Green building News for January 2010

Green building News Archive

Most UK homeowners would adopt microgeneration

Most homeowners in Britain would install on-site microgeneration technology that uses renewable energy if the financial incentives were greater, according to a survey.

Intel plans 8 solar electric facilities

Intel Corp says new contracts are in place to incorporate 2.5 MW of solar electric projects at corporate locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Oregon, USA.

AFC Energy wins fuel cell order from Centrica

In the UK, AFC Energy has secured an order from energy company Centrica to reserve 250 kW of fuel cell systems for use in a flagship project. AFC Energy is developing low-cost alkaline fuel cells for industrial applications.

Centrosolar installs thin-film solar rooftop pilot system Centrosolar installs thin-film solar rooftop pilot system

Solar module manufacturer Centrosolar has installed a 63.36 kWp thin-film solar rooftop pilot system, using its new thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module TF Multi Professional.

Ceramic Fuel Cells sells first BlueGen residential cogeneration unit in Europe

Australian-based Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd has sold its first BlueGen™ micro combined heat and power (mCHP) heating unit in Europe, to German utility EWE. CFCL is developing solid oxide fuel cell based cogeneration units for residential applications and other buildings.

US government funds US$20.5m for community renewable energy deployment

Five projects in the USA will receive US$20.5 million from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act to support deployment of community-based renewable energy projects in wind energy, solar electric and biomass installations.

Four communities in UK win prize for implementing renewable energy and efficiency measures

Four community groups in Britain will share £1 million in prize money for reducing their carbon emissions by up to one-third in the past year through use of renewable energy and efficiency measures.

Toyota wins Zayed Future Energy Prize 2010 Toyota wins Zayed Future Energy Prize 2010

Toyota Motor Corporation has been awarded the 2010 Zayed Future Energy Prize for its third-generation Toyota Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle.

GE energy information panels to ease energy management

GE is introducing an in-home, multi-function energy information panel to give consumers insight and control to help them manage energy usage and understand costs by linking it wirelessly to a household’s smart meter.

USA: US$2.3bn in clean energy manufacturing tax credits

The US$2.3 billion in tax credits for clean energy manufacturing is being allocated on a competitive basis.

Nine EU Governments take first steps towards a Northern European Supergrid.

The siging of a political declaration in early December last year will see the countries cooperate on the development of a North Sea supergrid joining up clean energy projects scattered in and around the North Sea.