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Dow Chemical Co. is set to showcase its most recent energy-saving innovations at the International Builders' Show in Florida. The company's Building Solutions team will be displaying a range of insulation, air sealing and renewable energy solutions for homeowners. "Building a high performance home starts with sealing the building envelope," said Dale Winger, residential market manager, Dow Building Solutions, in a Jan. 5 news release. He added that the products on display would reflect the growing demand for more energy-efficient homes. Latest developments include a variety of spray polyurethane foam products to reduce air and moisture infiltration causes by gaps and cracks in buildings, as well a selection of rigid foam insulation designed to meet the needs of specific above-grade wall applications. As well as polyurethane and other foam solutions, the company will be showcasing its Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles, a solar-power product for residential homes expected to be commercially available in the US market by mid-2011. IBS 2011 is one of the largest annual light construction shows in the world and will take place Jan. 12-15 in Orlando, Fla.
SkyFuel is developing a colossal parabolic trough solar collector with greater concentration than the SkyTrough, itself an improvement on glass-based technology. The collector will be designed to operate at higher temperatures, making thermal storage even more cost effective for baseload power.
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GE Energy Financial Services and Bankers Commercial Corp, a unit of UnionBanCal Corp, have acquired the 150MW Alta Wind I wind farm in Tehachapi, in Kern County, California.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt got another marketing jolt Monday, when it received the North American Car of the Year. The car that runs on electricity for 40 miles (65 kilometers) before a backup gas engine kicks in beat out the Nissan Leaf, another electric, and Hyundai Sonata in the annual ceremony on the first day of media previews for the Detroit auto show. Forty-nine auto journalists from the U.S. and Canada made the picks. The vehicles are judged on innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value. It's the latest in a string of accolades for the Volt, which went on sale in limited markets in December and costs $40,280. It was named the Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine named the Volt the 2011 car of the year the same month. General Motors Co. Vice Chairman Tom Stephens said the Volt "represents the soul" of the new GM, on the rebound after enduring a government-led bankruptcy in 2009. GM sold between 250 and 350 Chevy Volts in December and Nissan's sales totaled less than 10 Leaf sedans in the past two weeks. Production for both is slowly ramping up. It will be well into 2012 before both the Volt and Leaf, which costs $32,780, are available nationwide. Early demand is strong: About 50,000 people already are on waiting lists. The Volts are being assembled in Detroit. GM predicts it will sell 10,000 of them in 2011 and between 35,000 and 45,000 in 2012. By way of comparison, Chevrolet sold 187,250 Malibu sedans in the first 11 months of 2010 with sticker prices that start at $21,975.
KDC Solar has collaborated with United Stationers Supply and Sudler Companies to design, install, own and operate a 3.25MW roof-mounted solar installation in New Jersey, US.
Suzlon Energy, a wind turbine manufacturer, has secured an order from Vedanta Group firm Hindustan Zinc to set up, operate and maintain 150MW of wind power projects in India.
General Motors (GM) and the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have signed a licensing agreement to use Argonne's patented composite cathode material to develop advanced lithium-ion batteries that last longer between charges and can charge at higher voltages.
Izhar Energy on behalf of REAP has organized four training program at Vision Hall Lahore Pakistan in collaboration with GTZ Pakistan. The training was attended by Engineers and Installers from Solar Energy Industry. The training includes theoritical and on job training.
Utility Partners of America (UPA) has won a contract from Itron, a technology provider to the global energy and water industries, to deploy a substantial water meter automation project for the Cleveland Division of Water in Ohio.
Canada-based Plutonic Power and GE Energy Financial Services have agreed to acquire three photovoltaic (PV) solar facilities with a combined capacity of 50MW from First Solar in Canada.
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