SatCon Technology Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of electronic power control systems, received a US$1 million contract for the development of advanced inverter technology for residential and light commercial photovoltaic (PV) and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) applications. This announcement comes just after solar PV Inverter company Xantrex was awarded a similar contract.
The The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Philadelphia Regional Office has awarded $1.3 million for 15 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. Funding is being provided through the DOE's State Energy Program Special Projects competitive grants.
The Department of Energy (DOE) will provide US$17,390,442 for 187 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in 48 states, the District of Columbia and one territory. Funding is being provided through DOE's State Energy Program Special Projects competitive grants.
On September 22- 25, 2002, The Engineering Society of Detroit along with the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association and the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University will present a conference that will focus on opportunities and policies for advancing Renewable Energy, distributed generation and energy efficiency. MicroGeneration to PowerParks 2002 will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.
Several organizations in he U.S. pacific northwest will establish a new framework of web-based technology to integrate renewable energy and other distributed sources, in order to strengthen the transmission systems to secure the region's energy supply.
A 47 kilowatt solar electrical system will be installed at Yosemite National Park, providing solar roofing panels for the park's El Portal Administrative Site.
The federal and state governments will spent $40 million on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.