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Masdar and Sener Announce CSP Venture

Masdar and Sener Announce CSP Venture

Spanish engineering group Sener Grupo De Ingenieria S.A. and Masdar have announced joint venture Torresol Energy. The new company will design, build and operate concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the world's Sunbelt regions. One of Torresol Energy's primary objectives is to widen the adoption of CSP and bring it closer to grid parity.
Optimizing PV Plant O&M Requires Focus on the Project Lifecycle

Optimizing PV Plant O&M Requires Focus on the Project Lifecycle

A primary objective for any power plant is to ensure it continuously and reliably operates, thereby generating the maximum economic and energy performance, and PV power plants are no certainly exception. The Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of large PV plants requires an integrated management system that should be implemented throughout the entire project lifecycle and generation chain to achieve the maximum benefit.
SMUD Awarded US $4M DOE Grant

SMUD Awarded US $4M DOE Grant

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) will be awarded US $4.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to complete the utility's photovoltaic (PV) and smart grid pilot projects. The primary objective of the 12-month pilot project is to examine how the integration of energy storage can be used to enhance the value of distributed PV resources.
Report Tackles Biological Hydrogen Production

Report Tackles Biological Hydrogen Production

October 23, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The results of a two-day workshop on hydrogen production through biological and artificial systems now is available. The workshop, sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), included key scientists from the Air […]
Vertigro Algae Testing Gets High Marks

Vertigro Algae Testing Gets High Marks

Global Green Solutions Inc. (GGRN) has released data from the initial testing of Vertigro algae as a biofuels stock. According to GGRN, the testing indicates a potential yield of 276 tons of algae biomass per acre per year using GGRN's production system. This would produce approximately 33,000 gallons of algae oil per acre per year for use as a fuel stock.
Florida Power Wins 2002 IREC Award

Florida Power Wins 2002 IREC Award

Florida Power's Manufactured Housing Photovoltaic Project has been named one of the top four 2002 Innovation Award winners by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).
How Energy Efficiency Assures Renewable Energy Policy Failure

How Energy Efficiency Assures Renewable Energy Policy Failure

The greatest confusion in the green energy arena is the use of Energy Efficiency as a primary objective, and it results directly in the failure to adopt renewable energy more pervasively. If you look at any existing system, almost always can you find “cheap” investments to improve that system, but the problem is that thereby you make the problem larger […]
Wind Energy Council Elects Officers

Wind Energy Council Elects Officers

The Wind Energy Council board of directors elected its first slate of officers on July 31 in Fargo, North Dakota. Mike Hohl, president and COO of DMI Industries, a West Fargo, North Dakota-based wind tower manufacturer, was elected chairman. Other officers include vice chairman Leif Andersen, treasurer Craig Hoiseth, and secretary Steve Scott. Andersen is vice president of NEG Micon in Palm Springs, California. Hoiseth is CEO of LM Glasfiber, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Scott is vice president of DES in Gary, South Dakota. Steve Ponder, director, market and regulatory affairs at FPL Energy in Juno Beach, Florida, was elected to the board of directors.
LIPA Issues RFP to Develop a 5 MW Fuel Cell Cogen Project

LIPA Issues RFP to Develop a 5 MW Fuel Cell Cogen Project

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued for the construction and operation of a fuel cell cogeneration project capable of producing 5 megawatts (MW) of electricity by two companies, Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and KeySpan Corporation.
Xantrex Announces Upgrade Program

Xantrex Announces Upgrade Program

Xantrex Technology Inc., a manufacturer of electronics and Renewable Energy, is announcing an upgrade program for its SunTie and SunTie XR grid-connected solar inverter product lines sold under the Xantrex and Trace brands.