A Subtle but Significant Difference: Green Claims and Green Washing

Green washing is making a misleading or unverifiable marketing claim about the apparent greenness of a product. To avoid such blunders, which can also be costly if it falls foul of the various regulations involved, you can rely on the expert advice of SGS's eco-design consultants.

Solar Power in Australia - Solar Credits Explained

If you're considering installing solar power – or even if you aren't – you have probably heard of the solar credits scheme that operates in Australia. But what exactly is it, how does it work and how can you benefit from it?

MECASOLAR manufactures 311 MW of solar trackers worldwide

MECASOLAR has accumulated since its establishment in 2005 until the first quarter of 2011, the figure of 311 MW in manufactured trackers. This figure is equivalent to more than 24,000 units installed in solar farms worldwide.

DETER BOLT® the locking screw for attaching solar and photovoltaic panels

DETER BOLT® quality and safety lock DETER BOLT® SAFETY AND SECURITY

Wonderland Mini Storage's New 200 kW System

London, Ontario's Wonderland Mini Storage is excited to announce that it has commissioned a 200 kW system, with the help of all local and Canadian companies: Ray's Electric Inc., Solar Systems on Site, and suppliers Sentinel Solar, Enphase Energy and Solgate PV.

Heliotronics Introduces the SunViewer Touch ™ Kiosk Line:

Heliotronics, Inc. has introduced a 17" touch screen kiosk for use in renewable energy lobby displays. Well suited for data displays made by many vendors, this kiosk offers an economical and attractive option for lobby displays.

Solar PV Installation Workshop Hosted by Schletter Inc., Hartford, Connecticut

Schletter Inc. hosting eastern training workshop for residential, commercial, and utility-scale installation companies.

Harnessing the Sun's Power

KUKA Systems North America has made a successful entry into the burgeoning Canadian solar panel manufacturing sector, demonstrating in the process how it can adapt its extensive suite of automated production solutions to a panel maker’s unique requirements. KUKA Systems provides photovoltaic panel manufacturers around the world with fully automated production lines or any level of automation short of that, from cell layout through all stages of module assembly and quality control, regardless of type or dimensions. For its first Canadian customer, KUKA Systems is installing three partially automated, post-lamination framing lines for trimming, framing, testing and packout of photovoltaic panels, a $12 million contract. Each line consists of five robots, as well as applicators, conveyors and other handling and testing equipment. Installation began in the first quarter of 2011.

European Emissions Trading System Phase III
A First Overview

Several positives resulting from the Phase 1 "learning by doing" exercise assisted the ETS in making the Phase 2 process run more smoothly, including: (1) greatly improving emissions data, (2) encouraging development of the Kyoto Protocol's project-based mechanisms

Solar Installation Education

PV is a proven technology, and the industry is growing at a very rapid pace. Training is essential, and NABCEP certification is driving the industry to a high standard. Train, obtain your certification, align yourself with a company that offers quality products, and stay abreast of new products, methods, processes and code changes.

Improving Conversion of Solar Leads:
Simple tips for installers to increase sales

For most solar companies, an increase in lead conversion by 1 percentage point would have the same impact on sales as increasing your lead volume by 10 - 20% or more. In this 4 part series, we'll cover simple tips for installers to improve lead conversion through each stage of the sales process.

Taking On Your Competitors in a Crowded Energy Market

Traditional and new marketing tools will help companies stay ahead of the curve, connect with their audience in a meaningful way, and stand out among competition to grow their business.

Energy Conservation with Belkin Conserve

We're on track to have 10 billion people on the planet by the end of the century, and everyone is consuming more than ever before. We face imminent extinction if we don't find a way to support more people with less energy, water, and everything else we consume. It's a big challenge, but one Belkin is becoming very focused on addressing.

Green Technology Inspiration

As the Research/Marketing Analyst for IpAuctions, Inc.™, I have explored many industries and several aspects of the Intellectual Property field. Whether we are retained to assist in licensing or selling patents outright through our live on-line auctions or private offerings, I have had many opportunities to see into the windows of inspiration and the people who drive technology's growth that most individuals are unaware of.

New Solar Installer Network Launched In UK

Compare prices from accredited installers with this new network

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