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Nature Conservancy goes solar

PHOTOS BY DEAN KNUTH / ARIZONA DAILY STAR Newly installed solar panels will provide 93 percent of the power for the Nature Conservancy's campus, 1510 E. Ft. Lowell Road, plus shade parking.

Solar array installed at Yuba City facility

The rooftop of the vehicle storage carports at Yuba City's Market Street corporation yard has assumed a solar shine. The array was completed earlier this month and is expected to accepted by the City Council on Tuesday. It's the third solar installation the city has done in the last five years, including panels at the wastewater treatment plant and the senior center. The panel installation cost about $338,000. Funding came from a $574,700 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant that also pa...

Can solar volts jolt the area economy?

For months, Solar Millennium's Blythe project and the three other solar plants moving toward approval on public land east of the Coachella Valley have been held up as a partial solution to high unemployment rates among the region's building trades.

Ten firms at gov't Ashelim PV solar presentation

Ten Israeli and foreign companies attended Friday's presentation by the Ministry of Finance for the photovoltaic power plant at Ashelim. The Israeli participants included Minrav Holdings Ltd. TASE: MNRV , Supergas Ltd., Clal Energy Ltd., Shikun u'Binui Holdings Ltd. TASE: SKBN , and Paz Solar Ltd. Foreign participants included Germany's Siemens AG NYSE: SI; XETRA: SIE , and France's EDF SA Euronext: EDF . The Ashelim photovoltaic power plant is a NIS 450 million BOT build, operate, transfer proj...

Swiss firm Oerlikon Solar aims substantial mkt share in India

NEW DELHI: Swiss company Oerlikon Solar, which is into manufacturing equipment related to solar photovoltaic modules , is looking to garner a significant share in the nascent Indian market. With increased focus on green energy, Indian market is expected to be lucrative for entities involved in the alternative energy business. "We are the global market leader within the thinfilm silicon in the total solar photovoltaic PV industry and are looking at at least 20 per cent market share in India i...

Luz Rises Again as BrightSource for California Solargy pol

As a Californian, I am very happy that BrightSource Energy has been first to break ground on the new solar power projects in California’s desert. After all, the brains of BrightSource Energy, Israel-based BrightSource Industries, which is responsible for the plant design and engineering, used to be Luz. Luz built the world’s pioneering solar thermal project in California’s desert, back in the Carter era ’80s, when, just like now, a truly rare green-minded US president pr...

Sheffield Metals expands into solar power: VIDEO

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE — Sheffield Metals International Inc., with headquarters at 5467 Evergreen Parkway, Sheffield Village, is poised to rebound from the recession by expanding into new markets and offering solar roofing.Coils of steel used for roofing, slit to custom widths, are shipped to about 300 customers across the United States and Canada from facilities in Denver, Colo.; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Ga., and Sheffield Village, according to Jason Watts, vice president of business developmen...

Solar option provides cost effective alternative

Nature's sunshine provided Verendrye Electric Cooperative with a solution to a couple of expensive repair problems following an April snow storm this year.The "Good Friday" storm caused $30 million in damages for rural electric cooperatives statewide, prompting a federal disaster declaration. In many cases, repairs consisted of replacing broken poles and realigning them. In other cases, the cooperatives buried lines to minimize the threat of future damage.In the Verendrye service area, two damag...

CNPV Signs Agreement with AE Photonics to Supply Solar Modules

CNPV Signs Agreement with AE Photonics to Supply Solar Modules Posted in Green Energy Solar Energy CNPV Solar Power, a public limited company, and AE Photonics, a project development and distribution company, declared that they have signed an extended continuing partnership accord for the delivery of 300 MWp solar PV modules during the period 2011 to 2013. As per the agreement signed before the local government officials, China Development Bank officers and Sinosure, during the year 2011 CNPV w...

Solar power changing rural lifestyle, mostly in chars

Remote char areas of Gaibandha and Lalmonirhat districts now see rapid change in lifestyle, thanks to the introduction of solar power by a few non-governmental organisations.Used to lighting houses with kerosene lamps only a few years ago, they are now are using solar power to light houses and shops and even watch television.Over 1,500 families in remote char areas along Jamuna basin in four upazilas of Gaibandha district are using solar power for domestic and commercial purposes, reports our Ga...