Bush Fumbles Hand-off to Obama on Energy-Efficiency Standard

Lighting efficiency standards proposed in the Bush administration's final days leave huge energy and dollar savings, as well as huge pollution reductions, on the table, according to a coalition of energy efficiency organizations.

The Renewable Energy Centre warns against runway three at Heathrow

Transport Secretary, Jeff Hoon announced today that an additional runway and terminal at Heathrow could go ahead. The Renewable Energy Centre released a statement warning that the consequences of such a move could be catastrophic.

Sopogy, Inc. launches "SopoApps" a solar design skills contest for engineers

"SopoApps," or Solar Power Applications, which ends on March 4, 2009, challenges engineers to design practical installations using MicroCSP solar technologies in 10 categories. The Contest is designed to help accelerate the adoption and installation of MicroCSP solar technologies.

XSUNX ANNOUNCES TFPV SOLAR CONTRACT TO OREGON FIRM

XsunX, Inc. a thin-film photovoltaic solar technology company, announced today that it had entered into a two-year supply contract for the sale of four (4) megawatts of it ASI-120 TFPV solar modules to an Oregon based firm specializing in over 20 years of commercial project development.

New Solar Technology - SkyTrough

It looks like a giant funhouse mirror. But the big new dish atop South Table Mountain could be a renewable energy breakthrough that helps make concentrated solar power more affordable and appealing to utilities and their customers. For the next several months, NREL engineers will be testing the performance of SkyTrough, an innovative parabolic trough that is coated with a gleaming reflective skin instead of mirrored glass. Parabolic-trough systems concentrate the sun's energy through long U-shaped mirrors. The mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on a vacuum pipe that runs down the center of the trough.

Expected Chu Confirmation as DOE Sec. Signals Focus on Climate Change,Research into New Clean Energy

The Alliance to Save Energy today hailed the expected confirmation of Stephen Chu as energy secretary and praised his testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

OPEL International and Partner Installing 440kW of High Concentration Panels in Spain

OPEL International and Partner Installing 440kW of High Concentration Panels in Spain Installation to Provide Power to Over 500 Spanish Households

Laser sources for solar cell production

The use of solar technology for the production of energy is becoming more important as we strive to become less dependent upon diminishing supplies of fossil fuels. As the production levels of solar cells increase so too does the use of lasers. The attributes of non-contact processing, flexible beam delivery and precise control make the laser the ideal tool for processing these fragile components. With a number of different micro-machining processes to be performed during the production of mono and polycrystalline solar cells, it is essential that the most appropriate laser source is used.

New parallel-shaft ac gearmotor

Aichi Tokei Denki Co Ltd, one of Japan's leading manufacturer of measurement devices and sensors focusing on precision processing technologies.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 2nd Edition by Seth Leitman and Bob Brant

Completely revised and updated edition of the "bible of electric car books" illustrates how to convert a gas-guzzler to a clean-running electric powered vehicle or build one from scratch!

United States Department of Energy to Address Green Collar Initiatives in HVACR Industry

The Department of Energy will discuss the Green Collar economy as it pertains to the HVACR industry.

Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close-Up; First Solar, Inc. (NasdaqNM: FSLR) up $7.18 (4.62%)

Obama's Green Energy Plan Endorsed by Investors Including T.Boone Pickens (Pickensplan.com)

New Refereed Journal to be Published for Ash Community

Coal Combustion and Gasification Products will be a scholarly journal published by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and the American Coal Ash Association. The journal will present articles examining the solutions for and uses of coal combustion byproducts.

MEEC ANNOUNCES THE SUCCESSFUL RESULTS OF THE NEW BIOMASS HYDROLYSIS PROCESS TESTS

BIOPOLYGEN Group of the MEEC reports a successful completion of the first phase of its new biomass hydrolysis process tests and announces the plans to construct and demonstrate a small-scale pilot biorefinery for co-production of second generation ethanol, organic-mineral fertilizers and power.

Market Acceptance of LCPV and HCPV

Concentrator cells have been reaching increasingly impressive efficiencies, inspiring new interest in the high-efficiency, high-concentration approach. Currently, the record efficiency is 40.7 percent for a three-junction GaInP / GaInAs / Ge cell. From JX Crystals' perspective, its president Dr. Lewis M. Fraas sees the LCPV approach as fast to market with minimal risk. 'It is a simpler approach to understnd in terms of reliability and O&M because it is evolutionary from the traditional planar silicon module. Because of its simplicity, LCPV may be more suited to commercial building flat rooftops,' he recently told CPVToday.com in an interview.

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