United Solar Ovonic Corp. (Uni-Solar Ovonic, Auburn Hills, MI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Rochester Hills, MI), announced that it has been selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL, Kirtland AFB, NM) to provide 3 kW of UNI-SOLAR® lightweight solar cells deposited on thin stainless steel to supply power […]
Evergreen Solar Inc. (Marlboro, MA), a developer, marketer and manufacturer of photovoltaic products, announced results for the first quarter of 2004. For the three months ended March 31, 2004, product revenues were $2.8 million, an increase of $1.7 million, or 165 percent, from $1.1 million for the same period in 2003. Research revenues for the […]
Detroit's big three automakers, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG, as well as auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. (Troy,...
SunWize Technologies Inc. (Kingston, NY), a solar technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of integrated solar power systems, announced the addition of Mark Paddison as Sales Manager for Canada to service renewable energy dealers. As a member of the Canadian Solar Industries Association, he served as an Executive Board Member and Association Treasurer. […]
Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Vancouver, BC, Canada) recently unveiled a new 75 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) power, grid-tie utility, interactive inverter designed for large solar PV applications. The new Ecostar inverter is only available to PV customers. The new inverter comes from the company's extensive experience developing inverters for automotive and microturbine applications, and is […]
China National Electronics Import and Export Shaanxi Co. Ltd. (CEIEC, China) announced its new CEIECSXD6-005 photoconductive cells, which feature a spectral peak...
General Electric Energy (Fairfield, CT) announced that it has acquired substantially all of the US business assets of AstroPower (Newark, DE). AstroPower filed a Chapter 11 petition for bankruptcy two months ago to allow the sale of its assets and to meet other obligations. The transaction was subject to competitive bidding and approval of Bankruptcy […]
The US Department of Energy (DOE, Washington, DC) will support $60 million of research into cost-effective, low-speed, wind power technology. Twenty-one public-private partnerships will work to reduce the cost of wind power at low-speed sites to $0.03/kWh under a three-phase technology development project. Low speed is classified as annual average wind speeds of 20 km/h, […]
General Electric Energy (Fairfield, CT) announced that it has been selected as the turbine supplier for the first large-scale, wind power project in Taiwan. The 39 MW project is part of a 10-year plan by Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to promote wind energy, in accordance with the government's goal to increase the use of renewable […]
SMA America Inc. (Grass Valley, CA) announced a UL1741 listing for its Sunny Central 125 kW Utility Interactive Inverter. The SC125U is the latest addition to the SMA family of renewable energy products. It is the culmination of many years of experience with the SMA Sunny Boy and European Sunny Central photovoltaic inverters. The design […]
Kyocera Corp. (San Diego, CA) announced plans to install a solar-electric generating facility at its North American headquarters and Kearny Mesa plant in San Diego, CA, using 1,680 Kyocera KC-167G solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and 210 custom-manufactured, light-filtering, PV modules arrayed to form a carport in an employee parking lot. The system's capacity of 251 […]
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA), which provides products and services based upon a common technology platform to the solar energy and biomedical industries, announced the appointment of James Parslow as Chief Financial Officer. Parslow has over 16 years of financial management and public accounting experience, including financial planning and analysis, internal controls, regulatory compliance, mergers, acquisitions, […]
Kyocera Corp. (San Diego, CA) announced that it will offer a new solar power generation system, the Solar Power Plant III, in April 2004. The system is comprised of solar modules and a power conditioner of improved performance, recently developed for the public and industrial markets by Kyocera's Solar Energy Division. The company reported that […]
Optimal Ventures Inc. and Greenwind Power Corp. announced commencement of negotiations to combine the two companies. The precise form of the business combination will be determined through the negotiation process. Optimal sees the combination with Greenwind as a strong opportunity in the wind energy industry. Optimal Ventures President Vance Schneider stated, "We are excited about […]
United Solar Ovonic Corp. (Uni-Solar Ovonic, Auburn Hills, MI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Rochester Hills, MI), announced that it has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to develop and deliver solar cells on polymer substrates. The solar cells will be used by Lockheed Martin in Phase 2 of […]