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Environmentally Savvy Consumers Race Ahead With Electric Bikes From 50cycles

Posted by admin on October 8th, 2012

LONDON, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — During a time of ever increasing fuel prices and a heightened concern for environmental issues, sales of electric bikes have seen a dramatic increase. As consumers become savvier about their impact on the environment and more attention is drawn to our carbon footprint, many people are turning to alternative modes of transport for their commuting and leisure travel.

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Epuron Acquires Australia’s Largest Tracking Solar Power Plant from SunPower

Posted by admin on October 4th, 2012

Commonwealth Bank Finances Purchase, Becomes Country’s First Financial Institution to Invest in Large-Scale Solar Project

SAN JOSE, Calif., and SYDNEY, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and Epuron today announced that Epuron has acquired the 1-megawatt Uterne solar power plant operating in Alice Springs, Australia. Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA), Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, has provided project financing, making it the country’s first major bank to support a solar project of this size. 

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Nine in Ten Americans Think Solar Should Be a Bigger Part of the Country’s Energy Supply

Posted by admin on September 27th, 2012

Election Cycle Survey from Leading Solar Company Sungevity Shows That American Consumers See Positive Economic Impact of Solar Power on Good-Paying American Jobs and Lower Household Energy Costs

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In a new election cycle survey on clean energy, nine in ten (89%) U.S. adults agree that renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, should be a bigger part of America’s energy supply in the future, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Sungevity, a recognized global leader in the residential solar market.  The survey shows that America’s commitment to solar is strong, with 80 percent of respondents expecting their elected officials to support solar energy initiatives and 81 percent believing, regardless of who is in office, the White House and other official federal and state residences should use solar energy.

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Two Additional Partners Trialing Plugless Power™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging

Posted by admin on September 17th, 2012

Google and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power join Evatran’s Apollo Program, the first Program to test and demonstrate wireless charging capability for passenger vehicles

WYTHEVILLE, Va., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Evatran has successfully completed two additional installations of its Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology as part of the Company’s Apollo Launch Program. A new system installed at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and a second Plugless Power installation at Google, join existing installations at the Hertz Corporation, Duke Energy, and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville, S.C. These installations, on Nissan LEAF vehicles, represent the first passenger electric vehicles in the world with full wireless charging capability.

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Alaska Air Group Issues First Comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Report

Posted by admin on September 12th, 2012

SEATTLE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air inflight recycling programs diverted more than 800 tons of inflight waste from landfills last year, including some 230 tons of aluminum and 185 tons of paper. That’s enough aluminum to build three new airplanes and enough paper to replace 3,100 trees. In addition to recycling more inflight waste, the two airlines have also reduced their carbon emissions by 30 percent per passenger mile since 2004.

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Chevron Energy Solutions Joins with City of Dublin on First Comprehensive Solar and Energy Efficiency Action Plan in the Tri-Valley

Posted by admin on September 11th, 2012

DUBLIN, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Chevron Energy Solutions has signed an energy services agreement with the City of Dublin to overhaul City infrastructure and install solar energy arrays, all aimed at reducing the City’s future utility costs for decades to come. In total, the City anticipates the program will generate more than $14 million in savings over the next 25 years, dollars that can be redirected toward enhancing City services.

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Unirac Partners with Sullivan & McLaughlin on 400 kW Installation for Critically Needed Hospital in Haiti

Posted by admin on September 10th, 2012

The largest PV system to date in Haiti will significantly offset energy usage for 180,000-square-foot Mirebalais Teaching Hospital

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and North America’s leading provider of infrastructure for solar power systems, has provided Boston-based Sullivan & McLaughlin with a customized flat roof RapidRac G10 PV mounting solution to optimize a 400 kW solar installation atop the soon-to-be-opened Mirebalais Hospital, located 30 miles north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Bill Clinton visited the construction site in March to view the hospital’s progress as part of the Clinton Global Initiative to boost renewable energy usage worldwide.

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Canadian Solar Supplies Modules for Turkey’s First and Largest Governmental PV Project Installed by Gehrlicher Merk Solar

Posted by admin on September 5th, 2012

ONTARIO, Canada, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) (the “Company” or “Canadian Solar”), one of the world’s largest solar companies, today announced it will supply solar modules for Turkey’s first and largest governmental solar PV project which will be installed by Gehrlicher Merk Solar, the joint venture company for the Turkish market of Gehrlicher Solar and Merk Solar Enerji. The two companies have won the public tendering for the Gursu municipality of Bursa in Turkey. The milestone PV project has a total capacity of 96 kW and is supported directly by the Turkish Prime Minister’s office. Canadian Solar was selected out of 13 different module manufacturers for this project.

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Deceuninck North America Taps into the Power of Genius™ at Upcoming GlassBuild America Show

Posted by admin on August 28th, 2012

Company to Highlight Genius™ Window System, Host Hospitality Event Featuring Exclusive Access to Traveling Exhibition “Da Vinci – THE GENIUS”

MONROE, Ohio, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, is harnessing the power of genius during GlassBuild 2012 (September 12-14, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center).  The company will showcase its new Genius™ Window System during a hospitality event at “Da Vinci – THE GENIUS,” a travelling exhibit and the most comprehensive compilation of Leonardo da Vinci’s work, which is currently on display in Las Vegas.  In addition, Deceuninck will be displaying Genius and its other innovations and products as an exhibitor at GlassBuild in the Innovative Products Pavilion (Las Vegas Convention Center at booth #547).

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PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Established to Start "The Buck a Watt Stops Here" Campaign and bring Solar Electricity (Regular) to the Builder and Developer Group

Posted by admin on August 7th, 2012

PetersenDean Roofing and solar announced today that it could present roof top solar energy to home-builders for a “buck a watt”, provided that the builders hired PetersenDean to develop equally the roofs and solar electricity techniques for that entire job. Another issue would be that the whole neighborhood need to be photo voltaic driven likewise.

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