US Solar Market Hit Record Growth in 2008, Despite Economic Crisis

Smart federal policies needed to maintain growth, meet Obama's renewable energy goals

Renewable Energy Summit in Imperial Valley Announced

The Imperial Valley Renewable Energy will be held on May 6-8 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort in Holtville, California.

Exotic Technologies to cut Home Energy Use

Consumers have heard for years that solar, wind, and geothermal power might soon cut their monthly energy bills. But things get exciting, even exotic, looking a decade or two ahead . Scientists envision that light bulbs will talk to switches, furnaces to windows, and everything to the Internet. Homes generate their own power in basement plants. Windows and paint change color to harvest sunlight or reject it. But ... cutting home energy use means changing consumer behavior and industry practice. That said, promising new technologies are emerging in labs, and some in commercial buildings, that in a decade or two could win over even the most skeptical builders and homeowners.

Power-One Aurora® Inverters Now Available in North America for 3kW to 4.2kW PV Installations

These grid-connected products, having already demonstrated acceptance in European markets, offer ultra-high efficiencies, installer-friendly designs, long service life, and competitive initial acquisition costs; significantly increasing ROI in photovoltaic installations from 3kW to 4.2kW.

SMA America Tapped For Solar Farm Installation at Hawaii Hospital

Company's Sunny Central 250U Inverters Selected for Reliability, Quality

Importance of the US smart grid not matched by its PR

Survey of attendees at RETECH 2009 on the impact of the smart grid.

Experts highlight that HCPV is at the beginning of the learning curve with a big potential for improvement

One of the key elements of a CPV system is the optical system that focuses a large area of sunlight onto each cell.

SunWize First to Carry the SANYO HIT POWER N Series Module

SunWize Technologies, Inc. has been selected as SANYO's launch partner for the new SANYO HIT POWER N Series module, and will be the first North American partner to carry the high efficiency SANYO HIT POWER N Series module, featuring advanced hybrid HIT® technology.

Tamil Nadu Avoids Blackouts via Energy Savings

Improved water services save more than $800,000 annually.

Preparing America for New Jobs in Renewable Energy Horizon Fuel Cell Develops Science Education Kits

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies is introducing new teaching tools that focus on the science of renewable energy. These hands-on science experiment kits, including small wind-turbines, solar panels and zero emission vehicle construction sets, are designed as the chemistry sets of the future.

3TIER® Introduces Next-Generation Wind Assessment

Low-cost, automated tool helps accelerate development decisions

Study Finds National Standard for Energy Efficiency Can Save U.S. Consumers and Businesses $168B

Business and Environmental Groups Launch Campaign for Federal Policy to Spur Greater Energy Efficiency Investment

Bear markets and bare science.

Governments around the globe have committed to expend public funds to shore up poor decisions in investment markets - governments must ensure investments in public monies counteract global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

VERTEGY'S TAYLOR APPOINTED AS CHAIR OF AGC'S ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK STEERING COMMITTEE

St. Louis-based Vertegy today announced that its general manager, Thomas Taylor, was recently appointed by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to serve as chair of the organization's Environmental Network Steering Committee.

Smart Water Management by IBM

IBM is already staking claims in the smart grid industry to better manage electricity. Now it's doing the same for water, with a broad offering that will include developing sensor and intelligence networks for water utilities, smart water meters and a new technology for water filtration. IBM sees a role for information technology in the water world that's analogous to its role in smart grid projects according to Sharon Nunes, vice president of IBM's "Big Green Innovations" team. That includes sensor networks that can track water flow and quality, water meters that can give utilities and customers up-to-date information on water use and price, and complex "predictive" modeling to let water managers plan for the future.

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