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2008-10-08 15:00:34

By RILKOFF, Matt PREPAID electricity sounds crazy to some and like muffled office chatter to others. Which is all apprentice electrician Gareth Read says he hears when his new wind turbine is pumping enough electricity to power a home. "When it's running it's about 47 decibels. About the same as office chatter. It's not loud by any means and quieter than anything you can hear right now," he says of the sound of home building going on at his Kakaramea property behind Patea. The wind...

2008-10-07 12:00:46

As an MIT engineering undergraduate visiting the rural fishing village of Petite Anse, Haiti, in 2004, Shawn Frayne hoped to devise a way to convert abundant agricultural waste into cheap fuel. But the budding engineer soon found that the community's mainly poor residents faced an altogether more immediate need. Unconnected to the local power grid, they relied heavily on dirty kerosene lamps, which are not only costly to operate but also unhealthy and dangerous. He decided to devise an...

2008-10-07 03:00:21

Regulatory News: Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) has received an order to supply an expansion turbine for a geothermal power plant in Germany. The contract follows a similar deal in the United States last year, highlighting the continued growth of the environment-friendly geothermal energy market. Atlas Copco's Gas and Process division has also agreed to cooperate further with the customer, Exorka International Limited of Iceland. The aim is to develop and advance the process...

2008-10-06 09:00:47

To: FOREIGN EDITORS Contact: Ian Shanno, Union IR for A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd., +1-310-928-3780 SHENYANG, China, Oct. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (Nasdaq: APWR) ("A-Power"), announced today that it has signed its second sales contract with China National Automation Control System Corp. (CACS) (www.cacs.com.cn) for the sale of 50 2.7 MW wind turbines. This is in addition to the previously announced contract with CACS for five...

2008-10-06 09:00:00

DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 6, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a leading manufacturer of high efficiency, ultra-clean power plants using renewable and other fuels for commercial, industrial, government and utility customers, said that the extension of the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) through 2016 and its increase to $3,000 per kilowatt (kW) is expected to increase sales of its ultra-clean, highly efficient fuel cell power plants. The ITC extension was included...

2008-10-03 12:00:22

Engineering teams from Video Display Corporation (NASDAQ:VIDE) subsidiary companies, Z-AXIS, Inc. (www.zaxis.net) and Lexel Imaging (www.lexelimaging.com), played a key role in the recent successful pilot launch of Wind Energy Corporation's innovative vertical-axis turbine in Weslaco, Texas. The new wind turbines will allow commercial sites, such as retail distribution centers or hospital campuses, to create their own renewable energy on site. The turbines, which generate 25-100 kilowatts of...

2008-09-29 21:00:28

With soaring gas and electricity prices, micro-generation technology such as solar panels or wind turbines are becoming increasing popular but are still an expensive investment.One of the main concerns raised about installing solar panels is the long "payback" time it takes many years to recoup the money spent on the technology in savings on bills.But solar panel supplier Solarcentury's executive chairman Jeremy Leggett said: "It's a better return on your investment than leaving it in the...

2008-09-29 12:00:35

Companies and Markets announces the addition of "The Cost of Power Generation - The current and future competitiveness of renewable and traditional technologies" market research report to its portfolio. (http://www.companiesandmarkets.com/link.asp?id=T5VXGFQCB32761) Conditions within the power industry have changed significantly in recent years. The rising cost of natural gas has made this an expensive source of power, while concern about global warming and the introduction of...

2008-09-29 09:00:49

With the addition of three Regional POWER managers, Advanced Power Projects, Inc. (POWER) has expanded its coverage of the U.S. market to include all 50 states. "POWER's proprietary technology, the Simplified Combined Cycle (SCC), enables many existing gas-fired power plants to increase output, lower fuel consumption and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions," POWER President Tom Mason commented. "With the addition of three highly experienced Regional POWER Managers, we have rounded...

2008-09-27 21:00:22

By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey Kolkata: At least 10 major corporate houses are all set to come to the state to generate electricity . And, we are not talking about electricity from conventional energy sources but that from alternative ones. Among those who have already signed up to enter the state are Reliance, Videocon, Shyam Group, Tata (BP Solar), Srei (Bhaskar Poly Silicon) and Amrit Bio Energy. These houses have tied up with West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation and been...


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