New & Noteworthy – Page 354

Expands Solar Power Business Through Recent Acquisition

Posted by SI Staff on October 30, 2006

Mitsui & Co. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Ltd., has agreed to acquire Kingston, N.Y.-based SunWize Technologies LLC, a designer and manufacturer of solar power systems. According to the companies, the acquisition is expected to close [Read More]

New Joint Venture Will Offer Solar Cell Technology

Posted by SI Staff on October 26, 2006

RoseStreet Labs LLC, a Phoenix-based supplier of renewable energy products, and Sumitomo Chemical Co., a Tokyo, Japan-headquartered chemical company, have formed a joint venture named RSL Energy Inc., a Phoenix-headquartered developer and manufacturer of solar cells. RSL Energy will use [Read More]

$13 Million to Expand Solar Energy Technologies

Posted by SI Staff on October 12, 2006

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will fund more than $13 million of research development in solar technology as part of President Bush's $148 million Solar American Initiative, which aims to make solar power cost-competitive with [Read More]

Turlock Irrigation District Issues RFP

Posted by SI Staff on October 03, 2006

Turlock Irrigation District (TID), a Turlock, Calif.-based water and electricity provider, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to increase the portion of its electric energy requirements from facilities that qualify as eligible renewable energy resources according to both California [Read More]

Town Takes Action, Will Vote For Energy Ordinance

Posted by SI Staff on October 01, 2006

A renewable energy ordinance for solar and wind energy is up for a vote at the Dryden town board, N.Y., for the first time in the Tompkins county. It came about after a couple in Dryden was denied permission to [Read More]

NREL Testing New Thin-Film Manufacturing Process

Posted by SI Staff on September 11, 2006

Austin, Texas-based HelioVolt, a developer of thin-film material for the solar industry, will extend its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to further research the company's FASST technology. HelioVolt's FASST's [Read More]

$2 Billion Federal Loan Guarantee Program Part Of EPAct

Posted by SI Staff on September 06, 2006

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued program guidelines for a total of $2 billion in loan guarantees to help spur investment in projects that employ new energy technologies. The program was authorized by the Energy Policy Act of [Read More]

Report Projects Solar Use Increase In 2025

Posted by SI Staff on September 06, 2006

According to a report launched by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), a Belgium-headquartered association that promotes the solar market throughout the globe, and Greenpeace International, a nonprofit organization with a presence in 40 countries, by the year 2025 two [Read More]

German Manufacturer Takes First Step Into The U.S. Solar Industry

Posted by SI Staff on August 31, 2006

ErSol Solar Energy AG, a manufacturer located in Germany that produces mono- and multi-crystalline silicon solar cells, has completed its first major contract in the U.S. with PowerLight Corp., a Berkeley, Calif.-based provider of large-scale solar power systems. In the [Read More]

Agreement Made To Develop Large-Scale PV Systems

Posted by SI Staff on August 24, 2006

Nanosolar Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-headquartered designer of solar cells and panels using thin-film technology, and Germany-based Conergy Group, an international supplier of renewable products, have signed a long-term agreement to develop large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. ‘Delivering the next level [Read More]