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2008-10-07 18:00:31

XeroCoat, Inc., a venture-backed Silicon Valley company in the solar energy industry, today announced that the company has received notice of issuance of three separate patents for its method of production and morphology control of silica and silica-like films. Initial patent grants have been received from Singapore and Australia. Additional patent grants from the United States, Europe, Japan, China, Canada, India, Mexico, and New Zealand are anticipated over the next 18 months. The...

2008-10-01 18:00:42

Abengoa Solar announces the award of two research and development projects in the field of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) by the U.S. Department of Energy that total over $14 million. The goal of the DOE R&D program, working in collaboration with partners such as Abengoa Solar, is to develop CSP technologies that are competitive with conventional energy sources by 2015. Under the first award, Abengoa Solar aims to develop technology that will reduce the cost of thermal energy...

2008-10-01 15:00:44

Today the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced the complete plenary program for Solar Power International '08 (below). The diversity and distinguished standing of the plenary speakers clearly demonstrates the significance of solar power both nationally and globally. From politicians to production homebuilders, and from global manufacturers to financial leaders, the interest in solar at the top level of leadership across...

2008-09-30 09:00:50

eSolar, a producer of modular, scalable solar thermal power plants, today announced that it will supply its heliostat and sun tracking technology solutions to Sundrop Fuels, and make it available to other prospective partners and customers. This is the first commercial contract to leverage eSolar technology for use in a process heat application. In the multi-million dollar deal, eSolar has agreed to supply solar collecting equipment and license for its solar concentrator technology to...

2008-09-29 09:00:49

Within just two months of announcing a EUR 225 million investment from GE Energy Financial Services and Grupo Corporativo Landon, Fotowatio, one of Spain's largest and most successful solar companies, announced today it acquired four solar photovoltaic power plants producing 32 megawatts of clean energy in Murcia, Spain. In addition to the portfolio of projects Fotowatio has developed and constructed, the company now operates 90 megawatts of solar plants, making it one of the world's largest...

2008-09-25 09:00:47

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and PUERTOLLANO, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SolFocus and ISFOC today announced the completion of SolFocus' concentrator PV (CPV) installation at the Institute of Concentration Photovoltaic Systems (ISFOC) 3MW municipal power production facility. SolFocus is the first of three companies to complete its contract with ISFOC in the first phase of the project. SolFocus has installed two distinct CPV power plants: 200kW at Puertollano and 300kW at...

2008-09-25 09:00:47

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Founding members today announced the establishment of an industry organization -- the CPV Consortium -- focused on supporting the development and optimizing the success of concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) as a mainstream energy source. The CPV Consortium is a global organization comprised of members from all segments of the CPV industry, which uses mirrors and lenses to concentrate sunlight onto high efficiency solar cells in order to generate...

2008-09-22 09:00:49

GreenVolts (www.greenvolts.com), a leader in concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology, today announced that it has secured $30 million in Series B funding from Oak Investment Partners. GreenVolts will use the funds to continue to build out its organization, accelerate its advanced R&D efforts, and scale capacity for anticipated 2009 deployments. A portion of the funds will also be used for its GV1 project, the world's largest non-silicon CPV power plant built as part of its agreement...

2008-09-22 09:00:49

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SolFocus announced today that its flagship commercial product, the SF-1000P Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) panels, has met the rigorous reliability and safety standards of the California Energy Commission (CEC) and has been approved by the CEC to be placed on the Eligible California Solar Initiative (CSI) Photovoltaic Modules Renewables Equipment List. This listing assures customers that the solar equipment has been thoroughly tested for...

2008-09-15 09:00:47

Solar Monkey(TM) and Portuguese company, WS Energia(R), today announced an agreement to establish a new generation of high precision, reliable and affordable solar tracking systems in North America based on WS Energia's patented award winning tracker design. According to both companies these products increase output efficiencies, reliability, and lower the costs of solar energy tracking systems over those currently available. The cost of incorporating sun tracking technology into solar...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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