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11/04 grosolar Acquires Residential Division of Borrego Solar Clean Edge News Two American solar power installers recently announced that they have entered into an agreement for groSolar of White River Junction, VT, to acquire the residential solar division of Borrego Solar Systems of El Cajon, CA.
11/04 Beijing to Get Solar Thermal Power China Daily China will begin constructing Asia\'s first 1.5-megawatt solar thermal power station in suburban Beijing next month.
11/04 Aquamarine Signs 1GW Site Development Pact With Airtricity New Energy Finance Scottish firm Aquamarine Power has signed an agreement with Airtricity, the renewable energy unit of Scottish and Southern Energy, to develop sites capable of hosting 1GW of marine energy by 2020.
11/04 EU Slaps Import Fees on US Biodiesel Associated Press via Google The European Union slapped import fees on U.S. biodiesel Thursday, saying it had to protect European producers from unfair American subsidies and below-cost selling.
11/04 OptiSolar\'s Project Pipeline to be Acquired by First Solar for $400 Million Clean Edge News First Solar, Inc. recently announced it has entered into an agreement to expand its penetration within the U.S. utility solar power market with the acquisition of OptiSolar\'s solar project pipeline.
11/04 Fotowatio to Acquire MMA Renewable Ventures Clean Edge News Fotowatio, a Spanish solar power producer, has agreed to purchase the core US solar power assets
11/04 Hunting For The Next Hot Solar Market Greentech Media Travis Bradford of the Prometheus Institute surveys the global solar market landscape in his keynote speech at Greentech Media\'s conference in Phoenix.
11/04 Silver Spring Announces Australian Smart Grid Contract Clean Edge News Silver Spring Networks, a Smart Grid networking solutions company, recently announced that it has been selected by Jemena Electricity Networks (JEN) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of energy infrastructure company Jemena Limited, and United Energy Distribution (UED) to provide the network to support the rollout of a government-mandated Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program.
11/04 Nuventix Gets $8 Million for LED Cooling Technology Clean Edge News Nuventix, Inc., innovator of SynJet active thermal managementsolutions, recently announced it has closed $8 million in new funding.
11/04 A123 Gets $69 Million From GE and Other Investors Clean Edge News A123Systems recently announced it has raised $69 million from GE and other investors to accelerate the expansion of its US lithium ion battery manufacturing and smart grid capabilities.
11/04 Solar Energy Industries Association Releases 2008 Solar Industry Year in Review Clean Edge News Solar Energy Industries Association recently released its 2008 U.S. Solar Industry Year in Review, highlighting a third year of record growth.
11/04 Study Argues Financial Viability of \'Living Buildings\' Clean Edge News A new study finds that the most financially-responsible design approach to new construction in the mid- to long-term is a \"Living Building,\" a building that generates its own power, as well as cleans and reuses its water.
11/04 Wind Prospects Positive at EWEC RenewableEnergyWorld While the economic downturn will have a short-term impact on the markets, political support and the growing number of utility and institutional investors will see the wind sector ride out the storm.
11/04 Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index Clean Edge News The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (NASDAQ:QWND), which became effective with the market open on March 23, 2009.
11/04 SolarWorld to Expand Oregon Facility Clean Edge News SolarWorld recently announced it will begin construction of a new facility adjacent to the company\'s Oregon manufacturing plant that was opened last October.
11/04 Energy Efficiency Initiatives Could Save $168.6 Billion Clean Edge News Energy efficiency initiatives that reward consumers and businesses for reducing electricity and gas usage could result in utility bill savings of $168.6 billion, according to a report recently released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
11/04 Siemens Pumps Equity Into Solar Receiver Firm Archimede New Energy Finance German giant Siemens is buying a 28% stake in young Italian solar thermal receiver producer Archimede, and has an option to increase that to a majority stake in the medium term.
11/04 Ambitious California Program Aids Renewables, Efficiency and Water Green Inc. In March, my colleague Leslie Kaufman wrote about an innovative solar financing scheme taking root in Palm Desert and other California locales, in which homeowners can avoid the high up-front costs by paying for a solar system gradually, through higher property taxes.
11/04 Texas Moves to Foster Solar Power The Wall Street Journal The Texas state legislature is expected to soon approve one of the largest subsidy programs for solar-power in the U.S.
11/04 EPS Gets $30 Million for Energy Intelligence Systems Clean Edge News EPS Corp, an energy intelligence company that develops and implements analytic, efficiency and clean solutions for Fortune 500 companies, recently announced the closing of its $30 million Series B funding led by Altira Group LLC, a Denver based private equity and venture firm specializing in funding efficient, sustainable energy companies and related investments.
11/04 U.S. DOE Boosts Smart Grid Funding, Announces Standards Clean Edge News U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced significant progress that will help expedite development of a nationwide \"smart\" electric power grid.
11/04 Silver Lake Invests $60 Million In Power-One Clean Edge News Power-One, Inc., a provider of power conversion and power management solutions, recently announced that it has agreed to a significant, privately issued minority investment by Silver Lake Sumeru, a investment fund focused on middle-market technology enterprises.
11/04 Solyndra Announces $189 Million European Sales Contract Clean Edge News Solyndra, Inc., manufacturer of photovoltaic systems designed to optimize solar electricity production on commercial rooftops, recently announced it has signed a new long-term sales contract with solar integrator SunConnex B.V., based in Amsterdam.
11/04 The Green House of the Future The Wall Street Journal We asked architects to draw up plans for the most energy-efficient houses they could imagine. They imagined quite a bit.
11/04 Two New Renewable Energy Maps Hit the Web Clean Edge News The NRDC recently launched a new mapping tool called
11/04 Study: Bioelectricity Bests Biofuels on Miles Per Acre cnet news Growing plants to make electricity is a more efficient and environmentally sound way to power vehicles than biofuels, according to a study meant to spark a debate over energy policy.
11/04 Mascoma Announces Advances in Cellulosic Biofuel Production Clean Edge News Mascoma Corporation recently announced that the companyhas made major research advances in consolidated bioprocessing, or CBP, aprocessing strategy for production of biofuels from cellulosic biomass.
11/04 Duke Energy Plans Distributed Solar Installations Clean Edge News Duke Energy recently announced that it will build between 100 and 400 electricity-generating mini solar power plants throughout North Carolina over the next two years.
11/04 Abengoa Solar Commissions 20MW Solar Tower Power Plant Clean Edge News Abengoa Solar recently began commercial operation of the new PS20 solar power tower plant located at the Solucar Platform, near Seville, Spain.
11/04 Iberdrola Sells 10 Percent Stake in Gamesa Clean Edge News Iberdrola has closed the sale of a 10% stake in Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, leaving its shareholding at 14.1046%.

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