Archive for January 26th, 2009

Spire and HHV Enter into PV Strategic Relationship
BEDFORD, MA – (Business Wire) – January 20, 2009 – Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR), a global solar company providing turnkey factories and capital equipment for manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) modules and cells worldwide, today announced it has finalized a strategic relationship with Hind High Vacuum Company Private Limited (HHV) located in Bangalore, India. Spire and HHV shall cooperate to better address the Indian PV industry by offering a more complete and competitive portfolio of solar manufacturing equipment and service capabilities.
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RES & OPA To Build Two 99-MW Wind Projects
Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada), an affiliate of RES Americas, and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) announced that development and construction on the Talbot and Greenwich Wind Farms is set to begin. Together these projects will create roughly 600 construction jobs and 16 operations jobs, provide more than US $350,000 a year in local taxes and invest more than US $85 million in capital expenditure and US $13 million yearly in operating expenses in the local economy.
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Evolution Solar To Pursue 5-MW Project in Florida
Evolution Solar Corp. was selected by Atlantic Energy Solutions Inc. of Saratoga Springs, New York, to serve as a partner to pursue the development of a 5-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic plant in southern Florida.
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SkyPower US $160M Wind PPA in Canada

SkyPower US $160M Wind PPA in Canada
SkyPower Corp. announced that its proposed 64.5-megawatt (MW) Byran Wind Project was selected in the Ontario Power Authority’s Renewable Energy Supply (RES III) competitive supply process. The Byran Wind Project, located in Prince Edward County, Ontario, is expected to become operational by the end of 2010.
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MCT To Develop Tidal Energy in Nova Scotia
Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT) has agreed to a partnership with Canada’s Minas Basin Pulp and Power (MBPP) to demonstrate and develop tidal power facilities and technology in Canada’s Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.
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Solar Millennium Buys Stake in Ibersol

Solar Millennium Buys Stake in Ibersol
Solar Millennium AG has acquired a 50 percent stake in Spanish solar project company Ibersol Electricidad Solar Ibérica S.L. from NEO Energía, a subsidiary of Energías de Portugal S.A. (EDP). Solar Millennium intends to start work on the 50 megawatt (MW) parabolic trough power plant being planned by Ibersol in mid-2009.
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Open Energy Changes Name to Applied Solar
Open Energy Corporation has changed its name to Applied Solar Inc. The company said that the name change reflects its new strategy to offer solar solutions for every type of rooftop, including the ability to produce solar power, measure and control its usage in order to reduce overall energy demand, as well as offer developers and homeowners the ability to improve their return on investment by gaining the benefits of rooftop solar power systems through a power purchase agreement (PPA).
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NREL and SkyFuel Collaborate on Concentrating Solar Technology
It looks like a giant funhouse mirror. But the big new dish atop South Table Mountain could be a renewable energy breakthrough that helps make concentrated solar power more affordable and appealing to utilities and their customers.
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Where Will Your Solar Installation Go?

Where Will Your Solar Installation Go?
Anyone keeping an eye on the solar industry knows that the industry has taken off and demand is at an all-time high. This is especially true for utility companies that face mandates set by state governments requiring utilities to generate a specified percentage of their energy generation as renewable – with due dates as early as 2010. Compared to other renewables, solar is a good solution because of its high power-generation capabilities and its quick installation timeframe.
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Obama orders review of California emissions bid

Update 10:30 a.m. PST: Added new information, including comments from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio).

President Obama on Monday signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately review its denial of California’s request to set auto emissions standards stricter than …

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Obama faces choice on Cape Cod wind farm

In this Feb. 24, 2006 file photo, a wind turbine stands generating power next to the Hull, Mass., High School in the shadow of Boston. The Obama administration faces a tough choice in fight over plans to build the nation's first offshore wind farm off Cape Cod.President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm for alternative energy is being buffeted by two political forces on opposite sides of plans to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm off Cape Cod.

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Obama lays first piece in energy policy puzzle

In signing two executive orders on Monday, President Barack Obama made the first moves in a bold multi-pronged strategy to reshape energy policy and spur technology innovation.

At a press conference, the president ordered the Department of Transportation to establish rules by 2011 to raise fuel efficiency to an average …

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Obama moves to let states cap car emissions

California's heavy reliance on vehicles, including rush hour scenes like this one over the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to ask the federal government for a waiver so that the state could require cleaner cars.President Obama on Monday moved to give states a freer hand in curbing greenhouse gas emissions from cars, and to enact tighter fuel-efficiency standards that could remake the auto industry.

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Microbes Fuel Energy Debate

Microbes Fuel Energy Debate
Microbes may well be the answer to our global energy crisis. By fermenting biomass to produce biofuels, they offer a possible climate-friendly solution to the anticipated shortfall in fossil fuel supply. A new review considers how microbes could be used to salvage the energy crisis.
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