Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh) announced its 64-bit technology solution compatible with Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris operating environment (OE), which is designed to meet customer demand for microwave and antenna systems and ultra-high-speed packaging and chip designs, Ansoft's 64-bit solution for the Solaris OE will provide simulation-software users with the ability to run extremely large models on […]
New Energy Corp. (Kaysville, UT) announced that it has contracted with Teixeira Farms Inc. (Santa Maria, CA) to provide the company with high-concentrate photovoltaic (HCPV) solar energy for a period of 10 years. The contract includes four 1MW HPCV generators, to be delivered by the third quarter of 2002. John McDonald, president and director of […]
The US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, Golden, CO) has been selected to perform three research projects, worth $2.8 million, as part of a program to advance renewable energy that is funded by Xcel Energy (Minneapolis, MN). One project is to develop a filter that can remove potential pollutants from systems […]
SunWize Technologies Inc. (Kingston, NY) announced the completion of the largest remote hybrid-solar energy system in the state of Washington for Mt. Rainier National Park at the White River facility. The 15.5kW system provides power for employee housing, water pumping, a ranger station, an entrance station and tourist restrooms. The solar-hybrid system replaces a generator-only […]
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced that it has secured a waiver from its senior lenders through April 12, 2002, of certain covenants contained in the company's senior secured global credit facility. The company was not in compliance with certain financial covenants contained in its credit facility as of September 30, 2001, and secured a waiver […]
Schott Applied Power Corp. (SAPC, Willits, CA) announced the completion of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Washington. The 23kW solar-electric system was installed at the Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center (PSELC) on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Schott Applied Power was chosen by PSELC to design, supply and install the system. The roof-mounted PV system […]
A second call for papers has been issued for INTELEC 2002, which is to be held September 29 to October 3, 2002, in Montreal, Canada. Abstracts should accurately reflect the content of each proposed technical paper, and must be received by the program committee no later than January 18, 2002. The abstract should not be […]
Siemens Solar Industries LP (Camarillo, CA) announced that its panels are powering the roadway lighting to the headquarter campus of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC). The complete solar-powered lighting systems were manufactured by Solar Electric Power Co. Ltd. (SEPCO, UK). "We chose Siemens Solar panels because they've proven themselves in the […]
Siemens Solar Industries LP (Camarillo, CA) announced its Earthsafe 20 solar-electric system. According to the company, this is the first complete standard system offered in the industry that converts solar power to utility power, provides emergency backup power, and includes all system functions in a single controller unit, which provides conversion from dc to ac, […]
ChevronTexaco Corp. (San Francisco, CA) announced that its energy services subsidiary, Chevron Energy Solutions LP (Chevron ES), is collaborating with Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Troy, MI) to broaden the commercial application of flexible solar-electric roofing materials and high-performance NiMH batteries, as well as hydrogen storage systems and fuel cell technologies. Under a series of […]
Power Measurement (Victoria, BC) announced that its Internet-enabled ION energy meters and software have been installed for RealEnergy at various locations in Southern California, to support real-time energy monitoring of distributed generation assets and customer billing. RealEnergy plans to install ION 7500 power meters at generator sites around the US, and use ION software at […]
ICP Global Technologies Inc. (Montreal, Canada) announced that its portable solar charger, the iSun, is being released as a renewable and portable power charger for all cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs, laptops and other small electronic devices. The device is the first modular and scalable solar charger that is adaptable to any rechargeable battery-powered portable […]
UNIPOWER Telecom (Coral Springs, FL), a division of UNIPOWER Corp., introduced its new INV2500-HS telecom inverter, which is a hot-swap inverter producing...
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors announced that it is expanding the nation's largest roof-top solar-electric system, located above the county's Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA. PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA) has been commissioned to increase the current solar array from approximately 640kW by another 500kW to 1.14MW. When completed next spring, this expanded system […]
Southern California drivers are using the first solar-powered devices to pay automatically for road tolls. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans, Sacramento,...