THE TRUTH ABOUT AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME

There has been a lot of progress made recently in improving energy efficiency, but it's important to look at the process and your house as a whole - an improvement in just one area of your home will not necessarily work.

WATER CONSERVATION

How many of us defrost frozen meat with running water instead of letting it thaw in the fridge? How many times do you use the hose to sweep off the driveway when a broom can be just as effective?

FirstLook® Prospecting Tool Covers the World

Most accurate, consistent, comprehensive global wind dataset just a click away at 3TIER Web site

Florida and Dominican Republic strengthens commitment to renewable energy

The Dominican government signis an agreement with Sarasota, Florida firm Sunovia Energy Technologies for the installation of the country's first solar energy plant

New lease of life for hot rock sustainable energy in Western Australia

Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) welcomes Mines and Petroleum Minister The Hon Norman Moore's announcement of the preferred applicants in the first geothermal release in Western Australia.

Organic Photovoltaics 2009 final program confirmed: New Horizons, New Opportunities

IntertechPira, a leading conference and research organization is pleased to announce the final program for the 3rd annual Organic Photovoltaics conference set for April 27 - April 29, 2009 at the Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, US.

Smart Grid - The Internet for the Energy Economy

The nation's century-old energy grid might get an upgrade soon to handle alternative energy. The economic stimulus package has earmarked $11 billion to invest in smart meters and 3,000 miles of renewable-energy transmission lines. Venture capitalists and utilities also are investing in smart-grid applications at a record pace. "It's like the Internet for the energy economy," said Katherine Hamilton, head of the GridWise Alliance.

Sol Inc. Donates Solar Lighting System to Tornado Victims in Chapman, Kansas

Solar sign lights featured on January 25 edition of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition".

Xantrex' inverters used in water district solar energy system in California

Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, supplied four Xantrex GT Series Three Phase Grid Tie Solar Inverters for a utility-scale solar power installation in Valley Center, California.

Western Australian industry group supports more sustainable energy pricing.

Western Australia's retail energy market must have cost reflective pricing to encourage private sector investment, enhance competition, and grow market diversity in the energy industry, according the Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA)

Utility Manufacturers Can Plug Into "Green Power and the Modern Grid" Seminar

A full-day seminar helps utility manufacturers and power suppliers with regulatory and design insights to incorporate natural (green) power into current utility equipment.

Solar hot water returns to the boil in Western Australia.

Western Australia has had a long tradition of getting energy from the sun, and WA has the largest number of solar hot water systems installed in Australia, according to Western Australia's largest peak body for enterprises supporting sustainability.

New device collects wind data for wind turbine feasibility

RainWise, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of quality weather stations in the U.S. and abroad, is pleased to announce the release of the new WindLog'. This valuable device collects and records wind data to test the wind viability of a location prior to the installation of a wind turbine.

Cisco EnergyWise Partner Program

Cisco this week initiated a partner program that integrates power management with network devices to monitor and control power usage. The company estimates 30% reduction in power consumption could drive adoption. Dubbed EnergyWise, the program was announced Tuesday along with partners from Schneider Electric, makers of power distribution and automation equipment; Verdiem, which manages PC and laptop power; and SolarWinds, known for network management. The collaboration lays the groundwork for robust, automated power management, Cisco said. EnergyWise software will be available on Catalyst switches via a software upgrade to all customers with a support contract.

Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) Solar and Small Wind Education Courses

ISEA seminars provide comprehensive general information on solar and small wind energy systems. ISEA's basic education is designed with homeowners, business owners and municipal leaders in mind. ISEA also offers an advanced curriculum for design professionals, contractors and entrepreneurs.

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