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15 July 2010

Solar Power appoints new CFO

Photovoltaic developer Solar Power has appointed Joe Bedewi, who since December 2009 has been serving as the company’s executive vice president of finance, as its CFO following the resignation of Jeffery Winzeler.

15 July 2010

US solar power surge drains funding for PV rebates

A dramatic surge in solar power system sales has depleted the rebate funds available from UniSource Energy Services (UES) to subsidise the installation of photovoltaic (PV) arrays at local homes and businesses, according to the company.

15 July 2010

YesJ Expert wins $26m solar contracts in India

US-based diversified solar energy and global investment firm YesJ Expert has won R1200m ($26m) worth of solar power projects in the Indian regions of West Bengal and Karnataka.

15 July 2010

PV mounting specialist SunLink acquires PV system designer Blue Oak

US-based commercial photovoltaic mounting systems provider SunLink has acquired PV system designer and engineering firm, Blue Oak PV Products, which manufactures HomeRun solar combiner boxes and disconnecting combiner boxes.

15 July 2010

Southwest Windpower acquires Deerpath Energy

Global wind turbine manufacturer Southwest Windpower has acquired venture capital-backed small wind project deployment specialist Deerpath Energy for an undisclosed amount.

15 July 2010

GE launches new electric vehicle charger

General Electric has introduced a new electric vehicle charger, which it designed to accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.

15 July 2010

Trilliant raises $106m, provides infrastructure to Iberdrola smart grid network

Smart grid integration specialist Trilliant has closed a financing round totalling $106m from a global syndicate of industry and financial leaders, which it said it will use to finance its continued global growth as it secures a US smart grid deal with Iberdrola.

15 July 2010

Los Angeles Business Council calls for 600MW solar feed-in tariff

An alliance of business, environmental and non-profit organisations led by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) have launched a campaign to create a 600MW solar feed-in tariff (FiT) to facilitate private investment in the US state of Los Angeles (LA).

15 July 2010

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics unveil algae biofuel test facility

NYSE-listed oil and gas major ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics (SGI) have opened a greenhouse facility to house research and testing for their algae biofuel programme.

14 July 2010

First Wind constructs 30MW wind project on Hawaiian island

US-based independent wind developer First Wind has broken ground on its 30MW Kahuku Wind project, the only utility-scale wind energy project on Oahu island and one of the largest in Hawaii.

14 July 2010

US Department of Commerce recognises Ascent Solar’s export achievements

Thin-film solar module developer Ascent Solar Technologies has received a federal export achievement certificate for its unparalleled success in exporting clean technology to various international markets.

14 July 2010

Vestas opens wind turbine engineering site to enhance its Colorado factories

European wind power system producer Vestas has announced plans to open an engineering site in Colorado, US, where it has hired more than 1,000 people to work in its three factories.

14 July 2010

Raser Technologies may sell interests in Thermo 1 geothermal project to satisfy debt obligation

Geothermal project developer Raser Technologies has indicated that it may sell a part or all of its interest in the Thermo 1 project to satisfy its debt obligation.

14 July 2010

Atlantic Wind & Solar adds commercial rooftops to Ontario solar project

Atlantic Wind & Solar is to construct six additional utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop projects in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, which are expected to produce a collective power capacity of 780kW.

14 July 2010

Biofuel developer ClearFuels secures capital from Ulupono Initiative in Hawaii

Hawaii-based business and social investment organisation, the Ulupono Initiative, has made an initial capital investment in cellulosic biofuel developer ClearFuels, to support its development of commercial biofuels projects in Hawaii.

14 July 2010

US injects $92m into green energy research

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $92m to 43 energy research projects that it said aim to dramatically improve how the US uses and produced energy.

13 July 2010

EPA sets 2011 biofuel percentages to meet 2022 target

The percentage standards that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed for the four RFS2 fuels categories in 2011 under its Renewable Fuel Standard programme include cellulosic biofuels at between 0.0004 and 0.015 per cent, advanced biofuels at 0.77 per cent and biomass-based diesel at 0.68 per cent.

13 July 2010

Spectrum Bridge, GE to develop smart wireless technology for critical missions

Wireless networking technology provider Spectrum Bridge has partnered with General Electric (GE) Energy to provide a new industrial data networking solution for use in mission critical applications.

13 July 2010

Solon to supply solar modules for 1MW National Grid project

US crystalline silicon solar and module manufacturer Solon is to supply solar modules to international energy delivery company National Grid for a 1MW solar photovoltaic project in Massachusetts, US under a new contract between the companies.

13 July 2010

SRC establishes $5m research partnership to market smart grid and PV technologies

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, has established a $5m industry-university partnership devoted to bringing efficient energy systems and technologies to the marketplace.

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