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APS Issues RFP For Renewable Energy Projects

Posted by SI Staff on March 06, 2007

Arizona Public Service (APS), a Phoenix-headquartered utility and subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp., has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for near- and long-term new sources of renewable energy that can be delivered to the company's electrical system. According [Read More]

PPM Offers New Grounding And Racking System For Solar Installations

Posted by SI Staff on March 06, 2007

Auburn, Calif.-based Pacific Power Management LLC (PPM), a provider and installer of solar systems, has launched a new grounding and racking system. PPM's engineering and production team recently submitted to the MET Laboratory its racking system for evaluation and grounding [Read More]

XsunX Hires Vice President Of Engineering

Posted by SI Staff on March 06, 2007

XsunX Inc., an Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based developer of manufacturing systems and cell structures for solar energy, has hired Robert Wendt as the company's new vice president of engineering. In his new role, Wendt will focus on the management and control [Read More]

Kyocera Solar And Envision Solar Form Carport Agreement

Posted by SI Staff on March 05, 2007

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Kyocera Solar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., has formed an alliance with Envision Solar LLC, a San Diego-based new business venture formed to develop and commercialize carport structures with integrated photovoltaic arrays. Envision was [Read More]

Gov. Rendell Presents Energy Independence Strategy

Posted by SI Staff on March 05, 2007

Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Penn., presented details during a keynote speech to the Pittsburgh Technology Council of his new Energy Independence Strategy that would save consumers $10 billion over the next 10 years and promote Pennsylvania's energy independence by expanding [Read More]

First Solar Appoints Bruce Sohn President

Posted by SI Staff on March 05, 2007

First Solar Inc., a Phoenix-based manufacturer of solar modules, has hired Bruce Sohn as president. Sohn, who was formerly a senior executive at Intel Corp., has served on First Solar's board of directors since 2003. During his 24 years at [Read More]

NREL And PrimeStar Solar Form Production Agreement

Posted by SI Staff on March 02, 2007

The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and PrimeStar Solar Inc. have signed an $870,000 cooperative research and development agreement to transition NREL's cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) technology to commercial module production. In addition to the technology [Read More]

Applied Materials To Purchase Wind And Solar Energy

Posted by SI Staff on March 01, 2007

Applied Materials Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based manufacturer of solar products, has agreed to purchase 8.2 million kWh of renewable energy per year from wind and solar generation sources in California. Quadrupling an earlier agreement, Applied Materials' pledge is the [Read More]

Advent Solar Opens New Solar Manufacturing Facility

Posted by SI Staff on March 01, 2007

Advent Solar, a manufacturer of solar cells and modules, has opened a new 25 MW facility in Albuquerque, N.M. The company celebrated the opening of the plant with a ceremony and tour, where visitors were able to view the manufacturing [Read More]

CCEF Issues 15 CT Towns Renewable Energy Grants

Posted by SI Staff on February 28, 2007

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), which is administered by Rocky Hill, Conn.-based Connecticut Innovations, has presented fifteen Connecticut towns with grants of $5,000 each to help their communities support clean energy awareness and education. The CCEF program the grants [Read More]