Sony Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Sony will be soon exhibiting its cordless speaker system and cell phone chargers that are powered by its direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) , where the fuel methanol is located within a transparent tank. A lithium ion secondary battery is used to compensate for low outputs of tiny DMFCs, enabling mobile devices to handle steep current peaks without any detrimental effect. The cell phone chargers rely on USB connectivity to keep your precious handsets juiced up .

Single Photovoltaic Cell Charger

NTT Energy and Environment Systems Laboratories developed a circuit module that enables the charge of a lead storage battery with a single photovoltaic cell . The circuit module consists of a boost circuit with a DC-DC converter and an IC equipped with the "MPPT (maximum power point tracking)" function. The boost circuit can increase the typical voltage of a single photovoltaic cell, about 0.5V, up to 15V.

Mississippi School District Pursues Energy Efficiency

The Choctaw County (MS) School District is improving operations and efficiency at four campuses. TAC, the Building Automation Business Unit of Schneider Electric, will complete the work as a performance contract and guarantees that CCSD will reduce its utility costs by almost $59,000 annually.

SolarPower Restoration Systems announces a multi-year purchase agreement of PV with SBM Solar

SolarPower Restoration Systems Inc, an innovative developer of building and roofing integrated photovoltaic application technologies announced today it has signed a multi-year, multi mega-watt purchase agreement with SBM Solar Inc.

SMA AMERICA EMPLOYS THE SUN AT CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

New Array Produces Energy, Provides Demonstration System for Solar Academy

Chuck The Eco Duck Takes To The Airwaves

First episode of a new animated series launches March 1st on Passion for the Planet TV

Clean Energy Advocates Applaud Utah Public Service Commission's Net Metering Decision

New Net Metering Rule Means Sunny Times for Solar and Other Clean Energy in Utah

Thomson Reuters, Collexis & USC Launch Hydrogen Fuel Research Dashboard

Collexis Holdings, a leading developer of semantic search and knowledge discovery software, launched the world's first Hydrogen Fuel Knowledge Dashboard through a partnership with Thomson Reuters and the University of South Carolina.

The SmartSwitch

Peter Russo and Brendan Wypich of Stanford University developed the SmartSwitch , a light control with tactile feedback that helps you "see" how much energy is already being used, whenever you try to flick the switch. If the total energy consumption in the house is low, the SmartSwitch is easy to flip. But if the consumption is higher, the SmartSwitch is physically harder to flip, thanks to a brake pad within the mechanism. The idea is that people will use this tactile feedback to decide if they really really need that light on or not.

United States Department of Energy to Discuss Green Collar Jobs in HVACR Industry

On Tuesday February 24, 2009, President Obama addressed the nation during a joint session of congress. The President discussed a new wave of energy efficiency programs and standards that will create new American jobs.

SunPods Inc. and SBM Solar Inc. Form Strategic Alliance

Los Gatos, CA: SunPods Inc. and SBM Solar Inc., two companies experienced in the photovoltaic industries respectively, announced today a new strategic alliance to develop new impact resistant solar modules for SunPod's transportable modular photovoltaic arrays for use in high risk environments

SEPA Statement on PG&E Launch of 500 MW PV Initiative

PG&E Strengthens Leadership Role with Announcement of Significant New Solar Program

Heavy Coal User to build Solar Power Plants

NRG Energy, one of the United States' most coal-dependent utilities, on Monday signed a deal with California startup eSolar to develop solar power plants. The agreement calls for NRG to invest $10 million in Pasadena-based eSolar for the right to use the startup's technology to develop and operate three solar power projects in California and the Southwest that would generate 500 megawatts of greenhouse gas-free electricity. NRG ranks as one of the nation's dirtiest utilities, spewing 70 million tons of carbon dioxide annually from its coal-fired power plants. eSolar will use fields of mirrors to heat water to create steam that drives electricity-generating turbines.

Wall Street lawyers work with Government of Canada to expand market for clean energy

Indian lawyers and project developers from across the country met in New Delhi to learn about legal issues surrounding clean energy projects.

EcoGreenHotel encourages Hotels and Resorts to Participate in Earth Hour 2009

A valuable resource for hoteliers, EcoGreenHotel.com is dedicated to helping hotels address environmental issues and implement environmentally friendly initiatives.

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