Solar plane cruises to historic flight

Confidence soared among the crew of an experimental solar-powered aircraft on Wednesday as it cruised above Switzerland in a historic bid to fly around the clock and prove the value of solar energy. The Swiss pilot's take-off run took barely 90 meters, testimony to the light weight and giant airliner-size wingspan of the single seater craft , which relies totally on 12,000 solar cells and nearly half a tonne of batteries.

Ecotech Institute Classes Begin Today

Students Begin Coursework at First Career College in the U.S. Focused on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Design

Direct Grid Secures Private Financing

Direct Grid Technologies, LLC, announced that it has successfully secured $4.7 million in private equity financing. The company will use proceeds to launch manufacturing with the required capacity to meet secured purchase agreements with a variety of solar equipment manufacturers.

GlacialLight's Novel GL-SD60 Series, Waterproof DC-Powered LED Spotlights or Floodlights

GlacialLight launching GL-SD60 Series Waterproof DC-Powered LED Spotlights or Floodlights

Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Concludes Knockout Qualifying Stage; Announces Teams Moving into Finals

15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue in Pursuit of Ten Million Dollars in Prize Money for Super Fuel-Efficient Cars

New High Performance Fuse and Fuseholder Combo for Photovoltaic Systems

ASO fuse offers protection up to 1000 VDC with FSO Touch Safe fuseholder for DIN Rail mounting. Added to Schurter's portfolio of products for the solar industry are the new ASO series fuse and FSO series fuseholder.

University of Michigan wins American Solar Challenge

After outracing the competition over the course of a week and 1,100 miles, the University of Michigan has captured top honors at the American Solar Challenge 2010 .  U-M's Solar Car Team cruised to victory in 28 hours, 14 minutes, and 44 seconds, crossing the finish line in Naperville, Illinois on Saturday with a time more than two hours better than that of the second place squad from the University of Minnesota. This was University of Michigan’s sixth North American title, having won the first race in 1990 in Sunrunner and third in a row.

Hydrogen & fuel cells - energy supplier of the future

Peter Sauber, CEO of the Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse, who was a co-organizer of the WHEC and will be hosting the international specialist forum f-cell in Germany, says: "There is agreement worldwide that hydrogen has to be used as an energy carrier more intensively in future."

Fuel cell specialist forum f-cell 2010: program online

The tenth fuel cell forum f-cell on September 27 and 28 in Stuttgart offers experts from the areas of hydrogen, fuel cells, and electromobility more than 80 lectures and a comprehensive trade fair. The complete program of lectures can now be called up at: www.f-cell.de.

Green Certification and Awards for Atlanta's premier Marvin Windows Showroom

Architectural Visions Inc. partners with EarthCraft for a Sustainable Design

NEPTUNE RENEWABLE ENERGY'S FULL-SCALE TIDAL STREAM GENERATOR REACHES HULL

Neptune Renewable Energy Ltd (NREL) - announces that the first full-scale demonstrator of its world-leading 'green-energy' Proteus tidal stream power plant, which can work equally well in ebb and flow currents, has now been transferred from Wear Dock in Sunderland to Hull.

DEK Solar Looks Forward to Semicon West 2010

DEK Solar has confirmed plans to attend this year's Semicon West exhibition, being held at San Francisco's Moscone Center from 13th - 15th July. On hand from booth 5251 in the North hall, the DEK Solar team will be talking to visitors about the company's recent technology innovations and process advances.

FIRST RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE IN CALIFORNIA GOES SOLAR

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, Canadian Solar Inc and HelioPower announced a new 116kW roof-mount photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system at the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego at 2929 Children’s Way in San Diego. This is the first Ronald McDonald House in California to use solar energy to help power the House that supports families with seriously ill children in local hospitals. Ronald McDonald House of San Diego will serve more than 20,000 families this year alone, and the solar electric installation will help offset the electrical needs of the families with clean energy. This month, the House celebrates the one-year anniversary of its 47-bedroom House for overnight guests and its Family Care Center, which serves as a day-time refuge for anyone with a child in a San Diego hospital.

Acro Energy Reports 297 Percent Increase in YOY Quarterly Revenues

Acro Energy announced this week that its second quarter 2010 gross revenues were a 297 percent increase compared to the gross revenues of the company for the three-month period ending June 30, 2009.

Intersolar North America

Intersolar North America, taking place from July 13-15 in San Francisco's Moscone Center West Hall, promotes the development of business opportunities throughout the U.S. solar industry. More than 570 U.S.-based and international exhibitors and 20,000 trade visitors are expected.

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