Business Briefs for the Week of Oct. 25, 2010

Carmanah Technologies Corp., Johnson Controls, Autodesk

Carmanah Technologies Corp.

Victoria, Canada-based Carmanah Technologies Corp., manufacturer of self-contained solar LED lighting systems for marine, aviation, traffic, and off-grid lighting applications worldwide, announced a strategic partnership with Trojan Battery Co., manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. Under the agreement, Carmanah will use Trojan’s deep cycle batteries to provide energy storage for its EverGENTM portfolio of outdoor solar LED lights.


Tokyo-based Hitachi and Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on several fronts in the field of advanced energy storage. The collaboration agreement between the two companies reflects their long-term vision and commitments to the global advanced energy storage space.


IBM recently announced that Autodesk, Inc. has joined the Green Sigma Coalition, a consortium of industry leaders in metering, monitoring, automation, data communications, and software. Autodesk's expertise in 3D design and engineering software for buildings and construction will complement the coalition's focus on helping organizations deploy smart solutions for energy, water, waste, and greenhouse gas management.

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