As the need for reliable, real-time data communication in mission-critical SCADA systems continues to increase for monitoring and control distribution automation as part of the "Smart Grid," electric power utilities are looking for new and better ways to improve their communication infrastructure, making it more reliable and secure.
The Town of Hopkinton became the first town in Massachusetts to install solar panels on multiple municipal buildings. The 1,832 solar panel installation, completed by Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., sits atop Hopkinton's High School, Middle School, Police Station, and Fire Department and helped them satisfy the need to compile energy use from all municipal buildings and pledge to have them reduce energy consumption by 20 percent.
Given the rural location of Peter's Durksen's 25-year-old, 1,800 square foot bungalow, he didn't have access to natural gas and was tired of paying the rising costs for fuel oil to power his forced air oil-fired furnace and hot water tank.
What Solar Energy Developers Need to Know
Last January saw solar panel pricing hit historical lows worldwide. As a result and despite the economy, the solar photovoltaic industry is having a pretty good year both at the commercial and residential levels.
Seminars on the implications of smart meters and smart grids sponsored by The Digital Communications and Modern Build Environment Knowledge Transfer Networks
Ice Energy will combine its storage technology with SunPower PV solar systems to demonstrate peak demand reduction abilities.
The new Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and all of her cabinet must work with the Greens and Independents to make the Federal Parliament, the operation of government, and the Australian economy more sustainable says the WA Sustainable Energy Association, Australia's largest energy chamber.
Experiment conducted at Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility
Cannon Power Group Closes $547 Mill Power Sales Transaction With So. California Public Power Authority
Del Mar-based Cannon Power Group announced today the closing of the sale of a 20-year block of renewable power to Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for $547 million. This is believed to be the largest transaction of its kind in the power industry. The power will be provided from Cannon Power Group's 262-megawatt (MW) Windy Flats wind project in Goldendale, Washington under a long-term power purchase agreement entered into last year by the parties. "This uniquely structured transaction is a true win-win for both parties," said Gary Hardke, president of Cannon Power Group. "It combined SCPPA's low-cost, tax exempt bond financing with the federal stimulus grant program to produce a very attractive long-term cost of renewable power." SCPPA reportedly closed its 20-year bond financing at the end of August at pricing of less than four percent, according to Bloomberg News. Cannon Power Group received total federal stimulus grants of $220 million in connection with the project. "This was really a remarkable and innovative transaction," said attorney Tom Trimble, partner and co-head of the Renewable Energy Practice at Washington D.C.-based Hunton & Williams, who represented Cannon Power Group in the transaction. "It allowed the parties to navigate the credit crisis and take advantage of the low interest rate environment." Cannon Power Group's Windy Flats project went on line earlier in 2010. It is part of the company's 500 MW Windy Point/Windy Flats project. The project, one of the largest wind projects in the United States, and representing an investment of over $1.2 billion, spans over 26 miles along the Columbia River. It is expected to be completed in 2011 and has provided over 350 new jobs to the local area. Cannon Power developed and constructed the project.
Direct Grid Technologies, LLC, announced that it has received CE as well as VDE0126-1-1 certification for the DGM-S460 Series Grid Tie Micro-Inverter.
nnon Power Group Closes $547 Mill Power Sales Transaction With So. California Public Power Authority
Cannon Power Group announced today the closing of the sale of a 20-year block of renewable power to Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for $547 million. This is believed to be the largest transaction of its kind in the power industry.
Jumbo Offshore completes installation of 131 Transition Pieces for Greater Gabbard Offshore WindFarm
DP2-vessel Jumbo Javelin completes installation project one month ahead of schedule transporting & installing 9 TP's per trip
DEK Solar, a leading solar cell manufacturing technology specialist, is preparing to launch its brand new photovoltaic metallization platform in the US at this year's Solar Power International exhibition. Showcasing new Eclipse technology from October 12th - 14th on Booth 853, the DEK Solar team will unveil a new, scalable PV production advantage to visitors in Los Angeles.
Toronto - September 10, 2010 -Wind and solar developers, manufacturers, suppliers and Ontario Feed-in Tariff administrators are looking forward to discussing the challenges and opportunities of building the province's wind and solar supply chains next month. All will be gathering on October 5-6 in Toronto for the Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum which aims to answer the critical questions around supply chains challenges for wind and solar FIT projects including transmission expansion and Economic Connection Tests (ECTs).
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