Alternative Energy Industry Newsletter - Feb 2012
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Aquion Energy Selects Pennsylvania for First Large-Scale Manufacturing Facility
Starting in 2012, Aquion will be leasing space within a large existing facility in East Huntingdon Township from the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC)

Smith Electric Vehicles and Wanxiang Group Announce Investment and Joint Venture
Smith and Wanxiang sign letter of intent for $25M investment in Smith and up to $75M investment for a joint venture to develop and commercialize Smith all-electric commercial vehicles in China

Gehrlicher Solar and Masdar PV build roof-top installation with full-size modules
The 7.7 kWp roof-top installation is the second of its kind with modules of this size as roof elements.
Benson, Arizona: Small City – Big Solar Energy Dreams
The 50 acre site will house facilities for solar energy research, manufacturing and related job training, which brings the immediate benefit of local job creation.
Borrego Solar Awarded GSA Contract to Provide Solar Installation Services to Federal Government
New Contract Strengthens Company's Position in Growing Federal and Military Market
New Energy Technologies, Inc. and US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Fabricate Institute's Largest-Ever Organic Photovoltaic Device

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Ireland is the most successful EU economy in attracting export - platform foreign direct investment. Join the Founding Editor of the Society and Diplomatic Review at the launch of  Opportunity Ireland'  in New York on February 29th, 2012, for Development, Funding and Co Venture opportunities. 

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Fuel Cell Benefits Drive Repeat Customers
02/21/12, Elizabeth Delmont, Fuel Cells 2000
Companies might be trying fuel cells to portray a green image, or to stay on the cutting edge of technology. They become repeat customers because the technology works and saves money over incumbent systems. As our reports show, there is a business case for fuel cells. With corporate, government, and international interest, fuel cell deployments are sure to grow even more over the next few years.

Case Study - Northwest Washington Electrical Industry Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
02/21/12, Ryan Bradt, Northwest Washington Electrical Industry Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
The project was designed in-house by myself and engineering and structural fabrication was completed by Crystalite of Everett, WA. Installation was done by staff here at the training center – all electricians.

Improving Performance and Reducing Maintenance of CSP Systems with Copolymers
02/21/12, Interview with Jeff Eaves & Simon Biggs, Chamelic
Chamelic is a spin-out company from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds. Chamelic Ltd was established in February 2006 to exploit innovative chemicals discovered and developed at the Institute Particle Science and Engineering (IPSE).

Better Buildings, Better Plants
02/21/12, Susan Rochford, Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Public Policy , Legrand NA
The Department of Energy’s intention behind the showcase project is to have leading companies create “blueprints” of their energy saving tactics that are actionable by a broader set of US companies. By creating an aggressive goal for a single facility, it affords a focused experience of what it takes to achieve that goal. We plan to be transparent in our actions in order to create these repeatable solutions for other companies.

Report of the Nigeria Alternative energy Expo 2011
02/21/12, Chris Edeh, Nigeria Alternative energy Expo 2012
NAEE 2011 saw participation from 17 countries representing all 6 continents and 147 companies gathered in Abuja to discuss African alternative energy climate with particular emphasis on opportunities, challenges and developments. Several notable speakers and experts from various sectors of the alternative energy sector provided insights.

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March 19-21, San Jose Convention Center - San Jose, Calif.
Join 4,000+ western U.S. professionals in solar energy and related fields searching for business connections and PV Solar Technology Solutions.

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Congress Deals Major Blow to Wind Power Industry

The wind power industry is predicting massive layoffs and stalled or abandoned projects after a deal to renew a tax credit failed Thursday in Washington.

The move is expected to have major ramifications in states such as Illinois, where 13,892 megawatts of wind projects -- enough to power 3.3 million homes per year -- wait to be connected to the electric grid. Many of those projects will be abandoned or significantly delayed without federal subsidies.

The state is home to more than 150 companies that support the wind industry. At least 67 of those companies make turbines or components for wind farms. Chicago is the U.S. headquarters to more than a dozen major wind companies who wanted to take advantage of powerful Midwestern winds.

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Rolls has been producing premium batteries specifically designed for the renewable energy market since 1984.  That’s why those who can’t afford to go without power know they can’t afford to trust anyone else.

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Matrix Energy – Renewable Power, Renewable Heating Products & Systems

Since 1985 Matrix Energy has been providing practical, cost effective renewable power products and systems. Our Renewable Power Group provides full service wholesale product distribution as well as turnkey solutions to meet our customer's demand for dependable and affordable power generation. Under the MatrixAir brand, our Solar Thermal Group offers a number of patent pending, solar air heating solutions for industrial, commercial, agricultural and institutional applications.

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Japan's largest B-to-B exhibition & conference in the PV industry held annually in Tokyo with PV SYSTEM EXPO held in World Smart Energy Week 2012.
800 exhibitors & 120,000 visitors are expected.

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