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‘Black Ships’ Arrive at the Japanese PV Market: Threat or Opportunity?

‘Black Ships’ Arrive at the Japanese PV Market: Threat or Opportunity?

In 1854, U.S. Navy Commander Matthew C. Perry compelled Japan to open up to its economy to foreign trade, after more than 200 years of a self-imposed isolation policy enforced by the ruling Tokugawa Shogun. The Commander arrived in Japan with four black-colored US Navy warships, billowing black smoke.
Microgrid to Support US Navy’s Mission-Critical Activity in Hawaii

Microgrid to Support US Navy’s Mission-Critical Activity in Hawaii

The U.S. Department of the Navy last week agreed to lease land on Pacific Missile Range Facility—Barking Sands (PMRF) on Kauai Island, Hawaii, for the development of a microgrid that will supply local area power and support mission-critical base activities in the event of a power outage.
U.S. Army Heavy-Duty Truck Uses Fuel Cell

U.S. Army Heavy-Duty Truck Uses Fuel Cell

March 5, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command’s National Automotive Center (NAC) has introduced a Class 8 Freightliner truck with a prototype liquid-fueled, roadworthy fuel cell auxiliary power unit (APU) at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2003 World Congress in Detroit. The system uses a 5 kW Ballard Power Systems fuel cell stack and reforming technologies […]
From Muskets to Missiles to Wind Turbines

From Muskets to Missiles to Wind Turbines

The Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming is beginning construction this month on two 900 kW wind turbines to supplement the base's power needs. The base, with a motto of "From Muskets to Missiles," evolved from a major frontier infantry and cavalry post into the largest, most modern strategic missile facility in the United States.
Military Contracts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Military Contracts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Energy Conversion Devices (ECD), which specializes in solar photovoltaics and hydrogen-based energy solutions, said they have been awarded the first phase of funding from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to partner with the Army's National Automotive Center (NAC).
India Plans for First Biodiesel Vehicle

India Plans for First Biodiesel Vehicle

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Abdul Aziz Azrgar, who is India’s minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, announced a program to increase the cultivation of the Jatropha plant for biodiesel production. Azrgar said the Command Area Department of Jammu has Jatropha on 80 hectares (197 acres) of land, and a breakthrough in the cultivation of the plants would allow the country to begin conserving fossil […]
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Transitions

CEO of Bently Nevada Corporation dies at 88
SAFE Energy Act of 2007 Unveiled

SAFE Energy Act of 2007 Unveiled

The Energy Security Leadership Council, a group of U.S. business executives and retired military officers that seeks to reduce U.S. oil dependence to improve economic and national security, joined Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) on Capitol Hill yesterday to unveil the SAFE Energy Act of 2007.
FPL Energy Dedicates 735 MW Wind Energy Center

FPL Energy Dedicates 735 MW Wind Energy Center

FPL Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of FPL Group, dedicated the 735-megawatt (MW) Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center in Texas, which contains 291 GE 1.5-MW wind turbines and 130 Siemens 2.3-MW wind turbines spread across 47,000 acres in two counties.
U.S. Army’s Fuel Cell Progress Showcased

U.S. Army’s Fuel Cell Progress Showcased

February 27, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command’s National Automotive Center (NAC) will exhibit the Army’s continuing role in developing fuel cells and a broad range of cutting- edge ground vehicle technologies at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2003 World Congress in Detroit’s Cobo Center, March 3-6, 2003.The Army’s three display booths will demonstrate innovations […]