OPEL Solar Advancements Build CPV as an Affordable Solar Alternative & Create Jobs
With a total of just over 7,000 participants from 55 countries; and over 450 exhibiting companies from 16 countries All-Energy 2010 (Aberdeen, 19-20 May 2010), the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, has proved to be a true record-breaker.
- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) and Shoals Technologies Group, providers of energy solutions that create and maintain clean and sustainable energy, have developed the first in a series of new "smart" Shoals products: junction boxes with National Semiconductor's SolarMagic™ inside.
National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) and QC Solar, a leader in manufacturing photovoltaic connecting systems, have signed a sales agreement to integrate National's award-winning SolarMagic™ technology into QC Solar's SmartTrack™ product line, including intelligent junction boxes.
National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) and Huber+Suhner AG, a leading global supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, are debuting Huber+Suhner's next-generation of solar junction boxes with National Semiconductor's award-winning SolarMagic™ technology inside.
National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) and Green Energy Solar (GESOLAR), a leading provider of solar energy products and services, have developed GESOLAR brand modules with embedded SolarMagic™ power optimization technology from National.
Electronics Industry Veteran Provides Marketing Support for Expanded Sales Efforts
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the United Steelworkers (USW) today released a joint ‘Framework Agreement' to create a ‘Partnership for Progress' in accelerating the development and deployment of wind energy production in the U.S. In the coming days, AWEA and the USW will release a cooperative action agenda they intend to jointly pursue and advocate for adoption by Congress and the Obama Administration . That agenda will include policies such as a federal Renewable Electricity Standard and the extension of necessary tax incentives. The USW's Leo W. Gerard expanded on the Framework Agreement by explaining it has four components. "First the agreement calls for an initial assessment of exactly where we are. On any journey, it's vital that you know where you're starting from. Second, it calls for results-oriented targets that identify the destination. Third, to get us from here to there, it creates a partnership on a public policy agenda with the goal of enhancing the expansion of domestic supply chains and ensuring that we have the qualified and skilled workers we need. During the journey, it lastly calls for periodic assessments to ensure that the effort stays on track."
Company brings new, maintenance-free solar water heating technology to US residences. Sunnovations and its passive "geyser-pump" system removes many of the real and perceived barriers to entry for homeowners, allowing for maintenance-free operation suitable for all climate zones.
The Electric Drive Transportation Association, the National Hydrogen Association and U.S. Fuel Cell Council added their support today to dramatically increase the U.S. investment in clean energy technologies.
Professor Michael Gratzel The inventor of a low-cost solar cell that could be used to build electricity generating windows has been awarded this year's Millennium Technology Prize. He received the €800,000 prize at a ceremony in Helsinki. Explaining his inspiration, he said: "I was always intrigued by the way plants capture sunlight and turn it into fuels like sugar. Gratzel says "Natural photosynthesis was the inspiration, and our solar cell is the only one that mimics the natural photosynthetic process." Gratzel cells rely on nanotechnology to produce power from sunlight. "We are using nanocrystal films in which the particles are so small, they don't scatter light," said Professor Gratzel. "You can imagine using those cells as electricity producing windows. What's very exciting is that you collect light from all sides, so can capture electricity from the inside as well as the outside. You could think that the glass of all high-rises in New York would be electricity generating panels."
The World's First Quintuple Play
Cisco Systems is helping build a prototype in South Korea for what one developer describes as an instant "city in a box." Cisco, which has more than 4,400 employees and contractors in Research Triangle Park, is wiring every tech nook and cranny of the new city, making it one of the most technologically sophisticated urban centers on the planet. New Songdo City, a soon-to-be-completed metropolis about the size of downtown Boston that serves as a showroom model for what is expected to be the first of many assembly-line cities. In addition to state-of-the-art information technology, Songdo will emit just one-third of the greenhouse gases of a typical city of similar size. "Everything will be connected - buildings, cars, energy - everything," said Wim Elfrink, Cisco's Bangalore-based chief globalization officer. "This is the tipping point. When we start building cities with technology in the infrastructure, it's beyond my imagination what that will enable."
BLM announces rent policy for utility-scale solar power plants
OPEL International Inc. (TSX-V: OPL) (the "Company" or "OPEL"), a leading global supplier of high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") solar panels and solar tracker systems, today announced that due to a rapid increase in the pipeline for solar business, OPEL intends to raise up to $7 million in a brokered "best efforts" private placement of units of the Company ("Units") at a price of $0.30 per Unit.
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