Z-Wave alliance partner participates in an energy management project involving co-operation with the Danish energy group SEAS-NVE
Z-Wave alliance partner GreenWave Reality has been selected by one of Denmark's largest energy provider – SEAS-NVE– to assist with a special energy saving campaign. Since the middle of the year, selected customers have been provided with GreenWave Reality's energy management platform free of charge. The energy display enables house and apartment owners to read off and analyse at a glance all relevant information about their home electricity, water and gas consumption. In order to allow the solution to be incorporated into a home control network, GreenWave Reality has integrated Z-Wave technology into its new energy display. In 2012 all SEAS-NVE customers will be able to benefit from the SmartHome solution.
MEDER Switch Green - Green Products - Green Applications and more
The MEDER group experiences consistent technological growth, with products driven by all major market segments including Industrial, Telecommunications, Test-and-Measurement, Security, Automotive and Medical. Moreover, MEDER's worldwide factories produce sensors that make an active contribution toward environmental protection. They do so, by monitoring liquids levels such as fuel and hydraulic oil, to prevent environmental leaks and they require no power consumption. MEDER electronic's reed switch, relays and sensor products are especially suitable for Green applications that must be environmentally friendly, sustainable and reduce energy consumption - Switch Green for a clean future.
Bentek Solar Receives ETL Listing to UL 1741 for 1000VDC Integrated Disconnect String Combiners
Bentek Solar, a designer and manufacturer of a range of PV products connecting the PV panel to the inverter for the commercial and utility scale marketplace, has received ETL listing to UL 1741 for its 1000VDC Integrated String Combiners.
SOLARCON India Advances Solar Workforce Development Initiatives in India
SEMI India will host the third edition of SOLARCON India, the region's premier solar business and technology focused industry exposition and international conference from November 9 to 11 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India. The theme for this year's exposition, representing the widening solar value chain in India, will be: "Showcasing the Solar eco-system: From polysilicon to power plants". SOLARCON India will also feature a certificate short course on "Grid Connected Solar PV Systems: Design and Integration" in technical collaboration with the prestigious National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay. The short course is part of a workforce development initiative determined as a priority by the SEMI India PV Advisory Committee to support the solar industry in India and the goals of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association Holds Informative July Meeting
The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces that it held a standing room only meeting on July 14 at the Palomar Hotel in San Francisco in conjunction with the recent Intersolar NA/SEMICON West expos.
Molex showcases new SolarSpec products at EU PV SEC 2011
At this year's EU PV SEC, Molex is introducing its new SolarSpec smart Junction Box making it easy for manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to provide their products with module-embedded safety and monitoring functions, as well as convenient, safe and dependable connection facilities.
Bentek Solar Receives UL 1741 Listing and CSA 22.2 Certification for Its 1000VDC MDSS for Utility Scale Installations
Bentek Solar, a leader in Balance of System (BOS) design and manufacturing for commercial and utility scale solar PV products, has received UL 1741 listing and CSA 22.2 certification for its 1000VDC Multiple Disconnect Safety System (MDSS).
Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association to Hold Meeting in San Francisco in July
The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces that it will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 8:15-9:45 a.m. at the Palomar Hotel located at12 Fourth Street in San Francisco. The Hotel Palomar is only two blocks away from the Moscone Convention Center, where Intersolar North America will take place.
Borrego Solar and Bentek Solar Announce 25MW Solar Supply Agreement
Bentek Solar and Borrego Solar, a leading financier, designer and integrator of commercial and utility scale PV solar systems, jointly announce a 25MW supply agreement. Bentek Solar will supply a range of disconnecting combiners, re-combiners and disconnect safety systems to Borrego Solar for use on its commercial and utility scale projects.
Delhaize demonstrates environmental commitment with world´s largest Solyndra installation
Solyndra International AG, a subsidiary of Solyndra LLC, the manufacturer of the fastest, easiest to install cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, today announced completion of a 3MW rooftop solar system in Zellik, Belgium.
Solyndra announces solar solution for fast growing commercial metal roof market
Solyndra today announced the Solyndra 200 Series Metal Roof Solution. The unique non-penetrating adjustable mounting system is designed to meet the additional solar installation challenges posed by metal roofs. Metal roofs make up a significant and growing portion of the large, low-sloped, commercial, industrial and agricultural rooftop markets.
austriamicrosystems leads in CO2 reduction
austriamicrosystems today announced ambitious plans to reach full carbon neutrality by 2015 and become the first semiconductor manufacturer worldwide to do so. In its aggressive, ongoing efforts to be environmentally responsible, austriamicrosystems has been actively reducing its carbon footprint since 2004, achieving a reduction of 50% of CO2 equivalents or 31,000 tons by 2010 since implementing various programs. Over the last two years austriamicrosystems has completely mapped the CO2 generation of all company activities including its employees. In 2011, the company will further reduce CO2 emission equivalents by more than 9,000 tons by switching to 100% green electricity based mainly on water generated sources.
Bruel & Kjaer Goes Green(er)
Bruel & Kjaer Royston - commonly associated with the colour green due to the colour of its instruments – is now officially greener, as the company has become ISO 14001 certified. ISO 14001 is a series of international standards on environmental management - and the ISO 14001 part specifies a system of Environmental Management controls against which an organisation can be certified, as accredited, by a third party. Bruel & Kjaer's Royston site, which includes LDS Test & Measurement Ltd, was successfully certified against this system by the BSI.
University of Windsor establishes Wind and Renewable Energies Research Centre
The University of Windsor today signed an agreement with Brüel & Kjær - the world's oldest and largest manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement apparatus - to establish North America's first Wind and Renewable Energies Centre of Expertise (WRECE) in the Centre for Engineering Innovation.
SDG&E signs new contracts with Soitec for 125 megawatts of solar power in San Diego
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and subsidiaries of Soitec Solar Development, LLC, a renewable energy company managed by Soitec (Euronext Paris), today announced the signing of two additional 25-year contracts for a total of 125 megawatts (MW) of solar energy to be generated in the utility's service territory. The energy will be produced using Soitec's Concentrix™ concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology with solar modules manufactured in a new Soitec factory to be built in the San Diego area.
Pfizer Animal Health Cuts Co2 Emissions With Sunswitch And Solyndra
Solyndra LLC, a manufacturer of cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for large commercial rooftops, today announced that SunSwitch, a Certified Solyndra Solution Provider, has completed a 205kWp rooftop solar system installation on the rooftop of the Pfizer Global Supply site in the Walloon region of Belgium. Pfizer Animal Health decided to add solar panels to its Louvain-la-Neuve site to contribute to renewable electricity production and lower the site's carbon emissions. The installation is one of the largest in the Walloon region, and Pfizer Group's largest photovoltaic (PV) installation to date.
AEG Power Solutions Expands Inverter Portfolio for Solar Plants
Energy technology and power electronics specialist AEG Power Solutions presented its new solar power inverter Protect PV.500 at the Hannover Fair. This newest addition to the Protect PV product line expands the company's product range of professional industrial solutions for use in solar power installations for Multi-MW utility scale. AEG Power Solutions is a subsidiary of listed holding 3W Power (Euronext Amsterdam 3WP, Frankfurt 3W9, ISIN GG00B39QCR01, WKN A0Q5SX).
SDG&E signs three renewable power contracts with Soitec for up to 30 MW of locally generated solar power
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and subsidiaries of Soitec Solar Development, LLC, a renewable energy company managed by Soitec (Euronext Paris), today announced the signing of three contracts with a combined capacity of 30 megawatts (MW) of solar energy.
Solyndra Expands European Capabilities to Serve Growing Rooftop Solar Demand
Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for large commercial rooftops today announced several elements of the company's strategy to meet growing demand for Solyndra solar systems throughout Europe.
Wireless Sensors Push Smart Machines Into Green Revolution
STMicroelectronics, ARaymond and Micropelt today announced that they are jointly presenting thermal-energy harvesting-based solutions to power 'smart sensors' and 'smart microsystems' at the Hannover Fair under the common theme of 'Green Solutions.' The three companies are partnering to exhibit the entire value chain of self-sustaining wireless systems in a joint booth (Hall 8, D26).
IDT Power Metering IC Wins Electronic Engineering and Product World Magazine’s Green Power Product Award
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. today announced that its IDT 90E2x family of power metering ICs for smart meters has won a prestigious design award from Electronic Engineering and Product World (EEPW), one of China's leading electronics industry publications.
Broadcom Joins Climate Savers Computing Initiative
Broadcom Corporation today announced it has joined the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) -- a global non-profit consortium dedicated to reducing energy consumption of networking and computing equipment.
Microsemi Announces Comprehensive Solar Technology Portfolio
Microsemi's products for renewable energy applications include SmartFusion and IGLOO FPGAs; analog, mixed signal devices such as bypass diodes/switches, MOSFETs, FREDs and IGBTs; DC-DC converters, and pulse width modulation (PWM) modules. The extensive portfolio enables the efficient, reliable and cost-sensitive implementation of the entire range of photovoltaic (PV) applications, including power harvesting, power management, power switching and power monitoring.
Solyndra Cylindrical Modules Offer a Unique Greenhouse Energy Generation Solution
Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of cylindrical shaped photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced a new solar application for agricultural greenhouse and shade structures that takes advantage of the ability of light to pass through Solyndra's proven solar panel design. Installation of Solyndra's unique solar panels on agricultural structures allows for dual use of land and reliably supports existing agricultural practices while generating considerable electricity. The Solyndra solution enhances plant growth by controlling shading while providing growers with an additional income stream and power for their operations. Research by renowned agricultural establishments, such as CeRSAA in Italy and the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California Davis, USA, have confirmed the superior nature of the panel design and their ability to support crop growth underneath while generating electricity.
Digi Provides Critical Wireless Communication Infrastructure for Better Place, a Market Leader in Electric Vehicle Networks and Services
Digi International today announced that Better Place is using its Digi TransPort 6410 high-speed cellular router to connect Electric Vehicle (EV) docking stations to the Better Place electric car network in Israel. This enables energy demand management capabilities by allowing utilities to minimize charging requirements during peak electricity consumption hours.
GEO and Digi International Collaborate to Provide a Full Energy Management Solution for the Utility Market
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) and Green Energy Options (GEO) today announced at the E-World Energy and Water Exhibition that they are entering a joint collaboration agreement to develop a real-time, web-based energy management system for the European utility market. The new energy consumption information and control solution is based on the iDigi platform and Digi X-Grid solution, a solution for extending the power grid beyond the meter.
Nazca Completes Second Solyndra Rooftop Installation In France
Solyndra, Inc., today announced that Nazca, a Platinum Solyndra Solution Provider, has completed a 1.2 MW solar system installation on the rooftop of a food conditioning facility in Cavaillon, in the South of France. The company, which conditions and imports fruit and vegetables, wished to renovate its 17,500 m² (188,000 ft²) rooftop to ensure maximum waterproof quality. This is Solyndra's second installation for Nazca in France and one of Solyndra's largest worldwide.
Sentec scoops Entrepreneur Country Green Enterprise Award
Sentec, the smart grid specialist and product development company, has won the Green Enterprise Award at the inaugural 2011 Entrepreneur Country awards. Held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on 1st February, the winners were selected by a panel of expert industry judges.
VPT Series Toroidal Power Transformers Offer Efficient Electronics Design Solution
Featuring up to 97.4 percent power efficiency and a highly efficient design using nearly 30 percent less material, the new VPT Series Toroidal Power Transformers from Triad Magnetics provide an innovative green power electronics solution that is also smaller and lighter than traditional transformers.
Solyndra Unveils 181 kWp System: Largest Slovenian Rooftop Solar System Installation
Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, today announced that Fotovolt Ltd., a fast growing Slovenian PV company has completed the largest Solyndra project to date in that country.
DEK Solar looks forward to showcasing Eclipse at SNEC 2011
DEK Solar is preparing to take its brand new Eclipse photovoltaic metallization platform to the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (SNEC). The DEK Solar team will be on stand 360 in Hall E3 from February 22nd – 24th, 2011, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in China, where it will be showcasing Eclipse's pioneering modular design concept.
Growing demand prompts DEK Solar to introduce manufacturing capabilities in China
Following the success of its PV1200 and Eclipse photovoltaic metallization platforms, DEK Solar has confirmed that it has added manufacturing capabilities in China. An expansion of the company 's successful SMT manufacturing facilities in the region,the move extends DEK Solar 's global footprint to service the growing demand for its PV platforms in Asia.
Milbank and Sentec launch new energy control product at Distributech
In February 2011 Milbank, an industry leader in meter mounting equipment and enclosures, wind turbines and diesel generator sets for the US market and Sentec, the smart grid experts, will be demonstrating a new energy control product, the integrated automatic transfer switch (I-ATS), at Distributech, the utility industry's leading smart grid conference.
DEK Project Manager to drive solar systems innovation and development
Longstanding DEK Solar team member, Martin Hewson, has been appointed as the company's new Business Unit Manager –Alternative Energy Systems. The new role has been created in response to a growing demand for the PV specialist's technologies and will be charged with developing technologies and processes to enhance current competitive differentiators even further, including reduced lead times, product quality and customer service.
Switchtec's switches are important enabling components in photovoltaic renewable energy applications
A range of DC switch disconnectors and string boxes for photovoltaic (PV) applications is now available from specialist distributor Switchtec. For use in renewable energy applications, the Telergon switches' main area of use is when isolating the DC supply from a photovoltaic array. These switches are used as the main on/off switch or isolating switch for DC applications.
National Semiconductor Debuts MYPVDATA SOC Web Interface; Advanced Analytics Improve Solar Energy Harvest
National Semiconductor announced the release of SolarMagic MYPVDATA Solar Operations Center (SOC). Whereas solar systems today are underperforming due to various conditions, MYPVDATA SOC is software as a service (SaaS) that helps users analyze data collected from the array by delivering meaningful information through an easy-to-use web-interface, so maximum energy can be harvested. MYPVDATA SOC is now included with ongoing service subscriptions for all current commercial customers.
Infineon and Goldwind Sign a License Agreement on IGBT Stack Technology to Serve the Wind Power Market
Infineon Technologies and Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co., Ltd., the Chinese leader in R&D and manufacturing of wind power equipments, today signed a license agreement for core components needed in manufacturing of wind turbines. According to the agreement, Goldwind gains the license to produce Infineon IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) stacks used in converters of MW (Megawatt)-grade wind turbines. Furthermore, Infineon will supply IGBT stacks to Goldwind. IGBTs are power semiconductors which enable the efficient conversion of the variable frequency output from the generator to a fixed frequency appropriate for the grid in the region concerned.
Sustainability Roundtable Selects Cypress Envirosystems to Share Energy-Saving Best Practices with Member Companies
Cypress Envirosystems, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced its selection by Sustainability Roundtable Inc as a Sustaining Level Service Leader. SR Inc has created the Sustainable Corporate Real Estate Roundtable, which conducts year-round research programs to develop management best practices for sustainable energy and resource savings that are validated by top industry leaders. In its capacity as a Sustaining Level Service Leader, Cypress Envirosystems will contribute its expertise to SR Inc's full-time research and consulting team, which advises SCRER Member executives—these executives are responsible for making more than one billion square feet of real estate more sustainable. SR Inc will release three new management best practice research reports and introduce Cypress Envirosystems to SCRER members at the second annual Summit on Sustainable Corporate Real Estate on December 2 in Washington, D.C.
Solyndra Enhances Architectural Landmark In Valenza Po, Italy with 370kWp Rooftop Solar System
Solyndra, Inc, today announced the completion of a 370KWp rooftop solar system on a well known architectural landmark owned by Finpiemonte Partecipazioni, S.p.A., a holding of mixed private/public enterprises in the Piemonte region of Italy. The building holds the Palaexpo Jewelry Company. The system was designed and built under a power purchase agreement (PPA) in conjunction with ARDEA Energia srl, an energy company and EGEA, the local utility company. The system has been nominated as one of the best Italian rooftop PV installations for 2010.
Diodes Incorporated wins Climate Change Award
Diodes Zetex Semiconductors, the UK subsidiary of Diodes Incorporated has won the Climate Change Opportunity Award 2010 for the North West of England at the EEF's annual Future Manufacturing Awards. The company was presented with the award at a ceremony held at the prestigious Lowry Hotel, Manchester.