Altair International Inc. (Cody, WY) announced that its board of directors has approved a name change to Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. The name of the company's wholly owned subsidiary will also be changed, from Altair Technologies to Altair Nanomaterials Corp. "The Altair corporate vision is to become the leading supplier of nanoparticle materials worldwide. The name […]
Evergreen Solar Inc. (Marlboro, MA) announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. Product revenues for the quarter were $212,000, an increase of $138,000 from $74,000 for the same period in 2000. Research revenues for the second quarter of 2001 were $348,000, as compared to $489,000 for the same period of last year. […]
AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) reported its second-quarter financial results. For the quarter ended June 30, 2001, total revenues were a record $16,066,000, an increase of 34.9 percent from the 2000 second quarter. Product revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2001, were a record $15,295,000, an increase of 38.6 percent from the three months […]
Cooper Electronic Technologies (Boynton Beach, FL) announced that Ed Carter has been named vice president of sales for the company, directing sales efforts for all Cooper Electronic products worldwide. Carter has worked in the electronics industry for 15 years, three years with Cooper Electronic Technologies and 12 years with Cooper Bussmann, where he held a […]
AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) announced that a popular reality-television show in the UK, Big Brother, uses solar electricity. On the show, 10...
AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Aplicaciones Tecnicas de la Energia SA (Atersa, Spain). As part of the transaction, AstroPower will also acquire Atersa's 50-percent equity stake in AstraSolar (Spain), the solar-cell manufacturing joint venture between Atersa and AstroPower. Under the terms of the agreement, AstroPower will acquire […]
Schott Applied Power Corp. (SAPC, Lacey, WA) has been awarded a contract by the City of Riverside, California, to design, supply and...
Shell Renewables Ltd. (UK) has signed an agreement with the Sun Oasis Co. (China) to supply photovoltaic systems in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of western China. The project is supported by a grant of $15.0 million from the Dutch government, and is part of the Chinese Brightness Program to bring electricity to remote communities. "This […]
VOLT Inc. (Pleasanton, CA) says it is ready to sell solar panels at $2.50 per watt. VOLT plans to start production of the panels within 90 days, following its purchase of all patents, prototypes and continuing technology. The technology is protected by two US patents, and a patent has been issued in Britain, with protection […]
The Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust (MRET, Westborough, MA) has approved $1.82 million in funding for projects that will use a variety of renewable-energy technologies. The seven awards are the first to be announced since MRET issued its initial series of solicitations in March 2001. MRET will award $47.0 million in grants, loans and other financial […]
Ballard Power Systems (Canada) announced that its subsidiary, Ballard Generation Systems, has completed the construction and commenced in-house testing of its 10kW natural-gas-fueled engineering prototype stationary fuel cell power generator. The unit is being designed for backup, light-industrial and standby applications for telecommunications and other value-added applications. "The completion of the 10kW natural-gas-fueled engineering prototype […]
Unipower Telecom (Coral Springs, FL) announced the INV5000 telecom inverter that produces 115Vac at 5,000VA in a 2U high shelf. It is...
NASA's $15.0 million solar-powered aircraft, the Helios, has begun its first flight over Hawaii. Designed and developed by NASA and AeroVironment Inc....
Solar Energy Ltd. (Los Alamos, NM) announced that, in an effort to make its stock a more viable investment, existing sharesholders and creditors have agreed to convert their loans or payables to stock in cancellation of this debt. In addition, the board of directors has authorized a 50-to-1 reverse split of the company's common stock. […]
American Honda Motor Co. Inc. (Torrance, CA) announced that the first hydrogen production and fueling station in the Los Angeles area has started operation at the company's research and development center in Torrance, CA. The station operates by using solar cells to produce electricity, which in turn is used to extract hydrogen from the water. […]