What is an Air Car?

Years-old, off-the-shelf technology uses compressed air to drive old-fashioned car engine pistons instead of combusting gas or diesel fuel to create a burst of air to do the same thing. On highways, the CAV can cruise at interstate speeds for nearly 800 miles with a small motor that compresses outside air to keep the tank filled. The motor isn't finicky about fuel. It will burn gasoline or diesel as well as biodiesel, ethanol or vegetable oil. Even if it used only regular gasoline, the air car would average 106 mpg, more than double today's fuel sipping champ, the Toyota Prius. The air tank also can be refilled when it's not in use by being plugged into a wall socket and recharged with electricity as the motor compresses air. More info here.

Crestron Controls Las Vegas CityCenter

Crestron controls lighting and AV throughout Convention Center Space in ARIA Resort & Casino - Centerpiece of the Renowned Project

Agriculture Goes Wide Area Wireless with GREENPEAK'S Ultra Low Power Wireless Infrastructure

Using GreenPeak's innovative ultra low power wireless mesh networking technology, Sensing&Control is using Decagon Devices soil moisture probes to monitor water and soil moisture levels in fields and greenhouses. The devices wirelessly transmit their measurements to remote monitoring sites.

India will Get Power with Signing of Indo-US Nuclear Deal

After getting green signal from NSG, India is expecting to receive international cooperation in coming years to fortify its nuclear industry.

Hybrid Solar Electric (PV) - Thermal (Heat) Power System

PV-Thermal hybrids have recently become popular because these systems make more effective use of valuable solar roof space. The Hybrid collector effectively more than doubles the per square foot power output of PV alone. This is done by producing heat for hot water or space heating as a byproduct, in effect, a solar co-generation process. On its own, Solar Thermal usually produces over 4 times the energy of PV in thermal terms. A thermal collector covered with PV is going to work at lower efficiency because most of the direct sunlight is blocked by the cells. If the thermal portion of the Hybrid collector was working at only 25% efficiency, the gross energy output would be doubled. Now add to that increased PV panel efficiency and decreased cooling load and you have a real winning combination. Read more about this idea.

Second wave of major new Chinese module manufacturers coming in 2009

The global solar energy market in 2008 is expected to grow by 50% compared to 2007. The Chinese solar PV industry is growing rapidly and will soon be the biggest producer of solar cells and modules in the world.

Sustainability and Alt Energy Expo Tucson March 6-7

8 to 9000 people are expected for this years Expo in Tucson Arizona on March 6 & 7th, 2009 We invite you to come see all the technology on display to help us live better, cleaner and more earth friendly at the Tucson Convention Center.

A solar option for home comfort

For homeowners interested in reducing their personal carbon footprint through solar power but wanting to start off on a smaller scale than a whole-house option, an exciting, energy-saving solution will be available soon from heating and air conditioning leader Lennox Industries. Expected to be available in 2009, Lennox' new SunSource™ system is the industry's first integrated, solar-assisted residential heating and cooling system - and it uses just a single 190-watt solar panel. Featuring a patent-pending design, the innovative system is currently in full operation at multiple test sites throughout the country. The single 190-watt solar panel provides power to assist the fan motor that moves air across the outdoor coil, a key part of any home comfort system. Read more.

Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. unveils 1.9 Megawatt Solar Power System in Palmdale, California

MMA Renewable Ventures, Regenesis Power and Mitsubishi Electric Generate Clean Energy at Bolthouse Farming Operations

industry body welcomes Australian emissions trading scheme analysis

The evidence is clear that an emissions trading scheme will not wreck the economy but will create long-term good for the economy and the environment, according to the Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA), the WA business chamber for the sustainable energy industry.

China's Key Energy Policy Institution Joins REEEP

China's Key Energy Policy Institution Joins REEEP

Save 12% on you Energy Bill - TrickleStar™ Universal Standby Power Saver

In a typical household, over 12 percent of the power bill goes on the small amounts of power consumed by devices in standby mode. Are you a gamer? Well ratchet that figure up considerably further. TrickleStar have a device to save that waste. The TrickleStar™ Universal Standby Power Saver reduces the standby energy consumed by PC and TV Peripheral equipment. The product has inbuilt current sensing circuitry to sense when a PC or TV is on or Off. When the PC or TV is on the product will switch On all peripheral devices. Conversely when the PC or TV is Off, the product will switch Off all peripheral devices. The product is easy to install and provides simple automation to reduce wasteful standby energy consumption. More info at TrickleStar

Cenex creates wider demand for Innovative Low Carbon Vehicle Technologies

Local authorities selected to pilot lower carbon and all-electric vans

First Solar and SolarCity Announce 100MW Module Supply Agreement to Serve U.S. Residential Segment

* Companies sign 5-year 100MW module supply agreement * First Solar invests $25 million in SolarCity

Power-One to Exhibit 2kW to 300kW Inverters at Electronica

Power-One's high-efficiency 2kW to 300kW residential and commercial inverters will be on display in area B2, booth 505 at Electronica in Munich, Germany from November 11th to 14th.

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KACO New Energy - Residential PV Systems - 2.0 - 5.0 KW, blueplanet 2.0 - 5.0 TL1

Small size, light weight, great features, best value! With a line-up of 1-phase transformerless units, KACO new energy will be inaugurating the new "blueplanet" solar PV inverter series. Newly designed and constructed from scratch, the blueplanet TL1 fulfil the highest requirements for optimum use in residential solar power plants.