ROSY OUTLOOK FOR EUROPEAN THIN FILM COMPANIES

An in depth look at the recent spate of investment in European thin film companies. The EU recently reinforced its commitment to renewable energy with an EU-wide directive that commits the EU to 20 percent renewable energy targets by 2020. Specifically from the solar industry perspective, a lot would depend upon Germany's continued support. Last month, the European Commission backed nearly €100 million euros ($129 million) in aid to two solar power projects in Germany.

CPV could reach grid parity by 2011

According to a new report entitled "The CPV Challenge (Part I): Achieving Grid Parity", written by the University of Jaen (Spain) and CPV today, CPV could reach grid parity between 2011 and 2015. Efficiency increases will be instrumental in bringing about significant cost reductions

Thin Film Solar Summit 2009 presents event schedule

The Thin Film Solar Summit Europe, organized by Thin Film Today, will take place in Berlin, Germany, from May 19 - 20, 2009. The summit will provide a forum for addressing the most critical business challenges currently facing the Thin Film Industry in Europe

IN-DEPTH: Spate of investments in European thin film companies depict a rosy picture

An in depth look at the recent spate of investment in European thin film companies.

Smart Grid's Enabler - Alternative Energy Storage

America's electric power grid is subject to immense inefficiencies that arise from the interplay between centralized power generation, local power consumption and on demand utility service. The goal of the Smart Grid is to maximize the efficiency of existing generating facilities and accommodate the integration of renewable power resources. This article discusses manufactured energy storage devices ; enabling technologies that will be the beating heart of the Smart Grid for the next 10 to 20 years.

Conservation Services Group A Bright Light in Current Economy

Conservation Services Group, a national energy services firm based near Boston, is seeing record job and revenue growth, culminating with the 25th anniversary of the company.

Waste not, want not - Government action must lead.

Following a report by the Australian National Audit Office, it is clear Federal Government operations are failing to take up sustainable energy and to reduce emissions, according to the peak body for WA's sustainable energy industries.

Green Life Smart Life Announces Building Partners for Home Sustainability Project

From hardwood flooring to roofing solutions, eco-conscious manufacturers sign on to support Green Life Smart Life's quest for LEED-H certification.

Xantrex and Schneider Electric introduce Solar Power Conversion Substations to North America

Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, announces the launch of the Solar Power Conversion Substation (SPCS) for the North American market.

BIOMASS THERMAL ENERGY COUNCIL

A group of nine leading biomass companies has formed the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) , a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications. The founding members of BTEC include biomass fuel producers, appliance manufacturers and distributors, and supply chain companies that represent the breadth of interests in the fast growing biomass thermal energy industry. Thermal energy accounts for roughly one-third of the energy used today in the United States. Renewable biomass resources can help meet this demand for thermal energy by providing heat for industrial processes as well as heating for businesses and homes.

Nine leading biomass companies form Biomass Thermal Energy Council

A group of nine leading biomass companies has formed the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications.

Entegrity Wind Systems Installs New Wind Turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center

Boulder, Colo. (March 10, 2009) - Entegrity Wind Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial-scale wind turbines, announces the installation of a new EW50 100-foot monopole wind turbine at The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

EnerWorks Partners with Nelson & Small to Bring Solar Power to the Northeast

EnerWorks announced today its strategic partnership with Nelson & Small, a top performing, nationally recognized wholesale distributor founded over 70 years ago.

Biomass Plan submitted to Chinese Agriculture Ministry

National Action Plan for Biomass Submitted to Chinese Ministry of Agriculture

Carbon 'bushfire fight' can benefit from 'cool weather'.

Shrinking economies, the downturn in industry and the global recession will slow production of emissions from human sources around the world. This is the equivalent to a cool change when fighting a raging fire - the logical thing to do at that point is to double your efforts, not rest a while.

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