Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Rochester Hills, MI) announced that it will pay $6 million to N.V. Bekaert S.A. for its interests in the joint venture established in April 2000 by United Solar Systems and Bekaert ECD Solar Systems to manufacture and market photovoltaic (PV) products. ECD will assume Bekaert's guarantees to $25 million of […]
GE Power Systems (Atlanta, GA) announced that it will supply 315 wind turbines, representing more than 470MW of power, to FPL Energy, a subsidiary of FPL Group Inc., for projects across the US that are expected to begin producing electricity later this year. The wind turbines will be used by FPL Energy for new projects […]
Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) introduced a grid-interactive power inverter for stationary fuel cells. The first commercial inverters have been delivered to Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. The inverter, which was developed in collaboration with RWE Piller GmbH, meets a need for a more efficient, and less complex method of converting the power output […]
United Solar Systems Corp. (Auburn Hills, MI) and Independent Energy Solutions (IES, San Marcos, CA) introduced the SolarQuilt, a solar energy product designed for all types of flat and low-slope roofing situations. Featuring the attributes of Uni-Solar's existing solar energy solutions, the SolarQuilt is a suitable solution for those with existing flat roofs who want […]
SunPower Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced sampling of the A-300 silicon solar cell, which is based on a unique rear-contact design and achieves...
Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Rochester Hills, MI) has been awarded a subcontract by the US Department of Energy's (DOE, Washington, DC) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop new solar cell technology. The subcontract will provide matching funds for a research and development program aimed at lowering the manufacturing cost of solar cells. NREL […]
Green Mountain Energy Co. (Houston, TX) and Houston Habitat for Humanity are teaming up to support clean, renewable energy in Houston by installing a 1.2kWh solar array on the roof of a recently completed Habitat for Humanity home in Houston. The home, which is located in the Wood Glen subdivision in Northeast Houston, was funded […]
Evergreen Solar Inc. (Marlboro, MA), a developer, marketer and manufacturer of photovoltaic products, announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003. For the three months ended March 31, 2003, product revenues were $1.1 million, an increase of $154,000 from $913,000 for the same period in 2002. Research revenues for the first quarter were […]
RWE SCHOTT Solar Inc. (Billerica, MA) introduced the SunRoof FS, a free-standing, solar-electric system designed for flat-roof commercial and public buildings. The...
Black & Veatch Corp. (Overland Park, KS) announced the formation of its global Renewable Energy Group, which provides comprehensive project services for renewable energy projects in the areas of wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric, geothermal and ocean energy. Black & Veatch has been involved in renewable energy projects since designing a hydroelectric project in 1915, and […]
The Automobile Club of Southern California has installed 1,534 solar panels on part of its landmark headquarters complex as part of an ongoing effort to reduce energy dependency. The panels will produce about 100kW, or up to 10%, of the complex's electrical needs. PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA) produced and installed the solar panel project. "We […]
Xcel Energy Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) reported that preliminary earnings for first quarter of 2003 were $192 million, or $0.48 per share, including results of subsidiary NRG Energy, compared with $102 million, or $0.29 per share, for the same period in 2002. Xcel Energy's pro-forma earnings from continuing operations, excluding NRG's operating results and a gain […]
Sharp Corp. (Japan) and Daihen Corp. (Japan) have jointly developed a solar inverter for large-scale, photovoltaic, power generating systems intended for commercial users and electric utilities. Operational tests will begin in May 2003, while the products will be ready for delivery in July 2003. As part of the collaboration, Daihen is responsible for manufacturing the […]
Millennium Cell Inc. has teamed up with Seaworthy Systems and Duffy Electric Boat Company in a demonstration project for California's Center for...
Producing power both day and night from solar energy will soon be put into action at a California naval testing station. Earlier this month, Proton Energy Systems, Inc. shipped its 1 kW UNIGEN® regenerative solar/fuel cell system to the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, California. At the site, the UNIGEN® system will be […]