Ford Plant Makes Way for Alt Energy Park

In a true sign of the times, earlier this month, Ford struck a deal to sell their entire Wixom, Mich.plant to two companies focused on the creation and storage of alternative energy. According to Ford officials, the plant is being sold to Xtreme Power of Austin, Texas, and Clairvoyant Energy of Santa Barbara, Calif., for $725 million and will be redeveloped as a renewable energy park.  The Wixom project is expected to create about 4,000 jobs.

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Elithis Tower, the first positive energy office structure, is now open

Designed and constructed at equal cost to a traditional building, the 54,000 square foot structure produces six times fewer greenhouse gas emissions

Canadian commercial solar hot water market receive huge boost

For large solar hot water systems, the cost of solar panels has up to now been a huge part of the overall Solar Hot water system cost. An Alberta company can supply evacuated tube collectors at a price less than the government incentive program will rebate for each collector-in effect free panels!

Solar Electric Panels Valued for Distribution

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Making solar heat add up: A new study reveals the potential of solar thermal in Europe

Brussels, 25 September 2009. Since heat accounts for nearly half of the overall energy demand in the European Union, the solar thermal industry will no doubt make a significant contribution to the 20% target of renewable energy set by the new RES Directive. A new Study "Potential of Solar Thermal in Europe" examines the growth that can come from the solar thermal heating and cooling sector.

RENEWABLE SOURCES NOW EXCEED 11% OF U.S. ENERGY AND ELECTRICITY

renewable energy sources provided 11.37% of domestic U.S. energy production in June 2009 - the latest month for which data has been published. And renewable energy sources provided 11.18 percent of net U.S. electrical generation for the first six months of 2009.

Solar Industry and Environmental Leaders Discuss Outlook for Utility-Scale Solar

Lunch Briefing Explores Policy and Market Opportunities for Sector

Car Battery Market Gets a Boost

Shares of A123 Systems, one of just a handful of U.S.-based makers of batteries for electric cars, debuted sharply higher from its offering price Thursday as investors cheered the closely-watched firm. The firm is one of just a few American companies that are competing with much larger Asian rivals for the potentially lucrative hybrid and plug-in electric car battery market. As the battery is the most expensive component in an electric car, the thinking goes that whoever controls the battery market may ultimately control the auto industry.

North America's First Feed-In Tariff Launched

On September 24, 2009, the Government of Ontario officially launched Canada's first feed-in tariff, a new renewable energy program established under the landmark Green Energy Act. The feed-in tariff is a cornerstone of the province's plan, Government's 10 steps to green energy, to make Ontario a No

Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com;A123Systems(Nasdaq:AONE)Comes

Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com- Lithium Battery Company A123Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGM: AONE) Comes to Market; 28.1 Million Shares at $13.50

Look to Spain for Lessons on Alternative Energy Economy

Few nations are better positioned -- or motivated -- to fuse the fight against recession and global warming than Spain. The country is already a leader in renewable fuels through $30 billion in public support and has been cited by the Obama administration as a model for the creation of a green economy. Spain generates about 24.5 percent of its electricity through renewable sources, compared with about 7 percent in the United States. But with unemployment at 18.5 percent, the government here is preparing to take a dramatic next step. Through a combination of new laws and public and private investment, officials estimate that they can generate a million new green jobs over the next decade.

Sustainable Energy Introduces PARALEX Solar Power System in Hamburg, Germany

PARALEX propels Sustainable Energy to forefront of solar power industry and sets a new standard for rooftop solar power by delivering higher energy yields at safe voltages with the lowest cost of ownership

Solar powered parking-lot light delivers affordable off-grid illumination

Carmanah Technologies has unveiled the newest design in solar LED lighting: the EverGEN™ 1710 solar-powered area light. The EverGEN 1710 light combines advanced motion-sensing capabilities with a range of energy saving operating profiles to ensure bright, reliable illumination whenever and wher

San Francisco to Los Angeles roadtrip . . . in an electric vehicle?

Yeah, that doesn't sound so great given the current limited range of EVs, but solar installer SolarCity has decided to lend a hand and has built a set of four solar electric-car charging stations along U.S. Route 101 . SolarCity is calling the project the world's first solar-powered electric-car charging corridor. Each station comes equipped with a 29-kilowatt solar-power system that's connected to the electrical grid, so that drivers can charge their vehicles even when the sun isn't shining. The stations are fast-charging, meaning that they feed electricity into the vehicles more speedily than standard wall outlets. But they still will take more than three hours to fully charge an electric car.

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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.