Jun 152011

Reducing demand is the first part of a cohenert energy policy – or plan for most home owners. By reducing the demand for electricity, alternative energy systems can be smaller to meet your household needs. Savings from energy efficiency long after payments for the upgrades have been completed.

The following is the mission statement from the efficiency first web site:

Residential efficiency improvements can reduce energy waste in most homes by 20 to 40 percent. A nationwide initiative to improve the efficiency of America’s 128 million homes has the potential to unlock significant reductions in building-related greenhouse gas emissions, improve national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and generate long-term energy savings for American consumers.

Expansion of the Home Performance industry also represents a crucial path to economic growth in the face of historically high unemployment and unprecedented weakness in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Consumer demand for efficiency retrofits will create hundreds of thousands of high-paying local jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas, while stimulating a surge of manufacturing of building materials primarily made by American workers.

via Efficiency First – About Efficiency First.

Jun 132011

June 13,2011

Following conflicting reports on the exact amount of energy Mexico generates from wind farms – accounts vary from 5000 MW to 71 000 MW – the country’s authorities are preparing an investigation to assess the true potential.


Jun 102011

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Moser Baer Technologies, Inc. (MBT) as the recipient of a $2.9 million (USD) grant to enable green energy research and development (R&D) designed to accelerate the use of innovative solid-state lighting technologies.


Jun 102011

Q-Cells_Booth_optQ-Cells SE was officially awarded the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE) Quality Tested seal of approval certificate for improved reliability of solar modules at this year's Intersolar Europe 2011 trade fair in Munich, Germany.


Jun 092011

Teal_Solar_Combiner_BoxTeal Electronics, a San Diego, California-based subsidiary of SL Industries, Inc., introduces its newest product line, the TEALsolar Configurable Combiner Box for commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. This product is Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-1741 listed.