175+ BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, ACTIVISTS URGE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO JOIN HOUSE RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY CAUCUS

The House RE/EE Caucus, which includes 217 Members of Congress representing 44 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories, was founded more than a decade ago to serve as a bi-partisan, non-legislative source of information on sustainable energy technologies.

Xantrex inverters used at utility-scale Alamosa solar installation

Xantrex Technology Inc. has supplied the inverters for a utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) installation recently activated in Alamosa, Colorado. The 8.22 megawatt solar plant is the largest solar PV plant in the United States that supports substation loads for a major public utility.

GREEN PLUG FOUNDER AND CEO FRANK PANIAGUA, JR. NAMED DEMOgod' AT DEMO 08

Recognition Affirms Green Plug Mantra That 'Power Model is Broken and We Have to Fix It'

Cycleenergy Acquires Two Biomass Facilities in Austria

Vienna, February 5, 2008 Austrian bioenergy group Cycleenergy acquired controlling interest in Greenpower Projektentwicklungs GmbH for an undisclosed amount, expanding its biomass operational portfolio by 16 MW to a total of 22 MW.

ersol Thin Film and SCHOTT Solar forge alliance for the joint development of micromorphous thin-film

Erfurt/ Alzenau, 6 February 2008. ersol Thin Film GmbH, a subsidiary of ersol Solar Energy AG (ersol), and SCHOTT Solar GmbH, Alzenau, have concluded a cooperative agreement under which they will jointly develop micromorphous technology for thin-film solar cells.

FY '09 Budget Request a Disappointing 'Second Act' to President's Lofty State of the Union Goals

The Alliance to Save Energy today expressed sharp disappointment with President Bush's FY 2009 budget request, which eliminates most recent funding increases for energy-efficiency programs.

Consumer Demand for Green Practices Changing the Business of Home Improvement Contractors

As Americans become more eco-conscious, consumer-driven companies industry-wide have begun offering more ecologically friendly products and services to retain a competitive edge.

ZAP Sells 614 Electric Cars Following Largest Dealer Seminar

ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) added six new electric car dealers at its first dealer sales and service training of 2008 yesterday, collecting signed purchase orders totaling 614 Xebra sedans and trucks.

OPEL International Appoints Dr. Javier Berrios as Vice President of Engineering

OPEL International Inc., a manufacturer of state-of-the-art concentrating photovolatic solar products designed to convert solar energy into electricity announced the appointment of Dr. Javier Berrios as Vice President of Engineering.

ICP Solar Expands Business Development Team

European addition to serve growing customer demand

Presentation by The Solar Energy Consortium

The Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a presentation by The Solar Energy Consortium February 6.

HOME CONNECTIVITY AND GREEN ENERGY

Renewable energy will be a significant component of our future energy picture -- distributed generation from PVs to wind turbines and storage systems for electricity and cooling. These systems will increasingly be installed in our homes, together with smart electricity meters.

CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT BREAKS $100BN

The clean energy sector powered ahead in 2007, according to analysts New Energy Finance. In spite of difficult conditions on the credit markets, the amount of new money invested in the sector grew to $117.2bn, up 35% from 2006's $86.5bn, and more than $20bn ahead of predictions.

EVS-23 WRAP UP

The largest electric drive conference in the world

FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Here in the U.S., a comprehensive energy bill was just signed into law - we have included a great overview of what is included and how it affects the industry at the end of the article.

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