The Solar Energy Consortium announces far-reaching academic coalition.

Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson University, The State University of New York at Binghamton and The State University of New York at New Paltz joining nonprofit, industry lead group. Launching photovoltaic research drive.

Smith unveils world's largest all-electric truck for USA

Smith Electric Vehicles has unveiled a 12,000kg (25,000lb) electric truck for the US market.

Smith to build 10,000 electric trucks per year in USA

Smith Electric Vehicles is launching manufacture of its unique electric truck in the USA. Smith will build up to 1,000 units in California next year, rising to 10,000 per year by 2010.

Last Chance for Homeowners to Reduce Federal Income Taxes With Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits

Unless Congress acts quickly to extend federal income tax credits worth up to $500 per household, these incentives for homeowners to increase their homes' energy efficiency will expire on December 31.

EnerWorks solar thermal technology a part of energy-efficient, award-winning home

Ontario's "most outstanding production-built home" - according to the Ontario Home Builder Association - comes equipped with the EnerWorks solar water heating appliance, which includes solar collector panels and energy pack.

Biofuel Market Worldwide (2007-2010)

RNCOS released a report on "Biofuel Market Worldwide (2007-2010)” that provides an updated and detailed overview of the world Biofuel market.

The World's First Eco-Friendly Airliner

Boeing's work to make the 787 Dreamliner the world's first eco-friendly airliner have inspired engineers and flight designers across the globe to design more fuel efficient airplanes.

California Clean Tech Open 2007 Winners Announced

Six clean tech startups each awarded $100,000 in prizes

Case Study - Geothermal Energy System

Although they invested a little more capital in the installed system, the annual energy cost savings will finance the extra capital and the system will pay itself back in the next 6-8 years. In addition, they have become one of the most environmentally responsible owners in the area with an annual emissions offset equal to planting an acre of trees.

EarthToys Interview - Sun Run Electricity Package

Sun Run owns and maintains the panels, not the homeowner, eliminating the hefty upfront cost and maintenance woes. Once the system is installed, Sun Run provides monitoring, all required maintenance at no additional cost and guaranteed system performance - or your money back.

EarthToys Interview - The Community Solar Program

We have seen the solar programs serve as a source of community pride for residents and a bonding agent between neighbors. When you make a big decision like going solar as a group, it also tends to remind residents of the larger impact of their decision on the environment and the fight against global warming.

Editorial Comments

I must thank the celebrities who have brought our cause to the attention of the world. Now let's hope the momentum carries through and we actually start to see real solutions and progress taking place. We need 2008 to be the year of implementation. Time for the engineers to be set free to do what they do best ... build stuff :-)

Electric Vehicle Conversion

Large numbers of people are discovering that, with some effort and a little money, a clean, reliable beast of transportation can emerge from ones own garage. Generally referred to as EVs (electric vehicles), these self-made conversions offer low cost of operation and low cost of ownership - a winning combination.

Energy Saving Tips in the Kitchen

EEI has compiled the following top 10 cooking tips for making sure that the electric bill this holiday season looks as good as the roast.

Hydrogen Contest Returns after Two-year Hiatus

Over 100 students from four countries comprise the thirteen teams that have submitted design abstracts this year. Design ideas include waste to hydrogen, back-up and emergency power supply, fuel cell and Hydrogen ICE vehicle implementation, just to name a few.

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