Restaurant Generates Energy from the Deep Fryer!

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.

Thin Film Technologies Changing the Solar PV Business

Green Investor at Investorideas.com reports on Thin Film Technologies Changing the Solar PV Business.

Evergreen Solar Announces Continued Progress at Devens Facility

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.

Crestron Joins EMerge Alliance' Improving Commercial Interiors

Industry Leaders Develop Global Standard for Power Distribution and Device Control

The world's most compact inverter/charger series by Clayton Power comes on the market now

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.

Solar Power for 7.5 cents a kilowatt-hour!

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.

Homeowners Can Cut Home Energy Bills & 2009 Income Taxes with Energy Efficiency Home Improvements

Making your home more energy efficient can not only save you big bucks in 2009, but also put money back in your pocket.

Owl Power Announces Installation and Operation of World's First Clean Energy System for Restaurants

Finz Seafood & Grill shows how any restaurant can use their own waste vegetable oil to generate electricity and hot water at their back door

Mapping the Solar Potential of Every Rooftop

The engineering company CH2M Hill is now joining hands with the U.S. Department of Energy to provide Internet solar maps of 25 American cities, using Google Earth technology to chart the precise solar potential of neighborhoods, literally rooftop by rooftop. The company has just finished mapping all of San Francisco, allowing residents to enter their address and take the solar measure of their own home. "People in San Francisco think we don't have any solar potential,' says Gavin Newsom, the city's deep-green mayor. "But the map shows we have a lot more sun than you'd believe." Time Magazine Source.

Top 10 Green-Tech Breakthroughs of 2008

From Wired Science - Green technology was hot in 2008. Barack Obama won the presidential election promising green jobs to Rust Belt workers. Investors poured $5 billion into the sector just through the first nine months of the year. And even Texas oilmen like T. Boone Pickens started pushing alternative energy as a replacement for fossil fuels like petroleum, coal and natural gas. Green technology and its attendant infrastructure are probably the best bet to drag the American economy out of the doldrums. So, with the optimism endemic to the Silicon Valley region, we present you with the Top 10 Green Tech Breakthroughs of 2008, alternatively titled, The Great Green Hope.

Creating Energy from Macadamia Nuts

What do you do with 5,000 tonnes of Macadamia Nut shells? - Create electricity of course! AGL is helping to create biomass fuel from macadamia nut shells, as part of its effort to invest in sustainable energy sources.

SNEC PV POWER EXPO 2009

SNEC 3rd (2009) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition May 6 - 8, 2009 Shanghai New International Expo Center

LEED-Registered Pavilion Begins to take Shape in Landmark Park Planned for Springfield, Ill.

Erin's Pavilion is on its way to becoming one of the most accessible and environmentally-friendly welcome and visitor centers in the country. With the installation of the structural steel and Insulated Concrete Form walls completed, the facility is on pace to open in June 2009.

SEALITEUSA'S LATEST Radio Frequency Synchronised Solar Marine Light

The RF module fitted to each lantern enables flash synchronisation without the need for a base controller. This latest innovation is designed to offer a low-cost synchronisation option for applications including rivers, estuaries, marina entrances, channel marking and aquaculture.

Carmanah Introduces Solar-powered Roadway Flasher Featuring ENCOM Wireless Control Technology

Carmanah Technologies Corporation has introduced a wireless solar-powered flashing beacon suitable for a range of ITS (intelligent traffic systems) roadway applications.

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