An inch-long array of some of the tiniest solar cells ever built has been successfully tested as a power source for microscopic machines, a new study reports. Instead of using silicon, Xiaomei Jiang and her colleagues from the University of South Florida turned to a polymer (a long organic molecule made of repeating structural units). The polymer they selected has the same electrical properties as silicon wafers, but can be dissolved and printed onto flexible material. Jiang and her colleagues made 20 tiny cells - each the size of a lower case "o" in standard 12-point print - and joined them together in an array to power a microscopic chemical detector. Read more here.
Stan Marco among the geothermal industry's most well-respected and highly sought after knowledge experts
Concentrated Photovoltaics Leaders Meet In San Diego To Discuss how to take CPV commercial in the US
"While the conventional sources of energy will have increasing difficulty in simply maintaining prices and production volumes in the face of fuel stock pressure & grid maintenance requirements, Concentrated Photovoltaics technologies will get cheaper & better understood for a long time to come,"
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Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, supplied 10 three-phase 225 kilowatt (kW) inverters for the new solar installation at Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado.
BOSTON - (November 17, 2008) —As part of the fourth annual Conference on Clean Energy, the MIT Enterprise Forum will be hosting a kick-off event for its 5th annual Ignite Clean Energy (ICE) Business Plan Competition at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 at the Hynes Convention Center.
The Solar Roadway™ is a series of interconnected Solar Road Panels™ that you actually drive on. The idea is to replace all current asphalt roads, parking lots, and driveways with Solar Road Panels™ that collect and store solar energy to be used by our homes and businesses. When multiple Solar Road Panels™ are interconnected, the Solar Roadway™ is formed. These panels replace current driveways, parking lots, and all road systems, be they interstate highways, state routes, downtown streets, residential streets, or even plain dirt or gravel country roads. Panels can also be used in amusement parks, raceways, bike paths, parking garage rooftops, remote military locations, etc. Any home or business connected to the Solar Roadway™ (via a Solar Road Panel™ driveway or parking lot) receives the power and data signals that the Solar Roadway™ provides. Here is a youtube presentation and there is lots more info on the SolarRoadway website .
Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX:CMH) has announced its third quarter financial results for the three-month period ending September 2008.
Sopogy, Inc. was presented Pacific Business News' Business Leadership Hawaii (BLH) "Innovative Company of the Year" Award
The ocean harbors abundant energy in the form of wind, waves and sun. All of these could be sampled on something called an Energy Island: a floating rig that drills for renewables instead of petroleum. The Energy Island would have an OTEC (ocean thermal energy conversion) plant at its center, but spread across the 2,000-foot-wide (600-meter-wide) platform would also be wind turbines and solar collectors. Additionally, wave energy converters and sea current turbines would capture energy from water moving around the structure. One of these hexagonally-shaped islands could generate 250 megawatts. Read more here.
CEO of Algae-to-Oil Technology Company, OriginOil, Inc. (OTCBB: OOIL) Reminds Investors of the Bright Future for Advanced Biofuels
With the downturn in the economy, consumers are looking for ways to reduce living expenses and save money. While we can't help with your slumping 401k, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) does have some useful tips to help ease the burden of winter energy bills.
The leaders of the American Wind Energy Association, Geothermal Energy Association, National Hydropower Association and Solar Energy Industries Association today released the following statement:
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — Unirac Inc., North America's leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting solutions, partnered with enXco Inc. to supply a Laminate RapidRac commercial flat roof solution for a 1.8 MW solar array.
The Jacksonville (Texas) Independent School District has implemented $1.3 million in facility enhancements designed to improve operations, comfort and efficiency at Jacksonville Middle School. The Energy Solutions division of TAC completed the work as a performance contract with the district.
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