Freeplay Energy Group (London) and Coleman Company Inc. (Wichita, KS) have co-developed the new Coleman Sentinel flashlight and Outrider radio, which are...
Scottish Power plc (London) announced that its plan to build a 35-turbine wind farm in Scotland to produce green power has received the Argyll and Bute Council's approval. The 20-million pound ($29.14 million) medium-sized wind farm is expected to be operational by late 2003 and will be situated at Cruach Mhor in western Scotland. It […]
Proton Energy Systems Inc. (Rocky Hill, CT) announced that it delivered a renewable, energy-based HOGEN® hydrogen generator to Birka Energi AB (Sweden), in conjunction with ABB (Zurich, Switzerland), to fuel an environmental information center in Hammarby Sjostad, Stockholm, Sweden, that will generate hydrogen directly from a photovoltaic solar array. Birka Energi and ABB selected Proton's […]
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO, Japan) announced that it has provisionally agreed with Tomen Corp. (Japan) to take a 50-percent stake in the trading company's wind power unit for about 10 billion yen ($82.55 million). A final agreement is due to be signed in August 2002. With the deal, TEPCO aims to boost its wind-power […]
United Solar Systems Corp. (Auburn Hills, MI), a joint venture between Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Troy, MI) and N.V. Bekaert S.A., announced the official inauguration of a thin-film solar cell manufacturing machine and related assembly equipment at its Bekaert ECD Solar Systems (Auburn Hills, MI) facility. The new machine is capable of producing nine […]
AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) announced an agreement with Clarum Homes, which will make solar-electric power a standard feature in two new Clarum communities. The agreement provides that AstroPower will supply 277 solar-electric home power systems within the next three years, and they will be standard on every home in the new Vista Montana community in […]
Schott Applied Power Corp. (SAPC, Rocklin, CA) introduced its new residential photovoltaic (PV) solar-electric system, the SunRoof RS, which incorporates UL- and CEC-certified SAPC-165 PV modules and SMA's Sunny Boy 2,500W inverter with a combiner box, utility-grade meter, wiring, racking and PV array disconnects. The high-efficiency, large-format SAPC-165 allows for fewer roof penetrations with high […]
AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) announced the initial success of its joint development program with Elkem Solar at establishing a proprietary purification process for solar-grade silicon, the raw material used to manufacture solar cells. Using an improved material supply specification over metallurgical-grade silicon, the process has produced commercial-quality solar cells as part of an ongoing testing […]
Kyocera Solar Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ) announced the sale of Sunelco (Hamilton, MT) to Tom Bishop, a long-time Sunelco employee and division manager. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Bishop has formed a new company, Sunelco Inc., which is an authorized dealer of Kyocera solar products. "Kyocera's sale of Sunelco reflects our focused business strategy […]
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA) announced the resignation of Richard Gregorio as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Gregorio, who joined the company in 1977, was appointed CFO in 1993; he also served as Treasurer, Principal Accounting Officer and Clerk. "Richard has made a significant contribution to the growth of Spire and we wish him every […]
Whistler Inc. (Sacramento, CA) announced the signing of a co-development agreement with Viable International Technology Associates-Sun Inc. (VITA-Sun, ) that is in the process of manufacturing its' second-generation, photovoltaic, solar-powered, energy-management smart system, which will establish the future standard of renewable energy communities. The agreement will allow both companies to explore numerous applications for residential, […]
H Power Corp. (Clifton, NJ) announced that it has delivered a 4kW, cogeneration, fuel cell system to Naps Systems Oy (Finland), a leading solar power system company, for the Environmental Information Centre in Hammarby Sjostad Stockholm, Sweden, as a demonstration of a sustainable energy system that provides both electricity and heat. Naps Systems and its […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that it has delivered a StarSine power conditioning system (PCS) to FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) to provide the electrical balance of plant for its Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) megawatt-class fuel cell system. The StarSine system was manufactured using MegaVerter power blocks and advanced digital controls specifically designed for alternative […]
C&D Technologies Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) announced its new VR Solar® valve-regulated battery for renewable energy storage as a choice for standby...
Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. (Calgary, Alberta) announced that it has agreed to license its advanced power electronics technologies to RWE Piller GmbH...