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2010-05-20 07:51:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Capturing heat from the sun and using it to reduce water heating bills is now easier and less expensive than ever. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/wepower/44245/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/MM06541 ) WePOWER, a global leader in delivering safe, clean and renewable energy solutions, has begun offering its Solar Thermal Direct Energy systems in...

2010-05-11 14:39:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has entered into an agreement with FLS Energy, Inc., to have 39 thermal collectors installed on four campus buildings to provide hot water heated by solar energy. Funded by a U.S. Department of Energy appropriation from 2008 secured by U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, the College's Global Institute for Sustainability Technology project will provide 1,885 gallons of hot water a day. The panels will be...

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2010-05-03 10:57:46

Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, using the power of the sun for refrigeration is proving to be an original energy concept. In Tunisia and Morocco, Fraunhofer research scientists are using solar energy to keep perishable foodstuffs such as milk, wine and fruit fresh. "Refrigerated by sunlight" "“ we could well see an ecostatement like this printed on food packaging in the years ahead. Solar energy is already being used to power air-conditioning systems in buildings, but...

2010-04-22 10:42:00

PORT CHESTER, N.Y., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Solar Systems, one of the leading solar integrators on the East Coast, today announced that it has partnered with The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to advance solar energy research. NREL will extract data for its own long-term research from Mercury Solar System's solar test-bed, the first solar photovoltaic testing facility in the Northeast. The system will be constructed on the roof of...

2010-04-14 11:06:00

MILWAUKEE, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) has entered into a strategic cooperative agreement with Chromagen, a leading global manufacturer of solar water heating solutions located in Sha'ar Ha'amakim, Israel, to develop advanced solar technology for water heating applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Chromagen will offer A. O. Smith exclusive marketing and distribution rights of its solar collectors for use in residential and commercial...

2010-03-30 07:37:00

SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovateus Solar is pleased to announce its plans for the installation of a 150kW solar power array project at the Torresen Marine facility in Muskegon, Michigan, representing the largest solar power project to date in the State of Michigan. Inovateus Solar is partnering with project manager Chart House Energy and Torresen Marine, to provide the marina and the community of Muskegon with a new power source atop Torresen's existing 28,000 square foot...

2010-03-17 07:30:00

WASHINGTON and DUBLIN, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major expansion of its global market presence, Ireland-based Surface Power, a leading designer and manufacturer of solar thermal products, today announced a strategic partnership agreement to expand into the multi-billion dollar solar heating and solar air-conditioning market with Solar Energy Initiatives, headquartered in Florida. The collaboration will focus on the sale and distribution of Surface Power's SP501 solar thermal...

2010-02-09 07:00:00

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. and PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Solar Systems, the largest solar integrator on the East Coast, today announced that it has acquired Eos Energy Solutions, Pennsylvania's fastest growing solar system integrator, based in Center City Philadelphia. The acquisition strengthens Mercury's local footprint and reach on the Eastern seaboard which now spans Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York (Westchester, Long Island and New York's five boroughs), and Connecticut....

2010-02-04 17:48:00

Smart control units that learn householders' energy habits and provide immediate feedback on consumption could give home energy savings of up to 20% without compromising comfort. The new energy-saving 'Wattbox' device is part of an innovative approach to energy efficient home improvements supported by a £2.1 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). As well as working with standard energy supplies, the Wattbox will help people get the most out...

2010-02-02 12:55:00

JACKSON, Wis., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With a peak speed of 182" per second, Rytec Corporation has introduced the fastest insulated roll door available for refrigerated and frozen food warehouses. The new Turbo-Seal® Insulated door maintains critical temperatures by combining the highest average opening speed with the lowest total cost of operation--all without a heated defrost system. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100202/CG48333) Faster In and Faster...


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