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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]

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]

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]

Inverter Series Now Available In The U.S.

Posted by SI Staff on October 16, 2006

San Francisco-based KACO Solar Inc., a manufacturer of sine inverters for photovoltaic applications, has released the KACO inverter grid tied blue planet inverter series, with accessories, to the U.S. market. After many years of operation in the European and Asian [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]

$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]