Southern California drivers are using the first solar-powered devices to pay automatically for road tolls. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans, Sacramento,...
Xantrex Technology Inc. (Arlington, WA) announced the appointment of Bernd Kohlstruck as vice president and general manager for its distributed power market unit, which is responsible for renewable, backup and distributed power applications for residential, commercial, industrial and utility markets. Kohlstruck joins Xantrex from Alstom/Ballard in Europe where he was responsible for the company's power […]
Xantrex Technology Inc. (Arlington, WA) has launched a new website dedicated to helping home and business owners find local, qualified system specialists that sell, design, install and service solar, photovoltaic, wind and other renewable-energy systems. The website offers information on the Xantrex certified dealer program for exisiting renewable-energy dealers and anyone looking to join the […]
The British government has called for tenders to install large-scale solar power on public buildings across the country. Energy Minister Brian Wilson has announced a large-scale building integrated photovoltaic field trial tender. The Department of Trade and Industry says the initiative could lead to the construction of 12 to 15 solar-powered large public sector buildings. […]
The Sixth IASTED International Symposium on Power Generation and Renewable Energy Sources (PGRES 2002) will be held at the Marina Beach Marriott in Marina Del Ray, CA, May 13-15, 2002. The symposium will focus on the latest research in the field of renewable energy, efficient power generation, inverter technology, and regulation and deregulation. PGRES 2002 […]
Cypress Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) announced that it is deploying a large solar-electric generation system at its new headquarters building to offset expensive peak power purchases from the grid. The 335kW solar rooftop array is being manufactured, designed and installed by PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA), and will be the largest photovoltaic system in Silicon Valley, […]
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA) reported a 38-percent increase in revenues for the third quarter, ended September 30, 2001, compared to the same year-earlier period. This growth was driven by a 340-percent increase in sales at the company's solar systems operation. Revenues for the third quarter were $3,889,000, an increase of 38 percent over the $2,826,000 […]
Evergreen Solar Inc. (Marlboro, MA) announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2001. For the three months ended September 30, 2001, product revenues were $424,000, an increase of $315,000 from $109,000 for the same period in 2000. Research revenues for the third quarter of 2001 were $153,000, as compared to $420,000 for the […]
AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) reported third-quarter results for 2001. For the quarter ended September 30, 2001, total revenues increased 37.4 percent to...
Global Solar Energy LLC (Wheat Ridge, CO) has appointed Michael Gering as president of the company, effective October 22, 2001. Gering most recently served as president of Litton Industries' Advanced Systems Division, which was a manufacturer of threat warning systems for military aircraft, advanced electronic support measures and passive radar frequency detection systems for the […]
UQM Technologies Inc. (Golden, CO) announced that it has received a $100,000 first-phase contract from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a power electronic inverter for distributed power. Power electronic inverters are used to convert dc output of power generation equipment such as solar panels and fuel cells to 110V/220V alternating current. The […]
Catalytica Energy Systems Inc. (Mountain View, CA) and Solar Turbines Inc. (San Diego, CA) announced the start of a new developmental program, which would combine Catalytica Energy Systems' Xonon cool combustion technology with Solar Turbines' Taurus 60, a 5MW gas turbine, as part of a $3.0 million grant recently awarded to Solar Turbines by the […]
Siemens Solar Industries LP (Camarillo, CA) has been named a recipient of the 2001 Washington State Governor's Award for pollution prevention and...
Xantrex Technology Inc. (Vancouver, BC) and AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) are providing a complete solar-electric power system that will be used to power production equipment for filming and editing This Renewable House. Produced by PBS, this new television program is designed to bring renewable energy directly to mainstream consumer markets. This Renewable House is believed […]
Yosemite National Park (Yosemite, CA) has issued a contract to PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA) to design and install solar roofing panels for the park's El Portal administrative site. The 350 photovoltaic panels will produce 47kW during peak hours, which is about 10 percent of the building's energy demand cost during that time. The solar panels […]