Message from AWEA CEO Denise Bode regarding attacks on 1603 Program

Recently a number of news stories and politically motivated TV ads have run across the country that falsely attack policies critical to keeping Americans working in wind power -- a bright spot in the economy, which has kept 85,000 Americans working during the recession. These stories and campaign ads have challenged renewable energy tax credits (the 1603 tax credits) which have been one of the most effective public policies in existence for saving American jobs. In the recession, project development and financing was difficult to obtain and costly. Many wind projects in mid-development could not complete financing. As a result, wind investment stalled with some projects stopping mid-construction; laying off construction workers and leaving wind towers and blades on the ground. The 1603 tax credit program restarted stalled projects and saved thousands of jobs at risk. Every job saved was an American job. 100% of projects that receive investment tax credits through 1603 are built in the U.S. as required by the Recovery Act. The program also supports America’s growing manufacturing and supply chain industries. U.S. wind turbine domestic manufacturing has grown 12-fold, with an increase in domestic content from 25% only a few years ago to over 50% now, and nearly 400 American manufacturing facilities making wind components. Full Press Release.

BrightSource Energy to join the 4th International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit as speaker

This year in Sevilla, on November 15 to 17, over 700 people will get together next month to network & discuss with other experts of the CSP industry.

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize Competition

The intention and purpose of the Progressive Automotive X-Prize could actually not be higher… to simply see who could produce a vehicle that could achieve a 100mpg rating without cluttering up the atmosphere with noxious gasses.

Soaring Photovoltaic Demand Drives Record Levels of Equipment Spending

Chinese and Taiwanese Manufacturers Account for 80% of Q3'10 Incremental Capacity

Grid Interconnection Solutions for Solar and Wind Power Plants

AMSC Launches SolarTie™ Grid Interconnection Solution for Utility-Scale Solar Power Market.

Worldwide Solar Solution Demand

Greg Schulte is the President of Bonfiglioli USA, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of gear motors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes. The company is also a primary developer of systems which integrate electronic, hydraulic and mechanical engineering. He was appointed to this position in June 2008 and oversees the Bonfiglioli Group's American subsidiary headquarters located in Hebron, Kentucky.

Message from AWEA CEO Denise Bode regarding attacks on 1603 Program

Setting the record straight – the truth about how renewable energy tax credits kept Americans at work!

Infrabel and Enfinity Put Solar Power on High-Speed Rail Tunnel Rooftop

First-of-a-Kind Solar Power System for European Rail Operator

Renewable Energy Markets Association Applauds Proposed Revisions to the FTC Green Guides

Organization looks forward to working with FTC on developing final update

SolarCity Named a Green Power Supplier of the Year by U.S. Department of Energy

Company recognized for its efforts to supply renewable energy to homeowners and businesses in the non-utility category

Patriot Solar Group Announces Opening of its "E-Commerce Site"

Albion, Mich. - October 20, 2010 - Patriot Solar Group announces its new e-commerce site, focusing on selling a wide-range of solar-powered products.

Los Angeles Builds Out New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Key Transit Locations

The California Energy Commission recently announced EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle infrastructure solutions (EVISs) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting a pilot program to assess the integration of PEV’s into the transportation network and consumer behavior and ridership patterns. This pilot project aims to understand the viability of a PEV-transit network and establish best practices that optimize the consumer experience while reducing the carbon footprint of Los Angeles. The transportation sector alone accounts for 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the State of California, six percent higher than the national average. Completion of this project and its potential as a major transit component will further reduce priority air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions in the City and County of Los Angeles.

Christopher Associates Offers 25-Year Warranty on Solar Backsheet Materials

After extensive testing, the warranty on select Zoomlight backsheet materials has been extended to 25 years. This meets or exceeds most solar panel OEM warranties.

f-cell: Good prospects for fuel cells

The market launch of fuel cells for stationary, mobile, and portable applications in houses, vehicles, and for self-contained power supply: This joint mission dominated the mood at the tenth international fuel cell specialist forum f-cell at the end of September in Stuttgart, Germany.

Iberese & Siemens CSP parabolic trough plant Lebrija I visited by attendees of CSP Today Sevilla

CSP Today talks to Iberese, Siemen's other half in the construction of Lebrija I, a 50MW concentrated solar thermal Power plant in Sevilla.

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