The Red Oak (Texas) School District is implementing $2.4 million in facility enhancements to improve operations and efficiency at 10 buildings. The Energy Solutions division of TAC will complete the work as a performance contract and guarantees that ROISD will save more than $264,000 annually.
Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close-Up; Renewable Energy and Green Stocks up on Obama Optimism
Jeff Kosinksi to Lead the Solar Inverter Company's Business-Building Efforts
Researchers at MIT have unveiled a new type of silicon solar cell that could be much more efficient and cost less than currently used solar cells. The design combines a highly effective reflector on the back of a solar cell with an antireflective coating on the front. This helps trap red and near-infrared light, which can be used to make electricity, in the silicon. The researchers applied their light-trapping scheme on thin silicon cells that are about five micrometers thick. Their prototype solar cell is 15 percent more efficient at converting light into electricity than commercial thin-film solar cells. Read More.
New line of Arrow Hart® Commercial Specification Grade LED Accent Lights that provide energy-efficient and long-life lighting for wayfinding, egress and task illumination.
Also known as cogeneration, CHP is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source such as natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat, or oil. According to a report from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, boosting the use of combined heat and power, or CHP, to 20 percent of generating capacity in the U.S. by 2030 would save 5.3 quadrillion British thermal units of fuel annually, the equivalent of nearly half the total energy currently consumed by U.S. households. The lab said there would also be a 60 percent reduction of the projected increase in carbon dioxide, the equivalent of taking 154 million cars off the road. Read More.
The World Economic Forum announced that GreenPeak Technologies is being recognized as one of the Technology Pioneers for 2009. GreenPeak is a fabless semiconductor company offering innovative ultra low power wireless and battery-free data communication technology for sense and control applications
Most accurate, consistent, comprehensive wind dataset available at the global scale
Manufacturer of Revolutionary Gray and Rainwater Recycling Systems will team up with Ed Begley, Jr., Hollywood's 'greenest' actor and star of the hit TV series Living With Ed to promote water recycling.
The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA), the business chamber for the sustainable energy industry in WA, is delighted to announce it now has over 200 members.
Sustainable Energy Partners With Spanish Solar Project Developer to Co-Market Thin Film PV Solutions for Spanish Rooftop Market
Green Life Smart Life is a LEED-H project created by a real family to demonstrate green building and smart technologies in today's home.
The first solar-powered car to travel around the world ended its journey at the U.N. climate talks, arriving with the message that clean technologies are available now to stop global warming."This is the first time in history that a solar-powered car has traveled all the way around the world without using a single drop of petrol," said Louis Palmer, the 36-year-old Swiss schoolteacher and adventurer who made the trip. The car, which runs noiselessly, can travel up to 55 mph and covers 185 miles on a fully charged battery. Read More.
What if your house could generate electricity from the noise of the cars on the road? Or if the waste heat generated by your air conditioner could help put a dent in that expensive summer electric bill? As the demand for cheaper and more renewable energy sources increases, piezoelectrics - a class of material that produces an electric potential when mechanically deformed - may hold the key to unlocking the energy flowing all around us. There are applications of this technology already in place - certain dance clubs in Europe utilize dance floors with piezoelectrics to help power the lights. What would really be useful to the consumer, however, would be small piezoelectric systems that could assist in powering personal electronic devices. Read More.
UrbanScooters.com announces the addition of the new, state-of-the-art, Go-Ped ESR750 Li-Ion to its line up.
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