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Monday, March 31, 2008

Yahoo! Survey of Consumers for Earth Day

Yahoo! recently completed a survey of U.S. consumers to find out how they plan to celebrate Earth Day, what environmental issues are top of mind, and how much recycling and reusing are a part of daily life. The answers may surprise you – more than half of all those surveyed didn’t even know that April 22nd was Earth Day.


Consumer knowledge of key ‘environmental terms”
The word global warming, reuse and carbon neutral can mean many things to many individuals. Most Americans claim to know how to define global warming and understand the concept of reuse. However, only a third of all Americans can define the word carbon neutral.

Impacting The Environment
Consumers believe that reuse, recycling and curbing car use is the most effective way to positively impact the environment. However, education about global warming is still needed as less than half believe that Global warming is bad for their personal health, and only one in ten believe that eating meat might be bad for the environment.
Interestingly enough, only ½ of all consumers believe that their individual contribution has any impact on the earth as a whole.

Thinking And Action
63% of consumers recycle and 57% reuse products every chance they get. Many are also using energy efficient appliances and light bulbs around the home. However, apart from recycling, consumers are significantly less likely to give up red meat, take public transportation, carpool and even buy environmentally friendly cleaning supplies.
Boomers have an elevated sense of urgency when it comes to the environment. They feel significantly more positive about their individual contribution maybe because of their elevated belief that global warming will impact them in their lifetime. That train of thought and thinking leads significantly greater action in recycling, reuse, and green clean product buying. This thinking translates into advocacy, as a quarter will convince friends to buy eco-friendly products when they ask my opinion on purchases.
However, not even they are more likely to take more public transportation, carpool or abstain from meat.
Even with all these initiatives around the environment, nearly half believe Global Warming won’t impact their generation or lifetime and 1/5 believe it is a sensationalized story by the media.

Recycling and reusing, why not?
Among those who don’t recycle, the biggest reason is difficulty where they live, simply forgetting and not knowing where to go to recycle. Nearly 4 in 10 don’t know why they don’t reuse more. Lack of knowledge is the biggest barrier to reusing different products.
The biggest driver to product reuse is cost savings which is at parity with the positive environmental impact. A functional cost savings message tied with the positive impact on environment may most appeal when talking about reuse to consumers.
One very positive outcome is that nearly 90% of Americans would consider product reuse products if more education was done on the matter. In fact, a third of Boomers are ready to make a change to reuse products every chance they get if provided with the right information.
39% of all consumers will pay a little extra for environmentally friendly products

Earth Day
More than half didn’t know that April 22 is Earth Day. 44% of all consumers have no plans to do anything during Earth Day. However, among those who do know about earth day, almost seven in ten will participate in an earth day event. Most will participate in recycling or tree planting. A quarter will participate in an earth day event.

Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close- Up on Solar Stocks Performance; “Solar Stocks Exploded to the Upside” Reports J. Peter Lynch

Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close- Up on Solar Stocks Performance; “Solar Stocks Exploded to the Upside” Reports J. Peter Lynch

Foreign Investment in Thin Film Solar Stock Attributed to Momentum


POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –March 31, 2008, www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close- up on solar stocks following last weeks surge.

Commenting on recent solar stock activity, Brian C. Yerger, Research Analyst at Jesup & Lamont Securities attributed some of the momentum to thin film solar company, Ascent Solar Technologies
(News, Market ). Norsk Hydro ASA increased ownership in ASTI by purchasing an additional 2,341,897 shares with gross proceeds to the company of approximately $28.4 million. He reports in an audio commentary, “With a weak dollar, foreign companies may be looking at some of these smaller solar stocks as extremely cheap investments in terms of future performance.”
Hear the full Audio commentary recorded March 28, 2008: Play:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/static.investorideas.com/podcasts/2008/032808a.mp3

Other factors in the solar stocks spike include earnings from Solarfun beating estimates and the announcement of the Southern California Edison (News, Market) 250 megawatt installation.

Renewable Energy Stocks solar expert, J Peter Lynch gives a different spin,” In my opinion, one of the primary reasons for this solar rally is really quite simple – NO MORE SELLERS were left to drive solar stock down any further. In his recent column he goes on to say, “Last week, seemingly out of nowhere, solar stocks literally exploded (up over 15% for the week) catching almost everyone by total surprise. The general market has recently been in turmoil over the housing crisis, the credit crunch and the looming fear of an impending recession; not exactly a general market environment conducive for rallies in any sector. But in spite of this bleak backdrop the solar sector roared ahead regardless.”

In terms of future success in the solar sector he reports he looks for companies that are “ vertically integrated in the traditional silicon segment, have cost effective thin film products or are in higher margin areas such as building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). “

Lux Research forecasts a shakeout in the solar industry, “We project that the supply of solar modules will exceed demand in 2009, leading to falling prices and a shake-out among companies that aren’t prepared to thrive in this new environment – particularly crystalline silicon players that haven’t invested in new thin-film technologies.”

Tom Djokovich, CEO of thin film solar company XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX) presented,
“Thin film solar technologies offer opportunities to deliver the lower cost per watt. This is due to lower material costs, and the ability to scale and automate manufacturing processes. I believe that these are among the reasons that analysts anticipate greater compounded growth rates for thin films than other solar technologies.”

XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX) is developing amorphous silicon thin film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar cell manufacturing processes to produce TFPV solar modules. XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX) closed at 0.44 on Friday, up 10.00% on over 460,000 shares.
Showcase Profile: http://www.investorideas.com/CO/XSNX/Default.asp

Solar Stocks Explode to the Upside: http://www.investorideas.com/PL/news/033008a.asp

Solar Stocks Sector Close- Up Trading:
Symbol Company Name Performance %

ASTI Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. 73.3
CSIQ Canadian Solar Inc. 21.3
CSUN China Sunergy Company Ltd. 4.7
DESC Distributed Energy Systems Corp. 15
DSTI DayStar Technologies Inc. 18.4
EMKR EMCORE Corporation -14.5
ENER Energy Conversion Devices Inc 12.2
ESLR Evergreen Solar, Inc. 8.3
FSLR First Solar, Inc. 9.2
JASO JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd 18
LDK LDK Solar Company Ltd. 20.4
SOLF Solarfun Power Holdings Co. 20.3
SPIR Spire Corporation 35.7
SPWR Sunpower Corporation 7.9
STP Suntech Power Holdings ADR 18.9
TSL Trina Solar Limited 11.4
WFR MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. -16
YGE Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited 15

Average Performance 3/24/08 to 3/28/08 +15.53

Major Indexes
DJIA Dow Jones -2.7
SPX S&P 500 -2.6
NASD NASDAQ -2.8


Investorideas.com and RenewableEnergyStocks.com recently hosted an online investor conference, March 20, 2008, giving investors free online access to industry and investing perspective in the greentech sector. Solar companies Akeena Solar (NASDAQ:AKNS), Clear Skies Solar Inc. and XsunX (OTCBB: XSNX) presented in the recent online Greentech Investorideas.com Conference, in addition to Brian C. Yerger, CFA, Research Analyst at Jesup & Lamont Securities and solar expert, J.Peter Lynch .
J Peter Lynch’s online media presentation for March Online Conference: http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Media/Green2/PLynch/default.aspx
Brian C. Yerger: http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Media/Green2/BYerger/default.aspx
Akeena Solar: http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Media/Green2/akns/default.aspx
Clear Skies Solar Inc: http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Media/Green2/cskh/default.aspx
XsunX: (OTCBB: XSNX) http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Media/Green2/xsnx/default.aspx

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Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. Disclosure: XsunX and Clear Skies Solar are featured solar showcase company and compensate the website $5000 per month.
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Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com, XsunX

Friday, March 28, 2008

Renewable Energy Stocks Audio Interview; Ezra Green, CEO & Chairman of Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (OTCBB: CSKH) Discusses Business Model


Renewable Energy Stocks Audio Interview; Ezra Green, CEO & Chairman of Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (OTCBB: CSKH) Discusses Business Model and Development of New Solar Technologies

“We are very similar to SunEdison, with the structure of doing installations internally”

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC - March 27, 2008 - http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/,
a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close-up audio interview on solar stocks featuring Ezra Green, CEO and Chairman of Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (OTCBB: CSKH).

When asked what larger company Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (OTCBB: CSKH) could be comparable to, strictly from a business model, Mr. Green responded, “We are very similar to the SunEdisons, (http://www.sunedison.com/ ) with the structure of doing installations internally. We have all the talent in-house, with the exception of contract labor. We are project managers and we have the experience to install and completely manage large scale projects.”

Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (OTCBB: CSKH) is also developing technology, to stay ahead of their competition. Mr. Green goes on to discuss the company’s X-Trax™ Solar monitoring system that was developed in- house and the development of new technologies moving forward. “If we need a specific tool for the industry to give us an edge over the competition, we need to develop it in- house so we can be more expeditious in our installations, be more competitive in our pricing, and of course add to the speed of the installations while maintaining high quality. We are always developing new products and filing patents to make sure we are leading and cutting edge in the industry. “

Following up on the X-Trax™ news, the company recently announced a new proprietary TetraPort Solar Energy Carport System, the third solar technology solution developed exclusively by Clear Skies Solar.

In terms of new markets, Mr. Green went on to say the company is exploring Asian Markets, as well as Australia and South Africa.

To hear the full Audio/Podcast click here:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/static.investorideas.com/podcasts/2008/030408a.mp3

Featured Showcase Solar Company: Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (OTC BB:CSKH.OB ) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Clear Skies Group, Inc., provides full-service renewable energy solutions to commercial, industrial, and agricultural clients across the country. CSG was incorporated in 2003 and launched formal operations in 2005. During that time period, CSG developed its proprietary systems, obtained licenses and certifications, and acquired technologies that could maximize the impact of its construction expertise on the renewable energy sector. CSG has become one of the premier solar electric installation companies in the country. More info can be found on the Investorideas.com Company Showcase, or the company website at http://www.clearskiesgroup.com/.
Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (OTC BB: CSKH.OB) presented in the Investorideas.com online Greentech investor conference, March 20, 2008. To play presentation: /Forums/Media/Green2/cskh/default.aspx
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Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. Clear Skies Holdings compensate the website $5000 per month.
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Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com, Clear Skies Holdings, Inc

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Credit Suisse to Make Strategic Investment in Renewable Energy Sector Through Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Credit Suisse to Make Strategic Investment in Renewable Energy Sector Through Hudson Clean Energy Partners
John Cavalier, Top Alternative Energy Banker, to Join Hudson from Credit Suisse

NEW YORK--March 27 2008 --Hudson Clean Energy Partners and Credit Suisse announced today that they have reached an agreement in principle whereby Credit Suisse, together with its clients and affiliates, will commit at least USD 300 million to make principal investments in the renewable energy sector through Hudson. As part of this, John Cavalier, Head of Credit Suisse’s Renewable Energy investment banking practice, will join Hudson as a Partner. In his new capacity, Mr. Cavalier will join Neil Auerbach, Hudson’s founder, as Co-Managing Partner of the investment platform. Mr. Cavalier was formerly Chairman of the Energy Group and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking Department Americas within Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking division. Under the leadership of Mr. Cavalier, Credit Suisse’s Alternative Renewable Energy investment banking practice has become Wall Street’s leading clean energy franchise.

Prior to founding Hudson, Mr. Auerbach was a Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he created and led Goldman’s U.S. Alternative Energy investment business and managed over USD 3 billion in assets for the firm. Auerbach launched Hudson with Daniel Gross and Joseph Slamm, former Goldman colleagues from the U.S. Alternative Energy investment business who are also Partners at Hudson.

Mr. Cavalier said, “Credit Suisse has been looking to invest its own capital in renewable energy for a long time, and the firm has been supportive of my desire to transition from investment banking to principal investing in the sector. We were highly selective in searching for the right team. Hudson’s principals have an unparalleled track record of successfully backing the leading companies in the industry. I am highly confident that Hudson will become the premier private equity firm in the clean energy sector for years to come.”

Mr. Auerbach said, “We are thrilled to receive such a resounding endorsement through this investment from the leading investment bank in the industry, and I am delighted that John Cavalier has decided to join me in managing the firm. As the leading banker in the renewable energy industry, John brings a wealth of experience and relationships to Hudson that will accelerate our ability to identify and create the best investment opportunities and deliver outstanding investment returns to our limited partners. Our strategic relationship with Credit Suisse promises to be hugely accretive to Hudson. We have already begun to see their impressive pipeline of deal flow.”

Brian Finn, Chairman of Alternative Investments at Credit Suisse, said, “We are excited about making this strategic investment in Hudson and believe there is a real untapped opportunity in this attractive asset class. The Hudson team brings deep industry experience and an extraordinary investment track record. Offering Hudson Credit Suisse’s expertise in developed and emerging markets, alternative investments, and renewable energy investment banking, as well as deal flow, adds a significant dimension.”

This statement does not constitute an offer of sale, or a solicitation of investors or purchasers, in respect of the securities of any person in any jurisdiction.

About Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Hudson Clean Energy Partners is a private equity firm that invests in the dynamic and fast-growing clean energy market. Hudson invests in companies focused on renewable power, alternative fuels, energy storage and demand-side energy management. Hudson’s investment strategy focuses on high-growth, asset-based, capital-intensive segments of the clean energy value chain using commercialized technologies to extract energy from wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other renewable sources. Further information about Hudson can be found at www.HudsonCEP.com.

About Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse provides its clients with investment banking, private banking and asset management services worldwide. Credit Suisse offers advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is active in over 50 countries and employs approximately 48,000 people. Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group, is a leading global financial services company headquartered in Zurich. Credit Suisse Group's registered shares (CSGN) are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.

Asset Management

In its Asset Management business, Credit Suisse offers products across the full spectrum of investment classes, ranging from equities, fixed income and multiple-asset class products, to alternative investments such as private equity, real estate, hedge funds, and volatility management. Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business manages portfolios, mutual funds, and other investment vehicles for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from governments, institutions and corporations to private individuals. With offices focused on asset management in 23 countries, Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business is operated as a globally integrated network to deliver the bank’s best investment ideas and capabilities to clients around the world.

The Asset Management business of Credit Suisse is comprised of a number of legal entities around the world that are subject to distinct regulatory requirements; certain asset management products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types.

Credit Suisse Alternative Investments (“CSAI”) is a leading global alternative asset manager involved in private equity, hedge funds and related activities. The CSAI businesses include Funds and Alternative Solutions, Leveraged Investments, Quantitative Strategies, and Volaris as well as a diverse family of private equity funds, including leveraged buyout funds, mezzanine funds, core and opportunity real estate funds, secondary funds and private equity fund of fund businesses. With over $155 billion in managed assets and exceptional investment performance, Credit Suisse is one of the world's largest and most successful managers of alternatives. CS AI is also the world's leading placement agent in alternative assets, raising capital for third-party managers through its Private Fund Group and Real Estate Private Fund Group. The CS AI businesses have more than a 20-year history of strong investment performance, with leading market share positions.



Contact:HudsonNeil Auerbach, +1-201-287-4100neil.auerbach@hudsoncep.comorCredit SuisseSuzanne Fleming, +1-212-325-7396suzanne.fleming@credit-suisse.com

Source: Credit Suisse

The Cleantech Index (CTIUS) Adds IT and Energy Efficiency Leaders to PortfolioTelvent (TLVT) and Power Integrations (POWI) Join Cleantech Index

The Cleantech Index (CTIUS) Adds IT and Energy Efficiency Leaders to PortfolioTelvent (TLVT) and Power Integrations (POWI) Join Cleantech Index

NEW YORK, March 27 2008 -- Cleantech Indices, LLC, in conjunction with the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), today announced the quarterly rebalancing of The Cleantech Index (Amex: CTIUS - News), effective March 29, 2008. Spain's Telvent GIT S.A. (Nasdaq: TLVT - News) and California-based Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI) will join The Cleantech Index and replace International Rectifier (NYSE: IRF - News), Power-One (Nasdaq: PWER ) and EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENOC ).

The changes will also be reflected in the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based upon CTIUS: the PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio ETF (Amex: PZD ) and the KSM Cleantech ETF (Bloomberg ticker: KSMCLNT) in Israel.

"We selected Telvent and Power Integrations for their strong growth potential, technology, impact, sector representation and leadership," said managing partner and index advisor, Rafael Coven of Cleantech Indices. "Both companies excel at applying innovative cleantech solutions to a broad array of applications that millions of people use everyday: from appliances, lighting and telecom networks to public transport and highways systems."

Telvent, a global information technology company, provides real-time services and products to customers in energy and energy transmission and for intelligent transportation systems for roadways and public transport networks. Telvent also provides IT solutions for water and wastewater management, and continuous monitoring of emissions, air & water quality and weather conditions.

Power Integrations Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of proprietary high-voltage analog integrated circuits (ICs) used in power conversion. Utilizing its Eco-Smart® technology, the company's ICs have enabled compact, lightweight power supplies that are more energy-efficient and reliable for a broad range of consumer and industrial products.

About The Cleantech Index(TM) (CTIUS)

The Cleantech Index is the first, and only, equity index intended to reflect the surging global demand for clean technology products and services. CTIUS is comprised of 46 public companies that are leaders in cleantech innovation and commercial deployment across a broad range of industry sectors: from energy efficiency and renewables to advanced materials, air & water purification, eco-friendly agriculture/nutrition, etc.

By tracking the market performance of the premier cleantech companies, CTIUS is the industry standard index used for a growing range of financial products. Investors now have an easy, cost-effective, and liquid means to invest in the broad cleantech investment category -- and do so with less risk than previously possible.

For more information visit: http://www.cleantechindex.com.

About Cleantech Group(TM), LLC

The Cleantech Group, LLC provides insight, opportunities and builds relationships that catalyze and accelerate market adoption and commercialization of clean technologies globally. The Cleantech Group family of companies founded the cleantech investment category and through its membership services brings together investors, executives, thought leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs to facilitate the growth of cleantech globally.



Source: Cleantech Group, LLC

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hi-Lites of Greentech online conference - Hear Presentations Online

"Insight into Global Green Investing Trends and Opportunities in Solar, Wind, Biofuel, Green Transportation, and Water," is now archived and accessible

Public companies include Medis Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:MDTL), Telkonet, Inc. (Telkonet SmartEnergy), solar stocks: Akeena Solar, Inc. (AKNS) Clear Skies Solar, Inc., (OTCBB: CSKH) XsunX, Inc (OTCBB: XSNX) and electric car manufacturer, ZAP.
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http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Media/Green2/xsnx/default.aspx
http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Media/Green2/mnichols/default.aspx
http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Media/Green2/cskh/default.aspx

New ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) Electric Truck Offers More Payload Capacity

New ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) Electric Truck Offers More Payload Capacity

SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 24, 2008 - With gasoline prices predicted to reach new records in 2008 and government and corporate fleets scrambling to reduce costs, electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) is introducing a new electric truck for fleets with a greater payload rating.
A prototype of the ZAP XL Truck has been completed and production models are expected for delivery to customers by the fall of this year. In the United States, the XL Truck will meet full Department of Transportation requirements for Low Speed Vehicles with a top speed of 25 MPH. As part of ZAP's global distribution strategy, the ZAP Truck XL will be designed to meet or exceed government certifications that would allow for distribution throughout most of the world.

ZAP has delivered hundreds of its city-speed vehicle called the Xebra for fleet applications, but fleet managers are also searching for larger electric vehicles that can handle heavier payloads. Both the Xebra and the XL Truck have a two-passenger capacity, but while the payload rating for the Xebra is 500 pounds, the payload for the XL Truck is rated at 770 pounds. The cargo bed of the XL Truck is also larger at 58" long X 53" wide and 11.5" deep.

California-based ZAP has executed an electric vehicle development and worldwide exclusive distribution agreement with a vehicle manufacturer in China. The two companies began development of the XL Truck last year and have finalized an agreement to enter production. ZAP is now accepting reservations for the XL Truck at its website http://www.zapworld.com.


About ZAP
ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 100,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. At the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, ethanol, hybrid and other innovative power systems, ZAP has a joint venture called Detroit Electric to manufacture electric and hybrid vehicles with Youngman Automotive Group, one of China's leading manufacturers of buses and trucks. Detroit Electric is developing a freeway capable electric vehicle called the ZAP Alias in collaboration with Lotus Engineering. ZAP is also developing a new generation of vehicles using advanced nanotech batteries with Advanced Battery Technologies. The Company recently announced a strategic partnership with Dubai-based Al Yousuf Group to expand its international vehicle distribution. ZAP also makes an innovative, new portable energy technology that manages power for mobile electronics from cell phones to laptops. For product, dealer and investor information, visit http://www.zapworld.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the Company's products, increased levels of competition for the Company, new products and technological changes, the Company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

ZAP is a featured Company on Investorideas.com Green portals, China portal and Tech portal. For full details, click here: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/ZAAP/Default.asp

Contact: ZAP Alex Campbell 707-525-8658 ext. 241 acampbell@zapworld.com
Source: ZAP

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Preview the Online Event with Solar Expert, J. Peter Lynch, as he Discusses Solar Market Trends, Thin Film, BIPV and Solar Stocks: Conergy, First Sola

Preview the Online Event with Solar Expert, J. Peter Lynch, as he Discusses Solar Market Trends, Thin Film, BIPV and Solar Stocks: Conergy, First Solar and Q-Cells

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC---March 20, 2008 -- www.InvestorIdeas.com and Renewableenergystocks.com, global green investor portals, remind investors of the Investorideas.com Global Greentech Online Investor Conference, live today. The free audio conference will be uploaded and accessible online, to registered users starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern.

Investorideas.com features solar expert J. Peter Lynch’s online presentation as a preview of the event, showing the quality and depth of information you can expect to hear. Mr. Lynch comments, “The current trend is towards thin film “, as he hi-lites three of his favorite stocks in the space: Conergy, First Solar and Q-Cells. He goes on to say, “The solar industry is in its infancy and just in the beginning of a long term growth phase.”
Play: http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Media/Green2/PLynch/default.aspx

The online conference themed: "Insight into Global Green Investing Trends and Opportunities in Solar, Wind, Biofuel, Green Transportation, and Water," features industry leaders and participants including: Christina Page, Yahoo!’s Director of Climate and Energy Strategy, Mary Nichols, appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in July 2007 to lead California in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, Akeena Solar, Inc. (NasdaqCM:AKNS ),Robert Wilder, WilderHill Clean Energy Index and Neil Berlant, Manager of the PFW Water Fund.

Public companies include Medis Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:MDTL), Telkonet, Inc. (Telkonet SmartEnergy), solar stocks: Akeena Solar, Inc. (AKNS) Clear Skies Solar, Inc., (OTCBB: CSKH) XsunX, Inc (OTCBB: XSNX) and electric car manufacturer, ZAP.
For a list of speakers, presenters, conference info and where to register and login: http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Portals/Green2.aspx
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About Our Green Investor Portals and Renewableenergystocks.com

Investorideas.com green investor content covers renewable energy, water, environment and fuel cells, featuring news, articles, financial columnists, audio interviews and Podcasts, investor conferences, industry links and resources, a comprehensive global directory of publicly traded stocks, as well as featured showcase companies.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. Disclosure: Presenting public companies, other than featured companies which compensate Investorideas.com on a monthly basis, pay a one time fee of $1000 to present. For disclosure and disclaimer: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

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Source: Investorideas.com; Renewableenergystocks.com; Akeena Solar, Inc, Medis Technologies Ltd., XsunX and Clear Skies Solar, Inc

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 20th Online Greentech Investor Conference Schedule of Times for Presenters

http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Portals/Green2.aspx- register and login -


Time
Presenter
Listen
6:00 am pst
Christina Page, Yahoo!’s Director of Climate and Energy Strategy
6:20 am pst
Robert Wilder - WilderHill Clean Energy Index

6:40 am pst
Peter C. Fusaro - Chairman & Founder of Global Change Associates

7:00 am pst
Akeena Solar, Inc.

7:20 am pst
Jamie Wimberly - Distributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG) LLC

7:40 am pst
Matthew Sant - Partner, Irell & Manella LLP

8:00 am pst
XsunX, Inc.

8:20 am pst
Rafael Coven - Managing Partner, Cleantech Indices™

8:40 am pst
Adam Krop - Vice President-Equity Research, Ardour Capital Investments, LLC

9:00 pm pst
Medis Technologies Ltd.

9:20 pm pst
Estelle Lloyd - Venture Business Research Ltd.

9:40 pm pst
Brian C. Yerger - CFA Research Analyst

10:00 pm pst
ZAP

10:20 pm pst
J. Peter Lynch - Solar Expert

10:40 pm pst
Telkonet SmartEnergy

11:00 pm pst
Neil D. Berlant - Senior Vice President Managing Director – Water Group Crowell, Weedon & Co.

11:20 pm pst
Clear Skies Solar, Inc.

11:40 pm pst
Neal M Dikeman - Jane Capital Partners LLC
12:00 pm pst
Mary D. Nichols - Chairman, California Air Resources Board
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Neil D. BerlantFund Manager of the PFW Water FundSince 1968, Neil has been continuously involved in the investment banking industry, either as a principal, officer, or founder of several firms. He has supervised and initiated the publication of numerous investment research reports on the water industry and conducted conferences directed towards top corporate management, the investment community, and venture capitalists. He has been a speaker at conferences on topics ranging from financing, to business and investment opportunities in the water industry. In addition, he has consulted to Fortune 500 companies and participated in negotiations concerning mergers, acquisitions, and venture capital investments. He is quoted frequently in newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Investor's Business Daily, and is a frequent water expert on CNBC.
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Rafael CovenManaging Partner, Cleantech Indices™ Rafael Coven has an ideal combination of extensive cleantech industry and institutional investor experience. He has spent most of the last 23 years in cleantech as a manager, entrepreneur, equity investor, and management consultant.Rafael has global experience working with or consulting to such leading cleantech firms as Abengoa, Dynatech, Philips Lighting, Siemens, and numerous private equity and venture capital investors in the sector. During the 1990s, Rafael was an international equity analyst at Dietche & Field Advisors where he evaluated, made, and managed a $700 million segment of the firm's $5.6 billion equity holdings (including many cleantech companies). He has also founded three cleantech companies and still actively reviews numerous cleantech businesses. He has lived and worked in numerous countries and speaks Italian and Spanish.
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Neal M DikemanJane Capital Partners LLCNeal is one of the founding partners of Jane Capital Partners LLC, an energy and technology merchant bank whose clients have included the technology arms of multinational energy companies. He has launched several startups, including Carbonflow in carbon credit IT. He previously cofounded SC Power Systems, Inc. and its successor Zenergy Power plc (AIM:ZEN) in superconductor technology, helped launch WaiterPad POS Systems, Inc. in wireless hospitality POS solutions, and led the spin-out of Fideris, Inc. in fuel cell test & measurement. He has served as a director of several technology companies, edits the Cleantech Blog, named one of the 50 Best Business Blogs by London Times, and chairs Cleantech.org. Before entering private equity, he began his career in energy investment banking at Bankers Trust, and has a B.A. from Texas A&M University.
Peter C. FusaroChairman, Global Change AssociatesPeter C. Fusaro is Chairman of Global Change Associates in New York and is the best selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron and 12 other books on energy and the environment. Peter is an energy industry thought leader noted for his keen insights in emerging energy and environmental financial markets. He has been on the forefront of energy and environmental change for over 30 years focusing on oil, gas, power, coal, emissions, carbon trading and renewable energy markets. Peter is currently advising on carbon trading and clean energy technology arena to financial services companies. Peter was selected for Who’s Who in America for 2007 and 2008. He coined the term “Green Trading” and holds the Wall Street Green Trading Summit with Reuters in New York each spring. He is also a well known expert on Asia Pacific energy and environmental markets. He co-founded the Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC (www.energyhedgefunds.com) in 2004. Peter graduated with an MA in international relations from Tufts University and a BA from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Mark Henwood, FounderCamino EnergyMark Henwood founded and directs Camino Energy. Previously, Mark grew Henwood Energy Services, Inc. into one of the premier providers of software, information, and consulting services to the global power industry. After selling the company to form Global Energy Decisions, Mark started Camino because of his long term interest in sustainable energy and the need for information to help guide investment in this vital and growing sector. In addition to his activities at Camino, Mark is the CEO of Henwood Associates (a Sustainable Energy Business), serves on the boards of PowerLytix, LLC and PLEXOS Solutions LLC., and manages a diversified portfolio of equities and fixed income. He is also active in promoting sustainable energy businesses in Sacramento, CA through his involvement with CleanStart where he is Vice Chairman and with start-ups as a venture partner at Velocity Ventures LLC. Camino Energy provides comprehensive global tracking and accurate segmentation of publicly-traded sustainable energy businesses. Our PurePlaytm Indices allow focused investment in companies pursuing specific business activities. Current coverage includes Solar, Renewable Electricity, Biofuels, and Fuel Cells.
Adam KropVice President-Equity Research, Ardour Capital Investments, LLCAdam Krop is responsible for equity research coverage within the solar sector. Prior to joining Ardour Capital as a senior analyst, he was an associate analyst with AG Edwards covering the household products industry from 2005 - 2007. Adam received his M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University in 2004 while working in Ardour Capital’s equity research training program. He holds a B.S. in Biology from James Madison University.
Joshua LevineEditor, ChangeWave Investing and ChangeWave MicroCap InvestorMr. Levine has more than 20 years of experience researching technology trends and analyzing and investing in micro- and small-cap stocks. In 2002 he joined ChangeWave Research -- an independent investment research firm -- as a technology analyst. As the editor of two ChangeWave advisory services, he guides investors through the analytical process of stock selection and managing a high-performance growth portfolio. He also works closely with the ChangeWave Alliance, an intelligence network of 13,000 credentialed professionals, including CIOs, IT managers, executive management, scientists and engineers, from a broad cross section of 20 markets. Alternative Energy and Cleantech are two primary industries targeted by the Alliance's research activities. www.Changewave.com
J. Peter LynchSolar ExpertMr. J. Peter Lynch has worked, for 31 years as a Wall Street security analyst, an independent investment/merchant banker and private investor in small emerging technology companies. He has been actively involved in following developments in the renewable energy area since 1977 and is regarded as a leading expert in this field.He is one of the few people with a through understand of each of the critical areas involved: finance, the equity markets and the renewable energy industry. He was the contributing editor for 17 years to the Photovoltaic Insider Report, the leading publication in PV that was directed at industrial subscribers, such as major energy companies, utilities and governments around the world.He has been a speaker and presenter at numerous financial conferences on a variety of topics, including solar energy and solar energy related stocks. He is currently a private investor and financial/technology consultant to a number of companies. He can be reached via e-mail at: solarjpl@aol.com.
Estelle Lloyd Founder and COO, Venture Business Research Estelle Lloyd is the founder and COO of Venture Business Research a leading global source of research and deal intelligence on venture capital and private equity funds and their investments, M&A and the public capital markets. Their customer product and service span four major areas of innovation: Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy, Security (Homeland & IT) and Defense, Healthcare Innovations, Health, Wellness and Better Nutrition. By focusing on fundraisings currently marketed, acquisition targets, M&A opportunities and upcoming IPOs they deliver actionable intelligence that provides insight into tomorrow's industry leading companies. In addition, VBR's research platform offers the most accurate and comprehensive databases of deals and investors analyzed by private placements, buyouts, PIPEs, M&A and IPOs to facilitate corporate finance decision-making. Venture Business research services range from governments and multinational companies to investment banks, venture capitalists, private equity funds, hedge funds and law firms in over 55 countries. Venture Business Research was founded in 2005 and employs 20 analysts and journalists in various locations around the globe.Estelle has worked in Venture Capital and Investment Banking for the past 12 years. She is an MBA graduate from the dual international MBA program of Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York and London Business School. www.vbresearch.com.
Mary D. NicholsChairman, California Air Resources BoardMary D. Nichols, JD, was appointed Chair of the California Air Resources Board in July 2007, a post she held previously under Gov. Edmund H, Brown Jr. from 1979 to 1983. At CARB she is responsible for implementing California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions legislation as well as setting air pollution standards for motor vehicles and fuels.After graduating from Cornell University and Yale Law School Ms. Nichols practiced environmental law in Los Angeles, bringing cases on behalf of environmental and public health organizations to enforce state and federal clean air legislation. President Clinton appointed her to head the Office of Air and Radiation at US EPA, where she was responsible for, among many other regulatory breakthroughs, the acid rain trading program and setting the first air quality standard for fine particles. She also served as California's Secretary for Natural Resources from 1999 to 2003. Prior to her return to the ARB, Ms. Nichols was Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of the Environment at UCLA.
Yeves PerezCEO & CGO, Eco Investment ClubEco Investment Network International, Inc. (EINI) was founded in 2007 in order to achieve our mission, which is to support the progression of the Green Movement. It is evident that there has been an inevitable shift in social consciousness towards things that are Eco-friendly, Sustainable, or "Green". This new market has emerged in the business world, both nationally and internationally, and corresponding technological, economical, and political trends have indicated that this market will continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. This global shift in social consciousness has created a worldwide demand for "Green". http://www.ecoinvestmentclub.com
Matthew SantPartner, Irell & Manella LLPMatthew Sant is a partner at Irell & Manella LLP, and practices in the firm's Newport Beach, California office. Mr. Sant represents some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the global economy. Matthew Sant's practice focuses on the structure and negotiation of complex licensing, development and commercial transactions involving intellectual property assets and emerging technologies. His experience also includes debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private corporate securities. Among his clients are several companies and funds exploring "green" technologies, including the developer of hybrid and electric vehicles, the developer of proprietary "waste to energy" technologies for producing biofuels, and a fund that has invested in solar and other renewable energy technologies. www.Irell.com.
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Robert Wilder, J.D., Ph.D.WilderHill Clean Energy IndexDr. Rob Wilder is Founder and the Manager of the WilderHill Clean Energy Index (ECO), the first and leading Index on Wall Street for renewables & clean solutions. The Index is tracked by a PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio (symbol PBW) which has grown to over $1.75 billion in assets within its first three years. www.wildershares.com
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Jamie Wimberly, CEODistributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG)Jamie Wimberly founded and currently serves as CEO of the Distributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG, www.defgllc.com), a holding company with three branded entities, including: DEFG LLC, EcoAlign, DEFG Ventures.
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Brian C. Yerger CFAResearch AnalystBrian Yerger is responsible for covering the Alternative Energy industry for Jesup & Lamont. Mr. Yerger has almost 15 years of experience on Wall Street in sales, trading and investment banking prior to joining the research department in 2007.Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA™) and a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia. He holds the following series registrations: 7, 63, 65, 86 & 87.He is frequently quoted in such financial media outlets as AP™, Barron’s™, Bloomberg™, BusinessWeek™, and Forbes™ as well as a presenting expert on the industry at such forums as the CFA of Philadelphia and will be presenting at the upcoming CompositesWorld conference. Currently, Brian publishes from our Mid Atlantic regional office in Wilmington, Delaware.
Participating Public Companies
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Yahoo! Inc.YHOOInterview with Christina Page, Yahoo!’s Director of Climate and Energy Strategy
Akeena Solar, Inc.NasdaqCM: AKNSBarry Cinnamon, CEO “The Path of Solar to Grid Parity an End Users Perspective” Barry Cinnamon, is a widely recognized expert and long-time advocate of solar power. He began his career in solar energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the late 1970s and early 1980s, he designed and installed active solar, passive solar and ground coupled heat pump systems. He served as CEO of Software Publishing Corporation, and founded Allegro New Media. Mr. Cinnamon earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA degree in Marketing from Wharton. He is a NABCEP Certified Solar Installer, a licensed California C-46 Solar Contractor, an active member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the national Solar Energy Industries Association and California Solar Energy Industry Association.
Clear Skies Solar, Inc.(OTCBB: CSKH)Clear Skies Solar, Inc. ("CSG") delivers turnkey Solar Electricity Installations and Renewable Energy Technology Solutions to commercial and residential customers across the United States. Since its launch, Clear Skies Group has installed solar power systems for municipalities, real estate developers, agricultural locations, office and residential complexes, storage facilities, manufacturing plants, schools, and more. www.ClearSkiesGroup.com
Essential Innovations Technology( OTCBB:ESIV ) http://www.eitechcorp.com
Medis Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:MDTL)Medis Technologies’ primary focus is on its fuel cell technology. Its business strategy is to sell its products to end users through OEM partnerships, retail outlets, service providers and to the military and other markets. Medis’ indirect majority-owned subsidiary, Cell Kinetics Ltd., is engaged in the development and commercialization of the CKChip, a unique cell carrier platform intended for simultaneous fluoroscopic monitoring and analysis of thousands of individual living cells over time. www.medistechnologies.com
Telkonet SmartEnergy and Telkonet, Inc.(AMEX: TKO)Telkonet SmartEnergy (TSE) is an intelligent, occupancy-driven in-room energy management system, providing an economic, green approach to controlling HVAC usage and improving energy efficiency. It incorporates a patented technology – Recovery Time™ (RT) that performs constant real-time calculations to adjust and maintain a room’s temperature based on occupancy. Unlike conventional fixed-setback systems, where the temperature is often forced to one fixed temperature in all rooms, RT takes into account a diverse range of factors to determine each room’s energy efficient temperature, restoring the temperature to the users’ desired comfort setting within minutes of returning to a room. TSE has been proven to deliver a rapid return on investment, often achieving quantifiable savings of approximately 30% by eliminating the wasteful heating and cooling of unoccupied rooms. Operating on an individual room-by-room basis, the system uses a combination of occupancy sensors, along with intelligent programmable thermostats or PTAC controllers, underpinned by RT’s unique functionality that ensures rooms are never excessively hot or cold when an occupant returns to the room.
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XsunX, Inc.(OTCBB: XSNX)Based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., XsunX is developing amorphous silicon thin film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar cell manufacturing processes to produce TFPV solar modules. To deliver its products the Company has begun to build a multi-megawatt TFPV solar module production facility in the United States to meet the growing demand for solar cell products used in large scale commercial projects, utility power fields, and other on-grid applications. Employing a phased roll out of production capacity, it plans to grow manufacturing capacities to over 100 megawatts by 2010. www.XsunX.com
ZAP(OTCBB: ZAAP)ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 100,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. At the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, ethanol, hybrid and other innovative power systems, ZAP has a joint venture to manufacture electric and hybrid vehicles with Youngman Automotive Group, one of China's leading manufacturers of buses and trucks. ZAP is developing a high-performance crossover SUV electric car concept called ZAP-X engineered by Lotus Engineering. www.ZapWorld.com

GE–Transportation Endorses New Tier 3 and 4 Emission Regulations

GE–Transportation Endorses New Tier 3 and 4 Emission Regulations
Company Welcomes EPA’s Ambitious Targets and Balanced Approach to Lower Emissions of Diesel Locomotive and Marine Engines

ERIE, Pa GE – Transportation, a global technology innovator and supplier to the railroad, marine, mining and wind industries, welcomed the new Tier 3 and 4 emission regulations issued by the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today. The new rules govern the emissions of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) generated by new diesel engines in rail and marine applications starting in 2012.

Tier 3 emission standards will take effect in 2012 followed by Tier 4 in 2015. Tier 4 locomotive emission standards will start two years earlier than outlined in previous proposals and thereby lead to significant environmental benefits sooner.

“GE - Transportation welcomes the new and well-conceived Tier 3 and 4 emissions standards,” said John M. Dineen, President and CEO of GE- Transportation, a leading manufacturer of diesel locomotives and marine engines. “The EPA set ambitious targets to lower emissions of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides. We value the EPA’s comprehensive and balanced approach which represents wins for all stakeholders involved.”

Added Dineen: “The EPA’s new and tough emission standards will drive technological innovation in our industry to significantly lower emissions.”

GE’s transportation business joined an inclusive stakeholder group consisting of government and industry, as well as environmental and community organizations to assist in the development of the new Tier 3 and 4 emission standards.

GE – Transportation expects that the EPA’s new emission standards will spawn innovation and benefit its railroad customers and communities worldwide – as much as past regulatory efforts have. In response to the EPA’s Tier 0 through Tier 2 regulations, GE’s transportation business invested approximately $400 million to develop the Evolution® Series locomotive over an eight-year period. Entering the market in 2005, the Evolution® Series locomotive is now the most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient and eco-friendly diesel-electric locomotive in history. It delivers up to 5% higher fuel efficiency and a 40% reduction in emissions over its predecessor. If every freight locomotive in North America were as clean as GE’s Evolution®, the annual reduction of emissions would compare to removing 48 million cars from the road each year.

Today, the Evolution® Series locomotive is one of GE - Transportation’s best-selling products in markets worldwide. More than 2,400 Evolution® Series locomotives are in use today proving that fuel efficient, low emissions, eco-friendly transportation solutions and global business growth go hand in hand. The Evolution® Series locomotive serves as one of GE’s first products to be certified as part of its “Ecomagination” initiative. Ecomagination is a company wide commitment to developing technology designed to help customers satisfy environmental challenges, to maximize performance and reduce cost.

GE – Transportation’s commitment to green technologies did not end with the Evolution® Series locomotive. The company developed a diesel-electric hybrid prototype. Bearing road number 2010, the 4,400 horsepower Evolution® Hybrid locomotive will feature a series of innovative batteries which will capture and store energy dissipated during dynamic braking. The energy generated by braking a 207-ton locomotive during the course of one year is enough to power 160 households for that year. Battery technology will reduce fuel consumption upwards of 30,000 gallons per year per locomotive and emissions by up to 10 percent when compared to the existing Evolution® Series locomotive.

About GE Transportation

Established more than 100 years ago, GE – Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, mining and wind industries. GE provides freight and passenger locomotives, railway signaling and communications systems, information technology solutions, marine engines, motorized drive systems for mining trucks and drills, high-quality replacement parts and value added services. With sales in excess of $4.5 billion, GE - Transportation is headquartered in Erie, PA, and employs approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information visit www.getransportation.com.

Contacts GE – TransportationStephan Koller, 814-875-3457Cell: 814-431-3150stephan.koller@ge.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Clear Skies Solar Continues to Solidify Position as Leading Designer of Innovative Solar Energy Solutions

Clear Skies Solar Continues to Solidify Position as Leading Designer of Innovative Solar Energy Solutions

Unveils Revolutionary TetraPort Solar Carport System, Combining Solar Energy Functionality with Architectural Artistry

LOS ANGELES, CA - Clear Skies Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (OTCBB:CSKH), today announced its new proprietary TetraPort Solar Energy Carport System, the most advanced system of its kind to enter the marketplace and the third in a series of cutting-edge solar solutions conceived and developed exclusively by Clear Skies Solar.
Designed for corporations seeking to implement "green" practices while maintaining the architectural integrity and aesthetic elements of their complexes, the TetraPort encompasses spans of up to forty feet or more and includes independent AC power outlets for electric or hybrid automobiles.
"The TetraPort is both a fully functioning solar energy carport and an architectural artwork that any corporation would be proud to display in its parking area," said Ezra Green, Chairman and CEO of Clear Skies Solar. "We've removed the cold, formless industrial look characteristic of conventional carports and replaced it with innovative design and engineering that will keep people talking."
Constructed from steel and aluminum, the TetraPort can be painted any color to reflect the individual themes of corporations, and the system's design versatility allows for the use of any solar module on the market. The TetraPort can withstand wind speeds of up to 125 mph and includes a dioxide shield, designed to resist weather effects over many years.
"Corporations often want to incorporate green practices but lack the roof space to install other types of solar energy systems," noted Green. "Meanwhile, many commercial complexes require carports for sun protection. The TetraPort resolves both issues."
With the rare combination of architectural value and solar functionality, the TetraPort is comparable or lower in cost to conventional solar carports offering only functionality. Additionally, because the TetraPort is modular, installation requires less time than needed with conventional models.
Clear Skies Solar designs, engineers, manufacturers, and installs the most advanced and cutting-edge technology currently available in the renewable energy market. In-house architects, electronics experts, and electricians offering combined decades of construction experience make CSS not only a one-stop solution provider but also the leading solar project developer in the United States today.
The TetraPort is the latest innovation of Clear Skies Group's research and development department, and it comes on the heels of the patented XTRAX® Solar Monitoring System and the proprietary Solar Power Supply (SPS) Vehicle Data Monitoring Device. Designed for sub-100kw residential and commercial customers, XTRAX® reliably monitors solar electrical production and delivers autonomous data readings to ensure optimal system performance levels. SPS, meanwhile, was designed and built by Clear Skies Group on specification to meet the unique needs of a New Jersey-based vehicle data monitoring company.
"We are one of the only solar integrators in the United States to house our own dedicated research and development department," concluded Green, "and because of this, we are able to provide solutions to our clients' specific needs."
The TetraPort will be available for purchase in Spring 2008.
About Clear Skies Group
Clear Skies Solar, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, Clear Skies Group, Inc. ("CSG"), provides full-service renewable energy solutions to commercial, industrial, and agricultural clients across the country. CSG was incorporated in 2003 and launched formal operations in 2005. During that time period, CSG developed its proprietary systems, obtained licenses and certifications, and acquired technologies that could maximize the impact of its construction expertise on the renewable energy sector. CSG has become one of the premier solar electric installation companies in the country. For more information about CSG, visit www.ClearSkiesGroup.com.

Clear Skies Holdings, Inc. is a featured Company on Investorideas.com Green portals.
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Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Jim Blackman, 713-256-Clear Skies Solar Continues to Solidify Position as Leading Designer of Innovative Solar Energy Solutions
Unveils Revolutionary TetraPort Solar Carport System, Combining Solar Energy Functionality with Architectural Artistry
LOS ANGELES, CA - Clear Skies Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (OTCBB:CSKH), today announced its new proprietary TetraPort Solar Energy Carport System, the most advanced system of its kind to enter the marketplace and the third in a series of cutting-edge solar solutions conceived and developed exclusively by Clear Skies Solar.
Designed for corporations seeking to implement "green" practices while maintaining the architectural integrity and aesthetic elements of their complexes, the TetraPort encompasses spans of up to forty feet or more and includes independent AC power outlets for electric or hybrid automobiles.
"The TetraPort is both a fully functioning solar energy carport and an architectural artwork that any corporation would be proud to display in its parking area," said Ezra Green, Chairman and CEO of Clear Skies Solar. "We've removed the cold, formless industrial look characteristic of conventional carports and replaced it with innovative design and engineering that will keep people talking."
Constructed from steel and aluminum, the TetraPort can be painted any color to reflect the individual themes of corporations, and the system's design versatility allows for the use of any solar module on the market. The TetraPort can withstand wind speeds of up to 125 mph and includes a dioxide shield, designed to resist weather effects over many years.
"Corporations often want to incorporate green practices but lack the roof space to install other types of solar energy systems," noted Green. "Meanwhile, many commercial complexes require carports for sun protection. The TetraPort resolves both issues."
With the rare combination of architectural value and solar functionality, the TetraPort is comparable or lower in cost to conventional solar carports offering only functionality. Additionally, because the TetraPort is modular, installation requires less time than needed with conventional models.
Clear Skies Solar designs, engineers, manufacturers, and installs the most advanced and cutting-edge technology currently available in the renewable energy market. In-house architects, electronics experts, and electricians offering combined decades of construction experience make CSS not only a one-stop solution provider but also the leading solar project developer in the United States today.
The TetraPort is the latest innovation of Clear Skies Group's research and development department, and it comes on the heels of the patented XTRAX® Solar Monitoring System and the proprietary Solar Power Supply (SPS) Vehicle Data Monitoring Device. Designed for sub-100kw residential and commercial customers, XTRAX® reliably monitors solar electrical production and delivers autonomous data readings to ensure optimal system performance levels. SPS, meanwhile, was designed and built by Clear Skies Group on specification to meet the unique needs of a New Jersey-based vehicle data monitoring company.
"We are one of the only solar integrators in the United States to house our own dedicated research and development department," concluded Green, "and because of this, we are able to provide solutions to our clients' specific needs."
The TetraPort will be available for purchase in Spring 2008.
About Clear Skies Group
Clear Skies Solar, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, Clear Skies Group, Inc. ("CSG"), provides full-service renewable energy solutions to commercial, industrial, and agricultural clients across the country. CSG was incorporated in 2003 and launched formal operations in 2005. During that time period, CSG developed its proprietary systems, obtained licenses and certifications, and acquired technologies that could maximize the impact of its construction expertise on the renewable energy sector. CSG has become one of the premier solar electric installation companies in the country. For more information about CSG, visit www.ClearSkiesGroup.com.
Clear Skies Holdings, Inc. is a featured Company on Investorideas.com Green portals.
Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer
Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Monday, March 17, 2008

Electric Car CEO Says Market Change Is Good for ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP)

Electric Car CEO Says Market Change Is Good for ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP)

ZAP CEO Steve Schneider Featured on www.CEONEWS.Tv

NEW YORK, NY---Mar 17, 2008 -- ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB - News) electric car CEO Steve Schneider said, "The market is finally catching up to what ZAP has been preaching," in an online interview with www.CEONEWS.Tv.

Schneider discussed the Company's future plans with CEONEWS.Tv, including plans to make freeway capable electric cars through a joint venture called Detroit Electric with China Youngman, one of China's largest vehicle manufacturers.

A 30-year veteran of the auto industry, Schneider talked about ZAP's strategy of setting up auto dealers and also touched on the recent challenges faced by ZAP, but said that one of ZAP's strengths is its resiliency.

"ZAP has amazing staying power," said CEO Steve Schneider.

Schneider told CEONEWS.Tv that ZAP is selling one of the only full-performance electric vehicles in production today and how it now has more than 50 dealerships in the United States. Schneider said that contracts with companies like Coca-Cola, UPS and Domino's are helping the Xebra expand the fleet niche for electric vehicles.

Hear ZAP CEO Steve Schneider's interview with CEONEWS.Tv online now at http://www.ceonews.tv.

CEONEWS.Tv is an online news provider that brings investors current news on the market of companies from the Pinksheets, Bulletin Boards, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE and TSX. Through daily interviews, CEONEWS.Tv bring you up to date information on up and coming and established companies and informs investors of the newest opportunities within the market. CEONEWS.Tv offers one-on-one interviews with the CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Presidents, Board Members and other Key Executives of profiled companies to deliver answers to the questions that investors ask and provides them with insight into the companies' present condition and future plans.

About ZAP

ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 100,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. At the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, ethanol, hybrid and other innovative power systems, ZAP has a joint venture called Detroit Electric to manufacture electric and hybrid vehicles with Youngman Automotive Group, one of China's leading manufacturers of buses and trucks. Detroit Electric is developing a freeway capable electric vehicle called the ZAP Alias in collaboration with Lotus Engineering. ZAP is also developing a new generation of vehicles using advanced nanotech batteries with Advanced Battery Technologies. The Company recently announced a strategic partnership with Dubai-based Al Yousuf Group to expand its international vehicle distribution. ZAP also makes an innovative, new portable energy technology that manages power for mobile electronics from cell phones to laptops. For product, dealer and investor information, visit http://www.zapworld.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the Company's products, increased levels of competition for the Company, new products and technological changes, the Company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

ZAP is a featured Company on Investorideas.com Green portals, China portal and Tech portal.

For full details, click here: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/ZAAP/Default.asp

Contact: Contact: ZAP Alex Campbell 707-525-8658

Telkonet to Present at Greentech Conference

Telkonet to Present at Greentech Conference
Telkonet's developing leadership position in energy management to be discussed during online conference

GERMANTOWN, Md Monday March 17, 2008 --Telkonet, Inc. (AMEX:TKO - News) the leading provider of innovative, centrally managed solutions for integrated energy management, networking, building automation and proactive support services today announced that Jeff Sobieski, Executive Vice President - Energy Management will make a presentation at the Investorideas.com Greentech Investor Conference taking place on March 20th. In his presentation Mr. Sobieski will discuss Telkonet SmartEnergy products and the company’s direction in addressing the fast-growing market for energy management products. “We have some exciting products to assist building owners in managing their heating and cooling costs. With energy prices near or at all-time highs we are seeing considerable interest in our Telkonet SmartEnergy products, which are designed to provide average energy cost savings of approximately 30% for many applications. In fact, many of our hospitality industry related customers are often realizing savings in excess of 30%, depending on the extremes of the outside temperature variations and the type of building construction,” commented Mr. Sobieski. “All of us at Telkonet are very excited to be addressing this market at a time when the rising cost of energy has become a worldwide topic of discussion. Please join us online next week as we present our patented and unique solution to managing in-building energy costs.”

Telkonet SmartEnergy products use a combination of occupancy sensors along with intelligent programmable thermostat controllers to adjust and maintain a rooms picture according to occupancy, time of day and environmental factors such as outside temperature and humidity, into a preset configuration of limiting the wasteful heating and cooling of unoccupied rooms and the damaging impact of and proper temperature fluctuations.

The global Greentech online investor conference will be held on March 20, 2008. For a full list of speakers and presenters and information on how to register for the conference is available at http://investorideas.com/forums/portals/green2.aspx .

About Telkonet SmartEnergy

Telkonet SmartEnergy (TSE) is an intelligent, occupancy-driven in-room energy management system, providing an economic, green approach to controlling HVAC usage and improving energy efficiency. It incorporates a patented technology – Recovery Time™ (RT) that performs constant real-time calculations to adjust and maintain a room’s temperature based on occupancy. Unlike conventional fixed-setback systems, where the temperature is often forced to one fixed temperature in all rooms, RT takes into account a diverse range of factors to determine each room’s energy efficient temperature, restoring the temperature to the users’ desired comfort setting within minutes of returning to a room.

TSE has been proven to deliver a rapid return on investment, typically achieving quantifiable savings of around 30% by eliminating the wasteful heating and cooling of unoccupied rooms. Operating on an individual room-by-room basis, the system uses a combination of occupancy sensors, along with intelligent programmable thermostats or PTAC controllers, underpinned by RT’s unique functionality that ensures rooms are never excessively hot or cold when an occupant returns to the room.

About Telkonet

Telkonet’s unique broadband networking solutions currently support more than a million network users per month, with its energy management systems optimizing energy consumption in over 80,000 rooms. Telkonet’s technology innovation is underpinned by the highest level of end-to-end quality of service, with comprehensive technical customer support. Its systems deliver wide-ranging functionality, from wired and wireless high-speed Internet access to energy management, IP surveillance and local area networking. Telkonet’s platforms are widely deployed on the global stage – in single buildings and ships, in multi-building complexes, hospitality venues and multi-dwelling units, and at government, education and defense locations.

Telkonet’s innovations include the revolutionary Telkonet Series 5 and the Telkonet iWire System™, which convert a site’s existing internal electrical infrastructure into an IP network backbone – quickly, cost-effectively and without disruption. The portfolio also includes the integrated EthoStream product suite, providing a comprehensive and advanced technology management platform for the hospitality industry, differentiated by outstanding remote management tools and a dedicated customer support facility. Telkonet SmartEnergy completes the line-up, delivering typical bottom line savings of 30% by controlling in-room energy consumption according to occupancy. For more information, please visit www.telkonet.com.



Contact:TelkonetJoe Noel, 240-912-1851orGarrett AxfordGeorgina Garrett/Simon Jones1-866-940-9987+44.1903.854900mail@garrett-axford.co.uk

Source: Telkonet, Inc.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Investorideas.com Greentech Investor Conference Update; Speakers Will Provide In- Depth Insight into Sector as Gas Prices Reach New Highs

Investorideas.com Greentech Investor Conference Update; Speakers Will Provide In- Depth Insight into Sector as Gas Prices Reach New Highs


Conference Goes Live Online March 20th; Investors, Experts and Public Companies in Green Sector Participate and Listen From Home or Office Desktop

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC---March 14, 2008 -- www.InvestorIdeas.com and Renewableenergystocks.com, global green investor portals, update the list of presenters for the Investorideas.com Global Greentech Online Investor Conference, March 20, 2008. The free audio conference will be uploaded and accessible online, to registered users starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern.

Recent public company additions include Medis Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:MDTL) and Telkonet, Inc. (Telkonet SmartEnergy) (AMEX: TKO).

Recently added industry experts include Estelle Lloyd, Founder and COO of Venture Business Research and Mark Henwood, Founder of Camino Energy. Camino Energy provides comprehensive global tracking and accurate segmentation of publicly traded sustainable energy businesses.

The online conference themed: "Insight into Global Green Investing Trends and Opportunities in Solar, Wind, Biofuel, Green Transportation, and Water," features a cross section of well-respected industry leaders and participants including: Christina Page, Yahoo!’s Director of Climate and Energy Strategy, Mary Nichols , appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in July 2007 to lead California in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, Akeena Solar, Inc. (NasdaqCM:AKNS ) and Robert Wilder, WilderHill Clean Energy Index .

For a list of speakers and presenters and conference info: http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Portals/Green2.aspx
How our conferences work: http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/investorconferences.aspx

Recent Public Company Additions:
Medis Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:MDTL)
Medis Technologies’ primary focus is on its fuel cell technology. Its business strategy is to sell its products to end users through OEM partnerships, retail outlets, and service providers and to the military and other markets. Medis’ indirect majority-owned subsidiary, Cell Kinetics Ltd., is engaged in the development and commercialization of the CKChip, a unique cell carrier platform intended for simultaneous fluoroscopic monitoring and analysis of thousands of individual living cells over time.

Telkonet SmartEnergy and Telkonet, Inc. (AMEX: TKO)
Telkonet SmartEnergy (TSE) is an intelligent, occupancy-driven in-room energy management system, providing an economic, green approach to controlling HVAC usage and improving energy efficiency. It incorporates a patented technology – Recovery Time™ (RT) that performs constant real-time calculations to adjust and maintain a room’s temperature based on occupancy. More info: http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Portals/Green2.aspx

Additional public companies include Akeena Solar, Inc. Clear Skies Solar, Inc., XsunX, Inc., and ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP.OB).

About Our Green Investor Portals and Renewableenergystocks.com

Investorideas.com green investor content covers renewable energy, water, environment and fuel cells, featuring news, articles, financial columnists, audio interviews and Podcasts, investor conferences, industry links and resources , a comprehensive global directory of publicly traded stocks, as well as featured showcase companies.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. Disclosure: Presenting public companies, other than featured companies which compensate Investorideas.com on a monthly basis, pay a one time fee of $1000 to present. For disclosure and disclaimer: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

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Source: Investorideas.com; Renewableenergystocks.com; Akeena Solar, Inc., Telkonet, Inc, Medis Technologies Ltd., ZAP

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Investorideas.com Online Audio Conferences;Upcoming Online Green Conference

Investorideas.com Online Audio Conferences;Upcoming Online Green Conference


Insight Into Global Green Investing Trends and Opportunities in Solar, Wind, Biofuel, Green Transportation, Water and More...



Investorideas.com
Date: March 20, 2008: Starting at 9:00 am Eastern. Free to registered investors.
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Our conferences are all online – so anyone can access and/or participate from the comfort of your office, home or hotel from around the world! Our conferences are environmentally friendly with little carbon footprint – no travel is required.

If you are an investor – we invite you to register ahead of time or the day of the conference of interest to you. It’s simple – you register and receive an email from us with login and password. You can login during or after the conference as it goes live and choose what speakers you want to hear.
You can come back over and over at your convenience and use our free investor audio research tools.
Our conferences are sector themed – so you get to hear from a cross section of experts and public companies in a particular industry sector and gain a deep understanding and insight at the end of each conference. http://www.investorideas.com/Forums/Portals/Green2.aspx

If you are an industry expert or analyst and would like to be one of our conference speakers , our presentations range from 10-30 minutes with an average of 15 minutes.
We record your audio presentation over the phone at a set/booked time of your convenience and you email us your Power point or PDF. We import your presentation both audio and visual into our Flash Media Player – that is user friendly and browser friendly. We can do a Q&A at your request but prefer to have prepared presentations from our speakers.

If you are a public company- our audio conferences give you a unique forum to present in the company of industry leaders and tell your story to a captive online audience of investors, brokers, media, funds, business leaders and more. You get an average of 6 months online exposure for a one time cost of $1000 – that works out to be just over $166 a month. Investorideas.com has site traffic of over 10-15000 visitors daily and on the days of our conferences spikes to up to 25,000.
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Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close-Up on Solar Stocks; Audio Interview With

Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close-Up on Solar Stocks; Audio Interview With
Tom Djokovich, CEO of XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX)

CEO of XsunX, Inc. Provides Comparison of Amorphous Silicon with Silicon Wafer Technology


POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC—March 11, 2008 -- www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com,
a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close-up audio interview on solar stocks with
Tom Djokovich, CEO of XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX).

Mr. Djokovich provides valuable solar technology insight with his comparison of their amorphous silicon with conventional silicon wafer technology. He stated, “Amorphous silicon has certain properties that make it a better solar absorber than silicon wafer. The bottom line is that on a watt per watt basis, it outperforms many other technologies, specifically silicon wafer because it starts working earlier in the morning, works later into the evening, is more efficient in cloud cover and at the same time has minimal thermal degradation during the warmest parts of the day.”

Mr. Djokovich goes on to discuss XsunX’s phased roll out of production capacity, growing manufacturing capacities to over 100 megawatts by 2010 and what that means for investor’s patient enough to wait it out. He also provides an update on the current status of the production facility and insight into the company’s target markets and competitive strengths in the solar industry.

To hear full audio interview click here:
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* All interview content is based on previously disclosed public information in SEC filings and press releases.

XsunX, Inc.(OTCBB:XSNX) will also be presenting in the upcoming Investorideas.com online Greentech investor conference, March 20, 2008, giving investors free online access to industry and investing perspective in the green and renewable sector.

Featured Showcase Solar Company XsunX (OTCBB: XSNX): Based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., XsunX is developing amorphous silicon thin film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar cell manufacturing processes to produce TFPV solar modules. To deliver its products the Company has begun to build a multi- megawatt TFPV solar module production facility in the United States to meet the growing demand for solar cell products used in large scale commercial projects, utility power fields, and other on-grid applications. Employing a phased roll out of production capacity, it plans to grow manufacturing capacities to over 100 megawatts by 2010. More info on XsunX, Inc. can be found on our media profile at: http://www.investorideas.com/co/xsnx/default.asp or http://www.xsunx.com/


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Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com, XsunX