CLEAN TECH OPEN - 100,000 GREEN-COLLAR JOBS

The Clean Tech Open, the innovation catalyst that helps great ideas become viable clean tech businesses has challenged entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, government agencies, universities, and non-government organizations (NGOs) to participate in the Clean Tech Open's 100K Jobs Challenge - to create 100,000 clean tech jobs in America over the next five years. The leading clean tech business competition has already helped more than 120 entrepreneurs launch companies-and subsequently raise over $125 million in external funding-since its inception in 2006.

Columbia's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry Gains Momentum

The Greater Columbia Fuel Cell Challenge is an initiative to collaborate with leaders from all areas of the fuel cell industry for the unprecedented deployment of fuel cell and alternative energy technologies into multiple city, university and public applications in Columbia, S.C.

Solar Alliance, Vote Solar Support New Arizona Legislation to Advance Local Clean Energy Economy

The Solar Alliance and the Vote Solar Initiative announced support for four bills designed to advance solar energy in Arizona. The new legislation would allow Arizona's schools, homes and businesses to take full advantage of the state's strong solar potential.

Florida Governor Crist Receives "Golden Meter" Award

At a ceremony held in Tallahassee yesterday, Florida Governor Charlie Crist received the 2009 Golden Meter Award for his leadership in creating policies that foster a strong solar energy market.

Aquamarine Power focus on successful commercialisation of Oyster®

Aquamarine Power today announces that following a strategic review of the business, it has decided to focus its efforts on the development and commercialisation of its market leading Oyster® Wave Energy Converter. Further development of its tidal stream device, Neptune' will cease.

Oklahoma School District Upgrades Facilities, Improves Efficiency

The Luther (OK) Public Schools are implementing more than $800,000 in facility upgrades to improve operations and efficiency at district buildings. TAC, the building management and energy services business of Schneider Electric, guarantees the district will lower utility costs by $20,429 annually.

Mantra to Engage in $3.5 Million Development Project with Korean Engineering Company

IN-DEPTH: "Rooftop plants are the most important market segment in the EU"

Thin-film PV solutions differ based on the type of semiconductor material chosen to act as a sunlight absorbing layer, and also on the type of substrate on which the sunlight absorbing layer is affixed.

Castilla la Mancha to support CPVToday's 2nd Concentrated Photovoltaic Summit

The Castilla la Mancha Government's Vice President and Economy Adviser, M™ Luisa Araujo Chamorro, will inaugurate the second edition of CPVToday's Concentrated Photovoltaic Summit to be held in Toledo, Spain next month.

COMMERCIAL HOT WATER SYSTEMS

The high cost of heating water in hotels, restaurants, health care facilities and other big users may now be cut drastically with a geothermal heat pump.

SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) is an initiative of S.M. Sehgal Foundation working on poverty reduction in rural villages in the State of Haryana, India. IRRAD's campus, which resides among some of the ultra-modern high rises of Gurgaon, meets the standards of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System'. It generates 35Kw of solar energy on-site, enough for all the electricity requirements of the building except air-conditioning.

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY STORAGE

America's electric power grid is subject to immense inefficiencies that arise from the interplay between centralized power generation, local power consumption and on demand utility service.

COGENERATION FACILITY AT 102% EFFICIENCY

Remember the First law of thermodynamics? Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only change forms. Or, if translated into an idiot-proof rule of thumb: you can't go above 100%. Remember this? Now forget it; this law has got a loophole.

DISTRIBUTED GENERATION - MICRO GRIDS

The term micro grid is mentioned more and more in publications on distributed generation. It generally means a collection of consumers, generators and potential energy storage entities connected together and operated as a small grid which is connected to the main grid, but capable of operating a self-sufficient island. The micro grid is typically linked to the grid with the help of a switch, which allows it to work both in grid-connected as well as island mode. However, island operation is not currently permitted in the majority of countries.

DRIVING THE HONDA CIVIC HYBRID

The electric motor gave the car a very smooth acceleration, with gear changes needed less often than I'm used to, and a very smooth delivery of power. The electric motor also seemed to smooth the gear changes so rather than the jerky transition you can get when accelerating and changing gear, it was altogether a more refined experience.

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