Green building News for November 2011

Green building News Archive

Potentia and OZZ develop 30 MW of rooftop solar in Ontario

OZZ Solar and Potentia Solar Inc will co-develop and co-own 30 MW of solar power generation capacity in Ontario, Canada.

Coloured and transparent solutions for solar BIPV

Sunways AG has presented coloured and transparent solar cells for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) at the international Bauhaus.SOLAR congress in Erfurt, Germany.

Amonix solar CPV facilities achieve LEED Gold Certification

Amonix Inc's solar concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) facilities in California and Nevada have won gold-level certification for their low environmental impact construction, and high energy and water efficiency from the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programme.

Isle of Wight aims for net energy exports by 2020 in EcoIsland sustainability project

The Isle of Wight – a peaceful, modest-sized island off the English south coast – plans to become a net energy exporter of energy by 2020, while halving residents’ energy bills, eliminating waste going to landfill, and creating a significant number of green technology jobs. The EcoIsland initiative is the largest single sustainability project in the UK.

California on track to 3 GW of solar by 2016

Environment California Research & Policy Center says California’s 'Million Solar Roofs Initiative' is on track to meet its goal of installing 3 GW of solar capacity by 2016.

Ceramic Fuel Cells signs manufacturing services deal with electronics maker Jabil

Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd, a leading developer of solid oxide fuel cell power products for homes and buildings, has signed a manufacturing services Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jabil Circuit Inc.