Monthly Archives: February 2013

“We Have Made a Commitment to go 100% Renewable Energy by 2020″: Steve Howard outlines Ikea’s Strategy

Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA, shared the leading retailer’s vision of creating a ‘better everyday life for the many people’ which includes a commitment to go 100% renewable by 2020, in a webinar outlining its sustainability strategy. Steve Howard opened the webinar with an overview of IKEA’s environmental impact, from its 600,000 suppliers to […]

Sunrise Global Solar Energy Achieves 20.3 Percent Efficiency with New DuPont™ Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallization Pastes

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) and Sunrise Global Solar Energy Corporation announced today that they have produced solar cells with conversion efficiencies of 20.3 percent using newly commercialized DuPont™ Solamet® PV36X series aluminum photovoltaic metallization pastes for rear-side passivation of silicon solar cells. Sunrise Global Solar Energy, a world leading solar cell producer in Taiwan, reported […]

Real Goods Solar to Deliver Solar Power Systems to City of El Cerrito, CA

RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RSOL), a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, has been engaged by the City of El Cerrito, CA to design and install 336 kW of solar power at several municipal locations. The project involves the installation […]

Meeting Renewable Energy Targets: Governments Make it More Difficult for Themselves in the Long-run

A consortium of actors in the renewable energy sector provide their view that while the EU has met its 2010 targets under the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/EC/28 Directive), recent government policy changes are making it much more difficult to ‘keep on track’ and meet the goals set for 2020. This analysis comes ahead of the […]

MX Group Spa signs a 1.75 Billion Euros agreement for the Construction in Serbia of the Largest Solar Park in the World

The announcement made today in a press conference at the Government Palace of Belgrade. The Italian company MX Group has been appointed as exclusive EPC Contractor for the design and construction of a solar park that will cover an area of three thousand hectares in the Republic of Serbia. This will be the largest solar […]

NREL’s Economic Benefit to Colorado totals $814.8 Million in FY 2012

Energy laboratory is one of Jefferson County’s largest employers The net economic benefit of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to Colorado’s economy was $814.8 million in fiscal year 2012, according to a study by the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business. Jefferson County, where NREL’s main campus is located […]

SEIA Calls on Massachusetts to Increase Solar Carve-Out

The Patrick Administration today announced a process to further accelerate solar energy deployment in Massachusetts. This news comes as Massachusetts is within a year to 18 months of reaching the 400 megawatts (MW) target of the existing solar carve-out. Establishing a more aggressive solar carve-out program would bring Massachusetts up to the level of other […]

DOE Grant Makes Innovative Hydropower Concept Happen

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2011, the New Mexico State University has produced two 10-kW prototypes of a revolutionary axial-flow turbine designed to generate power at any desired frequency from low-head waterways across the United States. The turbines, called HyPER harvesters, can harvest the energy from any gravity-fed flowing […]

DOE Announces $10.5 Million for Small Business Research and Development in Clean Energy Technologies

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced 70 grants totaling $10.5 million to small businesses to develop technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These awards will help small businesses with promising ideas for clean energy solutions that could improve manufacturing processes, boost the efficiency of buildings, […]

GT Advanced Technologies Appoints Linda Reinhard as Vice President, New Business Development and Product Management

Company to showcase sapphire cover and touch screen material at Mobile World Congress February 25-28 in Barcelona GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: GTAT) today announced the appointment of Linda Reinhard as vice president, new business development and product management for the company’s sapphire, DSS™ and HiCz™ products reporting to Dan Squiller, GT’s chief operating officer. […]