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Sustainable landscape will sequester greenhouse gas

Onondaga CC will transition its trimmed and mowed lawns and landscape into a more appropriate state of natural flowers and grasses.  …

…   “implementation of the sustainable master landscape plan will reduce the College’s dependence on lawn-mowing and return portions…

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Solar panel installer training

Course is scheduled for this June 23rd and 24th at Onondaga Community College through SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  …

…   “The advanced course is geared toward PV installers and engineers who have experience with PV systems. It…

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Coachella Hydrogen Bus Infrastructure

EPA recognizes local communities, like Coachella, for their initiatives targeting at clean air.  Coachella began the build-out of its hydrogen infrastructure.  …

…   “SunLine Transit Agency was the first transit agency to own and operate a hydrogen generation and dispensing…

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Solar Micro-Generation using Concentrator Photovoltaics

Victor Valley College and SolFocus celebrated the opening of the new solar power plant on the college campus.  The solar installation deploys concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) and is sized to generate one megawatt of solar power for Victor Valley College in California.  ……

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Solyndra solar factory toured by President Obama

President Obama gets to see solar technology up close and personal at the Solyndra factory in California.  Solyndra builds cylindrical solar panels that convert more of the sun rays into power.  The company benefited from investments through the Recovery Act. …

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Fulbright enables Solar Studies

Travel broadens the mind. MIT students are recognized with Fulbright scholarships to further their studies abroad. A number of the students are pursuing the renewable energy challenge. …
… “Ian Rousseau, a native of South Hero, Vt., who is completing…

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Solar home naturally fuses to material science

Penn State’s Solar Decathlon home, Natural Fusion, will become adopted by Bayer Material Science as its demonstration center for sustainable technologies.  …

…   “In its new capacity, this solar-powered, zero-emission building will serve as an energy modeling site, educational center…

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Smart grid networking equipment

Cisco brings smart grid router (CGR 2010) and switch (CGR 2520) to the utility marketplace.  …

…   “The purpose-built, ruggedized routers and switches form a resilient, manageable and highly secure network solution for the substation to integrate Internet Protocol (IP)-based…

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Sustainable Montana home trains students

Montana State student teams will collaborate with suppliers to build an ecoSmart home in the Bozeman area.  The house will feature a number of technologies, but will focus on passive heating.  …

…   “Because of REHAU‘s involvement, a variety of…

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Solar Silicon Manufacturing Technology for $100 Million

MEMC Electronic Materials will acquire Solaicx for its efficient solar manufacturing technology at a price tag of approx $100 Million. …
… “Solaicx has developed proprietary continuous crystal growth manufacturing technology which yields low-cost, high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon wafers for the…

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Research the best green roof

St Mary’s University Sustainability plan …

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Algonquin College’s EDC TTBS building will be covered in an undulating green roof
Blue Forest’s off-grid ‘Eco Classroom’ also has a green roof
The Le Castellet International Airport goes green with a…

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Energy monitoring with wireless sensors

Onset introduces wireless sensing hubs that communicate with centralized monitoring to understand energy use and environmental conditions in buildings.  …

…   “HOBO ZW Series data nodes reduce the cost and complexity of data collection by measuring, recording and transmitting real-time…

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Solar photovoltaic silicon technologies combine

Natcore Technology and Vanguard Solar combine to advance the efficiency of solar energy conversion.  Natcore Technology is the exclusive licensee, from Rice University, of a thin-film growth technology enabling room-temperature growth of various silicon oxides on silicon wafers in a…

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Production facilities integrate smart grid capabilities

Mitsubishi seeks to integrate solar, wind, and other renewable power sources into its production facilities through smart grid technology that will manage the reliability and stability of the energy supply.  Some of the production facilities will deploy solar photovoltaic systems…

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Solar window integrates into green buildings

Pythagoras will commercialize a solar power generating window that can be integrated into green buildings, BIPV.  …

…   “Pythagoras Solar leverages a combination of patent-pending optics, high-efficiency crystalline silicon, advanced materials science and simulation software to create a highly efficient…

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Solar cell performs better with anti-reflective coating

Solar panel performance is boosted with anti-reflective coating.  …

…   “This same is true of conventional solar panels, which is why some industrial solar arrays are mechanized to slowly move throughout the day so their panels are perfectly aligned with…

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Concentrated solar manufacturing capacity planned

Amonix invests in solar manufacturing capacity in Nevada.  …

…   “Amonix announced that plans to use $5.9 million of a $9.5 million investment tax credit from the Recovery Act’s Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit awarded in 2010 to establish a…

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Solar photovoltaic encapsulant creates manufacturing efficiencies

Dow Corning collaborates with Reis Robotics to deliver solar encapsulant technology to the market. …

…   “Reis Robotics is now a preferred supplier of equipment used in a manufacturing process that significantly increases the production rate of solar panels, effectively…

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Electrofuel research project portfolio seeks biofuels from electricity

Research will target innovation into new pathways to renewable energy.  DOE spreads the love with funding across a number of energy themes, such as this one: electrofuels.  …

…  “Electrofuels – Biofuels from Electricity — Today’s technologies for making biofuels…

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Opportunity to Accelerate the Green Building Agenda

through leveraging investment and legislative options.  …

… “This report presents an extensive menu of options, spanning across a wide range of programs, which the Administration could begin implementing immediately to advance a high performance, efficient green buildings agenda. All…

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