Monthly Archives: February 2013

Secretary Salazar: Renewable Energy on Public Lands and Waters Making Rapid Advances

The Obama Administration’s renewable energy program has authorized dozens of renewable energy projects on public lands and will hold the first-ever auctions for commercial wind development in the Atlantic this year, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar told offshore wind stakeholders at a conference in Boston today. Salazar noted that the rapid progress could be […]

ARPA-E Announces Projects Have Attracted over $450 Million in Private Sector Funding

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) on February 26 announced that ARPA-E projects have demonstrated major technical successes and shown significant market engagement in the four years since the agency began catalyzing energy breakthrough technologies. Overall, 17 projects have attracted over $450 million in private sector follow-on funding after ARPA-E’s initial investment of […]

Frank Heinricht appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG

The Supervisory Board of SCHOTT AG unanimously appointed Dr. Frank Heinricht to the position of its new Chairman of the Board of Management in its meeting on February 27, 2013. Heinricht (50) is currently Chairman of the Board of Management of Heraeus Holding GmbH. He completed a degree in physics and a doctorate in engineering […]

Ballard ClearGen™ Fuel Cell System to Operate Using Biomass-Generated Hydrogen in California

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP)(TSX: BLD) has announced the sale of a 175 kilowatt ClearGen™ distributed generation fuel cell system to the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe of Humboldt County, California. The fuel cell system will be integrated with a biomass gasifier and syngas purification unit to form an integrated biomass-to-fuel cell power solution. The system […]

Yingli Green Energy and GRID Alternatives Renew Long-Standing Partnership

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company that markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc. (“Yingli Americas”) has renewed its strategic partnership with GRID Alternatives (“GRID”), a non-profit solar installer that […]

Further Repeat Order for Heliocentris Energy Management Systems

Continuation of rollout at mobile operator mcel in Mozambique Further orders expected shortly Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG announced today that its partner Telesite Management Limitada (“Telesite”) has received the first repeat order for more than 50 Heliocentris Energy Management Systems from Mozambican Cellular (“mcel”). An additional order of a further 90 systems is expected shortly. […]

SOLON and MP2 Capital Complete Construction of Multi-Campus Solar System for the Tanque Verde Unified School District

SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants in the U.S., today announced it has completed construction of 1.15 megawatts (MW) of solar systems for the Tanque Verde Unified School District (TVUSD) and will mark the occasion with project partners at a special dedication ceremony on February 28 at 5:30pm on […]

First Solar, Inc. announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

Record net sales of $1.1 billion for the fourth quarter and $3.4 billion for 2012 GAAP earnings per fully diluted share of $1.74 for the fourth quarter and loss of $1.11 for 2012 Non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share of $2.04 for the fourth quarter and $4.90 for 2012 Cash and marketable securities of $1 […]

Fact check: WSJ goes Astray on California’s integration of Wind

The Wall Street Journal carried an article yesterday by Rebecca Smith on the growth of renewable energy in California and the effect on its electric utility system. The article makes several incorrect and unsupported assertions, addressed below: Fact #1: It is unlikely that the state will experience a shortage of flexible power by 2017. Last […]

Commercial program wraps up for Alice Solar City

After more than four and half years, almost 200 free energy surveys and $1.5M of funding support, Alice Solar City’s commercial program is coming to an end. This coincides with the departure of Commercial Services Manager Craig Hanicek this Friday, who is leaving Alice Springs for a new renewable energy role in the ACT. Throughout […]