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DOE $$$ To SLC

Posted by SI Staff on August 31, 2007

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide Salt Lake City with $200,000 in funding and $400,000 in technical support over the next two years as part of a program to increase solar power usage. A report [Read More]

Ohio Governor Pushes For Renewable Portfolio

Posted by SI Staff on August 31, 2007

Ohio is set to join the list of states requiring renewable sources as a significant percentage of its energy portfolio. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland's newly introduced Energy, Jobs and Progress plan will require at least 25% of the electricity within [Read More]

Outlawing Australian Electric Water Heaters By 2010

Posted by SI Staff on August 20, 2007

Australia's opposition Labor Party is proposing a ban on electric hot water systems in favor of solar- or gas-powered models. An article in the Courier Mail, an Australian newspaper, details Labor's plans, which involve the end of electric hot water [Read More]

ASES Wins $100,000 Award From American Express

Posted by SI Staff on August 14, 2007

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has won a $100,000 Recognition Award from American Express for being one of the top five finalists in The Members Project, a competition designed to present ideas for improving the state of the world. [Read More]

New Report Predicts Growth For TFPV Market

Posted by SI Staff on August 08, 2007

The world thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV) market is forecast to reach $7.2 billion by 2015, compared to just over $1 billion today, according to a new report from NanoMarkets LC, an industry analyst firm based in Glens Falls, Va. The NanoMarkets [Read More]

House Passes Bill Requiring Utilities Embrace Renewables

Posted by SI Staff on August 06, 2007

The House of Representatives, meeting in a rare Saturday session on August 4, passed its version of an energy bill that includes a federal renewable energy mandate for electric utilities. H.R. 3221, adopted by a vote of 220-190, requires investor-owned [Read More]

Renewable Energy Association Formed In Connecticut

Posted by SI Staff on July 30, 2007

Barry S. Diamond, president of Alliance ConsultingLLC, a Trumbull-Conn. based bio-fuels development company, has announced the launch of the Renewable Energy Association of Connecticut. The new association will be open to Connecticut companies involved in the development and installation of [Read More]

Extension For Ontario Energy Rebate

Posted by SI Staff on July 25, 2007

The provincial government of Ontario has extended the Retail Sales Tax (RST) exemption for residents who purchase a home that features renewable energy sources. The rebate, which was set to expire on November 27, has been extended through January 1, [Read More]

AWEA Study Shows U.S. Still Dominates Small Wind

Posted by SI Staff on July 20, 2007

The American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA's) newly released 2007 Small Wind Turbine Global Market Study finds that U.S. manufacturers continue to dominate the world market share of small-turbine sales globally. Roughly half of all U.S. manufacturers' sales are made overseas, [Read More]

Government-Sponsored Solar Push Down Under

Posted by SI Staff on July 17, 2007

There is a new move to entice the installation of solar technologies in Australia and New Zealand. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australian homeowners will receive $1,000 rebates from the government that will be applied towards the cost of [Read More]