, Carbon-Ion employs different carbon and electrolyte materials than current supercapacitors, which enables them to operate at higher voltages, thereby delivering energy densities that begin to approach a current lithium-ion battery’s density but without any of the fire risk or safety concerns.

About IDTechEx

IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries since 1999. The IDTechEx Show! presents the latest emerging technologies at one event, with nine concurrent technologies and a single exhibition covering 3D Printing, Electric Vehicles, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Graphene, Internet of Things, Off Grid Energy Dependence, Printed Electronics, Sensors & Wearable Technology. The IDTechEx Awards recognize company development and success.

About ZapGo Ltd

ZapGo Ltd is a technology company based at the Harwell Research Campus, Oxford with a Charlotte, NC US Office. Using novel nano-carbon materials as well as proprietary electrolytes they produce an ultra-fast, safe, recyclable charging power module that charges in less than five minutes. For more information, please visit www.zapgo.com.

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Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. Has $220000 Position in Duke Energy Corp (DUK)

Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. increased its holdings in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 8.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most …

Duke Energy logoDubuque Bank & Trust Co. increased its holdings in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 8.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,443 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 190 shares during the quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in Duke Energy were worth $220,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of DUK. Morgan Stanley grew its holdings in Duke Energy by 13.8% during the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,792,774 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $303,498,000 after purchasing an additional 460,092 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. grew its holdings in Duke Energy by 69.4% during the fourth quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 1,050 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $91,000 after purchasing an additional 430 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC grew its holdings in Duke Energy by 12.8% during the fourth quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 34,758 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $3,000,000 after purchasing an additional 3,947 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in Duke Energy by 4.7% during the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 9,338,113 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $805,879,000 after purchasing an additional 415,434 shares during the period. Finally, Union Bankshares Corp grew its holdings in Duke Energy by 43.4% during the fourth quarter. Union Bankshares Corp now owns 8,386 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $724,000 after purchasing an additional 2,536 shares during the period. 60.68% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of DUK stock opened at $90.25 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 0.65 and a quick ratio of 0.44. The company has a market capitalization of $65.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.12, a P/E/G ratio of 3.64 and a beta of 0.06. Duke Energy Corp has a 1 year low of $71.96 and a 1 year high of $91.67.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The utilities provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.89 by ($0.05). Duke Energy had a net margin of 10.87% and a return on equity of 7.80%. The company had revenue of $6.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.84 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.94 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts predict that Duke Energy Corp will post 4.97 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine cut Duke Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 3rd. Bank of America lifted their price target on Duke Energy from $89.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, March 11th. Credit Suisse Group cut Duke Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut Duke Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Duke Energy from $85.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 12th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.73.

In related news, EVP Melissa H. Anderson sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.49, for a total value of $174,980.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 18,198 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,592,143.02. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, COO Dhiaa M. Jamil sold 750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.75, for a total transaction of $67,312.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 21,250 shares of company stock valued at $1,900,878 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.09% of the company’s stock.

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Duke Energy Profile

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable sources, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity; and engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities.

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Home Energy Management Systems Market to attain US$1.91 Bn by 2019 end, Increasing …

Among the various technologies, ZigBee over the past few years has emerged as the most attractive segment in the home energy management …

Growing number of players are capitalizing on avenues emerging due to the integration of home energy management systems (HEMS) with smart grid technologies. Several companies in the global home energy management systems marketare tapping into substantial revenue streams to bolster their positions, finds Transparency Market Research (TMR). Developed markets also offer incumbent and new entrants vast lucrative avenues, and are supported by favorable carbon tax policies. A large number of prominent companies in the global home energy management systems market are domiciled in the U.S.

Key players operating in the global home energy management systems market include Panasonic Corporation, General Electric Company, Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., and Honeywell International, Inc.

The global home energy management systems market is expected to register a promising CAGR of 25.0% during 2013–2019. Expanding at this growth rate, the global market will reach a revenue worth of US$1.91 Bn by the end of 2019.

Among the various technologies, ZigBee over the past few years has emerged as the most attractive segment in the home energy management systems market. This is attributed to the vast rate of its deployment in HEMS, and substantial advancements relating to quality and scalability features in recent years.

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Among the various key regions, North America was expected to hold the sway in the global home energy management systems market over the assessment period. The growth in the regional market was driven by the extensive uptake of technologies that reduce energy usage in the residential sector. The demand for home energy management systems was substantial in countries such as the U.S. and Canada.

Adoption of Technologies for Optimizing Home Energy Consumption bolsters Growth

The global home energy management systems market has been driven on the back of rising demand for technologies among customers for improving their home energy consumption. The need is fueled by rising concerns related to global warming. Increasing uptake of smart grid infrastructure and smart metering systems that could improve grid operation substantially is a crucial trend underlying the evolution of the market. The ever rising demand for electricity in various regions across the world is a key trend propelling the growth of the home energy management systems market.

Rapid emergence of smart grids in several countries has greatly benefitted the demand for home energy management systems. These systems take into account a wide range of factors that include environmental concerns, individual load profiles, and energy costs to identify optimal consumption schedules for homes. The drive for automating energy usage in household through home energy management systems stems from the need for monitoring the energy usage and production.

Rising Deployment of Renewable Energy Production Technologies unlocks Vast Prospects

Rising deployment of solar panels and the integration of renewable energy with conventional sources have reflected well on the uptake of home energy management systems. The use of photovoltaics and wind generators in electricity network is case in point.

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The global home energy management systems market has been benefitting from a variable electricity pricing regimes prevalent in different countries and regions. The deployment of home energy management systems is also witnessing attractive push from improvements made in connectivity technologies such as in ZigBee. In addition, the rising use of smartphones in home energy management systems is also boosting the home energy management systems market. Furthermore, constant improvements made in apps and other software used in a HEMS is catalyzing new prospects in the market.

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