GE to Invest $100M+ in New York Battery Plant

General Electric has announced that it plans to build a new battery factory in upstate New York with an "initial investment" of $100 million and additional funds requested under the stimulus package. First up for the New York plant, if all of the financing comes through: batteries for hybrid freight trains. It's looking at providing energy storage devices for other applications including utilities, telecoms and load leveling for the smart grid. At full capacity, the new plant is designed to produce 10 million battery cells, or about 900 MW-hours of energy storage per year.

OPEL International Expands U.S. Sales Force with a New Director of Western Regional Sales

OPEL Prepares for US Solar Market's "Green" Growth

AMSC Signs Contract with ACCIONA Energy for New Wind Turbine Low Voltage Ride Through Solution

- D-VAR® RT Solution Enables Individual Wind Turbines to Meet Strict Grid Interconnection Code in Spain - Contract Value Exceeds $10 Million - New Product Opens Wind Turbine Retrofit Opportunity

SGS Announces New Head of Wind Energy Department

Axel Andreä has been appointed as the new Head of the SGS Wind Energy Department to manage the Global Wind Energy Competence Center and the German Technical Office for Wind Energy in Hamburg

ISKRA WIND TURBINES REBRANDS TO EVANCE

Iskra Wind Turbines launches today its new company brand - Evance, and announces four new European resellers.

EVANCE LAUNCHES THE ISKRA R9000 ADVANCED TURBINE

Evance (formerly Iskra Wind Turbines) has launched a new 5kW wind turbine that heralds a significant advance in efficiency, reliability, durability, corrosion resistance, and reduced installation time and cost.

More than just emissions on 2009 Budget day

'Australian Governments must use the budget process to support initiatives that will result in real cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, not just a slowing in growth of emissions,' says Dr Ray Wills, Chief Executive of the WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA).

SCHOTT Solar Inaugurates Flagship U.S. Manufacturing Facility

May 11, 2009 (Albuquerque, NM) - SCHOTT Solar is opening the first solar manufacturing facility after the economic stimulus was enacted in February. The facility will created 350 green-collar jobs, which is the world's first production site for both utility-scale CSP receivers and PV modules.

Duke Energy and State Regulators Reach Agreement on Utility-Owned Distributed Solar Program

New "Distributed Solar Power Plant" Model Moving Forward in North Carolina

Cenex to Host UK National Biomethane Conference

From waste to transport fuel, a two-day event to be held in Loughborough

Sunpark Energy to Power Sunlight Music Festival

Sunpark will provide power from its own solar arrays and other EcoLogo certified sources to ensure all of the power requirements of the outdoor music festival are met by clean, renewable energy.

New Automotive Power Systems utilizes latest military technology

By using the latest lithium technology the weight and size in our new power systems has been drastically reduced. The systems have been developed for military purposes and in relations to lead solutions, security and performance is top notch.

State snares federal dollars for renewable energy work

One Wisconsin non-profit organization and three post-secondary schools captured more than $1 million for projects to help the federal government address market and deployment challenges identified in a 2008 Department of Energy report.

Make a Solar Oven with Local Materials

Woodstock Museum on Sun. May 17th will host a workshop, Make a Solar Oven with Dr. Richard Komp at 10am, at 13 Bach Rd., Saugerties, NY 12477, 845 246-0600. The cost is $25 and includes lunch. Also, a power presentation. www.WoodstockMuseum.org

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Associations Criticize DOE Program Cuts

Washington DC--May 7, 2009--The National Hydrogen Association (NHA) and U.S. Fuel Cell Council (USFCC) issued the following joint statement regarding the Obama Administration's FY 2010 budget request for the U.S Department of Energy.

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