Raser Technologies, Inc., a leader in geothermal power generation, inaugurated late yesterday its first commercial-scale power plant, in Beaver County, Utah, demonstrating the viability of advanced technology that can make geothermal a major price-competitive resource for this country’s energy supply. The plant’s output has already been committed to supply electricity to Anaheim. The company noted that the Beaver County plant, called Thermo, was... Read more..
SkyFuel, Inc. today secured its position as the leader in the rapidly growing concentrating solar power (CSP) industry by unveiling the SkyTrough(TM): the highest performance, lowest cost utility-scale solar power system of any kind for generating electricity. With glass-free mirrors, a highly engineered space frame that allows compact transportation and rapid field assembly, and new more efficient drive & control systems, the SkyTrough(TM) cuts... Read more..
ProLogis, the world’s largest owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities, announced today that it will participate in a new, national study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to speed market adoption of current technologies and design solutions that yield significant, measurable energy savings for commercial buildings. In July 2008, the DOE solicited proposals from national laboratories to achieve cost-effective energy... Read more..
Seven years ago this week, the United States was attacked on September 11. Since this event, the US military, congress, and departments of energy, agriculture and defense have increased the volume of initiatives to promote renewable alternatives for energy independence. There is a growing sense of urgency for the US to produce alternatives to foreign oil. The United States imports approximately 70% of its oil. In addition, the United States military... Read more..
The Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) announced today that it will establish a scholarship program for students working toward careers in the electric power and wind industries, as well as provide financial assistance to students interested in attending UWIG events. The UWIG Board of Directors voted August 20 to implement a policy that UWIG will support the education of students enrolled in accredited college or vocational schools in programs... Read more..
Spire Corporation, a global solar company providing turnkey solar factories and capital equipment to manufacture and test photovoltaic (PV) modules and cells worldwide, today announced that key sales and executive staff will attend the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Valencia, Spain, September 1-4, 2008. Spire will highlight the Spi-Sun SimulatorTM 4600SLP. This system will be fully operational at the... Read more..
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, announced today it will present at the Next Generation Biofuels Markets conference on October 8, 2008, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “The Biofuels Markets World Series brings together major industry players in alternative energy,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil’s CEO. “We’re honored... Read more..