Solar Stock Update - July 31/09 - Dow's best month since Oct. '02

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its best month in nearly seven years, posting an 882-point boost since Friday, July 3. In fact it was the best July for Wall Street in twenty years. Gains for the week for the Dow and NASDAQ were meager however, with both gaining less than a percent. The 20SSI decreased 5.8% from last week's close but the net gain since July 3 was nearly 22 points.

Solar-Powered Compactors Put the Squeeze on Trash Collection Costs

On April 30, 2009, Mayor Michael Nutter unveiled the first of 500 BigBelly solar-powered trash compactors and 210 companion single-stream recycling units to be installed throughout Center City Philadelphia. The solar compactors save time, money and fuel by reducing demand for collection trips. The compactors are also smart trash receptacles: each unit sends a wireless signal to alert staff when it is full, so managers can optimize collection routes in real time based on data from every machine in the field.

Superconductor Electricity Pipelines: An Optimal Long-Haul Transmission Solution

While the United States is rich in renewable resources for the production of green electricity, expansion and modernization of the North American power grid will be required to transmit that power to where it is needed.

Technical Due Diligence of the Fuhrländer 1.5 MW Wind Turbine

AAER Wind Energy have partnered with Fuhrländer to manufacture the Fuhrländer 1.5 MW wind turbine on a license in Canada. To identify and minimize technical risks in the process of buying 1.5 MW wind turbines manufactured by AAER, Sky Power Corp, Canada's leading independent renewable energy company awarded the contract to SGS to carry out Technical Due Diligence for the wind turbine technology.

The Cutting Edge of Sustainable Home Design

One university's quest to revolutionize the built environment.

The Many Faces of Green in Architecture

Much is made these days of attaching the word œgreen to products and/or buildings as a means of promoting a product or building in the market place even though the greenness or sustainability may be tenuous at best. I believe it is timely to make clear and to discriminate as to just exactly what do we really mean when we refer to a building as being green as well what kind of green are we referring to. We are all not talking about the same green therefore I wish to examine what I see as the main categories of œgreen.

Using Smart Technology to create a RealGreenHome

In 2005 I swapped a perfectly good town house on 198sq m of land for 5400 sqm of land of œvalley Grassey Forest vegetation. This block some 22 km from the centre of Melbourne Australia (Australia's 2nd largest city) was going to be perfect for my growing family.

Oakajee steel mill in Western Australia must be powered by renewables.

Reports this week that the Chinese steelmaker, Ansteel, may build WA's first steel mill at the Oakajee industrial park outside Geraldton have been welcomed by the Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA).

AMSC Accelerates Shipments of Wind Turbine Components Under Amended Sinovel Supply Contract

- 36-Month Delivery Schedule Reduced to 28 Months to Meet Increased Demand for Sinovel's 1.5 Megawatt Wind Turbines - Sinovel Upgrades to PowerModule' PM3000W Power Converters - Total Contract Value Increased to More Than $470 Million

SGS Exhibits at the EOW 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden

SGS Competence Center for Wind Energy is one of the exhibitors at the EOW - European Offshore Wind 2009 Conference and Exhibition in Stockholm, on September 14-16, 2009. Meet us at Stand no. B0921.

Venture Capital Gets Back In The Cleantech Game

Venture capitalists increased investments in alternative energy by 73 percent over the past three months, according to a report issued Wednesday , an indication that the horrible market conditions from earlier this year may have abated. Investors are also be growing more confident because the government is making good on promises to try to shift the national energy policy more toward wind, solar and other renewable technologies. Venture capital investment totaled $572 million in the second quarter, according to Ernst & Young LLP.

RENEWABLE SOURCES SOAR TO OVER 11% OF U.S. ENERGY PRODUCTION

NOW PROVIDING MORE ENERGY THAN NUCLEAR POWER

Solar News on GWS Technologies (GWSC.OB)

Solar News - GWS Technologies (OTCBB:GWSC) Announces Initial Development of Lubbock, Texas Solar Farm

Wescorp Energy (OTCBB:WSCE) Joint Venture News

Oil and Gas Technology Solutions Company, Wescorp Energy (OTCBB:WSCE) ,enters into Joint Venture Partnership with Cancen Oil Canada Corporation (COCC)

Venango Technology Center Invests $3.4 Million in Energy-Efficiency Upgrades

The Venango Technology Center (VTC) in Oil City, Pa., a regional vo-tech training center, is investing $3.4 million in energy efficiency upgrades to its facility. TAC by Schneider Electric will do the work as a performance contract and guarantees the VTC will save $50 K annually in utility charges.

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LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

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.