NorthWestern Energy Signs Agreement with OwnEnergy for Montana Community Wind Farm

Butte, MT – September 1, 2011¬ – NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE), and OwnEnergy, Inc., a developer of Community Wind projects, today announced that they have signed a 25-year Qualifying Facility Agreement, for the 9.7 megawatt Two Dot Wind Farm. The project is located in Wheatland County, near the town of Two Dot, about 90 miles NW of Billings.

NRG Systems Introduces Complete Solar Resource Assessment System

NRG Systems, leading manufacturer of wind measurement equipment for the global wind industry, has brought its product leadership and technical expertise to the solar industry with the introduction of a complete solar resource assessment system. Like its complete measurement systems developed for wind measurement, the NRG Systems solar resource assessment system includes tower, sensors, data logger and communications module—everything a developer needs to assess a site's solar potential.

Solyndra To File For Bankruptcy, Despite $535 Million DOE Guarantee

Solyndra, a California-based thin film solar company that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy, has halted operations and plans to file for bankruptcy. Solyndra is the third US solar manufacturer to close its doors in less than a month, and like Evergreen Solar and SpectraWatt before it, Solyndra says it is unable to compete with larger rivals in Asia, as the price of solar panels continues to drop. President Obama visited Solyndra's DOE-supported facility in May 2010 to promote the agency's investments in renewable energy. The company's failure will undoubtedly fuel the fires of the administration's critics. For several months Republicans have been calling for an investigation into how Solyndra was chosen to receive a loan guarantee.

Sollega InstaRack now installed in over 20 U.S. States

The Sollega InstaRack, a fully ballasted solar racking system for commercial flat-roofs is now installed in over 20 U.S. States.

Second Wind Achieves Fifth Consecutive Ranking on Inc. 5000

Market leadership, growth in adoption of Triton Sonic Wind Profiler boost company's ranking

Georgia home owners push for new solar law after HOA fight

A would-be solar home owner who lives in Duluth, Georgia, Marc Rhodes, wants to install solar panels on the rear of his house. His HOA Board decided they would not allow him to install solar panels on his home.

Marketing the all-electric Nissan LEAF - T3PR Technology Section Conference

Scott Stevens, former vice president, corporate communications, Nissan Americas to speak on how they marketed the new Nissan LEAF, an all-electric car

Cost Effective PV Operations and Maintenance Strategies

Despite a struggling economy, the US solar photovoltaic market will double in 2011, and is forecast to become the third largest solar PV market, according to a recent report.

Long-lasting power supply without further expense for federal control vehicles

BAG, The German Federal Office for Goods and Transport conducts many control tasks around the country and has been wanting a stabile, long-lasting power supply for vehicles staying on the road throughout the day. Now they have it.

MAGE SOLAR Expanding Into Latin America and Caribbean

Complete system provider continues global expansion with sales team to serve business partners in South and Central America plus Caribbean Islands

The CSP industry in the US gears up to meet in San Francisco

The 2nd CSP Plant Optimization Summit USA is only one week away, taking place on the 7-8th September at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco.

Ontario, Canada Plugs into Clean Cars

Province of Ontario helps Magna Develop Next Generation of Electric Vehicle Technologies

"Well" - What are you going to do? Geothermal Drilling, a viable career and business option

When geothermal technology first entered the marketplace in Southern Ontario some 30 years ago, it was understandably embraced by groundwater specialists as a viable way to expand their businesses given the associated demand for open loop water well systems.

U.S. Solar Industry Was Net Global Exporter by $1.9B in 2010

A new report shows that the U.S. is central to the global solar supply chain. In 2010, U.S. solar firms achieved a positive trade flow of $1.9 billion globally according to SEIA® and GTM Research's U.S. Solar Energy Trade Assessment 2011. Photovoltaic (PV) components accounted for more than 99 percent of the year's exports, with solar heating and cooling (SHC) claiming the remainder of the positive balance. For the U.S. PV manufacturing industry, 2010 was a record year. Exports totaled more than $5.6 billion, with PV polysilicon feedstock and capital equipment leading all components at $2.5 billion and $1.4 billion respectively. The leading destinations for U.S.-sourced PV components were China and Germany. Meanwhile, U.S. imports of PV products totaled $3.7 billion, the majority of which ($2.4 billion) came from procurement of modules assembled overseas. China and Mexico were the top two sources of PV goods headed to the U.S. in 2010. Furthermore, the U.S. was a net exporter of solar products to China last year by more than $240 million. The U.S. primarily sold capital equipment and PV polysilicon to China, while China primarily sold PV modules to the U.S.  

U.S. Solar Industry Was Net Global Exporter by $1.9B in 2010

New report shows positive U.S. solar trade balance in 2010, a complete account of imports and exports by key countries, domestic value created.

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