Archive for November, 2009

Activists Across the Country Take Action A Week Before Copenhagen Begins
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Activists stage a “die-in” in San Francisco

Today, in cities across the country and one week before the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, climate activists held demonstrations and workshops to bring urgent attention to issue of climate change. The events, known collectively as N30, coincided with the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO) protest in Seattle in 1999, where activists nearly shut down the city and changed the tenor of international trade talks forever. …
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Activists Across the Country Take Action A Week Before Copenhagen Begins
photo-2.JPG.jpeg
Activists stage a “die-in” in San Francisco

Today, in cities across the country and one week before the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, climate activists held demonstrations and workshops to bring urgent attention to issue of climate change. The events, known collectively as N30, coincided with the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO) protest in Seattle in 1999, where activists nearly shut down the city and changed the tenor of international trade talks forever. …
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November 23-30

November 23-30

This week’s news round up includes the following companies: Scottish Renewables; Ex IM & Clipper Wind; REpower & Heritage Sustainable Energy; REpower, EDF & RES Canada; enXco; Nordex; RePpower, Alpha Ventus, EWE, E.ON, and Vattenfall; and Mainstream Renewable Power.

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November 23-30

November 23-30

This week’s news round up includes the following companies: Scottish Renewables; Ex IM & Clipper Wind; REpower & Heritage Sustainable Energy; REpower, EDF & RES Canada; enXco; Nordex; RePpower, Alpha Ventus, EWE, E.ON, and Vattenfall; and Mainstream Renewable Power.

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November 23-30

November 23-30

This week’s news round up includes the following companies: Scottish Renewables; Ex IM & Clipper Wind; REpower & Heritage Sustainable Energy; REpower, EDF & RES Canada; enXco; Nordex; RePpower, Alpha Ventus, EWE, E.ON, and Vattenfall; and Mainstream Renewable Power.

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November 23-30

November 23-30

This week’s news round up includes the following companies: Scottish Renewables; Ex IM & Clipper Wind; REpower & Heritage Sustainable Energy; REpower, EDF & RES Canada; enXco; Nordex; RePpower, Alpha Ventus, EWE, E.ON, and Vattenfall; and Mainstream Renewable Power.

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November 23-30

November 23-30

This week’s news round up includes the following companies: Scottish Renewables; Ex IM & Clipper Wind; REpower & Heritage Sustainable Energy; REpower, EDF & RES Canada; enXco; Nordex; RePpower, Alpha Ventus, EWE, E.ON, and Vattenfall; and Mainstream Renewable Power.

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Ontario attracts more renewable energy deals

WindEnergyUpdate speaks to Lewis Reford, CEO of wind developer, Schneider Power,  about leveraging its latest merger deal to gain access to the US market; Ontario’s wind energy investment climate; and the extent to which Ontario’s feed-in tariff will bolster wind project development.

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Jobs In Solar: Photovoltaic Designer (foster city)
Date: 2009-11-25, 2:19PM PST
Reply to: shaskell@solarcity.com

SolarCity is looking for PV Designers to join our growing team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Creating AutoCAD designs of solar electric systems for homes and businesses. Creating plot, structural, and electrical designs that will be used for permitting and installation. Creating the complete bill of materials and determining the estimated production for a solar electric installation. Creating designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and perform well.

Requirements:

•BS in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline
•At least one year of intense AutoCAD usage
•Knowledge of mechanical design and beam theory
•Knowledge of electrical design theory and concepts
•Knowledge of residential and commercial construction is beneficial but not required
•Detail-oriented with an eye towards automation
•Excellent communication skills
•Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and build effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Additional Information

About SolarCity

Headquartered within Silicon Valley area in CA, SolarCity matches advanced solar power technology with a suite of installation services. The company’s comprehensive offering removes the technical, regulatory and financing barriers to solar power, helping customers make smart renewable energy choices that can save money. Boasting the industry’s most experienced team in solar system design and installation, and a proven track record of bringing new technologies to market, SolarCity is uniquely positioned to make solar power a practical choice for homeowners and businesses. SolarCity serves communities throughout California, Oregon and Arizona. For additional information, please visit www.solarcity.com

SolarCity is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter addressing each of the above listed requirements to shaskell@solarcity.com.

Compensation: Salary DOE, + benefits and equity

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


Visit the original post at: Solar Power News

Jobs In Solar: Photovoltaic Designer (foster city)
Date: 2009-11-25, 2:19PM PST
Reply to: shaskell@solarcity.com

SolarCity is looking for PV Designers to join our growing team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Creating AutoCAD designs of solar electric systems for homes and businesses. Creating plot, structural, and electrical designs that will be used for permitting and installation. Creating the complete bill of materials and determining the estimated production for a solar electric installation. Creating designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and perform well.

Requirements:

•BS in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline
•At least one year of intense AutoCAD usage
•Knowledge of mechanical design and beam theory
•Knowledge of electrical design theory and concepts
•Knowledge of residential and commercial construction is beneficial but not required
•Detail-oriented with an eye towards automation
•Excellent communication skills
•Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and build effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Additional Information

About SolarCity

Headquartered within Silicon Valley area in CA, SolarCity matches advanced solar power technology with a suite of installation services. The company’s comprehensive offering removes the technical, regulatory and financing barriers to solar power, helping customers make smart renewable energy choices that can save money. Boasting the industry’s most experienced team in solar system design and installation, and a proven track record of bringing new technologies to market, SolarCity is uniquely positioned to make solar power a practical choice for homeowners and businesses. SolarCity serves communities throughout California, Oregon and Arizona. For additional information, please visit www.solarcity.com

SolarCity is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter addressing each of the above listed requirements to shaskell@solarcity.com.

Compensation: Salary DOE, + benefits and equity

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


Visit the original post at: Solar Power News

Jobs In Solar: Photovoltaic Designer (foster city)
Date: 2009-11-25, 2:19PM PST
Reply to: shaskell@solarcity.com

SolarCity is looking for PV Designers to join our growing team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Creating AutoCAD designs of solar electric systems for homes and businesses. Creating plot, structural, and electrical designs that will be used for permitting and installation. Creating the complete bill of materials and determining the estimated production for a solar electric installation. Creating designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and perform well.

Requirements:

•BS in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline
•At least one year of intense AutoCAD usage
•Knowledge of mechanical design and beam theory
•Knowledge of electrical design theory and concepts
•Knowledge of residential and commercial construction is beneficial but not required
•Detail-oriented with an eye towards automation
•Excellent communication skills
•Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and build effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Additional Information

About SolarCity

Headquartered within Silicon Valley area in CA, SolarCity matches advanced solar power technology with a suite of installation services. The company’s comprehensive offering removes the technical, regulatory and financing barriers to solar power, helping customers make smart renewable energy choices that can save money. Boasting the industry’s most experienced team in solar system design and installation, and a proven track record of bringing new technologies to market, SolarCity is uniquely positioned to make solar power a practical choice for homeowners and businesses. SolarCity serves communities throughout California, Oregon and Arizona. For additional information, please visit www.solarcity.com

SolarCity is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter addressing each of the above listed requirements to shaskell@solarcity.com.

Compensation: Salary DOE, + benefits and equity

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


Visit the original post at: Solar Power News

Jobs In Solar: Photovoltaic Designer (foster city)
Date: 2009-11-25, 2:19PM PST
Reply to: shaskell@solarcity.com

SolarCity is looking for PV Designers to join our growing team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Creating AutoCAD designs of solar electric systems for homes and businesses. Creating plot, structural, and electrical designs that will be used for permitting and installation. Creating the complete bill of materials and determining the estimated production for a solar electric installation. Creating designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and perform well.

Requirements:

•BS in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline
•At least one year of intense AutoCAD usage
•Knowledge of mechanical design and beam theory
•Knowledge of electrical design theory and concepts
•Knowledge of residential and commercial construction is beneficial but not required
•Detail-oriented with an eye towards automation
•Excellent communication skills
•Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and build effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Additional Information

About SolarCity

Headquartered within Silicon Valley area in CA, SolarCity matches advanced solar power technology with a suite of installation services. The company’s comprehensive offering removes the technical, regulatory and financing barriers to solar power, helping customers make smart renewable energy choices that can save money. Boasting the industry’s most experienced team in solar system design and installation, and a proven track record of bringing new technologies to market, SolarCity is uniquely positioned to make solar power a practical choice for homeowners and businesses. SolarCity serves communities throughout California, Oregon and Arizona. For additional information, please visit www.solarcity.com

SolarCity is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter addressing each of the above listed requirements to shaskell@solarcity.com.

Compensation: Salary DOE, + benefits and equity

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


Visit the original post at: Solar Power News

Small RC UTC Mini Fuel Cell Helicopter Takes Flight

UTC Fuel Cell HelicopterThis is being reported as the world’s first mini RC fuel cell helicopter to take flight, but that is debatable since in June 2008 I had previously talked about the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin, Germany creating an unmanned remote control mini helicopter powered by fuel cell.

But, nonetheless, the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) mini helicopter did take flight recently and performed better than expected. Now, I have talked about UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) which are basic fixed wing remote control airplanes powered by fuel cell many times over the past several years.

What makes RC hydrogen fuel cell helicopters unique is that they require more power for lift and maneuvering than do fixed wing aircraft. The mini FC helicopter was created by the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) where they took a helicopter that had previously run on lithium ion batters and swapped these out with a compressed hydrogen tank plus fuel cell (see the video on this same page).

The hydrogen tank was rated at 4,200 psi, the fuel cell at 1.75 kW and the mini helicopter is capable of carrying a 5 lb. payload. With a longer range and the capability of spending more time in the air, this would make such as aircraft ideal for military surveillance or police surveillance keeping friendly personal out of harms way while keeping track of enemy soldiers or criminals.

Like I had stated before this mini FC helicopter may also one day make it into the hobby marketplace just like battery operated versions that have already penetrated this market. The exception is that the fuel cell version will fly longer, at higher altitudes and with more payload than is possible with a traditional battery powered mini helicopter.


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Small RC UTC Mini Fuel Cell Helicopter Takes Flight

UTC Fuel Cell HelicopterThis is being reported as the world’s first mini RC fuel cell helicopter to take flight, but that is debatable since in June 2008 I had previously talked about the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin, Germany creating an unmanned remote control mini helicopter powered by fuel cell.

But, nonetheless, the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) mini helicopter did take flight recently and performed better than expected. Now, I have talked about UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) which are basic fixed wing remote control airplanes powered by fuel cell many times over the past several years.

What makes RC hydrogen fuel cell helicopters unique is that they require more power for lift and maneuvering than do fixed wing aircraft. The mini FC helicopter was created by the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) where they took a helicopter that had previously run on lithium ion batters and swapped these out with a compressed hydrogen tank plus fuel cell (see the video on this same page).

The hydrogen tank was rated at 4,200 psi, the fuel cell at 1.75 kW and the mini helicopter is capable of carrying a 5 lb. payload. With a longer range and the capability of spending more time in the air, this would make such as aircraft ideal for military surveillance or police surveillance keeping friendly personal out of harms way while keeping track of enemy soldiers or criminals.

Like I had stated before this mini FC helicopter may also one day make it into the hobby marketplace just like battery operated versions that have already penetrated this market. The exception is that the fuel cell version will fly longer, at higher altitudes and with more payload than is possible with a traditional battery powered mini helicopter.


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