USW, AWEA Announce Plan to Make U.S.A. Leader in Wind Energy

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."

Sunnovations Announces The Commercial Launch Of Its Groundbreaking Solar Hot Water Technology

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.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industries Join Call to Increase Clean Energy Investment

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.

Inventor of Photosynthesis-Based Solar Cells Wins Millennium Tech Prize

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."

Wal-Mart Telling Suppliers to Go Green

The World's First Quintuple Play

Cisco wires 'city in a box' for fast-growing Asia

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."

U.S. Moves One Step Closer to Tapping World-class Solar Energy on Public Lands

BLM announces rent policy for utility-scale solar power plants

OPEL International Announces a Capital Funds Raise

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.

Matrix Energy reaches Solar Fresh Air Heating milestone

Matrix Energy has now supplied over 400,000 ft2 of solar fresh air heating collector area since 1990 with over 125 solar air heating projects to its credit.

JA Solar and ECN join efforts to introduce high efficiency photovoltaic modules

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., (Nasdaq: JASO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, today announced at Intersolar Europe that it has partnered with the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) to introduce the metal wrap through (MWT) solar cell and module technology

Krayden, Inc. Introduces Dow Corning Solar Solutions' PV Cell and Module Coating

The solvent-based moisture cure is ideal for use as a photovoltaic (PV) cell and module coating because of its resistance to humidity and other harsh environments.

Global Small Hydro Power Market Analysis to 2020 - Installed Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends

Hydropower is the Most Popular Source of Electricity Generation Across the World

Ukraine Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015

Global Solar PV Market - Robust growth to continue

Glenn Wilson Appointed Dean Of Ecotech Institute

Community leader to guide students down the path to a sustainable career

LiteTouch, Inc. Sponsors Green-Built & Resource-Efficient Demonstration Home

Vision House Aspen 2010 debuts March 25 with LiteTouch lighting control system plus many other products and features covering all areas of green building and efficiency.

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