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2008-10-28 18:00:25

Mother Lode River Trips of Coloma played a role in the successful passage of the Solar Investment Tax Credit, which was recently signed by President Bush on Friday, October 3, 2008. Known for their political 'letter writing' prowess, the staff at the Mother Lode River Center involved over 75 student visitors from the Archer School in Los Angeles in an effort to write letters in support of the Solar Investment Tax Credit, as part of Mother Lode's attention to local 'Green' issues, and...

2008-10-22 18:00:22

Floyd Associates, a privately held consulting firm with operations in strategic development, investment banking, and mergers & acquisitions, announced today that it has completed and published a research report about the global solar power industry. Given the size, population, resources, and level of technology development in the United States, the US solar market is believed to be the most underexploited in the world. The US solar market has experienced fantastic growth over the last...

2008-10-22 12:00:45

UNION CITY, California, October 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Schueco is one of the world's leading suppliers of solar energy systems for residential and commercial buildings, and offers extremely efficient, high-performance solar thermal systems. The company is supporting Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit housing organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to families in need. With fuel bills rising, many families are struggling to pay their utility bills. Partly to demonstrate the...

2008-10-14 09:00:38

FAFCO, the oldest and largest solar water heating manufacturer in the United States, announces that Freeman A. Ford has become chairman of the board after serving as company president and chief executive officer. Robert Leckinger, formerly FAFCO's chief operating officer, succeeds him. Ford is a pioneer in the solar thermal industry and a 2006 inductee to the International Solar Hall of Fame. He and Richard O. Rhodes founded FAFCO in 1969. Ford continues to play an instrumental role in the...

2008-10-09 09:00:44

Novan Solar Inc. of Golden, Colorado was chosen for the design and installation of a 68-panel solar thermal system for pool heating at the new University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Recreation Center. It will be installed in the fall of 2008. The brand new $12 million dollar Campus Recreation Center features a swimming pool, aerobic and fitness rooms, an indoor running track, a basketball court, and two gyms inside. Students voted to tax themselves $5 a student per semester for five...

2008-10-08 09:00:42

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, the US store chain operated by British retailer Tesco, has announced the installation of a solar panel at its California distribution center. The retailer has said that this solar panel is providing nearly three quarters of the facility's energy. According to the retailer, at 500,000 square feet, the solar panel installation is the size of five football fields. Fresh & Easy invested $13 million for this installation. Since March, the solar panels...

2008-10-06 15:00:34

By RICH HEWITT; OF THE NEWS STAFF BUCKSPORT - The first thing you notice as you drive along the dirt road to the Williams Pond Lodge is that there are no utility lines along the narrow scenic road. When you reach the lodge, a bed and breakfast run by David Weeda and Dominick Rizzo, you find out why. Atop the two buildings is an array of photovoltaic panels that, even on an overcast day such as Saturday, were collecting the sun's energy to power the business. The lodge was one of 71...

2008-10-01 15:00:44

By Doug Harlow The annual Maine Solar Tour is set for Oct. 4 in dozens of locations across the state. There are 70 buildings on the solar tour this year, including not only homes but also public buildings such as a new classroom building at the University of Southern Maine, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association headquarters in Unity, remote resorts and bed and breakfasts, Richard Komp Ph.D., of Jonesport, president of the Maine Solar Energy Association said. "We all work...

2008-10-01 06:00:44

Novan Solar Inc. of Golden, CO will install one of the nation's largest solar hot water systems ever built for a hotel at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Novan solar thermal system will provide domestic hot water for guest rooms, the main laundry services room and all the restaurants at the 492-room resort. The 27-acre Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa has complete resort facilities, including a 2.5 acre "water playground",...

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...


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