Rural energy security in limbo with uncertain solar future

Energy security for regional Australia will be at risk unless the government moves to secure real incentives for the local development of renewable energy sources, according to Australia's leading supplier of home energy systems.

GoSolarMarin Selects SolarCity for Phase II; Reduces Cost of Solar Installation in Marin

GoSolarMarin Selects SolarCity for Phase II; Dramatically Reduces Cost of Solar Installation in Marin County Collaboration Offers Discount Prices, Innovative SolarLease' Option for Immediate Savings

ICP and Wal-Mart See Huge Market for Solar Chargers in 2009

Agreement Builds on Success of Products Recently Introduced

Minicom's DS Vision 3000 Wins Best AV Distribution System Award

The Digital Signage Group has chosen Minicom's DS Vision 3000 as the winner of the best Connectivity Peripheral in the product category of the 4th annual DIGI Awards at the Digital Signage Show in New York, October 15th.

Fisker Karma hybrid sports car has an optional, full-length solar roof.

The Karma will do 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds with a top speed beyond 125 mph (200 km/h) but only has a 50-mile range per charge on lithium-ion batteries. The driver will be able to select between two modes of driving. The first mode is Stealth Drive, which is the quiet economy mode for optimal relaxed and efficient driving. Evidently, the car moves so quietly the company will be offering optional interior and exterior speakers with a menu of "car noises." I kid you not. By flipping the second paddle behind the steering wheel, the car will switch to Sport Drive, which will access the full power of the vehicle. To be offered fourth quarter next year, the Karma will be built in Finland and priced at $80,000. http://www.fiskerautomotive.com/.
More photos http://www.fiskerautomotive.com/vehicles/downloads/

CPV Today Special: Interview with Stephen Bates, CEO, Whitfield Solar

Whitfield Solar, a developer of low cost solar concentrators, believes medium concentration currently offers the most reliable and cost-effective solution.

The last dash for gas?

As Europe continues to tackle spiralling energy costs, security of supply and climate change, 3i, the international private equity company, believes an increase in gas-fired power is the only way to prevent a shortfall in generation capacity within the next decade.

Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Wheelchairs from Japan

The wheelchair's fuel-cell system is a 24V 250W PEFC Air Cooling External Humidifier. It drives at a max. speed of 6km/h and the driving range is 10hours, 60km (H2 Storage 190g/4 canisters) and 5hours, 30km (H2 Storage 100g/2 canisters). With the Japanese population aging rapidly, the fuel-cell wheelchair and cart applications have a bright future. Promoted as "Eco" fuel-cell powered means turning the "silver market" into green. Read the full story at TreeHugger.

Costco Canada to Increase Orders for ICP Solar Chargers in 2009

Estimated Sales of Nearly $1 Million

4.3 million euro available in grant funding for renewables

REEEP announces Call for Proposals for EUR 4.3 million in grant funding

REEEP announces Call for Proposals for EUR 4.3 million in grant funding

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) today announced a call for project proposals. The project call is REEEP's largest in its five year history with more than 4.3 million Euro available for renewable energy projects in least developed countries and emerging market economies.

WA's fastest growing industry body elects industry leader as new chair.

The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc (WA SEA) members today elected Bob Blakiston as the new Chair of WA SEA, the only business peak body actively supporting substantive action on sustainable energy in Western Australia.

SANERI Awarded Southern Africa Regional Secretariat for REEEP

SANERI Awarded Southern Africa Regional Secretariat for REEEP Johannesburg

The Mini E

Starting next year drivers in the Los Angeles and New York areas will be able to lease a fleet of 500 all-electric Coopers from BMW's Mini division. The Mini E, as it's called, will be able to travel 150 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 95 miles per hour. The Mini E will be a two-seater. The space usually taken up by back seats in a gas-powered Mini will be taken up by lithium-ion batteries. While the initial start may be quick, the Mini E will accelerate up to 62 miles (100 kilometers) per hour in 8.5 seconds, which is about average for a modern car. CNN report.

Investorideas.com Green Investor Podcast Series - DOE Interview

Investorideas.com Green Investor Podcast Series - The U.S. Department of Energy's Andy Karsner offers an outlook on U.S. policy on renewable energy

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