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San Francisco Solar Map, Created by CH2M HILL, Wins Innovation Award

CH2M Hill Inc. - The San Francisco Solar Map, created by the City and County of San Francisco and CH2M HILL, has been awarded an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) 2008 Innovation Award. more...

Siemens to supply steam turbine for "Solar Tres" solar tower power plant in Spain

Siemens Energy, Inc. - Siemens Energy is to supply an industrial steam turbine for one of the world's first commercial solar tower power plants. more...

Looking to the future of power generation technology: need it be a shot in the dark?

Progressive Media Group Ltd. - Production and consumption of energy is in the process of dramatic transition and under these conditions investment in a careful mix of mature,maturing and emerging technologies is the right strategy. more...

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Ventyx Releases Electric Power Horizons Study

Ventyx, An ABB Company - Ventyx®, the world’s largest private software and services provider to the energy and utility industry, today released Electric Power Horizons, a scenario-based analysis of plausible energy futures to the year 2032. more...

NREL Solar Cell Sets World Efficiency Record at 40.8 Percent

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have set a world record in solar cell efficiency with a photovoltaic device that converts 40.8 percent of the light that hits it into electricity. This is the highest confirmed efficiency of any photovoltaic device to date. more...

AUSTRALIA SET TO HOST WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR PLANT

WorleyParsons - Australian professional services company WorleyParsons today launched a study which the company expects will see Australia hosting the world’s largest solar energy plant within three years. more...

Telvent to Develop the Distributed Control System for Ain-Beni Mathar’s Solar Combined-Cycle Hybrid Plant

Telvent - Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, announced today that it has been chosen to implement the Distributed Control System responsible for the acquisition, control, display and recording of all variables involved in the operation of the 470-megawatt solar combined-cycle hybrid plant to be built by Abengoa in Ain-Beni Mathar (Morocco) for the Office National de L’Electricité (ONE). more...

Emerson acquires TopWorx

Emerson Process Management - Emerson (NYSE:EMR) today announced it has acquired TopWorx (www.topworx.com). more...

GE Energy, GAF Materials Corporation Form Alliance to Bring Solar Energy to Homes and Businesses

GE Energy - GE Energy and GAF Materials Corporation (GAF), two companies with more than 100 years of experience in the energy and roofing industries respectively, announced today a new strategic alliance to market and ultimately develop solar systems and roofing systems for commercial and residential customers. more...

The Alarms You Need, Exactly the Way You Want Them—New SEL-2523 Annunciator Panel

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) - Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced the release of the new, versatile SEL-2523 Annunciator Panel. The new annunciator panel provides an easy and economical means of annunciation in both existing and new applications. Apply the SEL-2523 for many industrial, utility, and commercial uses. more...

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