Category: Press Releases

Wind, Solar Energy Project Money Available for African Investment

Frost & Sullivan report details private-investment opportunities in Southern Africa July 19, 2010 — Technology development and deployment funds for financing the growth of low-carbon technologies in sub-Saharan Africa, including funding for wind energy and solar energy projects, have been established, according to Frost & Sullivan. According to the group, more than $200 million in… Read more »

Husum Sees European Debut Of Tentecs New Range Of Innovative Hydraulic Torque Wrenches

Stand 1B03 at HUSUM Wind Energy 2010 will see the European debut of the new series of hydraulic and pneumatic torque wrenches from Tentec, a global supplier of bolt tightening equipment. On show for the first time to a European audience, this exciting and innovative new range of tool will be the highlight of the… Read more »

Envision Solar CEO Appears on FOX Business to Discuss the Future of Solar Energy

Inventor of Solar Tree(R) Discusses Renewable Energy Solutions for Parking Lots Robert Noble, CEO of Envision Solar International, Inc., (, was featured July 14 on FOX Business discussing the future of solar energy. The online FOX Business segment, called “Parking Lot’s Double Duty,” featured Noble’s vision of renewable energy solutions and the company’s inventions, the… Read more »

Final Phase of PGE’s Biglow Canyon Wind Farm Begins to Spin Power

Portland General Electric Company announced today the first turbines assembled for Phase 3 of its Biglow Canyon Wind Farm have begun generating electricity and supplying power to the Pacific Northwest’s electricity grid. Twenty-four turbines are currently generating power, with all 76 turbines in Phase 3 expected to be completed by the end of the third… Read more »

Welwind Energy International Signs Letter of Intent for 80% Interest in 300 MW Wind Energy Project in Inner Mongolia

Welwind Energy International Corp. announces that management from Welwind’s China office recently travelled to Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China on July 4, 2010. The company successfully completed negotiations to acquire an 80% interest in a 300 MW, large scale, wind energy project. Inner Mongolia Test Power Ltd. and Welwind Energy have signed a Letter of Intent… Read more »

Hybrid Energy Looks to High Energy Solar Cells in Its Consumer Solutions: Energy Conversion to Double, Energy Costs to Half

Hybrid Energy Holdings, Inc. is pleased to report independent advances in solar cell research have virtually doubled the conversion ratio of sunlight to energy, thereby significantly reducing the effective cost of its solar energy solutions and the cut payback time frames in half. Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin and the University of… Read more »

UNI-SOLAR(R) Brand Photovoltaics to be Integrated on Roof of First Net-Zero Elementary School in the Country

United Solar, a leading global manufacturer of building-integrated and rooftop photovoltaics under its UNI-SOLAR(R) brand – and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices today announced its UNI-SOLAR photovoltaic rooftop products will be utilized on a unique, first-ever new school construction project in Kentucky. Morton Solar & Wind, LLC has been awarded a $2.16 million… Read more »

Firetrace® Fire Protection For Australian Wind Farm Turbines

37 wind turbines installed at the new Waterloo wind farm project in South Australia have been equipped with self-contained, automatic detection and suppression systems that ensure fast acting, around-the-clock fire protection. Each of the transformer rooms and electrical cabinets in the nacelles of the 3 MW Vestas V90 turbines have been fitted with FIRETRACE© systems… Read more »

Universal Bioenergy in Talks to Pursue More Mergers and Acquisitions

Builds on Bold Strategy Set at Business Summit to Create Solid Revenues and Shareholder Value for 2010 Universal Bioenergy Inc. (Pink Sheets:UBRG) announced it is planning more strategic acquisitions, as it executes more of the plan of its new course, to diversify into more profitable alternative energy technologies. Universal is engaged in serious discussions with… Read more »

Direct Grid Technologies Introduces The Dgm Series Microinverter For Photovoltaic Modules

Direct Grid Technologies, LLC, manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) micro‐inverters and related monitoring systems, announced a new series of OEM grid‐tie micro‐inverters that mate to a variety of monocrystalline and polycrystalline type modules. The DGM‐S250 offers a power output of 250 watts, and the DGM‐S460 offers an unprecedented 460 watts. Similar to its predecessor, the DGA… Read more »

DNV obtains accreditation for noise testing of wind turbines

DNV announces that its Seattle, Washington, office has been approved for accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for acoustic noise emissions testing on wind turbines. A2LA has granted DNV’s Seattle office accreditation for acoustic noise testing of wind turbines in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 * for acoustic noise measurements as per IEC… Read more »

SOLON Selected as Solar Module Provider for National Grid’s 1 MW Solar Site in Haverhill, Mass.

Rivermoor Energy, Fischbach and SOLON Make “Brightfield” Happen With High-Efficiency, Ground-Mounted Solar Energy System SOLON Corporation, one of the largest crystalline silicon solar manufacturers in the U.S. and provider of turnkey solar power plants, today announced it secured a contract from Rivermoor Energy and Fischbach & Moore, on behalf of National Grid, a leading international… Read more »

Energy Management International Signs Clean Energy Joint Venture

Energy Management International, Inc. President Howard Dunn is pleased to announce a developing strategy that will lead the Company toward a diversification in “clean energy.” After months of negotiations surrounding several projects, the Company has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Nova Wind Holdings, Inc. “In light of intensive escalation in US installation of wind… Read more »

Wind Energy America Inc. Announces Pennsylvania Project

EDEN PRAIRIE, today confirmed it has entered into long term wind development rights agreements covering an aggregate of 650 acres located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Grosser Mountain Wind I, LLC is the WEA’s first Pennsylvania wind energy project and is located northeast of Harrisburg. At project build-out, WEA anticipates 20 MW, or more, of power… Read more »

Acro Energy Reports Positive Second Quarter Net Income

Acro Energy Technologies Corp , a leading U.S. solar integrator, announced today that it completed the second quarter ending June 30, 2010 with estimated net income of between $200 thousand and $300 thousand on gross revenues of $5.4 million. The Company estimates that for the same time period it achieved positive EBITDA of between $350… Read more »

Wagner Co Solar Technology A Pioneer Of The European Solar Market Expands To North America

Wagner & Co Solar Technology, originally founded in 1979 by a group of environmental technology students, has established an US subsidiary in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wagner Solar Inc. is the latest expansion of Wagner & Co Solar Technology after a successful history of growth throughout Europe, with subsidiaries in Spain , France and Italy and more… Read more »

Set-solar Will Showcase Products At Intersolar North America 2010

SET-Solar Corporation, a solar energy solutions provider, announced today that it will attend the Intersolar North America Conference from July 13-15, 2010 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. SET-Solar will exhibit its polysilicon material, silicon ingots and wafers, high-efficiency solar cells and high-performance solar modules.The conference is one of the largest… Read more »

Direct Grid Technologies Secures 47 Million In Financing Soon Will Ship Microinverters To Launch Customers

Direct Grid Technologies, LLC, manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) micro‐inverters and related monitoring systems, announced that it has successfully secured $4.7million in private equity financing. The company will use proceeds to launch manufacturing with the required capacity to meet secured purchase agreements with a variety of solar equipment manufacturers. The financing will speed up expansion into… Read more »

SolarNexus Seeks to Connect Solar and Energy Efficiency Through $1M California Solar Initiative Grant

SolarNexus teams with energy industry specialists on development of system to facilitate collaboration among energy-related applications and companies; consumers and businesses will benefit through reduced time to completion of solar-energy installations. SolarNexus, a provider of software solutions that streamline the installation of solar power systems, has been awarded $312,000 from the California Solar Initiative’s Research,… Read more »

Iowa Utilities Board: Adopts rules to encourage more small wind energy development

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has adopted rules to encourage the development of more small wind generation systems across Iowa and help the state continue to be a leader in renewable energy. The rules are for a State program to simplify and encourage small wind generation systems (100 Kilowatts or less nameplate capacity) being interconnected… Read more »

LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp. Announces Private Placement of Up to $1,000,000 in Convertible Debentures

LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp. announces that it has engaged Wellington West Capital Inc. on a best efforts agency basis, to complete a private placement (the “Offering”) of up to $1,000,000 principal amount of 10% convertible debentures (the “Debentures”). The Offering is expected to be completed on or before September 30, 2010. The Debentures are… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG releases guidance for the financial year 2010

The compromise found on 5 July 2010 through the intervention of the Mediation Committee between the German Bundesrat and Bundestag on the promotion of photovoltaics under the German Renewable Energy Act has made an assessment of the German solar market 2010 possible.Accordingly, the Executive Board of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93) is today releasing its… Read more »

Ellsworth Adhesives Is Adding XIAMETER® PMX-200 Silicone Fluid Product Offering

Ellsworth Adhesives announced today it has added Dow Corning’s XIAMETER® brand PMX-200 Silicone Fluids to their product catalog and web site. The XIAMETER PMX-200 Silicone Fluids (formerly known as Dow Corning 200 Fluids) are considered the industry standard for consistency and quality. XIAMETER® silicone fluids are used in a wide array of applications. Ellsworth provides… Read more »

New Trends in U.S. Energy Policy: Focus on Offshore Wind Energy

“Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium” Opens Up New Perspectives for Offshore Wind Projects Second Offshore Summit in Rostock in September 2010: Knowledge Exchange Between Representatives of German and U.S. Government Agencies and International Offshore Experts The United States are starting to rely increasingly on ocean wind for energy generation. Last month, the “Atlantic Offshore Wind… Read more »

EVSO: Cornell Researchers Create Much Cheaper Recipe for Making Solar Cells

Evolution Solar. The Dichtel group in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University has developed a method to organize organic dyes into stacked sheets that are porous for incorporation into flexible solar cells. The process could revolutionize the way solar cells are made by lowering costs dramatically, while creating highly-efficient and easy-to-manufacture… Read more »

Welwind Energy International Corporation Enters Into Negotiations for Large Scale Wind Farm

Welwind Energy International Corp. (the “Company”) announces that China company officials will be leaving for Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China on July 4, 2010. The company will be in negotiations to acquire an 80% interest in an existing 100 MW wind farm. This is an advanced phase wind energy project with significant expansion potential. The company… Read more »

Rickmers christens four containerships with a combined capacity of 52,400 TEU during a ceremony at the HHI Ulsan shipyard

Even for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipyard group, it was a remarkable occasion. In a quadruple naming ceremony at HHI’s Ulsan shipyard on 2 July, Rickmers Group christened four ultra-large container ships (ULCS) of 13,100 TEU each. MV “MAERSK EDINBURGH” (ex “PEARL RICKMERS”) is the first ULCS of Rickmers Group which will… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG builds a solar park in Brandenburg with a peak power of 18 megawatts in its final form

. LUXCARA Asset Management GmbH won as a new customer. First construction stage of 14.4 megawatts already online Sulzemoos 1 July 2010 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leadingphotovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, has built aphotovoltaic power plant with a peak power of 14.4 megawatts (MWp) forHamburg-based LUXCARA Asset Management GmbH,… Read more »

Xcel Energy’s First-Ever Solar-Coal Project is Running

Xcel Energy is now operating a first-of-its-kind demonstration of a hybrid solar-coal approach, using parabolic-trough solar technology integrated with a coal-fired power plant. The project, located at Xcel Energy’s Cameo Generating Station near Grand Junction, Colo., is designed to increase the plant’s efficiency, decrease the use of coal, test the commercial viability of concentrating solar… Read more »

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent for $4 Million Solar Project in Georgia

with businesses in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, today announced it has signed a letter of intent with a private developer to initiate a $4 million turn-key solar project in the State of Georgia. Under the completed agreement, Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. will lead the project development effort including system design, installation, and… Read more »

DEK Solar looks forward to Semicon West 2010

DEK Solar has confirmed plans to attend this year’s Semicon West exhibition, being held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center from 13th – 15th July. On hand from booth 5251 in the North hall, the DEK Solar team will be talking to visitors about the company’s recent technology innovations and process advances. Semicon West visitors will… Read more »

TSENTSO-E 10 Year Grid Development Plan

The release by ENTSO-E of the revised pilot Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) today“marks a useful step towards a much-needed European electricity grid that interconnects nationalelectricity systems, benefits consumers, and enables the integration of large amounts of wind energy”according to Justin Wilkes, Policy Director of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The pilot TYNDP acknowledges… Read more »

Wind Turbine Blade Comes to DC with Message from Americans to Federal Policymakers

Blade Arrives as President and Congressional Leaders Meet on Energy Policy, Carrying Signatures of More Than 6,000 Americans from Across Country Today, as the president and congressional leaders meet at the White House on energy policy, GE Energy and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) delivered a petition from Americans across the country in the… Read more »

Ellsworth Adhesives Is Adding PRC Rapid Seal Product Line Offering

Ellsworth Adhesives announced today it has added the PPG Aerospace PRC Rapid Seal® Sealants product line. The PRC Rapid Seal® line offers high-performance, flexible, chemical resistant sealants that are designed for a variety of industrial applications. PRC brand sealants are available in a gun grade, self-leveling, and spray-applied consistencies. PPG Aerospace is an industry leading… Read more »