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Electric Vehicles: Nissan LEAF electric cars start patrolling Portuguese streets

  Portuguese criminals need to take extra care if they want to avoid being caught red-handed. Local police have taken delivery of a fleet of stealthy Nissan LEAF electric vehicles, allowing them to arrive at the scene of a crime in near silence. The eight Nissan LEAF police cars will be operated by Portugal’s PSP … Continue reading Electric Vehicles: Nissan LEAF electric cars start patrolling Portuguese streets

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Mahindra Reva Receives Prestigious IGBC ‘Platinum’ Rating

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (Mahindra Reva), a global pioneer of electric vehicle technology, today announced that it has been awarded the ‘Platinum’ Rating from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The Mahindra Reva plant was awarded the ‘platinum rating’ in the site review by IGBC and thus set a unique record of becoming … Continue reading Mahindra Reva Receives Prestigious IGBC ‘Platinum’ Rating

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GE Scientists Successfully Test World-Class Traction Motor For Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Engineers at GE Global Research are advancing motor technology that could have a substantial impact on hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) of the future. “This is a significant accomplishment. We at GE are pushing the boundaries to build more robust, yet more efficient motors for hybrid and fully electric platforms” GE recently tested a prototype … Continue reading GE Scientists Successfully Test World-Class Traction Motor For Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

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NVMN Wins Three Choice Deals to Supply Lithium to Major Chinese Battery Companies

Nova Mining Corp. (OTCBB:NVMN) announce today that they have executed an  unprecedented third LOI for the supply of lithium to a major battery       manufacturing company in Shenzhen, China. This third deal is with Qiangqiang Battery Company. Qiangqiang is a major international       manufacturer and supplier of lithium-ion batteries for a myriad of  products, including smartphones, cameras, electric … Continue reading NVMN Wins Three Choice Deals to Supply Lithium to Major Chinese Battery Companies

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GE Wind Turbines to Power Comexhidro Wind Farm in Mexico

Eight GE 2.75-Megawatt Wind Turbines Will Generate Wind Energy for Public Lighting in Santa Catarina.  The Mexican Wind Energy Association Estimates the Country’s Wind Energy Potential at More than 50,000 Megawatts. GE is Celebrating a Decade in the Wind Industry with 18,000 Wind Turbines Installed Worldwide. GE (NYSE: GE), a leading global provider of wind energy, will … Continue reading GE Wind Turbines to Power Comexhidro Wind Farm in Mexico

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Wind power project in Canada sold to Innergex

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., a Canadian independent renewable power producer, on July 26 said it has entered into an agreement with Finavera Wind Energy to acquire its Wildmare wind farm in British Columbia, Canada for approximately C$22 million ($21.8 million). The amount to be paid is subject to adjustments, depending on certain milestones and events. … Continue reading Wind power project in Canada sold to Innergex

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Wind energy in Ireland: Vestas will supply 12 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas will supply 12 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines to Lisheen, Ireland, after receiving an order from Bord Gáis. Bord Gáis is a state owned utility company based in Cork and is one of the leading energy providers in Ireland. This project was successfully won based on an OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) tender … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland: Vestas will supply 12 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

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Berkeley Lab technology could open door to more widespread photovoltaic solar energy devices

A technology that would enable low-cost, high efficiency solar cells to be made from virtually any semiconductor material has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. This technology opens the door to the use of plentiful, relatively inexpensive … Continue reading Berkeley Lab technology could open door to more widespread photovoltaic solar energy devices

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EU ProSun, the new Sustainable Solar Energy Initiative for Europe

European solar manufacturers are today launching EU ProSun, a new initiative to maintain a sustainable and vibrant solar manufacturing base in Europe. Milan Nitzschke, President of EU ProSun commented: “We strongly believe in Europe‘s solar future. Therefore, this week we officially requested that the European Commission investigate unfair trade practices by Chinese solar manufacturers. Chinese … Continue reading EU ProSun, the new Sustainable Solar Energy Initiative for Europe

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Conergy supplies modules for 5MW solar power plant

Just a few months after the 5.3 megawatt large-scale power plant in Murcia was connected to the grid, Conergy’s long-standing Spanish partner Solaer has once again turned to the system supplier’s quality and experience to help it take the plunge in the UK market. For its first major 5 megawatt project in the UK, the … Continue reading Conergy supplies modules for 5MW solar power plant

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SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $8.5 Million from U.S. DoE to Develop High-Efficiency Hot Gas Turbo-Expander for Solar Plants

Southwest Research Institute and industry collaborators General Electric, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation and Thar Energy LLC have       been awarded an $8.5 million contract by the U.S. Department of Energy  to develop a high-efficiency supercritical CO2 hot gas turbo-expander for concentrating solar power plants. The award was given  through DOE’s SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort to make solar … Continue reading SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $8.5 Million from U.S. DoE to Develop High-Efficiency Hot Gas Turbo-Expander for Solar Plants

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Wind power key for Keystone State

Wind energy is powering an “energy revolution” in Pennsylvania and across America, writes John Hanger, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in an op-ed in the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News. Wind farms in Fayette, Somerset, Blair, Cambria, Tioga, Bradford, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Luzerne and Wayne counties will churn out enough electricity to power the … Continue reading Wind power key for Keystone State

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Two wind turbines supply electricity to U.S. border station

The following article is one in a series of case studies included in AWEA’s recently published Small Wind Turbine Market Report Year End 2011. Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the U.S. initiated a program to expand and upgrade its border stations with Canada and Mexico. Federal agencies have aggressive clean energy and carbon reduction … Continue reading Two wind turbines supply electricity to U.S. border station

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Gamesa wind energy regains operating profitability and reduces debt

REVE Gamesa regains operating profitability (€12MM at the recurring EBIT level¹) and reduces debt ahead of schedule (€100MM) in 2Q12. The outlook for the second half of 2012 has prompted a review of guidance for wind turbine growth and profitability in 2012. The new Business Plan and the development of new lines of action to … Continue reading Gamesa wind energy regains operating profitability and reduces debt

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Efficiency Increase and Cost Reduction in Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

REVE The HITECO project, co funded by the European Program FP7, aims to develop a new solar receiver that will increase the parabolic-trough efficiency, reaching an operating temperature above the current limit of 400º C of the heat transfer fluid. HITECO’s new concept of solar receivers for high temperature will reduce the cost of the … Continue reading Efficiency Increase and Cost Reduction in Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

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France to Boost Electric Cars

REVE The recovery plan will boost consumer bonuses for purchasing electric vehicles. France will boost its support for electric cars as part of a recovery plan amid growing concern for the country’s crisis-hit motor industry and top carmaker Peugeot. The recovery plan includes a range of measures to boost electric vehicles amid hopes French carmakers … Continue reading France to Boost Electric Cars

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German fund buys 56 MW wind turbines from Gamesa

Gamesa, global leader in technology in the wind energy sector, has signed an agreement with the German real capital asset manager KGAL GmbH & Co. KG for the sale of three wind farms in France and one in Germany, with a total installed capacity of 56 MW, to KGAL’s renewable energy fund for institutional investors … Continue reading German fund buys 56 MW wind turbines from Gamesa

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IKEA now state’s largest photovoltaic solar power owner

With local officials, community leaders, and solar industry representatives on-hand, IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar panels installed at both its Chicago-area stores – in Bolingbrook and Schaumburg, Illinois – bringing the total number of completed U.S. solar energy projects for IKEA to 25. Additionally, installations are under way … Continue reading IKEA now state’s largest photovoltaic solar power owner

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Trustpower set to expand South Australian wind farm

The Tauranga-based listed firm says the 270 megawatt wind farm near Adelaide is expected to cost up to $439 million, a decrease of 6% from earlier estimates. Trustpower chief executive Vince Hawkesworth says the strong Australian dollar has been to its advantage. He says the project has all the characteristics of what a good wind … Continue reading Trustpower set to expand South Australian wind farm

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Interior Unveils First-ever National Solar Energy Plan for Public Lands

“We appreciate the extensive efforts of Secretaries Chu and Salazar and the Departments of Energy and Interior on the Solar PEIS and we look forward to developing our next generation of utility-scale concentrated solar power projects to provide utilities with clean, sustainable and reliable solar energy.” The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news … Continue reading Interior Unveils First-ever National Solar Energy Plan for Public Lands

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