Germany's BELECTRIC developed more than 300 MW of PV systems in 2010, propelling it to the top of IMS Research's 2010 Global PV System Integrator Rankings.
640-acre Niobrara Energy Park proposal approved by Weld County Commissioners
The Commonwealth Business Council's (CBC) 2011 Power Summit will begin tomorrow, March 1, 2011 at the Royal Commonwealth Society, London.
Japan's massive earthquake, tsunami, and now nuclear disaster, is starting to shine a spotlight on just how important the country is in terms of clean energy technology, from solar to electric cars. In these early days, two initial assessments have emerged. The supply of materials and parts for solar and EVs could face serious interruptions in the short term. At the same time, the focus on Japan's partially melting nuclear reactors could also bolster solar and other renewable energy development as policymakers and investors reconsider their support of nuclear power. Japan is both a large producer and user of solar energy equipment. The country accounted for more than a fifth of the world's chip production in 2010, according to IHS iSuppli, and many of the same Japanese firms that make chips and electronic gadgets also make solar energy equipment. While factories for making the final products may not suffer serious long-term damage, they might find it difficult to get raw materials and parts in the near term, the market research firm said.
2011 Honda Insight Gateway product to hybrid electric vehicle technology becomes even more affordable
The 2011 Honda Insight hybrid electric vehicle is a five-passenger, five-door dedicated hybrid vehicle. It is powered by the Honda Integrated Motor Assist™ (IMA™) system comprised of a 1.3-liter i VTEC® gasoline engine and a 10-kilowatt electric motor that together contribute to an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 40/43/41 miles per gallon2.
Rapid Electric Vehicles (REV) has recently brought on John Wallace, a 20 year automotive veteran with experience in alternative energy technology development. This is the first of a series of announcements from REV. They have found their niche in targeting ideal early adopters for Electric Vehicles - the commercial fleet market.
$550 million to go green and save green in the process. Ford Motor Company is celebrating production of its all-new global Ford Focus, built for North American customers in its completely transformed Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP). Following a $550 million transformation, the plant features an environmentally friendly workplace with flexible manufacturing capability and a motivated, specially trained work force ready to deliver a fuel-efficient new car to the marketplace.
Former B.C. Premier and Mayor of Vancouver Brings Environmental Leadership to Fast Growth Battery Tech Firm
Brian Krolicki, Lt. Governor of Nevada, announces that Green Fuels America, Inc. will manufacture its FuelMatic™ and other commercial biodiesel processors in Nevada.
In recent weeks the world has seen a dramatic change in the political structure in North Africa and Middle East. With all eyes of the world on the region the question remains what does the future economy hold and what does this mean for investment and the development of solar projects.
Senior Army advisor takes renewable energy role, OTE Corporation targets ocean thermal opportunities
Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation develops systems using the natural temperature gradient of the ocean to produce clean, sustainable base-load power and fresh drinking water, without the use of fossil fuels. Sea water district cooling, aquaculture and hydrogen production are also by-products.
Americans' concerns over nuclear power have spiked in the wake of Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis, but how the events will affect the long-term discussion over sources of energy is still unclear. In a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted with 1,004 adults last week, about 70 percent of American's said that they are now more concerned with a nuclear disaster occurring in the U.S. In that same poll, 47 percent of respondents said they oppose construction of nuclear power plants in the U.S, compared to 44 percent who favor it. A survey done before the Japanese earthquake and tsunami found that 57 percent either strongly or somewhat supported "the use of nuclear energy as one of the ways to provide electricity for the U.S.," with 38 percent strongly or somewhat opposed. Support for nuclear energy peaked last year, with 62 percent voicing support. Overall, support has been over 50 percent for most of the last decade and is higher now than it was a decade ago. In its analysis, Gallup said that short-term worries over nuclear disasters may not affect Americans' support for nuclear energy over the long term. Still, a look at the media coverage and discussion during the crisis shows that the incidents have served as an unhappy reminder of the risks of nuclear energy, which will likely cause regulatory reviews of nuclear safety at a number of U.S. plants. The nuclear crisis also appears to have rekindled people's awareness of radiation and the sources of the country's energy, all of which have trade-offs.
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Pfister Energy, a provider and installer of renewable energy power generation systems, today announced that it has completed the installation of a 115.92 kW (DC) solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the Bergen County Prosecutor's office in Paramus, New Jersey.
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