Archive for March 31st, 2009

Atlantis Gets US $14M from Statkraft

Atlantis Gets US $14M from Statkraft
Tidal energy firm, Atlantis Resources Corporation has completed a US $14 million round of fundraising through an investment from Statkraft.
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Atlantis Gets US $14M from Statkraft

Atlantis Gets US $14M from Statkraft
Tidal energy firm, Atlantis Resources Corporation has completed a US $14 million round of fundraising through an investment from Statkraft.
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REC Silicon’s Moses Lake Plant Starts Up
REC Silicon’s new polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington (Silicon III), which is based on fluidized bed technology (FBR), started production early last week. The company had announced in February that the plant would start production by the end of March.
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REC Silicon’s Moses Lake Plant Starts Up
REC Silicon’s new polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington (Silicon III), which is based on fluidized bed technology (FBR), started production early last week. The company had announced in February that the plant would start production by the end of March.
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REC Silicon’s Moses Lake Plant Starts Up
REC Silicon’s new polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington (Silicon III), which is based on fluidized bed technology (FBR), started production early last week. The company had announced in February that the plant would start production by the end of March.
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PV Tracking Applications Gather Momentum
Think of solar panels and you’re likely to envision them fixed in a single position. But the sun travels from east to west every day — at least from the perspective of the Earth — and also moves from north to south as the seasons change. And solar panels make the most electricity when they are positioned 90 degrees from incoming sunlight.
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Getting Serious About Clean-Energy Stimulus
It turns out that 2008 was another record year for clean energy. According to Clean Edge’s just-released Clean Energy Trends 2009 report, the three major clean-energy sectors — solar photovoltaics (PV), wind power and biofuels — kept up a blistering growth rate, increasing 53 percent from $75.8 billion in 2007 to $115.9 billion in revenues in 2008.
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Getting Serious About Clean-Energy Stimulus
It turns out that 2008 was another record year for clean energy. According to Clean Edge’s just-released Clean Energy Trends 2009 report, the three major clean-energy sectors — solar photovoltaics (PV), wind power and biofuels — kept up a blistering growth rate, increasing 53 percent from $75.8 billion in 2007 to $115.9 billion in revenues in 2008.
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Obtaining Bio-gas From Food Industry Waste
Scientists have put a bio-gas plant into operation in order to investigate novel systems of sustainable energy production based on the use of waste and sub-products from the food industry.
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Mellanox Offers Improved Data Center IT Performance, Productivity and Efficiency
Mellanox has announced that companies using unified and virtualized data center applications with Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series can now increase performance and productivity with its 40Gb/s server and storage connectivity solutions.
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LTE Mobile Broadband Market to Generate More Than $70 Billion During Next Five Years
A new report from Juniper Research predicts that the LTE mobile broadband market will generate more than $70 billion in revenues for mobile operators within the next five years.
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Ford readies mix of all-electric and plug-in hybrids

Amid questions over the viability of General Motors and Chrysler, Ford will detail its fuel-efficient car strategy and show off an all-electric Focus and hybrid Fusion sedan on Wednesday.

CNET News Poll

Going electric
Does an all-electric vehicle with a 100-mile range make sense for you?

Yes, if it’s a second car.
No, I need the longer range.
I could use this as my primary car.

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Company executives are scheduled to demonstrate the cars and update its “sustainable mobility technology” plans at the New York International Auto Show. The company says it is on track to bring both all-electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles using a new generation of lithium ion batteries to market starting next year.

The company already offers hybrid vehicles that use a combination of a gasoline engine and a battery, charged by regenerative braking. Next year, it will release an all-electric commercial Transit Connect van, which is expected to have a range of 100 miles and top speed of 70 miles per hour.

Ford is also working with auto supplier Magna International to release an all-electric compact sedan in 2011, which will get about 70 percent better mileage than non-hybrid models. This car will be a Focus-size vehicle that will go 100 miles on a charge, said Greg Frenette, the assistant chief engineer of battery electric-vehicle applications at Ford.

Then in 2012, Ford expects to release a plug-in version of one of its current hybrid vehicles. The anticipated mileage will be about 120 miles per gallon for the first 30 miles and then the vehicle will get the mileage of a traditional hybrid–in the 40 miles per gallon range, Frenette said.


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Ford readies mix of all-electric and plug-in hybrids

Amid questions over the viability of General Motors and Chrysler, Ford will detail its fuel-efficient car strategy and show off an all-electric Focus and hybrid Fusion sedan on Wednesday.

CNET News Poll

Going electric
Does an all-electric vehicle with a 100-mile range make sense for you?

Yes, if it’s a second car.
No, I need the longer range.
I could use this as my primary car.

View results

Company executives are scheduled to demonstrate the cars and update its “sustainable mobility technology” plans at the New York International Auto Show. The company says it is on track to bring both all-electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles using a new generation of lithium ion batteries to market starting next year.

The company already offers hybrid vehicles that use a combination of a gasoline engine and a battery, charged by regenerative braking. Next year, it will release an all-electric commercial Transit Connect van, which is expected to have a range of 100 miles and top speed of 70 miles per hour.

Ford is also working with auto supplier Magna International to release an all-electric compact sedan in 2011, which will get about 70 percent better mileage than non-hybrid models. This car will be a Focus-size vehicle that will go 100 miles on a charge, said Greg Frenette, the assistant chief engineer of battery electric-vehicle applications at Ford.

Then in 2012, Ford expects to release a plug-in version of one of its current hybrid vehicles. The anticipated mileage will be about 120 miles per gallon for the first 30 miles and then the vehicle will get the mileage of a traditional hybrid–in the 40 miles per gallon range, Frenette said.


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Akeena Solar and Morgan Stanley Create More Green Jobs
Team Installing Photovoltaic Solar System on School Roof Photo
Image via: Author’s photo album

Today Akeena Solar and Morgan Stanley Solar Solutions Group announced their partnership, aimed at creating more jobs in the green-energy field, as well as improve the lives of low-income homeowners. But, Akeena Solar AC integrated solar panels also make it easier for first time installers to learn the system and get a job. Find out how. …
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