Coulomb Technologies to install 4,600 electric vehicle charging stations

LA Times - Coulomb Technologies plans to install 4,600 electric vehicle charging stations for free around the country. The installations are part of a $37-million project called ChargePoint America, funded partly by a $15-million stimulus grant administered by the Department of Energy through the Transportation Electrification Initiative. Once the stations are in place, Purdue University and Idaho National Labs will analyze data about vehicle use and charging patterns. The company, based in Campbell, Calif., will immediately start setting up public and private stations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco Bay Area. The stations will also go up in Austin, Texas; Detroit; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Redmond, Wash.; and Washington, D.C. Once installation launches in the coming weeks, more than 1,000 stations are scheduled to be put in by December, with the rest to be in place by September 2011.

AltEnergyMag Interview - Recycle CO2 into Fuel

From sources such as natural gas fields, refinery flare gas, landfill gas, municipal waste, algae and other biomass, there is an abundant supply of inexpensive feedstock available to produce large and sustainable quantities of liquid fuel to replace petroleum for global consumption, thereby eliminating our dependence on petroleum.

Case Study - How Spinwave Systems' Wireless Mesh Network is Helping Dartmouth College Monitor Energy

When Dartmouth, prompted by soaring fuel costs and concern about CO2 emissions, decided to install a network to collect more timely information on its heating/cooling system, it turned to Spinwave Systems. The college is deploying Spinwave sensors and other wireless networking hardware, linked together by Spinwave's wireless mesh network to give college facilities managers the ability to view energy system operations in near-real-time.

Greenest IT in Canada award announces Empower Software as Finalist

Vancouver, BC- June 8, 2010- Success in developing portable energy management software for the smart grid has earned Empower Software a finalist for the Greenest IT in Canada.

LPP Combustion Generates Clean, Green Power Using Bio-ethanol

LPP Combustion, LLC, a Columbia, MD based innovator in liquid fuel technology, has successfully demonstrated the clean generation of green, dispatchable, renewable power on a 30kW Capstone C30 gas turbine while burning Naphtha and Bio-Ethanol.

Ontario Solar Academy Reaches Milestone in Solar PV Training

Ontario Solar Academy (OSA) graduated its 100th student since beginning its 5-Day PV Design & Installation classes in February of this year.

Trina Solar Hosts Factory Tour for Customers

Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from ingots to modules, recently hosted customers from around the world at its Changzhou headquarters for a grand opening of its new factory.

ZigBee Alliance & SunSpec Alliance Collaborate on Renewable Energy Management

Today ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer electronics applications announced an agreement to collaborate with SunSpec Alliance to define standards for renewable energy and microgrid management using ZigBee Smart Energy Version 2.0. The collaboration between the two Alliances will address the existing gap between the growing use of distributed generation via renewable energy resources and the Smart Grid, in order to take advantage of the energy management efficiencies of the Smart Grid.

The ZigBee alliance and SUNSPEC Alliance collaborate on renewable energy management via ZigBEE smart energy

Joint efforts will focus on connecting renewable energy distributed generation sources to Smart Grid

SMA Powers St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Dream Home®

SMA America, LLC, the U.S.-based subsidiary of global solar technology leader SMA Solar Technology AG, has partnered with leading solar integrator Idaho Solar Design & Consulting, Inc. to provide two SMA Sunny Boy 5000U solar inverters for the St. Jude Boise, Idaho Dream Home®.

Mistaya Engineering Releases Windographer 2.0

Mistaya Engineering Inc. has announced a major new release of Windographer, its flagship wind data analysis software. Windographer is used worldwide to analyze wind resource data measured by met tower, SoDAR, or LiDAR.

Kyocera Solar's New Solar Plant Opens In San Diego

Initially, it will produce 30 megawatts of solar modules a year for the US market. But the plant's capacity is expected to expand as Japanese-owned Kyocera seeks to produce one gigawatt (1,000MW) of solar cells worldwide by March 2013. Kyocera's 210-watt and 235W modules are being produced at the San Diego facility, the company's most powerful and efficient solar power products. Tatsumi Maeda, vice president and general manager of Kyocera Corporation's Solar Energy Group, said: "High-quality, high-efficiency solar modules from Kyocera's San Diego plant fulfill the ‘Buy American' provisions enacted by the U.S. government, while meeting the rising demand for renewable energy that has accompanied the current administration's ‘Green New Deal' measures."

OPEL International Updates Revenue Outlook

OPEL International Inc. (TSX-V: OPL) ("OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading global supplier of high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") solar panels and trackers, announced that its revenue outlook for the next 18 months is expected to be significantly higher.

Bentek Solar Receives UL 1741 Certification for Its String Combiners

The company announces that its family of string combiners is now ETL listed to UL standard 1741 and certified to CSA C22.2, according to UL standard 1741 for photovoltaic combiner enclosures.

Smart House Developed Through ASHRAE Grant

From smart home controls to solar powered gas refrigeration, undergraduate HVAC&R students in their senior year are able to gain hands-on experience in their field thanks to the 2010-2011 ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant. "Purdue University is designing and building a net zero energy home that will showcase a variety of new technologies for residential construction" Bill Hutzel, faculty advisor of the project, said. The ASHRAE grant will provide the crucial infrastructure for monitoring and controlling the mechanical, electrical, lighting and other systems in the smart house by developing the controls schematic; developing the sequence of operation; developing the control code; installing the controls and sensors; and commissioning the building systems. The smart house will become a multidisciplinary living laboratory for large numbers of university students interested in low energy residential construction.

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