Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas), a national leader in the development and construction of wind power projects, announced completion and commencement of commercial operations of its Hackberry Wind Project, a $350 million wind farm in Shackelford County, Texas. RES Americas is the developer, construction contractor, operator of the project, and owner, along with GE Energy Financial Services a unit of GE. Austin Energy will purchase... Read more..
Verenium Corporation, a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, announced plans to build its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Highlands County, Florida. The Company has entered into long-term agreements with Lykes Bros. Inc., a multi-generation Florida agri-business to provide the agricultural biomass for conversion to fuel. Verenium also announced that the Highlands... Read more..
Opcon has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Japanese company Miura Co. with around 2,000 employees and with recorded sales of over JPY 70 billion in 2007. The agreement is part of a broad investment for growth. In time, the aim is to conclude a distribution and resale agreement between Opcon and Miura regarding Opcon Powerbox. Miura’s principal business focuses on sales of steam and hot water boilers to heavy industry, shipping companies,... Read more..
Citing inconsistencies with state law and potentially serious financial consequences that could result from a recent Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) ruling, FirstEnergy Corp.’s Ohio utility companies filed a Motion to Stay, as well as an Application for Rehearing and an Application for a Fuel Rider, and requested an expedited ruling from the PUCO. The PUCO ruling involved the recent tariff filing for FirstEnergy’s Ohio utility... Read more..
Horizon Wind Energy, owned by EDP Renovaveis, the fourth largest wind energy producer in the world, fully commissioned over 500 megawatts (MW) in December of 2008. The 201 MW Meridian Way Wind Farm, located in north central Kansas in Cloud County, the 102.9 megawatt (MW) Rattlesnake Road Wind Farm located near the city of Arlington in Gilliam County, Oregon, and the first phase (201.3 MW) of the Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm, located in Iowa along the... Read more..
BPL Global®, Ltd. (BPLG), a smart grid technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy efficiency and reliability, announced today that the company has signed a 5-year modern grid contract in partnership with BPL Africa, with Ghana’s national utility, Volta River Authority (VRA). The agreement implements smart grid technologies and broadband over power line (BPL) communications technology on the 11kV power distribution... Read more..
Sinoenergy Corporation, developer and operator of retail Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations in the People’s Republic of China, and a manufacturer of CNG transport truck trailers, CNG filling station equipment and CNG conversion kits for automobiles, today announced the opening of three new retail CNG filling stations that started operations selling CNG as of January 1, 2009. All of the three new retail CNG filling stations are fully... Read more..
Vanner Inc., a manufacturer of electrical power conversion products, has selected Maxwell Technologies’ BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor modules to provide burst power for a retrofit diesel engine starter system that Vanner has won a contract to install in Chicago transit buses. David Schramm, Maxwell’s president and chief executive officer, said that Vanner is purchasing 460 16-volt BMOD0500 modules through Maxwell’s channel partner, Tecate... Read more..
Developers Diversified Realty announced an income-producing solar energy program in partnership with SunEdison, North America’s largest solar energy services provider. The program will enable Developers Diversified to incorporate solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a multi-phase deployment at the company’s shopping centers, starting with those in California, Colorado, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. As part of the long-term partnership,... Read more..
China Energy Recovery, Inc., a leader in the waste heat energy recovery sector of the industrial energy efficiency industry, announced today that it has successfully completed an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) project (the “Project”) for a new specialty sulfuric acid plant, operated by Jiahua Chemical (“Jiahua”), in late December 2008. The Project is a showcase of the customers’ recognition of CER’s... Read more..