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2011-06-14 19:28:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abengoa, the international company that develops innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has been offered a conditional commitment for a federal loan guarantee that will be used to build the Mojave Solar Project (MSP). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110614/NY20182 ) Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the DOE has offered a conditional...

2011-06-07 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, announced today that it will expand its diphenyl oxide production capacity at its operation in Chocolate Bayou, Texas. The expansion is intended to help meet the increased demand for diphenyl oxide across a diverse set of end markets, including the high-growth concentrating solar power market. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081029/AQW096LOGO)...

2011-05-26 06:02:00

TORONTO, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Morgan Solar Inc. has closed USD $16.5 million in the first tranche of its Series B funding round to ramp up manufacturing and deployment of its Sun Simba concentrated photovoltaic module. The Sun Simba, based on Morgan Solar's unique, patented Light-guide Solar Optic, is an ultra-thin, lightweight module that is simple and inexpensive to manufacture.  This revolutionary module forms the building block of Morgan Solar's turnkey photovoltaic...

2011-05-19 16:16:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today announced the U.S. Department of Energy's offer of a conditional commitment for a $737 million loan guarantee for the 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project to be built in Tonopah, Nev. The DOE loan guarantee offer is a critical step in the progress of this landmark project, with construction slated for the summer of 2011 and the start of operations in...

2011-05-02 16:25:34

Boston College and MIT researchers see broad residential and industrial applications High-performance nanotech materials arrayed on a flat panel platform demonstrated seven to eight times higher efficiency than previous solar thermoelectric generators, opening up solar-thermal electric power conversion to a broad range of residential and industrial uses, a team of researchers from Boston College and MIT report in the journal Nature Materials. Two technologies have dominated efforts to harness...

2011-04-14 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, has been awarded a contract to supply its Therminol® VP-1 synthetic heat transfer fluid for the Solana solar power plant project, which is slated to be the world's largest solar power plant. The $2 billion plant, which is under construction in Gila Bend, Arizona, will be the largest parabolic trough concentrating solar plant in the world...

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2011-04-07 12:26:31

New scheme would use only sunlight, air and water to supply energy for cars, laptops, GPS systems "At the California Institute of Technology, they're developing a way to turn sunlight and water into fuel for our cars."--President Barack Obama, Jan. 25, 2011 The Sun is Earth's primary energy source and harnessing its abundant light is the Holy Grail of renewable energy Now, a group of scientists has demonstrated a new way to use sunlight, water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2)--some of the...

2011-04-07 12:00:00

Manufacturers Now Have Faster, More Cost-Effective Testing Options With Single Laboratory Able to Certify for Countries Worldwide ALBUQUERQUE, NM, April 7 /PRNewswire/ - To speed entry for solar panel manufacturers into the North American and international markets, a new laboratory opened today in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that offers worldwide certification services from one location. CFV Solar Test Laboratory, a photovoltaic (PV) certification test company, is jointly owned by CSA...

2011-03-10 05:00:00

WASHINGTON and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. solar energy industry had a banner year in 2010 with the industry's total market value growing 67 percent from $3.6 billion in 2009 to $6.0 billion in 2010, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight(TM): Year-in-Review 2010 released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and GTM Research. Solar was a bright spot in the U.S. economy last year as the fastest...

2011-03-10 00:34:00

BERNIN, France and SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Tenaska Solar Ventures Selects Soitec's Concentrix CPV Solar Power Technology To Produce 150 Megawatts of Clean Energy For San Diego Gas & Electric - Soitec Will Build a New 200MW CPV Manufacturing Facility in the San Diego Region. Soitec (Euronext Paris), a world-leading supplier of advanced solutions for the electronics and energy industries, today announced that its Concentrix concentrated...


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