Ford EVs to come with household solar-panel option

Ford and solar-panel maker SunPower have created a solar-powered electric-car package. Buyers of Ford's electric vehicles will have an option to have SunPower's rooftop solar panels installed for about $10,000 after a federal tax rebate. The companies estimate that the 2.5-kilowatt array will generate enough juice, about 3,000 kilowatt-hours a year, to fuel acar for about 1,000 miles a month of driving. The "Drive Green for Life" program means drivers can cut the cord on fossil fuels by generating power during the day and charging at night, according to the companies. Ford plans to release an all-electric Ford Focus and its C-Max Energy plug-in hybrid in 19 states next year and in Europe in 2013.

Photovoltaic planning in India benefits from new generation solar resource data and online tools

New online solar resource assessment tools for investors and developers of solar power plants in India.

Full-Scale Wind Turbine Blade Testing Provided by SGS Wind Energy Technology Center

The SGS Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China was awarded a contract to conduct full-scale Wind Turbine Blade Testing for one of the world's leading component suppliers in the wind turbine industry on June 30, 2011.

Corvus Energy Names Sean Puchalski Vice President of Business Development

Puchalski charged with introducing Corvus Energy's breakthrough lithium battery technology to new markets

OHIO AMONG THE MOST ELITE LOCATIONS IN THE COUNTRY FOR FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT

Report ranks Ohio in the top five states when it comes to fuel cell advancements

Solar Power International 2011 Robust Program Covers

Leading Solar Energy Trade Show Offers Conference Session, Instructional Workshop and Ideas Swap Roundtable Formats

UK's Thriving Low-Carbon Sector Offers Attractive Market Opportunities

Recent study confirms UK's low-carbon market growth outpaces global rate

SGS Appoints New Global Business Development Manager, Renewable Energies

SGS announced Christoph Thiel as the new Global Business Development Manager, Renewable Energies on August 1, 2011. Christoph will focus on global sales and business development activities at SGS Renewable Energy Services.

Powerway Mounting System Firmly Withstands a Force 11 Typhoon

The No. 8 tropical storm "Lothain" that recently struck Hainan Province provided an excellent natural test of our products in extreme weather conditions. The typhoon was packing Force 11 winds but the Powerway solar mounting system held fast under the severe battering.

The dangerous side of solar and wind power projects

They can look benign from a distance - solar panels glistening in the sun or turbines gently churning with the breeze to produce electricity for hundreds of thousands of homes. But building and maintaining them can be hazardous. Accidents involving wind turbines alone have tripled in the past decade, and watchdog groups fear incidents could skyrocket further - placing more workers and even bystanders in harm's way - because a surge in projects requires hiring hordes of new and often inexperienced workers. Last year, the solar industry grew 67 percent and doubled its employment in the U.S. to 100,000 workers, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The wind industry supports more than 75,000 jobs. "We're hearing about more and more incidents," said Lisa Linowes, executive director of watchdog organization Industrial Wind Action Group. "One of these days, a turbine's going to fall on someone." Many wind turbine technicians work in a bathroom-size space 20 stories above ground surrounded by high-voltage electrical equipment. Some inspect turbine blades while suspended alongside them, on sites whipped by strong winds. Components can weigh more than 90 tons.

Version 1.9.5 Minneapolis Biomass Exchange Platform Released, Feature Quality Control Services

Users are now able to send tests through our patented quality control service in Beta. We are also now providing export services to North America. We are continuing to add value of information through a new wood market reports page. We also have created a mission and core values for MBioEX.

Optimizing the design and engineering of large-scale plants

Optimizing the design and engineering of large-scale plants is a top priority for the CSP industry in the United States

Advanced Energy Advocate T. Boone Pickens to Speak on "The Natural Gas Transition" at AREDAY 2011

American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY), an annual forum promoting powerful cross-sector dialogue and collaborations, announces that BP Capital Management founder and principal T. Boone Pickens will again participate at its annual summit, August 17 to 21 at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.

WEBstaurant Restaurant Supply Announces Completion of First Phase of Solar Project

WEBstaurant Restaurant Supply is pleased to announce the completion of the first of three solar arrays in Upper Leacock Township.

Yosemite National Park Unveils Largest Solar Energy System in the National Park System

$5.8 Million Photovoltaic Project in El Portal Grid Connected and Producing Power

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