Monthly Archives: April 2013

Energy Commission Awards More Than $575,000 for Green School Bus Projects

School District Fueling Upgrades Support Cleaner Buses The California Energy Commission today approved $578,261 to projects that will boost the number of alternative fuel buses in two school districts in Southern California. The awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118 “This program has […]

Finavera Wind Energy finalizes Terms for Sale of Two Wind Projects to Pattern Energy for $28 Million

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (‘Finavera Wind Energy’, ‘Finavera’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce the completion of a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group LP (‘Pattern’) following discussions with BC Hydro and various government agencies. Pattern Energy is a large, independent power […]

Ormat Signs 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement for its Wild Rose Geothermal Project in Nevada

Ormat Technologies, Inc.’s (NYSE: ORA) wholly owned subsidiary entered into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) to deliver electricity from its Wild Rose geothermal power plant in Mineral County, Nevada. When Wild Rose comes online at the end of 2013, it will mark the first time renewable energy […]

Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. Launches Effort with Goal of Reaching First Profitable Quarter in 15 Year History During 2013

Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTC: MMMW) today launched an effort to be profitable in Fiscal Year Ending April 30, 2014. A good portion of the goal is contingent on the successful marketing of electricity at a deep discount in targeted geographical areas. In some local areas, Mass Megawatts can sell electricity at less than […]

Alaska Native Communities Receive Technical Assistance for Local Clean Energy Development

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help Tribal communities across the country enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the Energy Department and the Denali Commission today announced that five Alaska Native communities will receive technical expertise through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) program. Building on five technical […]

Argonne’s Sattelberger appointed chair of Dept. of Energy Fuel Cycle R&D Subcommittee

Al Sattelberger, Argonne’s Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis (EESA), has been appointed as the chair for the Fuel Cycle R&D Subcommittee of the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advisory (NEAC) Committee, effective April 23, 2013. The appointment was made by Dr. Peter Lyons, the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, and Richard […]

Solar Space Heating Arrives

NV Energy is now offering rebates for natural gas customers in Reno and Sparks who want to use solar energy to help heat their homes. Solar space heating systems usually consist of solar collectors installed on a south facing roof or wall that concentrate the sun’s energy to heat a fluid or air, and then […]

Combining Strategies Speeds the Work of Enzymes

NREL research finds synergy in two approaches to breaking down cell walls of biomass Enzymes could break down cell walls faster – leading to less expensive biofuels for transportation – if two enzyme systems are brought together in an industrial setting, new research by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggests. A paper on […]

DTE Energy dedicates SolarCurrents project at IHM Sisters

DTE’s largest solar energy installation is second in Monroe County DTE Energy and the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), dedicated a 518-kilowatt solar energy system at the IHM Sisters property here this morning. The $2.6 million solar energy system, with more than 2,000 photovoltaic modules, covers three acres and connects directly […]

Carmanah Provides Revenue Guidance for Q1 2013 and Announces Release Date for Q1 2013 Financial Results and Conference Call

Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) (“the Company” or “Carmanah”) announces today that it is expecting its revenues for Q1 2013 to reach approximately $USD 7 million. This represents an increase of approximately 30% in revenues over the same period last year, Q1 2012. A major impact on revenue performance is expected to come from signalling […]