The Renewable Energy Marketing Board (REMB) announced that California's first commercial utility-scale solar power plant will be located in Hopland, California, and will begin selling its electricity into the state electric grid later this month. The 132kW array of photovoltaic panels will be built, owned and operated by GPU Solar and located at the Real […]
Fire, Wind & Rain Technologies (Flagstaff, AZ) is offering the new Power Advantage 302 and Power Advantage 304 battery chargers. The new systems are "step-down" chargers designed to decrease incoming solar-generated voltage to optimize charging currents for battery banks.The 30A chargers are claimed to deliver up to 25 percent more dc power to the solar […]
Southern California Edison (SCE, Los Angeles) announced that federal officials have declared the Solar Two 10MW solar demonstration project a "resounding success." The solar project, which finished its test run earlier this year, implemented technology that is commercially viable and could be applied to power plants as large as 100MW to 200MW in many parts […]
C&D Technologies Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) announced a 17 percent increase in net income for the second quarter ended July 31, 1999, to $7,045,000, or $0.54 per diluted share, from $6,000,000, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. Net sales for the period rose 40 percent to $111,819,000, compared to […]
NASA's solar-powered flying wing, the Helios, returned to earth after ascending 96,500ft. NASA had hoped the $15.0 million aircraft would reach an...
Siemens Solar (Camarillo, CA) introduced its new earthsafe line of pre-engineered solar kits designed to enable homeowners to harness solar energy in...
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA) reported revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 1999, of $2,682,000, compared to $3,445,000 for the same period a year ago. Net loss for the second quarter was $558,000, or $0.17 per share, compared to a net loss of $1,775,000, or $0.55 per share, a year ago.For the six months […]
The Real Goods Institute for Solar Living announced that it will celebrate the sun's power with SolFest 2001, its sixth annual weekend...
Atlantis Solar Systeme AG (Switzerland) announced the recent installation of the world's largest solar slate roof on a former grain store in Berne, Switzerland. According to Atlantis, during the renewal of the roof of the former grain store, the old roofing tiles were replaced by 16,650 SunSlate solar construction elements in an area measuring 2,050 […]
AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) reported record revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 1999, of $7,990,000, up 48.3 percent from $5,387,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $445,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to $208,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the same period last year. […]
Green Mountain Energy (San Francisco) announced that its wind turbines in San Gorgonio Pass, California, are now providing energy for the company's Wind for the Future power blend customers. According to Green Mountain, the wind turbines are the first new renewable energy resources constructed as a direct result of customer choice in deregulated electricity markets.PacifiCorp […]
Spectrolab Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), a unit of Boeing Satellite Systems, which is a business of The Boeing Co. (Seattle, WA), announced...
Kyocera International Inc. (San Diego) announced today that its May 26, 1999 definitive agreement to acquire solar energy integrator Golden Genesis Co. (Golden, CO) was approved during a meeting of Golden Genesis shareholders. This transaction will close in early August 1999.Kyocera will purchase 100 percent of the common shares of Golden Genesis for $2.33 per […]
Trace Engineering (Arlington, WA) has introduced a solution for power outage problems in areas where storms or too much demand due to hot weather cause outages. Their solution is called the Back-up Electric System Package. When connected to a generator, solar panels or other energy sources, the systems can provide power during a blackout. Trace […]
United Solar Systems Inc. (Troy, MI) recently announced a partnership with the goal of installing a multi-kilowatt Uni-Solar photovoltaic array on the roof of Cass Technical High School in Detroit. United Solar, a joint venture of Energy Conversion Devices (Troy, MI), Canon Inc. (Japan), Detroit Edison Co., and Cass Tech. will jointly implement the project, […]