Firestone Building Products Showcases Comprehensive "Roots to Rooftops" Portfolio at Greenbuild 2012

Firestone Building Products demonstrates commitment to green building with sustainable building products at Booth 1201S

Trina Solar Awarded Underwriter Laboratories' CTDP Certification

Trina Solar's Changzhou PV Testing Center is now eligible to participate in the Client Test Data Program after undergoing a rigorous inspection and audit by Underwriters Laboratories

Wind farm O&M: Best practice on cost containment

When it comes to turning a profit throughout the lifecycle of a wind farm, just a one percent improvement in operations and maintenance can make a huge difference to the bottom line.

REFUsol receives Frost & Sullivan Growth Leadership Award

International business consultancy awards REUFsol for outstanding growth in the last three years

GM and ABB demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery Reuse – world's first use of electric vehicle batteries for homes

Partnership with ABB results in prototype back-up power storage unit----- Energy storage project readies for testing on the power grid

MAGE SOLAR supplies modules for 135 kW commercial PV-system with unique financing program

Flexible end-user financing program opens doors for commercial installations, enables cash-flow-management and energy savings for small to mid-size companies

2012 National Solar Jobs Census Finds Installers Leading the Way

More than 8,500 installation jobs created in the past year, continued industry wide growth expected in 2013

Energy Services Firm Conservation Services Group Sweeps awards with new logo

Mass.-based Conservation Services Group is the recipient of five national and international awards for its new logo. Designed in-house, the image reinforces the firm's commitment to sustainability.

Sunnylands Estate Integrates Traditional & Modern Sustainability Aims with New Educational Facility

In the tradition of Sunnylands' original forward-thinking design, a 17,000 square-foot meeting and reception facility was recently constructed on the property to meet modern green building standards. The new facility features a geoexchange heating/cooling system with heat pumps from ClimateMaster.

ClimateMaster Introduces Tranquility® 22 Two-Stage Compact (TY) Series at Greenbuild 2012

ClimateMaster's new Tranquility® 22 Two-Stage Compact (TY) Series unit raises the bar for water-source heat pump efficiencies, features and application flexibility. In addition to exceeding ASHRAE 90.1 efficiencies with two-stage operation, the TY unit uses EarthPure® (HFC-410A) refrigerant.

RAUGEO™ Systems Help Solar Community Achieve Status as Largest R-2000 Development in North America

The Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC) in the Alberta, Canada town of Okotoks is the largest subdivision of single-family homes in Canada meeting the R-2000 Standard. Its unique solar energy system is composed of an array of 800 solar collectors and REHAU's RAUGEO™ geothermal heat exchange system.

REHAU Exhibits "Unlimited Polymer Solutions" for the Sustainable Construction Market at Greenbuild

REHAU is exhibiting its complete line of sustainable building solutions at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco this week, including the REHAU Smart Controls and RAUGEO™ geothermal ground loop heat exchange systems.

WATT Fuel Cell Announces Advancements in Development of Commercially Viable Fuel Cell Systems

WATT Fuel Cell Corp., a developer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems, announces several advancements in the production of its portable and small stationary fuel cell system platforms for commercial and military applications.

Blue Oak Energy CEO, Tobin Booth on Growing a Successful Solar Business in the US

Read any news wires and business pages at the moment and you will hear stories of scale backs and reduced profit margins in the US solar industry.

Governors call for PTC extension

Governors from states with wind farms and manufacturing plants to serve the industry called on Congressional leaders for an immediate extension of the federal production tax credit (PTC) that is set to expire at year’s end. The Governors’ Wind Coalition (GWC) is seeking at least a one-year extension of the PTC. Wind farms must be put into service by Dec. 31 to qualify for the 10-year subsidy. In a letter to Congressional leadership today, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber urged Congressional leadership “…to take swift action to extend the PTC before the end of this congressional session.” Gov. Branstad (R-Ia.) is the chairman of the coalition and Gov. Kitzhaber (D-Ore.) is the vice chairman. “Thousands of jobs in the wind industry have already been impacted by the credit’s looming expiration and thousands more are at risk,” the governors wrote. “We urge you to take swift action to extend the PTC before the end of this congressional session.”

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LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.