Draker Labs Announces Release of New Sentalis™ 4 Web Interface

Draker Labs, a provider of turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems, announces the availability of the company's new Sentalis 4 web interface.

Photon etc. showcases a Photovoltaic Hyperspectral Analyzer with Électricité de France

Photon etc. and the Institute for Research and Development of Photovoltaic Energy (IRDEP) in France have agreed to showcase Photon etc's Photovoltaic (PV) Hyperspectral Analyzer in order to demonstrate its performance and business value for the photovoltaic industry.

For Those Near, the Miserable Hum of Clean Energy

VINALHAVEN, Maine — Like nearly all of the residents on this island in Penobscot Bay, Art Lindgren and his wife, Cheryl, celebrated the arrival of three giant wind turbines late last year. That was before they were turned on. “In the first 10 minutes, our jaws dropped to the ground,” Mr. Lindgren said. “Nobody in the area could believe it. They were so loud.” Now, the Lindgrens, along with a dozen or so neighbors living less than a mile from the $15 million wind facility here, say the industrial whoosh-and-whoop of the 123-foot blades is making life in this otherwise tranquil corner of the island unbearable. They are among a small but growing number of families and homeowners across the country who say they have learned the hard way that wind power — a clean alternative to electricity from fossil fuels — is not without emissions of its own. Lawsuits and complaints about turbine noise, vibrations and subsequent lost property value have cropped up in Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Massachusetts, among other states. In one case in DeKalb County, Ill., at least 38 families have sued to have 100 turbines removed from a wind farm there. A judge rejected a motion to dismiss the case in June. Source: New York Times


Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries, today announced the appointment of Jeff Elder to the position of president.

AMSC Receives 3 Million Meter Amperium Wire Order From Korea's LS Cable Ltd.

- World's Largest High Temperature Superconductor Wire Order to Meet Demand for Superconductor Power Cables in Korea and the U.S. - Shipments of Amperium Wire to LS Cable to Begin in 2012


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Gregory J. Hofstetter Joins UMA Solar as National Account Specialist

UMA Solar, manufacturer and distributor of the industry's highest-performing solar thermal products for residential and commercial applications nationwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory J. Hofstetter as National Account Specialist.

New Group Calls for 25 Percent of Heating Needs in the Northeast to come from Renewable Energy

Today, the Northeast Biomass Thermal Working Group (NEBTWG) called on legislators and state officials in the northeastern U.S. to begin work on meeting 25% of the region's heating needs with renewable energy.

SolarShield SPF Indemnity Program Set for launch October 15, 2010

Walsh Carter & Associates, the San Francisco based insurance brokerage firm, is launching the insurance program that will break the log-jam in solar financing and is certain to change the way that commercial solar installations are funded. Two years in development, the SolarShield SPF policy assure

The NGN Forum™ Launches Smart Energy Forum™

The NGN Forum™ announced today that it has launched a Smart Energy Forum™ which will focus on IP services used to power the smart grid, home grids and alternative energy sources such as wind and solar.

American Superconductor Introduces Amperium™ Wire

- New Brand Name Launched for the Company's Ultra-Thin, High Amperage Superconductor Wire - High Capacity "Optical Fiber of Power" to be Utilized in Wide Range of Electrical Systems, Including Power Cables and SeaTitan™ Wind Turbines - Company Migrating to Higher Volume Wire Production Methodology

Here comes the sun: White House to go solar

Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama's house. The most famous residence in America, which has already boosted its green credentials by planting a garden, plans to install solar panels atop the White House's living quarters. The solar panels are to be installed by spring 2011, and will heat water for the first family and supply some electricity. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the plans Tuesday in Washington at a conference of local, state, academic and nonprofit leaders aimed at identifying how the federal government can improve its environmental performance. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush both tapped the sun during their days in the White House. Carter in the late 1970s spent $30,000 on a solar water-heating system for West Wing offices. Bush's solar systems powered a maintenance building and some of the mansion, and heated water for the pool. Obama, who has championed renewable energy, has been under increasing pressure to lead by example by installing solar at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, something White House officials said has been under consideration since he first took office. The decision perhaps has more import now after legislation to reduce global warming pollution died in the Senate, despite the White House's support. Obama has vowed to try again on a smaller scale. Source: MSNBC

National Semiconductor and Suntech Collaborate to Develop ‘Smart Panel' Technology

Multi-year Relationship Moves to Development Phase to Create Solar Arrays with Increased Efficiency

JA Solar to unveil new SECIUM solar module at Solar Power International 2010

Los Angeles, October 12-14, Booth 3418

See Christopher Associates' Range of New Technologies at Solar Power International 2010

Christopher Associates will display an extensive range of new technologies in Booth #333 at the upcoming Solar Power International, scheduled to take place October 12-14, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

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