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2011-02-17 18:10:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SoloPower, a San Jose, California-based manufacturer of flexible thin film solar cells and modules, announced today that it has received a conditional commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office for a $197 million loan guarantee. The funds will support construction of a facility that, when completed and at full capacity, is expected to produce approximately 400MW of thin film Photovoltaic (PV) modules annually....

2011-02-15 16:39:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shearman & Sterling advised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in connection with its $343 million loan guarantee to Great Basin Transmission, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of LS Power Associates, LP, to develop the One Nevada Transmission Line, also known as ON Line and Southwest Intertie Project-South (SWIP-S). The Nevada-based project will consist of the development of new transmission lines (and a substation) to deliver up to 600 MW of...

2011-02-08 08:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will use IBM's next-generation Blue Gene supercomputer to enable significant advances in areas such as designing ultra-efficient electric car batteries, understanding global climate change and exploring the evolution of our universe. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/NY44083) (Logo:...

2011-02-04 12:07:15

In typical plasmonic devices, electromagnetic waves crowd into tiny metal structures, concentrating energy into nanoscale dimensions. Due to coupling of electronics and photonics in these metal nanostructures, plasmonic devices could be harnessed for high-speed data transmission or ultrafast detector arrays. However, studying plasmonic fields in nanoscale devices presents a real roadblock for scientists, as examining these structures inherently alters their behavior. "Whether you use a laser...

2011-02-02 14:14:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by taking a pledge to reduce its industrial energy intensity by 25 percent over a 10-year period. In doing so, the company joins more than 100 of the largest companies in the U.S. that recognize the economic and environmental benefits of energy-efficient manufacturing. "Holcim has long been committed to improving its use of natural resources and...

2011-02-01 09:03:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, continues to WOW! its customers by becoming as green as its TD logo. Today, the bank announced it is building the first net-zero energy bank location in the United States. The new net-zero energy TD Bank store will open this spring in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110201/NY38830-a ) (Photo:...

2011-02-01 09:22:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to welcome the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as a Diamond Sponsor of the ANSI Workshop: Standards and Codes for Electric Drive Vehicles taking place April 5-6, 2011, in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop, convened by ANSI on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Idaho National Laboratory, will explore current and needed standards, codes, and...

2011-01-28 22:21:05

Research could lead to cheap, clean ways to produce hydrogen for use in fuel cells A little disorder goes a long way, especially when it comes to harnessing the sun's energy. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) jumbled the atomic structure of the surface layer of titanium dioxide nanocrystals, creating a catalyst that is both long lasting and more efficient than most materials in using the sun's energy to extract hydrogen from...

2011-01-27 08:53:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Acknowledging significant improvement in its business performance, General Motors today announced it is withdrawing its $14.4 billion application for direct loans from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act passed in December 2007) authorized $25 billion in direct DOE loans to companies toward retooling U.S. factories to make vehicles...

2011-01-27 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, members of American Electric Power's (NYSE: AEP) external Energy Efficiency Advisory Council sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) urging adoption of the proposed Energy Efficient and Smart Appliance Agreement of 2010, which would set new minimum energy efficiency standards for home appliances, extend and update tax credits for the development and manufacturing of smart appliances, and include smart grid readiness as a...