Japanese Record for Solar Shipments

Japanese solar-module manufacturers shipped a record-high 1.4 gigawatts (GW) in 2009 , galvanized by the election of a new solar-friendly government, and a dramatic up-tick in the domestic rooftop market. Domestic shipments more than doubled to 484 megawatts (MW), even as exports slid a modest 2.4% to 903MW on the back of the weakened European market, according to figures published by the Japanese Photovoltaic Energy Association. The spike in domestic demand has outpaced Japanese firms' ability to keep up, leading to a surge in imports from neighboring countries such as Taiwan.

SolarCity Appoints John Stanton as Vice President of Government Affairs

Veteran of SEIA, National Environmental Trust and Environmental Protection Agency brings more than 20 years of state and federal policy experience to leading national solar power provider

New Source of Clean Energy - Power-Generating Floors

The revolutionary Power-Generating Floor , works by converting physical pressure into electricity and has a wide range of potential applications. Part of the appeal of this device is that it emits no greenhouse gases or other pollutants. It consists of tiles that convert vibrations caused by people or automobiles passing overhead into electricity. Within each roughly 50-centimeter-square tile is a crystalline substance called a piezoelectric element. When outside pressure is placed on these elements, electrical polarization occurs and generates an electric potential in proportion to the amount of force applied. While output varies depending on the number of tiles, two steps by a person weighing 60 kilograms normally generates 0.1 Watts of power.

HostGator renews commitment to keep more than 1,800 servers green

3Degrees supplies HostGator with RECs for 130% of their computers' energy use.

Evergreen Solar Ships 31.9 Megawatts in the Fourth Quarter of 2009

Continued Strong Execution at Devens and China Expansion Remains on Track

SGS Prepares for the New Challenges in the Renewable Energy Sector

To answer new challenges and support the development in the Renewable Energy Sector, SGS appointed a new Global Renewable Energy Competence Centre Manager and welcomes new colleagues in the Technical Office Wind Energy.

The Role Of Law In The Renewable Energy Industry

Interview with Jack Jacobs, Managing Partner of Cleantech Law Partners.

5 Sources of Alternative Energy that you may not have heard of

Helioculture: The idea is to create hydrocarbons with a little help from the sun. Sewage: Using microbial fuel cells, sewage can be used in bio-electrochemical systems to create power. Evaporation: Apparently, scientists are working on ways to harness the difference in electrical properties that exist between air and water. Human movement: Could the expanding planetary population actually power itself through movement? Moon: One Russian company, RKK Energiya, thinks that moon mining for Helium-3 could be a possibility by 2020. Source

Sanders/Cohen Bill Would Cover America's Roofs with Solar

National rebate program would deploy photovoltaic and solar hot water, create tens of thousands of jobs

ZAG/S&W LLP Launches Water Resource Development Group to Address Heightened Importance of Water Conservation and Related Alternative Energy Technologies

ZAG/S&W LLP, the sole Israeli-American law firm, has announced a new practice group devoted to water conservation and related renewable energy technologies. The Water Resource Development Group was unveiled this week in Washington, D.C. at RETECH 2010, the renewable energy technology conference and exhibition.

3TIER Releases Wind Performance Maps

Maps illustrate impact of El Nińo in 2009

Solar Energy Company Offers First Colorado-Based Solar Financing Program

SolarSaver Financing Allows Homeowners to Have All of the Benefits of a Custom Designed and Installed Solar Electric System for No Upfront Cost

ZAG/S&W LLP Continues Co-Sponsorship of Israel Cleantech Water Conservation and Renewable Energy Education Initiative with the Embassy of Israel

Washington, D.C. February 3, 2010 - ZAG/S&W LLP has announced that, in conjunction with the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., and the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation (USISTF), it is continuing its unique cleantech, water conservation, and renewable energy symposia and education programs.

Largest NW Utility-Scale Solar Project Will Use Medium Voltage Inverter Platform from PV Powered

PV Powered's PowerVault, the utility-scale turnkey 1MW solar power plant, will be used in multiple 5MW projects in Southern Oregon, including the Northwest's largest utility-scale project to date.

EPS Corp Exceeds Goal in Permanent Load Shift Program: 1.42 MW of Industrial Power Offset

Innovative process reduces peak energy demand and provides monetary savings to participating customers

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