UQM Technologies Inc. (Frederick, CO), a developer of alternative energy technologies, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, UQM Electronics Inc., has received an order from Southwest Windpower Inc. (Flagstaff, AZ) for the production of electronic controls to manage the operation of its wind turbines. Southwest Windpower markets a complete line of wind turbines with peak […]
SunWize Technologies Inc. (Kingston, NY) recently received UL listing for its SW line of single crystalline solar modules. The SunWize solar module line ranges from 85W to 120W and is rated at ±5% of the listed output. All SW Series modules come with a 20-year, 80% power output warranty. Accessories include SunWize mounting hardware, interconnects […]
BP Solar (Linthicum, MD) announced that it has completed the installation of a 1MW solar project on the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County. Over 9,000 of BP's solar panels have been installed on several horse stable roofs on the grounds of the fairgrounds generating 1MW of power, which is fed directly into the […]
Shell Solar and its partner, PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA), announced the dedication of the largest commercially owned photovoltaic (PV) systems in the US. The massive PV project was installed at one of the nation's leading direct mail and business communications companies, Fala Direct Marketing (Long Island, NY). The expansive system of solar panels, large enough […]
Dynex Semiconductor Ltd. (Lincoln, UK) announced the release of three new IGBT module product ranges at 1,200V, 1,700V and 3,500V in single, half-bridge, chopper and dual-switch circuit configurations for high-reliability applications. Typical applications for the new modules will include high-reliability inverters such as wind turbines and motor controllers, and railway traction drives. The 1,200V and […]
Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Rochester Hills, MI) announced that it will pay $6 million to N.V. Bekaert S.A. for its interests in the joint venture established in April 2000 by United Solar Systems and Bekaert ECD Solar Systems to manufacture and market photovoltaic (PV) products. ECD will assume Bekaert's guarantees to $25 million of […]
GE Power Systems (Atlanta, GA) announced that it will supply 315 wind turbines, representing more than 470MW of power, to FPL Energy, a subsidiary of FPL Group Inc., for projects across the US that are expected to begin producing electricity later this year. The wind turbines will be used by FPL Energy for new projects […]
Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) introduced a grid-interactive power inverter for stationary fuel cells. The first commercial inverters have been delivered to Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. The inverter, which was developed in collaboration with RWE Piller GmbH, meets a need for a more efficient, and less complex method of converting the power output […]
United Solar Systems Corp. (Auburn Hills, MI) and Independent Energy Solutions (IES, San Marcos, CA) introduced the SolarQuilt, a solar energy product designed for all types of flat and low-slope roofing situations. Featuring the attributes of Uni-Solar's existing solar energy solutions, the SolarQuilt is a suitable solution for those with existing flat roofs who want […]
SunPower Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced sampling of the A-300 silicon solar cell, which is based on a unique rear-contact design and achieves...
Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Rochester Hills, MI) has been awarded a subcontract by the US Department of Energy's (DOE, Washington, DC) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop new solar cell technology. The subcontract will provide matching funds for a research and development program aimed at lowering the manufacturing cost of solar cells. NREL […]
Green Mountain Energy Co. (Houston, TX) and Houston Habitat for Humanity are teaming up to support clean, renewable energy in Houston by installing a 1.2kWh solar array on the roof of a recently completed Habitat for Humanity home in Houston. The home, which is located in the Wood Glen subdivision in Northeast Houston, was funded […]
Evergreen Solar Inc. (Marlboro, MA), a developer, marketer and manufacturer of photovoltaic products, announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003. For the three months ended March 31, 2003, product revenues were $1.1 million, an increase of $154,000 from $913,000 for the same period in 2002. Research revenues for the first quarter were […]
RWE SCHOTT Solar Inc. (Billerica, MA) introduced the SunRoof FS, a free-standing, solar-electric system designed for flat-roof commercial and public buildings. The...
Black & Veatch Corp. (Overland Park, KS) announced the formation of its global Renewable Energy Group, which provides comprehensive project services for renewable energy projects in the areas of wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric, geothermal and ocean energy. Black & Veatch has been involved in renewable energy projects since designing a hydroelectric project in 1915, and […]