Schneider Electric three-phase inverter line extension available

Schneider Electric's line of three-phase inverters has expanded with the availability of four new products for the North American market.

Oil Giant Total to buy 60% of SunPower for $1.38 Billion

Total SA, Europe's third-biggest oil producer, agreed to buy as much as 60 percent of SunPower Corp. for $1.38 billion, taking advantage of increased global interest in renewable energy. SunPower, the second-largest U.S. solar panel maker, described the acquisition price of $23.25 a share as a "friendly tender offer" in a statement. SunPower surged 40 percent to $22.53 yesterday after the close of regular trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The deal for San Jose, California-based SunPower may lead to more solar industry acquisitions as U.S. and European suppliers seek help competing against rival suppliers in Asia, said Kevin Landis, portfolio manager at Sivest Group Inc. "This is exactly what SunPower needed to compete with the Chinese manufacturers that are getting so much support from their government," Landis said in an interview. "It also allows SunPower to double down on the technology improvements they'll need to compete in the long run." Sivest, also based in San Jose, held about 17,000 shares of SunPower at the start of the year. The takeover may trigger similar acquisitions by oil companies that consider renewable-energy manufacturers a way to improve their clean-energy credentials and may profit when surging crude prices reduce demand for fossil fuels, said John Hardy, an analyst at Gleacher & Co. in New York.

Solaria Corporation Responds to Revenue Growth with Additions to Executive Team

Solar industry veteran Marco Garcia named Chief Commercial Officer; Manufacturing Industry Veteran Bob Zapotosky New Chief Financial Officer

JM Family Enterprises Unveils Georgia's Newest Rooftop Solar Array

One of the state's largest, the system will produce 285,500 kWh hours of electricity and reduce carbon emissions by 205 metric tons annually

mPowerSolar Inc Named TiE50 Finalist

Santa Clara, CA--(April 27, 2011) - mPowerSolar has been named as TiE50 Finalist, as a leader in entrepreneurship, innovation, and management excellence. The TiE50 awards will be presented at TiEcon 2011, May 13 - 14th, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The finalists chosen f

World's Largest Web-Based PV Monitoring Solution Reaches 50,000 Registered Solar Systems

SMA Sunny Portal Service Provides Security by Ensuring Peak Production

Important Changes to Talco's Wind Turbine Product Line

With our continued commitment to only offer safe, certified, and high quality wind turbines, Talco Electronics has recently removed several turbine models from our product line.

Terrasmart Appoints New VP of Marketing

Terrasmart, a leading North American engineering design and manufacturer of solar photovoltaic racking and foundation solutions introduces Colleen Brennan as new Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.

Phono Solar unveils 632kW solar project at San Bernardino International Airport

Globally recognized Phono Solar modules power the California-based project

American Drivers Ready to Go Green

New survey reveals Americans ready to embrace plug-in vehicles

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Hosts Open Innovation Day

Brings Start-up Companies and Investors Together to Explore Solar Solutions, Tackle Tough Challenges

Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn Takes Helm of the American Council On Renewable Energy Dan Reicher Becomes Chairman of ACORE Board of Directors

ACORE is a membership-based organization dedicated to advancing renewable energy in the U.S. through policy, finance and education. ACORE'S membership works in all sectors of renewable energy, including wind power, solar energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean energy, biomass, biofuels, and waste energy.

Local Tucson Solar Installers Strike Back Against Low Solar Standards

Tucson solar installers have noticed a concerning trend: the decreasing quality of residential and commercial solar installations. Therefore, they have decided to fight back.

MIT Researchers Unveil Transparent Solar Cell

It has been the dream and pursuit of many a business and research endeavor, but only varied success has been achieved to create a truly transparent solar photovoltaic cell. Leave it to the brainiacs at MIT to find the solution. Yes, the research and technology hub has done it again, marking a landslide achievement in the world of energy technology with the creation of a clear solar pv cell. Researchers Vladimir Bulovic and Richard Lunt have published their findings in Applied Physics Letters. The duo has apparently created a transparent solar cell with a maximum efficiency (sunlight to electricity) of 1.7 percent. The cell operates within the near-infrared spectrum. However, the cell is still only about 55 percent transparent, similar to tinted sunglasses.T he transparent cell is actually quite unique in its design when compared to tradition cells. Bulovic and Lunt's transparent cell is comprised of organic molecules that harness infrared light while allowing visible light to pass through. The photovoltaic compound is actually coated onto a pane of standard window glass. The researchers are in the prototype phase of this technology, but believe it could potentially be painted onto existing windows to create a low-cost easy-to-install photovoltaic option for both commercial and home solar installations.

Corvus Energy Increases its Battery Capacity from 6.2kWh to 6.5kWh

Advances in cell technology usher in higher lithium-ion battery capacity

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