Case Study From Solar Power Partners

The West County Wastewater District, located on the San Francisco Bay, provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services for several cities and parts of Contra Costa County. In adopting solar energy, the agency was interested in the long term cost-saving benefits a solar PPA afforded and its no-money down approach. The solar PPA was an excellent solution: the wastewater district pays only for the power the system produces, does not incur operation and maintenance expenses, and sees savings on its electricity bill for the next twenty years-a plus for the District's ratepayers.

Al Gore Bashes Capitol Hill Cut to Renewable Energy Program

Al Gore is upset that Capitol Hill lawmakers are cutting $1.5 billion in renewable energy project loan guarantees to help fund state aid legislation aimed at preventing teacher layoffs and covering Medicaid costs.  Renewable-energy groups are furious over the latest raid on the Energy Department loan program, which was also the source of $2 billion in funding for the "Cash for Clunkers" rebates a year ago.  "These rescissions put into jeopardy the green jobs that the administration has touted as part of our clean-energy future and put us further behind the rest of the world," Gore said on his website Monday afternoon.  The House is slated to vote Tuesday on the $26 billion state aid package the Senate approved last week. Gore said the underlying state aid bill is important legislation, but believes the loan-guarantees cut is the “wrong way on renewables.” Source - E2Wire

Canadian Solar Inc. Announcing the Selection of Guelph to Host its Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in Ontario, Canada

Guelph, ON (August 11, 2010) Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world`s largest solar companies, is announcing the location and the next steps to establishing a new solar module manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada at a media conference being held this morning. The facility, located at 525 Speedvale Avenue, West in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is expected to be ready to commence production early next year, and will be one of the largest solar panel module manufacturing plants in North America. The facility is being developed by Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. - a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar.

New Ultrasonic Soldering Guide Now Available from Christopher Associates

A comprehensive guide to ultrasonic soldering in electronics, solar, medical and industrial manufacturing applications has been developed by Japan Unix Co. Ltd.

Balance of Plant consideration moves to top of CSP agenda

CSP Today is delighted to announce the launch of its CSP Yield Optimization Conference (Denver, October 27-28),

Pro Energy Consultants, an Industry Leader in Energy Audits, Announces 8 New Franchises Nationwide

National Energy Audit Company, Pro Energy Consultants, Announces Eight Grand Openings for Energy Auditing Franchises Across the Country.

New Energy Development Spells Opportunity for Electronics Manufacturing Equipment Manufacturers

The 16th edition of NEPCON South China will highlight Solar PV at the Shenzhen Exhibition Center from August 31 to September 2, 2010.

The New GlacialLight LED Dimming Solution- Low-Power GL-BR20D/30D/40D Series LED Bulbs

New Series of dimmable LED light bulbs from GlacialLight

Bentek Solar Combiners Sales Now Exceed 100MW

The company has sold more than 100MW of solar combiners to the solar marketplace.

Bio Bug: Car Runs on Human Waste

The Bio-Bug has been converted by a team of British engineers to be powered by biogas, which is produced from human waste at sewage works across the country. They believe the car is a viable alternative to electric vehicles. Excrement flushed down the lavatories of just 70 homes is enough to power the car for 10,000 miles - the equivalent of one average motoring year. This conversion technology has been used in the past but the Bio-Bug is Britain's first car to run on methane gas without its performance being reduced. It can power a conventional two litre VW Beetle convertible to 114mph. Mohammed Saddiq, of sustainable energy firm GENeco, which developed the prototype, claimed that drivers "won't know the difference". Source - Telegraph.co.uk

Introducing the SmarterRoof

Energy Roofing Systems is committed to reducing energy consumption today while keeping an eye on the horizon. Our roof called the SmarterRoof TM reflects 90% of sun rays away from your home, REDUCING UP TO 40% OF YOUR ENERGY COSTS!

Solar Industry Leader to Head U.S. Commerce Manufacturing Council

Appointment highlights importance of solar manufacturing for creating jobs, increasing U.S. competitiveness

ENDURANCE LEAPS OVER THE ATLANTIC TO EUROPEAN SOIL

Endurance Wind Power Installs its first turbine in the UK.

First Parking Area Solar Array that Incorporates EV Charging

Solectria Renewables, in partnership with Outpost Solar, provided two (2) 13kW PVI grid-tied inverters for the 20.16kW system installed at Richland, LLC in Pulaski, Tennessee. Outpost Solar's parking area solar arrays combine function and form by integrating electric vehicle (EV) charging. Outpost Solar strategically decided to incorporate the EV charging stations to accommodate the growing EV market. The solar array will generate over 24,000 kWh of electricity annually which will be used to charge the EVs. The parking area is 55' long and 32' wide and will accommodate 12 electric vehicles. The commissioning ceremony was attended by U.S. Congressman, Lincoln Davis, Pulaski Mayor, Dan Spear, and Pulaski Electric System President, Wes Kelly as well as representatives from Solectria Renewables and Outpost Solar. Congressman Davis is a strong supporter of renewable energy projects and was extremely proud to take part in the ceremony and activate the array. Source AltEnergyMag

EPA To Address Regulatory Changes at Educators Conference

United States Environmental Protection Agency will provide an important update on EPA refrigerant and equipment regulations during the 2011 HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference.

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Darfon G320 Microinverter

Darfon G320 Microinverter

The Darfon G320 is the microinverter solution for today's high-power solar modules. The G320 handles 60- and 72-cell modules up to 350W DC and outputs up to 300W AC. The G320's 3-phase configuration accommodates the electrical distribution systems of most commercial buildings and to reduce, if not eliminate, the need for expensive transformers. The G320 comes in four voltage/phase configurations, so it can be installed in residential, commercial or utility applications.