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July 29, 2008

On June 25, 2008, GE Energy announced the formation of a strategic alliance with GAF Materials Corporation, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. Through this alliance, the companies will market and ultimately develop solar roofing systems for commercial and

July 29, 2008

On June 30, 2008, National Semiconductor announced that it is field testing new technology which can increase the overall energy output of solar photovoltaic systems. The product, called SolarMagic, uses the company’s expertise in power conversion and advanced algorithms to

July 29, 2008

On July 17, 2008, the Public Utilities Commission of Texas approved a transmission plan (Case 33672) that will bring 18,500 MW of wind-generated power from West Texas and the Panhandle to the state’s major metropolitan areas. The plan, which was

July 29, 2008

On June 26, 2008, U.S. House Representative Jay Inslee, along with three other democratic representatives, introduced H.R. 6401, the Renewable Energy and Jobs Security Act, which would provide long-term (20-year), fixed rate utility contracts to renewable and other clean generators

July 29, 2008

On June 23, 2008, Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., announced a 25-year purchase power agreement with Babcock and Brown to buy 200 MW of power from what is likely to be the first off-shore wind farm in

July 29, 2008

On July 2, 2008, the North Dakota Public Service Commission formally accepted a letter of intent filed by FPL Energy regarding its plan to build a 1,000-MW wind farm in west-central North Dakota. (See Case PU-08-400.) The facility, which would

July 29, 2008

On July 1, 2008, the U.S. Energy Information Agency released its official 2006 statistics on green pricing and net metering programs. The data for both topics is presented by state and by customer class, and is compared to years 2002-2005.

July 29, 2008

On July 2, 2008, Toronto Hydro Electric announced a residential load-shifting pilot program, called PowerShift, whereby the company will automatically cycle down air conditioners between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. when the temperature exceeds 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Customers

July 29, 2008

On July 1, 2008, four of New Mexico’s major utilities—Xcel Energy, El Paso Electric, PNM, and the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association—issued a request for proposals for the construction of a large solar parabolic trough generation facility and an associated

July 29, 2008

On July 8, 2008, Gatorade, a division of PepsiCo, announced that it will install a 500 kW photovoltaic system on the roof of its Tolleson, Arizona, manufacturing and distribution facility. The panels will be installed in September and are expected

 

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