Airborne Wind Energy Startup Ampyx Power secures subsidy from the Euro fund for regional development

The energy technology startup company Ampyx Power has succeeded in securing a subsidy from the European fund for regional development. This subsidy will allow Ampyx Power to finalize the automation of the prototype PowerPlane system.

Terry Miller Joins Energy Services Firm Conservation Services Group as a Program Director

CSG continues to expand its regional services, naming a program director based in Portland, Ore.

Wellkey Starts its 1 GW PV Module Production Investment In San Shui, China

Wellkey Solar Technology Co. Ltd has today signed an agreement with Sanshui Government of Foshan City, Guangdong Province, to set up its Photovoltaic Module production line in LePing High Tech Industrial Zone near Guangzhou Airport.

Echo Solar System Energizes Growth in Meritage Homes' New Arizona Communities

PVT Solar, Inc., in cooperation with Meritage Homes, the nation's ninth largest homebuilder, announced today that homes which feature the Echo™ solar energy system were selling three times faster than competitor's homes.

Senator Byron Dorgan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Advancing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy

Senator Dorgan Helped Create More than 10,000 Jobs in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Related Fields

Univ. of Nevada, Reno is working on turning Sludge into Power

Like the little engine that could, the University of Nevada, Reno experiment to transform wastewater sludge to electrical power is chugging along, dwarfed by the million-gallon tanks, pipes and pumps at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility where, ultimately, the plant’s electrical power could be supplied on-site by the process University researchers are developing. “We are very pleased with the results of the demonstration testing of our research,” Chuck Coronella, principle investigator for the research project and an associate professor of chemical engineering, said. “The process to dry the sludge to make it burnable for a gasification process, which could then be transformed into electricity, is working very well. This is an important step for our renewable energy research, processing about 20 pounds an hour of sludge in a continuous-feed system to produce about 3 pounds an hour of dried powder.” The team of researchers custom built the processing machine in a lab at the University and brought it to the plant for testing. It uses an innovative process with relatively low temperatures in a fluidized bed of sand and salts to economically produce the biomass fuel from the gooey sludge. Read full release here.

Bill Baum Joins Genomatica as it Ramps for Commercial Rollout

Industrial chemical/biotech leader joins full-time as Executive Chairman and Chief Business Development Officer

Wireless Technology for a Secure Smart Grid

As the need for reliable, real-time data communication in mission-critical SCADA systems continues to increase for monitoring and control distribution automation as part of the "Smart Grid," electric power utilities are looking for new and better ways to improve their communication infrastructure, making it more reliable and secure.

Case Study-The Town of Hopkinton

The Town of Hopkinton became the first town in Massachusetts to install solar panels on multiple municipal buildings. The 1,832 solar panel installation, completed by Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., sits atop Hopkinton's High School, Middle School, Police Station, and Fire Department and helped them satisfy the need to compile energy use from all municipal buildings and pledge to have them reduce energy consumption by 20 percent.

Residential Geothermal Install Case Study

Given the rural location of Peter's Durksen's 25-year-old, 1,800 square foot bungalow, he didn't have access to natural gas and was tired of paying the rising costs for fuel oil to power his forced air oil-fired furnace and hot water tank.

Is Ontario's Solar Sector Growing too Fast ?

What Solar Energy Developers Need to Know

Solar Pricing At Historical Lows

Last January saw solar panel pricing hit historical lows worldwide. As a result and despite the economy, the solar photovoltaic industry is having a pretty good year both at the commercial and residential levels.

What are the implications of Smart Meters and Smart Grids for my organisation?

Seminars on the implications of smart meters and smart grids sponsored by The Digital Communications and Modern Build Environment Knowledge Transfer Networks

Ice Energy supplies energy storage tech for new project

Ice Energy will combine its storage technology with SunPower PV solar systems to demonstrate peak demand reduction abilities.

A Green House - Australian response to climate change a crucial role for new Federal Government.

The new Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and all of her cabinet must work with the Greens and Independents to make the Federal Parliament, the operation of government, and the Australian economy more sustainable says the WA Sustainable Energy Association, Australia's largest energy chamber.

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