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SunPower Signs Agreement to Acquire PowerLight Corporation

Posted by SI Staff on November 15, 2006

SunPower Corp., a San Jose Calif.-based manufacturer of solar cells and panels, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PowerLight Corp., a privately owned provider of large-scale and residential solar power systems headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. ‘Together we plan to [Read More]

Companies Agree To Develop New Solar Electric Power System

Posted by SI Staff on November 13, 2006

Solana Beach, Calif.-headquartered Open Energy Corp., a designer and manufacturer of solar energy products, has signed a joint development agreement with Infinia Corp., a Kennewick, Wash.-based developer of solar electric technology, to create the Suncone/Stirling solar electric power system. The [Read More]

New Web Site Supports California’s Goal Of New Solar Energy By 2017

Posted by SI Staff on October 30, 2006

The California Energy Commission, a provider of funds for solar electricity systems on new homes, and the California Public Utilities Commission, which helps fund solar systems on both existing homes and businesses, have created a solar Web site. The new [Read More]

Extends Solar Cell Production Capacity To 600 MW Per Year

Posted by SI Staff on October 30, 2006

Osaka, Japan-headquartered Sharp Corp., a worldwide producer of solar and electronic products, has increased its annual production capacity for solar cells at its Katsuragi Plant in Nara Prefecture, Japan, by 100 MW. Because of this increase, the plant's solar cell [Read More]

Home Equity Finance Program For Solar Energy Systems Now Offered

Posted by SI Staff on October 17, 2006

Sharp Electronics Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Sharp Corp., and CitiMortgage, a St. Louis-headquartered provider of mortgage products and member of Citigroup, have developed the CitiMortgage Home Equity Program that allows consumers to use the equity in their homes to [Read More]

Offers New Clean Technology Practice To Clients

Posted by SI Staff on October 17, 2006

Text 100 Public Relations, a San Francisco-based public relations firm with offices throughout the globe, has formed a clean technology practice that will focus on helping organizations promote energy-efficient technology and services. Through its newly formed practice, Text 100 will [Read More]

$100 Million Sales Agreement To Distribute Modules

Posted by SI Staff on October 16, 2006

Marlboro, Mass.-headquartered Evergreen Solar Inc., a manufacturer of solar power products, has entered into a four-year supply contract with Mainstream Energy LLC, which has subsidiaries involved in the sale, distribution and installation of residential and commercial solar electric systems nationwide. [Read More]

PV Developer Submits Grant Response

Posted by SI Staff on October 03, 2006

XsunX Inc., an Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based developer of manufacturing systems and cell structures for solar energy, has submitted a grant response for project funding opportunities under the president's Advanced Energy Initiative, which is designed to promote thin film photovoltaics and [Read More]

Kameyama Plant Exemplifies Renewable Energy

Posted by SI Staff on September 19, 2006

Sharp Corp., a provider of electronics and LCD technology, has recently opened its Kameyama Plant No. 2 in Japan, which features a renewable energy supply system independent of the utility power grid. These power sources include a PV power system [Read More]