The Department of Energy will discuss the Green Collar economy as it pertains to the HVACR industry.
Obama's Green Energy Plan Endorsed by Investors Including T.Boone Pickens (Pickensplan.com)
Coal Combustion and Gasification Products will be a scholarly journal published by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and the American Coal Ash Association. The journal will present articles examining the solutions for and uses of coal combustion byproducts.
BIOPOLYGEN Group of the MEEC reports a successful completion of the first phase of its new biomass hydrolysis process tests and announces the plans to construct and demonstrate a small-scale pilot biorefinery for co-production of second generation ethanol, organic-mineral fertilizers and power.
Concentrator cells have been reaching increasingly impressive efficiencies, inspiring new interest in the high-efficiency, high-concentration approach. Currently, the record efficiency is 40.7 percent for a three-junction GaInP / GaInAs / Ge cell. From JX Crystals' perspective, its president Dr. Lewis M. Fraas sees the LCPV approach as fast to market with minimal risk. 'It is a simpler approach to understnd in terms of reliability and O&M because it is evolutionary from the traditional planar silicon module. Because of its simplicity, LCPV may be more suited to commercial building flat rooftops,' he recently told CPVToday.com in an interview.
NYIT buys electric vans as part of "greenprint" effort to minimize emissions, save on energy costs
The vision of the smart home has been around for decades. And an appealing vision it is - a computerized triumph of automation, controlling a house's lighting and heating, even the kitchen. Yet it has not yet caught on. What is needed is a "killer app" - a compelling use - and some government encouragement, according to Tim Woods, a partner in the consulting firm Poco Labs and an expert in smart home technology. The killer app, Mr. Woods said, will be energy efficiency .
"There are still too many system design options for HCPV which will delay its market acceptance"
Harvey Michaels, of MIT, has joined energy services firm Conservation Services Group's Board of Directors. For the past 30 years, Michaels has been a leading expert in developing approaches to energy efficiency and demand response.
Owl Power Company has announced Vegawatt , an innovative new cogeneration system for restaurants and food service facilities. Vegawatt uses waste vegetable oil from any food service operation as a fuel to generate on-site electricity and hot water, saving the restaurant thousands of dollars as well as providing a clean, renewable source of energy. Any food service location with fryers can use the Vegawatt system to save $800 monthly. It is a fully automated system that requires no intervention or maintenance by restaurant staff, no additional chemicals, and produces no liquid byproducts.
Green Investor at Investorideas.com reports on Thin Film Technologies Changing the Solar PV Business.
Evergreen Solar, Inc. today announced that it shipped 8.5 MW of products from its Devens factory and an additional 3.7 MW from its Marlboro pilot manufacturing facility, during the fourth quarter of 2008, in line with its announced expectations in October.
Industry Leaders Develop Global Standard for Power Distribution and Device Control
Clayton Power's series of Combies are the most compact in its class of a pure sine wave inverter and charger in a single unit. The Combi series is the third generation of mobile power systems from Clayton Power and distinguished by being very robust and compact.
Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy in San Diego, just took the wraps off a 10-megawatt solar farm in Nevada. That's small by industry standards, enough to light just 6,400 homes. But the ramifications are potentially huge. A veteran analyst has calculated that the facility can produce power at a cost of 7.5 cents a kilowatt-hour, less than the 9-cent benchmark for conventional electricity. If that's so, it marks a milestone that renewable fans have longed for: "grid parity," in which electricity from the sun, wind or other green sources can meet or beat the price performance of such carbon-based fuels as coal and natural gas. Original LA Times story.
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The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.