Sol Inc. Appoints New Vice President of Marketing & Engineering

Audwin Cash brings many years of solid state lighting and lighting controls experience to Sol Inc.

Advanced Data Centers Receives the Largest 'Savings by Design' Reward from Sacramento Municipal Util

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, (January 16, 2009)Advanced Data Centers (ADC), a leading owner and operator of wholesale data centers, today announced that it has received the largest 'Savings by Design' reward from the SMUD for its new McClellan Park data center in Sacramento, CA.

Green Affiliate Launch for Investing and Industry Websites in Renewable Energy, Environmen

Investing In a Better World; Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Water Industry and Investing Affiliate Program. Affiliate websites in the sector can now feature stock directories in cleantech.

Tidal Turbine Contract

The first full-scale Neptune tidal stream device is the design of Edinburgh's Aquamarine Power Ltd. The 2.4MW Neptune demonstration design is on schedule for delivery in 2010 at the UK tidal test centre, known as the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), located in Orkney, as a precursor to commercial deployment. The device comprises two horizontal axis tidal turbines, which will be mounted on a single monopile for the commercial demonstrator. The device features bi-directional (flood and ebb) generation, with its design heavily influenced by wind turbine technology and as such gives predicted efficiencies of up to 45 per cent.

Utilities Invest in Smart Grid

In spite of the weakened economic conditions in countries around the world, electric power utilities are proceeding with investments in both their infrastructure and "smart grid" automation programs according to a study released by the Newton-Evans Research Co. Newton-Evans found that a majority of the 110+ officials from 38 countries participating in the just-completed study indicated that capital spending for control systems, substation automation, smart grid related programs, distribution management, advanced metering rollouts, and infrastructure equipment for transmission and distribution grids will remain as originally projected a year ago.

Gold is the New Green!

Namasté Solar Ribbon-Cutting for Green Building - LEED Gold Certification Pending Thursday, January 15, 2009 4pm at 4571 Broadway in North Boulder Followed by Tours of Green Building Features

EnerWorks Appliances First ENERGY STAR® Qualified Solar Water Heaters

EnerWorks solar water heating appliances are the first to qualify for the Department of Energy's new ENERGY STAR® residential water heater program.

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 .

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