News: Press Releases

Artesyn Achieves 80 PLUS Efficiency Ratings for 115 Volt Industrial Power Supplies

Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced that its CNS653-ME and LCM1500-Q AC-DC power supplies have received 80 PLUS certifications® for 115 volt industrial units.
July 12, 2017

Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced that its CNS653-ME and LCM1500-Q AC-DC power supplies have received 80 PLUS certifications® for 115 volt industrial units. The 80 PLUS certification requires industrial power supplies to be 80 percent energy efficient or greater, which helps customers optimize power usage and reduce operational and energy costs. The certification recognizes the premium efficiency rating of these power supplies and gives customers confidence in the performance of these units.

"Industrial power supplies typically operate at only 26 percent of their rated power, so these Artesyn units offer significant benefits to manufacturers of a wide range of industrial equipment, including medical and instrumentation, industrial and building controls and automation, and test and measurement applications. More >>


FSP is a Pioneer of 80 PLUS Platinum ATX 115V Multi-output Power Supply

Ecos today announced new 80 PLUS Platinum power supplies are to be used in data center servers from HP.
November 24, 2009

Ecos announced the new Platinum level for data center servers in October for 230V internal power supplies. These power supplies have efficiency levels of 90 percent or greater and a PFC of .95 or greater. Specifically, the power supplies are 90, 94 and 91 percent efficient at 20, 50 and 100 percent of rated load, respectively. In 2007, HP became the first major computer manufacturer to commit to offering its customers 80 PLUS certified power supplies.

"With HP offering server products with 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supplies, our program has attained its highest milestone so far," said David Backen, Director of Utility Clients at Ecos. More >>


80 PLUS Platinum Certified Power Supplies Incorporated into HP Data Center Servers

Ecos today announced new 80 PLUS Platinum power supplies are to be used in data center servers from HP.
November 24, 2009

Ecos announced the new Platinum level for data center servers in October for 230V internal power supplies. These power supplies have efficiency levels of 90 percent or greater and a PFC of .95 or greater. Specifically, the power supplies are 90, 94 and 91 percent efficient at 20, 50 and 100 percent of rated load, respectively. In 2007, HP became the first major computer manufacturer to commit to offering its customers 80 PLUS certified power supplies.

"With HP offering server products with 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supplies, our program has attained its highest milestone so far," said David Backen, Director of Utility Clients at Ecos. More >>


Sets New Energy-Efficiency Computing Standard to Drive Unprecedented Customer Savings

Dell today announced aggressive plans to further reduce the energy consumption of its products, avoid millions of tons of CO2 emissions worldwide and drive unprecedented customer value. May 14, 2008

“The company’s laptops and desktops, already among the industry’s most energy-efficient, are being designed to consume up to 25 percent less energy by 2010 relative to systems offered today.”

"The company currently enables desktop customers to lower energy costs by offering more 80 PLUS certified power supplies than any other Tier-1 manufacturer. The 80 PLUS specification aligns to the power-supply requirements in the EPA’s Energy Star 4.0 standard for computers and requires the use of 80 percent or more efficient power supplies." More >>


New Energy-Saving Computer Demonstrates Greater Efficiency Than Current Desktop Models
Prototype Computer to be Showcased at ACEEE Symposium, March 28, 2008
"Merging laptop and desktop compute technology and using off the shelf technology, researchers have developed a highly energy efficient computer that consumes 70 percent less energy than ENERGY STAR?? labeled computers."

"When you consider today's computers spend 95 percent of their energy idling for the user, this new, ultra-efficient hybrid offers dramatic potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions," said Energy Commissioner Art Rosenfeld. "As we consider ways to reduce energy demand, this efficient technology can help California's consumers and businesses save money" More >>


HP Keeps Computing Personal with Digital Storage First and Customizable PC Lineup
HP today unveiled new customizable desktop PCs that offer a wide range of personalized features and options to fit the needs of every consumer. March 31, 2008
"The new HP Pavilion a6460t customizable PC is ENERGY STAR® qualified and features an 80 PLUS® power supply to help consumers save money and lessen their impact on the environment." More >>


80 PLUS Reaches Major Milestone, Welcomes HP to Energy Efficiency Program
World's No. 1 PC Manufacturer to Offer 80 PLUS?? Qualified Computers, November 27, 2006
"Ecos Consulting is pleased to announce the addition of HP to the 80 PLUS Program with its commitment to offer customers an 80 PLUS certified power supply option on its HP Compaq 7000 and 5000 series business PCs starting in January 2007. HP is the first major computer manufacturer to support the innovative energy efficiency program, which is funded by electric utilities and market transformation organizations throughout North America." More >>


80 PLUS Program Pushes Market to Improve Computer Energy Efficiency
November 20, 2006
"The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) funded the 80 PLUS Program in 2004 to encourage computer manufacturers to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of their machines by installing highly efficient power supplies -the devices that convert alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC).

NEEA was the first of 12 utility organizations in the U.S. and Canada to sponsor the Program. A major milestone was recently reached, signaling initial Program success.

HP-the world's largest PC vendor-announced that it plans to offer customers an 80 PLUS certified power supply option on its 7000 and 5000 Series of business PCs as early as January 2007. This action marks a major milestone for NEEA and the 80 PLUS Program as a whole." More >>


Antec Introduces Green Power Supply to Prevent Environmental Blues
November 14, 2006
"EarthWatts is certified to be 80 PLUS compliant, the newest standard for power supply energy efficiency. The 80 PLUS specification requires computer and server PSUs to be at least 80% efficient at 20%, 50% and 100% rated load ultimately saving users money on their electricity bills, computer reliability and cooling costs."

"EarthWatts is our most energy efficient design, and it provides users with the power and stability they have come to expect from Antec products. With the 80 PLUS certification, EarthWatts is leading the way in reducing energy consumption and protecting the environment." More >>


Puget Sound School Score an A+ for Energy Savings, First in the Nation to Buy 80 PLUS Qualified Computers
September 7, 2005
"One year ago, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and Ecos Consulting launched the 80 PLUS program (www.80plus.org) to challenge the nation's computer industry to improve the energy efficiency of their machines by simply installing more efficient power supplies. Seattle-based Alden Associates, computer supplier to the education market for more than 20 years, has delivered the first 160 qualifying computers in the United States to Bishop Blanchet High School and the Marysville School District, both in the Puget Sound area. All of the computers contain 80 PLUS-qualified power supplies from Seasonic - the first manufacturer to make qualified products commercially available." More >>


First Computer Power Supply Meets Tough 80 PLUS Requirements for Energy Efficiency
February 16, 2006
"The 80 Plus program (www.80plus.org) is pleased to announce that the first desktop computer power supply has passed the world's toughest energy efficiency specification. Seasonic's model SS-400HT has just been certified 80 Plus-compliant - meaning that it is at least 80 percent efficient across a range of loads (20 percent, 50 percent and 100 percent), and that it has a true power factor of at least 0.9." More >>