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Liberty Interactive Invests $300M in Solana

Liberty Interactive Invests $300M in Solana

Abengoa Solar’s first giant concentrating solar power system in the U.S., the 280 megawatt Solana Project, is nearly complete and is in final testing stages. And on the eve of completion the project, which is located near Gila Bend, Ariz., Liberty Interactive Corp has announced that the company will be investing $300 million. The $300 million


Norwegian Town Lit Up by Solar Mirrors

In early October, the sun will stop shining into the deep, narrow valley of Rjukan (Norway), and its inhabitants will awaken to the start of their gray Norwegian winter. This year, however, things will be different, at least at the town square: a set of mirrors mounted on the cliffside some 400 meters above the


SolarCity Raises 2013 Guidance

SolarCity (SCTY), the newly public, fast-growing installer and financier of distributed energy, is having a breakout 2013. The company just raised its 2013 guidance to 270 megawatts deployed, up from its mid-May guidance of 250 megawatts. This makes sense given the recent ascendance of the residential solar market in the U.S., spurred on by third-party


Solar Wheelchair Wins Competition

A student team from the University of Virginia School of Engineering won first place in the 2012 World Cerebral Palsy Day “Change My World in One Minute” competition with their prototype design of a solar-powered wheelchair with retractable panels. Seventeen million people worldwide live with cerebral palsy, a group of non-progressive, non-contagious motor conditions that


The “Renewables Club” Formed by 10 Countries

If an international treaty to cut carbon emissions hasn’t worked how about using the opposite approach? Instead of focusing on “eliminating the bad” perhaps a shift toward “increasing the good” can accomplish the same goals. 10 countries have formed an international “Renewables Club” to scale renewable energy worldwide. Proposed by Peter Altmaier, Germany’s environment minister, founding members are: China, India, UK, Denmark, France, Germany,


Sustainability: Not Just A Game in Pro Sports

Stadiums, arenas, playing fields and other sports venues present a unique management challenge for waste management, water conservation and electricity consumption. Consider your average home game. In a few short hours, thousands of fans leave an impact on parking lots, restrooms and consume huge amounts of food and drinks. Countless kilowatt hours of electricity go toward


China: Spending $372B on Energy Conservation

China is spending $372 billion on energy conservation and anti-pollution measures over the next three-and-a-half years, reports Reuters. The measures, meant to reduce China’s dependence on fossil fuels and slow down its carbon emissions, are part of the so-called 12th five-year plan. They will center on energy-efficiency, emissions reduction and recycling projects, says the China

U.S. Ingenuity Meets Asian Manufacturing: Solar Frontier Teams with IBM

Solar Frontier, which produces copper indium gallium selenium sulfur(CIGSS) solar cells, has signed an agreement with IBM to develop a solar cell devised by IBM that gets rid of that pesky indium. Earlier this year, IBM unveiled a copper tin zinc selenium sulfur (CTZSS) solar cell with a 9.6 percent efficiency. CTZSS devices have existed

Sierra Club Teams With Sungevity to Help Homeowners Achieve Energy Independence

Local event to raise awareness about home solar systems and the environment PALO ALTO, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ — The Sierra Club todayannounced “The Truth About Solar,” a green home technology workshopdesigned to teach local homeowners about residential rooftop solarenergy. This is the second in a series of Green Home Workshops theSierra Club is offering

Cool Energy Teams With Xcel Energy On SolarFlow Testing

Cool Energy Inc., a developer of clean energy heat and power generating systems, says Xcel Energy will be providing research and analytical support for thefirst planned pilot field installation of the SolarFlow System in acommercial building located in Boulder, Colo. The SolarFlowSystem is a combined heat and power generation system sized forresidential and small commercial

MEMC Teams Up With Samco Solar On Canadian Projects $WFR

MEMC Electronic Materials (WFR) SunEdison division announced its plans to produce racking equipment for its Canadian solar projectswith Samco Solar, a division of Samco Machinery.  The partnership willbe a big benefit to Samco Machinery which has been hit hard in a tougheconomy.  It will produce 15 – 18 permanent jobs for the company andmany more

Sanyo Teams Up With UCSD on Solar and Batteries

To remain among the top three suppliers ofsolar-panel solutions tied to ‘smart energy’ systems, Sanyo is bettingon delivering better R&D, and working with the Ivory Tower. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Sanyo NorthAmerica jointly announced an agreement to collaborate on theUniversity’s energy-storage project. The two entities revealed detailsof a multi-year, multi-disciplinary agreement

SunPower Teams With AU Optronics.in JV

On Thursday, PV efficiency leader SunPower announced the formation of a joint venture with LCD giant AU Optronics.  The JVwill own and operate SunPower’s 1.4 gigawatt third solar cellfabrication facility (Fab 3), now under construction in Malaysia withproduction to begin at the end of this year.  SunPower and AUO willequally own the JV and contribute


NREL Teams With 3M For Low Cost PV

3M, better known as the company behind Post-it, has teamed up with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL) to develop technology for the creation of low-cost thin-filmphotovoltaic modules. The $7.33 million partnership will also includebiofuel technology development. In addition to the partnership with NREL, 3M will also contribute its high efficient ceramic-fiber and aluminum cables for