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11/04 American Superconductor Announces $445 Million Order From Chinese Wind Turbine Maker Sinovel Clean Edge News American Superconductor Corporation, a global power technologies company, recently announced that it has received a new multi-year order worth approximately $445 million from Sinovel Wind Group Co., Ltd., the world\'s third largest wind turbine manufacturer.
11/04 Alstom Breaks Ground on Texas Wind Turbine Nacelle Assembly Plant, Will Employ 275 When Completed Clean Edge News Alstom, a provider of equipment and services for power generation, recently held a ceremony with officials of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and others at the state, county, and local level to commemorate the construction of their 115,000 square foot wind turbines nacelle assembly facility in Amarillo, Texas.
11/04 Ford Invests $135 Million, Adds 220 Electric-Car Jobs Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ford Motor Co., working to make a quarter of its vehicles run at least partly on electricity, plans to invest $135 million and add 220 jobs at three Michigan facilities to help it introduce five such models by 2012.
11/04 As Wind Soars, Will U.S. Fall Behind? Greentech Media There are two worlds in wind, and you can see this bifurcation play out on the exhibit floor at WindPower 2010 in Dallas this week.
11/04 GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation Announce 20MW Great Lakes Offshore Wind Pilot Clean Edge News GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) of Northern Ohio recently announced a long-term partnership beginning with the development of the first fresh water offshore wind farm in the US and involving a broad range of other initiatives.
11/04 Obama Setting Nation\'s Sights on Fuel Efficiency Associated Press via Google President Barack Obama is setting the nation\'s sights on vehicles that run on half the fuel they now use and give off half the pollution. Obama on Friday directed the government to set the first-ever mileage and pollution limits for big trucks and to tighten rules for future cars and SUVs.
11/04 MEMC Buys Solar Silicon Producer Solaicx for More Than $66 Million Clean Edge News MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. recently announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Solaicx, headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
11/04 Another Down Week for Clean Edge Stock Indexes Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes all experienced losses last week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) down 6.55 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) losing 4.89 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 6.08 percent lower from the previous week.
11/04 Coda Automotive Closes $58 Million Series C Funding Round Clean Edge News CODA, a California-based designer and manufacturer of battery systems and electric cars, recently announced the close of a $58 million Series C investment round, increasing total invested capital to more than $125 million.
11/04 WINDPOWER 2010 Day 1 Wrap-up AWEA Standing beside the 131-foot GE blade Sunday morning, AWEA CEO Denise Bode and GE Renewables Global Strategy Leader Matt Guyette helped Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert commemorate the proclamation of
11/04 NREL Study Shows Power Grid can Accommodate Large Increase in Wind and Solar Generation Clean Edge News The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released an initial study assessing the operational impacts and economics of increased contributions from wind and solar energy producers on the power grid.
11/04 Samsung to Invest $21 Billion in Solar Cells, LEDs, More Bloomberg BusinessWeek Samsung Electronics plans to invest a massive amount of money to develop new businesses ranging from green energy to healthcare, such as solar cells and biopharmaceuticals.
11/04 THINK to Further Electric Vehicle Development With New $40 Million Equity Round Clean Edge News THINK recently announced that it has completed a $40 million equity increase to support further product development and planned expansion into North American markets.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes\' Dismal Week Performance Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmarkclean-tech stock indexes experiencedlarge losses last week with the NASDAQClean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) down 10.92 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean EdgeGlobal Wind Energy Index (QWND) losing15.16 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX CleanEdge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 9.08 percent lower from theprevious week.
11/04 Honeywell Expands Smart Grid Presence, Acquires Demand Response Firm Akuacom Clean Edge News Honeywell recently announced the acquisition of San Rafael,Calif.-based Akuacom, a developer of automated demand response technology and services for the smartgrid.
11/04 Wayne State University Adds Graduate Program for Electric Car Engineers The Detroit News Wayne State University officials on Wednesday approved the nation\'s first graduate program to train electric car engineers.
11/04 Report: LEDs to Gobble Half the $4.4 Billion Commercial Lighting Market by 2020 VentureBeat Light-emitting diodes got a rousing promotion today from cleantech analysts at Pike Research, who just released a report predicting that LEDs will account for almost half of the $4.4 billion commercial lighting business within the next decade.
11/04 Abengoa Solar\'s 50 MW Concentrated Solar Plant Begins Operation in Spain Clean Edge News Abengoa Solar has initiated commercial operation of Solnova 1, the new parabolic trough technology plant located in Seville, Spain following the completion of the operation and production testing.
11/04 DOE Announces $13 Million in Grants for Industrial Energy Efficiency Clean Edge News The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that 48 research and development projects across the country have been selected as award winners of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Grand Challenge.
11/04 Jinko Solar\'s IPO Meets With Tepid Reception Greentech Media China-based Jinko Solar withdrew its IPO plans earlier this year due to \"poor market conditions.\" Jinko manufactures silicon solar wafers, cells, and modules, and had hoped to raise $100 million.
11/04 Khosla\'s EcoMotors to Get $18 Million for Advanced Engine Technology Clean Edge News EcoMotors International CEO Don Runkle recently announced that Zhongding Holding Group has signed a letter of intent to fund further development of EcoMotors\' opoc engine technology. The agreement specifies that Zhongding Holding and Global Optima LLC will commit up to $18 million of advanced engineering focused on the opoc technology, including refinement of the existing EM100D diesel engine, and development of a smaller gasoline version, the EM65FF.
11/04 Geothermal Could Meet Canada\'s Power Needs Toronto Star Canada could technically meet all its electricity needs and dramatically lower greenhouse-gas emissions if it moved aggressively to develop enhanced geothermal power projects, according to the first comprehensive assessment of the country
11/04 DOE Announces up to $62 Million in Funding for Concentrating Solar Power Technology Development Clean Edge News U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced the selections of projects for investment of up to $62 million over five years to research, develop, and demonstrate Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems capable of providing low-cost electrical power.
11/04 John Kerry: Transforming Our Power The Huffington Post I don\'t think there are many people left who really question that we need a major transformation in the way we produce power, the disaster in the Gulf being the latest wakeup call for anyone who was still sleeping. It was the most recent reminder that 40 years after Richard Nixon started talking about \"energy independence,\" we\'re still stuck or moving backwards -- our economy constantly rattled by the volatile price of oil, our planet\'s climate increasingly unstable thanks to the pollution we\'re pumping into the atmosphere.
11/04 Solaria Gets $45 Million for Solar Module Development, Will Target Large and Utility-Scale Projects Clean Edge News Solaria Corporation, a designer and global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, recently announced that it has closed $45 million in a financing round led by CMEA Capital and DBL Investors.
11/04 Senate Climate Bill: Green Reactions, Programs to Watch Earth2Tech After very much ado, Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman on Wednesday unveiled their proposal for a climate and energy bill. Dubbed the American Power Act, or APA, the 987-page bill represents a jumping-off point for debate in the Senate over regulations, government investments and incentive programs that could shape the market for green technologies for years to come.
11/04 China\'s Poly King has Big Solar Dreams TheStreet.com China\'s biggest producer of polysilicon, the most important raw material for the solar-energy industry, has plans to construct as much as 500 megawatts\' worth of solar farms, an ambitious bid to extend its reach across the entire sector.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Rebound Slightly Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes all rebounded slightly last week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) up 4.14 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) gaining 2.67 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 5.92 percent higher from the previous week.
11/04 Mitsubishi Investing $75.6 Million to Test Smart Grid Technologies Clean Edge News Mitsubishi Electric Corporation recently announced that it will investa total of 7 billion yen ($75.61 million) by March 2012 in a project to build facilities within the company\'s production sites inJapan for experiments designed to establish advanced smart grid technologies.
11/04 Solar Market Will Grow 43% in 2010: Report RenewableEnergyWorld.com Starting in late 2008, the solar market shifted from supply-constricted to demand-driven within a few quarters due to the plunging price of crystalline silicon cells and modules spurred by falling polysilicon cost, constrained availability of credit, Spain\'s dramatic demand decline, and the growth of thin film supply and market share.

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