American Airlines (Dallas, TX) has introduced what they claim is the industry's first solar-powered ground service equipment. The new solar-powered equipment includes two fueling carts at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the first of 13 to be deployed throughout American's operations in Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. American plans to introduce more […]
UPEx'01, the annual conference and exhibition of the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA, Washington, DC), will be held from September 30, 2001,...
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced financial results for its fiscal 2001 second quarter and six-month period ended March 31, 2001. Revenue for the second quarter rose 53 percent to $11.5 million, compared with $7.5 million in the same period last year. Revenue for the six months ended March 31, 2001, increased 74 percent to […]
AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) announced that its Spanish joint venture, AstraSolar, has been chosen to supply advanced APexä solar cells for a 13MW solar electric power plant to be built in Murcia, Spain. When completed, AstroPower claims that the power plant will be approximately four times larger than any photovoltaic power plant currently in operation, […]
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, Golden, CO) report that that they have surpassed a record for electricity produced by solar cells made from cadmium telluride (CdTe). The new measurement of 16.4 percent bested the previous threshold of 15.8 percent efficiency, a record that had been in place since […]
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP, Los Angeles, CA) and Neutrogena Corp. (Los Angeles, CA) jointly announced that Neutrogena will be the first major company to install a solar system in Los Angeles. The planned installation, a 200kW system, will be the largest in the city, covering 24,000 square-feet of roof area. […]
The International Solar Energy Society's (ISES, Germany) Solar World Congress 2001 is to be held in Adelaide, Australia from November 25 through...
Siemens Solar Industries LP (Camarillo, CA) announced that its first earthsafe solar energy system has been installed in Los Angeles by GO Solar Co. (North Hollywood, CA) for a San Fernando Valley home. The installation was the first home in Los Angeles to qualify for the LA Department of Water and Power's (LADWP, Los Angeles, […]
Motech Industries Inc. (Taiwan) recently debuted the MHC103P polycrystalline silicon solar cell. The new cell measures 103 square-millimeters, with a thickness of 0.32mm, ±0.02mm. The cell is rated at 1.22W, with a conversion efficiency of 11.5 percent. At maximum power, current rating for the MHC103P is 2.54A and voltage rating is 0.48V. The cells offer […]
Schott Corporation (Yonkers, NY) announced today that it has acquired 100% of Applied Power Corporation (Lacey, WA), a wholly owned subsidiary of IDACORP (NYSE: IDA). The new company will be named Schott Applied Power Corporation. Terms were not disclosed. Schott has asked Applied Power management and employees to remain with the company. John Elting will […]
AstroPower (Newark, DE) is making two million shares of its stock available in a follow-on public offering. The company states that its shares are being offered at a price of $30 through underwriters led by Credit Suisse First Boston, JP Morgan, CIBC World Markets and FAC/Equities. AstroPower has also granted the underwriters an option to […]
Evergreen Solar Inc. (Waltham, MA) has announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2000. Product revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2000 were $213,000, an increase of 213 percent from $68,000 for the same period of the prior year. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $2.2 million in […]
The Los Angeles City Council (Los Angeles, CA) has approved one of the largest purchases of renewable green power in the nation. Henceforth, a full ten percent of the city government's electricity purchases will go toward new, clean energy sources. This purchase will amount to 50 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. With previous commitments from […]
SunWize Technologies Inc. (Kingston, NY) announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Bekaert ECD Solar Systems LLC (Troy, MI) for Uni-Solar modules. Ranging from 3W to 128W, the Uni-Solar product line consists of framed and flexible solar panels. The product line also includes building-integrated solar roofing. SunWize's president and CEO, David Kulik, commented, "Our […]
The March issue of The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Letter reports that Dubai, an oil-producing member state of the United Arab Emirates, is closely examining the idea of producing hydrogen as an environmentally benign, zero-emission automotive fuel in cooperation with BMW (Germany). Dubai and BMW are supporting a feasibility study at Munich's Technical University that […]