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Canadian Solar signa Agreement with Mashiki Town and Kumamoto Prefecture to build 47 MWP Solar Plant in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it signed an agreement with Mashiki Town and Kumamoto Prefecture to build a 47.0 MWp solar power plant. Once completed, the Mashiki solar power plant will be the largest solar plant in Kumamoto Prefecture. […]

National labs team to develop better, cheaper fuel cells

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory has joined a project funded by DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office to enhance the performance and durability of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, while simultaneously reducing their cost. “The cost and durability of current PEM fuel cells are major barriers to their commercial use for […]

SolarCity Opens First Vermont Operations Center

Company launches local hiring push for electrical and install technicians SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, has opened a new 13,000 square foot operations center in Burlington. The new facility is SolarCity’s first operations center in the state, and the company expects to employ approximately 100 people at the center when fully staffed. […]

Energy Department Invests More than $20 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies as New Report Shows Unprecedented Growth in Industry

The Energy Department announced today a new report that shows the fuel cell industry is continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate, totaling more than $2.2 billion in sales in 2014. In order to further expand on this emerging market, the Department also announced today the investment of more than $20 million in 10 projects […]

NREL Dedicates Advanced Hydrogen Fueling Station

Ceremony Coincides With National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today dedicated its 700 bar hydrogen fueling station, the first of its kind in Colorado and in the national lab system, as part of a celebration of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. The fueling station is part […]

Los Alamos-led consortium works to enhance fuel cell technology

Alternative energy key to a greener future Los Alamos National Laboratory is leading a Department of Energy- Fuel Cells Technologies Office-funded project to enhance the performance and durability of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, while simultaneously reducing their cost. “The cost and durability of current PEM fuel cells is a major barrier to their […]

It’s solid: storing hydrogen in a new form

As part of a tri-lab consortium, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers will develop tools and understanding necessary for designing new solid-state materials for storing hydrogen gas. Storage of hydrogen onboard vehicles is one of the critical enabling technologies for hydrogen-fueled transportation systems that can reduce oil dependency and mitigate the long-term effects of fossil fuels […]

New Power Features Installation Complete at NRG Park

Nearly 600 solar panels finalize energy technology project at Houston’s preeminent entertainment complex Today NRG Energy announces the completion of an energy technology project at NRG Park®, the 350-acre sports and entertainment complex encompassing NRG Stadium® and surrounding facilities. The efficient and renewable energy installations include solar panels, mobile phone power stations, electric vehicle charging […]

Namaste Solar partners with Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania

Namasté Solar, an employee-owned cooperative and leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider of solar electric systems for commercial, non-profit, government and residential customers throughout the U.S. has partnered with Elizabethtown College, Community Energy and Advanced Solar Industries to build Pennsylvania’s largest higher education-sited photovoltaic solar array. Elizabethtown College was awarded a $500,000 grant from […]

Emergence of Southeast Asia as energy giant carries risks, opportunities

IEA report sees continued shift to coal and increasing dependence on oil and gas imports The energy landscape in Southeast Asia continues to shift as rising demand, constrained domestic production and energy security concerns lead to a greater role for coal, a sharp rise in the region’s dependence on oil imports and the reversal of […]