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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Investorideas.com add New Budget Conscious Cleantech Showcase IR Services for Publicly Traded Green Stocks

Investorideas.com add New Budget Conscious Cleantech Showcase IR Services for Publicly Traded Green Stocks



POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –October 28,, 2009 – Investorideas.com, a leader in cleantech investor research and investor tools offers new budget conscious IR tools and services for publicly traded cleantech companies. Services include news release publication, company profile publishing and showcase services starting at $1000 month.


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Our site traffic is currently 12,000- 15,000 visitors a day. The syndicated news feeds give you additional exposure for your news on multiple financial and cleantech sites and blogs.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

DB CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORS PUBLISHES ANALYSIS OF 270 CLIMATE AND ENERGY POLICIES

DB CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORS PUBLISHES ANALYSIS OF 270 CLIMATE AND ENERGY POLICIES

The “Climate Tracker” provides a Reference for Policies to be discussed at Upcoming Climate Change Talks in Copenhagen and Calls for Increased Government Action

NEW YORK, October 26, 2009 –Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division (DeAM) today published research which provides investors with an analysis of climate change policies and assigns a risk rating to 109 countries, states and regions based on key government mandates and supporting policy frameworks.

The report, titled “Global Climate Change Policy Tracker: An Investor’s Assessment” (Climate Tracker), was produced by DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA), DeAM's institutional climate change investment and research business, working with the Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. The “Climate Tracker” is the first publicly-available analysis of its kind. It incorporates results of a model prepared by Columbia Climate Center researchers that estimates the impacts on carbon emissions of each of 270 major climate policies, and aggregates them at country, regional and global levels.


The “Climate Tracker” provides a risk rating of countries and regions based on their relative attractiveness to investors. It is designed to help investors identify the best risk-adjusted returns in climate change investment opportunities around the world. The “Climate Tracker” is available online at: http://www.dbcca.com/research. Highlights of the research include the following:


Even if current and select proposed policies were to make their maximum possible impact, emissions in 2020 would still exceed the amount needed to limit the average world temperature increase to 2 degrees C. To meet such a goal, emissions would need to be reduced further, by an amount equivalent to the current annual emissions of the U.S. economy.

More capital is required to mobilize climate change industries, and more action by government is required to attract capital. Investors are most attracted to countries and regions with comprehensive, integrated government plans that are supported by strong incentives, such as feed-in tariffs.

Governments must create transparent, long-term, and certain policies to attract capital. While the carbon markets may offer long term solutions, at present investors are driven by on-the-ground mandates and incentives.

Energy efficiency could help deliver significant reductions in emissions. Since efficiency provides savings in the long-term, it is essential that governments tackle market failures to encourage capital deployment in this area."What investors want is Transparency, Longevity and Certainty – “TLC” – in policy regimes to mobilize capital," said Kevin Parker, Global Head of DeAM and member of Deutsche Bank’s Group Executive Committee. “Many major emitters such as the US and the UK do not have enough “TLC” in their policy frameworks. Our rankings show that China has a lower risk for climate change investors, as does Germany, but the research also shows that in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, all countries will have to do more to encourage investment.”"Carbon markets may provide policy support to investors in the long term.


However, for the foreseeable future, investors will be focused on mandates and incentives,” said Mark Fulton, Global Head of Climate Change Investment Research at DeAM. “We believe that appropriately-designed and budgeted feed-in tariffs have demonstrated their ability to deliver scale.” For further information, please call:Renee Calabro +1-212-250-5525Media RelationsAbout Deutsche BankDeutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With 78,896 employees in 72 countries, Deutsche Bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people. www.db.comAbout Deutsche Asset ManagementWith approximately $613 billion in assets under management globally (as of 30 March 2009), Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division is one of the world's leading investment management organizations, not just in size, but in quality and breadth of investment products, performance and client service. The Asset Management division provides a broad range of investment management products across the risk/return spectrum


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Solar Stocks News - Applied Materials (Nasdaq:AMAT) Opens Advanced Solar Research and Customer Demonstration Facility in Xi’an, China

Solar Stocks News - Applied Materials (Nasdaq:AMAT) Opens Advanced Solar Research and Customer Demonstration Facility in Xi’an, China

XI’AN, China-- October 26 2009 - Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) the world’s largest supplier of equipment to the solar photovoltaic industry, today opened an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xi’an, China. Applied Materials’ Solar Technology Center, the largest non-government solar energy research facility in the world, is comprised of laboratory and office buildings covering more than 400,000 square feet and contains an entire Applied SunFab™ thin film manufacturing line and a complete crystalline silicon pilot process. These lines are configured to closely simulate customer fabrication (fab) environments.

“This opening represents a critical breakthrough for the photovoltaic industry and China and a tremendous benefit to our customers,” said Mike Splinter, chairman and CEO of Applied Materials. “Establishing this center in China is an integral part of Applied’s global strategy and an important step toward the industrialization of the global solar industry.”

Applied Materials is celebrating its 25th anniversary in China this year and today has more than 800 employees and 13 offices in the country, with approximately 300 employees in Xi’an. Applied first broke ground in Xi’an in 2006 and the total investment in the multi-phase project is more than $250 million dollars. The completed facility includes a solar technology center for R&D, engineering, product demonstration, testing and training for crystalline silicon and thin film solar module manufacturing equipment and processes. Employees in the center will work closely with local suppliers to test and qualify new materials and tools and evaluate potential new cost saving technologies. The center has the largest solar array in Xi’an, a 56 kW array on a parking lot structure.

“We believe this technology center will provide important contributions to driving down the cost of solar around the world,” stated Mark Pinto, senior vice president, general manager, Energy and Environmental Solutions and Applied’s chief technology officer. “In addition to housing Applied’s state-of-the-art research into solar manufacturing techniques, customers and potential customers from around the world will be able to work side-by-side with our technologists to reduce their time to market and improve factory productivity and cell efficiency.”

Xi’an is located in the Shaanxi province in northwest China and is a growing center of energy technology excellence in China. The local province boasts more than 40 colleges and universities and Xi’an is recognized as one of the leading high-technology research areas in the country. Applied has worked closely with local governments, contributed to research and awarded 166 university scholarships since 2005 through an R&D fund with the Xi’an Municipal Science and Technology Commission and Xi’an High Tech Park.

“As China works to build its renewable power infrastructure we are pleased to offer such a unique facility. In the laboratories, local suppliers of systems and materials will be able to work closely with our engineers to reduce development costs, accelerate the industrialization of clean energy technology and contribute to decreasing the cost of solar,” said Charlie Gay, president, Applied Solar. “This is a powerful benefit we are bringing to our customers and to China, and we look forward to immediately putting these capabilities to work.”

About Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in Nanomanufacturing Technology™ solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass. At Applied Materials, we apply Nanomanufacturing Technology to improve the way people live. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.



Contacts Applied Materials, Inc.David Miller, 408-563-9582 (editorial/media)Michael Sullivan, 408-986-7977 (financial community)






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Friday, October 23, 2009

2009 Solar Decathlon Winners Announced

2009 Solar Decathlon Winners Announced


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman today announced the winners of the 2009 Department of Energy Solar Competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Team Germany, the student team from Darmstadt, Germany, won top honors by designing, building, and operating the most attractive and efficient solar-powered home. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign took second place followed by Team California in third place.

The active competition lasted for a week, with the prototype home designs open to the public through Sunday. Team Germany’s winning “Cube House” design produced a surplus of power even during three days of rain. This is the team’s second-straight Solar Decathlon victory, after winning the previous competition in 2007.

“This competition to build zero carbon homes has been a tremendous undertaking and we have seen terrific efforts by all the teams,” Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman said. “The ingenuity that comes from individual effort is the promise of our future.”

Over the past two weeks, the 2009 Solar Decathlon challenged 20 university-led teams from the United States and as far away as Spain, Germany, and Canada to compete in 10 contests, ranging from subjective elements such as architecture, market viability, communications, lighting design, and engineering, to technical measurements of how well the homes provided energy for space heating and cooling, hot water, home entertainment, appliances, and net metering.

New to this year’s competition, the Net Metering Contest was worth 150 points towards the final results and was the most heavily weighted contest. It challenged teams to generate surplus energy, above and beyond the power needed to run a house, which they fed into a power grid.
Team Germany earned 908.29 points out of a possible 1,000 to win the competition, followed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 897.30 points, and Team California with 863.08 points.


Solar Decathlon Individual Contest Winners:
Appliances (Awarded Today) In the Appliances Contest, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earned the most points based on keeping a refrigerators and freezer cold, washing and drying 10 loads of laundry during the contest week, and washing dishes in a dishwasher five times during the competition – all on electricity generated only from sunlight. The team scored 93.53 out of 100 possible points.
Architecture (Awarded Monday) Team California took first place in the Architecture contest and earned 98 points out of a possible 100. A jury of architects judged homes on the aesthetic and functional elements of the home’s design; ease of circulation among the public and private areas; integration of various spaces into a holistic design; generosity and sufficiency of space in the house; and the house’s design surprises meant to inspire visitors.
Comfort Zone (Awarded Today) Team Germany topped the contestants in the Comfort Zone contest, with 92 out of 100 points for maintaining indoor temperatures between 72 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity between 40 percent and 55 percent.
Communications (Awarded Tuesday)Team California’s communications efforts, including communications plans, student-led tours, and team Web site, were judged best by the jury of Web site and public relations experts with a score of 69.75 points out of a possible 75 points.
Engineering (Awarded Today) The University of Minnesota won the Engineering contest, which was evaluated by a group of prominent engineers, who determined which solar home best exemplified excellence in energy systems design, energy-efficiency savings, creative innovations in design, and reliability of energy systems. The University of Minnesota scored 96 out of a possible 100 points.
Home Entertainment (Awarded Today) The Home Entertainment contest required students to use electricity generated by their solar houses to run interior and exterior lights, a TV, a computer, and a kitchen appliance to boil water. Teams were also required to hold two dinner parties and a movie night for neighbors. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earned 92.62 out of a possible 100 points.
Hot Water (Awarded Today) The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earned the maximum 100 points in the Hot Water contest’s “shower tests,” which aimed to deliver 15 gallons of hot water in ten minutes or less. Of course, the water was heated by the sun.
Lighting Design (Awarded Thursday) The University of Minnesota was named the winner of the Lighting contest where teams earned points based on an evaluation by a jury of lighting design experts. Jurors toured each house to evaluate the aesthetics, innovations, energy efficiency, user-friendliness, flexibility, and performance of the teams’ lighting designs. The University of Minnesota earned 72 points out of a possible 75 points.
Market Viability (Awarded Monday) The University of Louisiana at Lafayette won the Market Viability contest, which evaluated whether the cost-effective construction and solar technology in a team’s design would create a viable product on the open market. Judges gauged market appeal based on three criteria: livability, feasibility of construction, and marketability. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette earned 97 points out of a possible 100 as judged by the professional jury.
Net Metering (Awarded Today) Team Germany took the top spot in the crucial, 150-point Net Metering contest. Teams were awarded 100 points if the energy supplied to their home’s two-way electrical meter registered zero or less after all of the energy demands of the contest week. Each house in the 2009 Solar Decathlon was connected to a power grid and equipped with a meter that measured both its consumption and production of energy. When a team’s meter showed a negative number, the home had generated surplus energy – worth up to 50 additional points. Team Germany scored a perfect 150 points in this contest.
The application process for the next Solar Decathlon, to be held in fall 2011, has already begun.
For full event information, current standings, high-resolution photos and videos, an event schedule, and updates, visit the Solar Decathlon website.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Solar News - Q-Cells Selects Camstar for New Malaysian Mega-Factory and Upgrade of German Production

Q-Cells Selects Camstar for New Malaysian Mega-Factory and Upgrade of German Production

Lines Largest Global Solar Cell Manufacturer Selects Camstar’s SolarSuite™ to Lower Cost per Watt and Drive Quality Output


CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Camstar Systems, Inc. announced today that Q-Cells SE (QCE; ISIN DE0005558662), the world’s largest solar cell manufacturer, has selected Camstar’s SolarSuite™, configured for the Solar industry on the Camstar Enterprise Platform, to drive down cost per watt through improved process quality and cell efficiency. Q-Cells will deploy the solution in two new production lines in Bitterfeld-Thalheim, Germany, and in its new factory in Malaysia where production will exceed 300MW (peak) by the end of 2010.
Q-Cells selected SolarSuite over competing options for its strong “out-of-the-box” functionality that is designed specifically for and widely used by Camstar’s global customers in the Solar and Semiconductor industries. In addition, in Q-Cells’ environment of rapid process improvement and frequent tool upgrades, the unique flexibility of Camstar’s platform enables rapid adaptation, global control and change enforcement – all critical to support Q-Cells’ growth and quality goals.

“We are very pleased to be a strategic partner for Q-Cells as they create the most modern, fully automated solar cell production lines in the world,” said Robert Rudder, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Camstar. “We have made significant investment in our enterprise platform as a seamless foundation for manufacturing execution, quality management, and manufacturing intelligence. That technology is delivering the ability not only to collect large volumes of data from automated tools, but to quickly analyze and immediately act upon that data for process improvement and increased equipment efficiency – driving real, measurable quality improvements faster.”


About Q-Cells SE
Founded in 1999, Q-Cells SE is today one of the world's biggest manufacturers of solar cells. In 2008 the company, which currently employs around 2,400 staff, produced mono- and multicrystalline solar cells with expected total power of 570 Megawatt peak (MWp) and supplied them to solar module producers around the world. More than 250 scientists and engineers at Q-Cells are working on further developing the technology in order to attain the company's objective of rapidly and permanently reducing the cost of photovoltaic and making the technology affordable and competitive. As well as core business activities, since mid-2008 several Q-Cells SE subsidiaries have been producing photovoltaic modules on the basis of various thin-film technologies. Q-Cells SE is building a production plant in Malaysia, has branches in Hong Kong, China and Japan, is quoted on the Frankfurt stock exchange (QCE; WKN 555866) and is listed in the German technology index, TecDAX. www.q-cells.com
About Camstar Systems, Inc.


Camstar software solutions include manufacturing execution, process planning, enterprise quality management, and manufacturing intelligence. Camstar has served customers worldwide, including Abbott, AMD, Amkor, Arcelor, Beijing SE PMC, BIOTRONIK, Boston Scientific, Canadian Solar, Emcore, Hitachi, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Life Technologies, MiaSole, NXP, Pacific Biosciences, Q-Cells, Roche, SanDisk, Xilinx and Zeiss. www.camstar.com
Contacts Camstar Systems, Inc.Dana Saylors, 704-227-6673, dsaylors@camstar.com




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Monday, October 19, 2009

Investorideas.com Green Investor News – Looking for the Green “Google”

Investorideas.com Green Investor News – Looking for the Green “Google”

Featured Green Stocks at Investorideas.com: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE ), GWS Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: GWSC), Magnegas Corporation (OTCBB:MNGA)


POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –October 20, 2009 - www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, a leading global investor and industry portal for the renewable energy sector within www.Investorideas.com features new green investor content and commentary – ‘Looking for the green Google ‘ .

Looking for the Green Google

By Joyce Pellino Crane

With the successful initial price offering of A123 Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGM: AONE), the cleantech industry served up a plate of optimism for Wall Street last month, even though the lithium-ion battery maker is yet to show profitability.

But like a budding ingénue filled with promise, A123 Systems is drawing a lot of attention these days and that has helped to raise the visibility of the industry. Also helping are the government stimulus funds that are flowing to businesses and triggering the interest of venture capitalists.

Now investors are wondering if there’s a Green Google out there—a young business with the promise of magnificent returns.

But Tom Konrad, an analyst and blogger for AltEnergyStocks.com, said it’s unlikely that the cleantech industry will produce a Google, “because cleantech is extremely capital intensive.”

“It’s an explosive model,” Konrad said of Google, “because it has both network effects which lead to a natural monopoly situation, plus extremely low marginal costs.”

Konrad noted that Google benefits from a flourishing lattice of content providers and advertising forums that feed off each other, making it difficult for a competing search engine like Microsoft’s Bing to pull users away.
“There’s a chicken and egg problem,” he said.

Of all the cleantech sectors, only smart grid companies have the potential for the explosive network effect of Google, Konrad said. A smart grid delivers electricity to consumers using digital technology for greater efficiency and reliability. But growth prospects are hindered by a regulated and fragmented market, and therefore, not necessarily subject to market forces, he added.

“Right now we have a dumb and blind grid, so software could make the grid smarter,” he said. “But unless you give it vision, it won’t do you any good.”

Cleantech industry sectors include energy generation, such as wind, solar, and biofuels; energy storage, such as fuel cells, advanced batteries, and hybrid systems; energy infrastructure; energy efficiency, transportation, water and wastewater.

Konrad said he is not buying cleantech stocks at the moment because he views the stock market, as a whole, as “over-valued.”

“I like companies that are already profitable and can fund all business from cash flows,” he said.
A current favorite for Konrad is New Flyer Industries, a manufacturer of gasoline hybrid and natural gas powered buses.

But, he cautions, “They’re not going to be the next Google. It takes a lot of money to build a bus.”
In his blog on October 5, Konrad wrote that New Flyer’s combined interest and dividend yield of over 13 percent “continues to compensate well for the risk of any price fluctuations.”

At $13.50 per share, the initial price offering of A123 Systems boosted the company’s market valuation to $1.99 billion by day’s end on September 24. The company, based in Watertown, Mass., has raised more than $350 million in private investment funds since its 2001 inception, and in August it was awarded a $249 million grant from the US Department of Energy to build manufacturing facilities domestically. The first will be located in Livonia, Michigan. A123 is working with Chrysler to produce battery modules and battery packs for range-extended electric vehicles and battery-only electric vehicles. While the energy storage space is considered highly promising, the battery-maker has a long way to go before it shows solid fundamentals for retail investors. The company earned only $42.9 million in revenues between January1 and June 30, and posted a net loss of $40.6 million.

Energy is a massive piece of the country’s gross domestic product, noted Neal M. Dikeman, a partner at San Francisco-based Jane Capital Partners, so it’s not necessary to have a category killer like Google for a company to be successful.

“A123 is not a category killer,” Dikeman said, “but it doesn’t mean they won’t be a great business.”
If the auto industry shifts to lithium-ion batteries, even a two percent market share will be “a heck of a business,” said Dikeman, who authors the Cleantech Blog.

However, a sector newcomer such as A123 Systems will be competing with many older, more established battery manufacturers such as Sony Corp., GS-YUASA Corp., and Sanyo Energy Corp.
“For any of these new guys to break in, they’ve got to beat out the old guys,” Dikeman said. “…It’s more of a changing of the guard than it is the erection of a new category.”

There are several cleantech startups waiting to go public, said Dikeman.
“We’ll see what happens in the solar area,” he said. “There are a whole bunch of guys like Tesla that would come out if they could, but I don’t know if they’re ready.”

Tesla Motors, of San Carlos, Calif., has produced a lightweight sports car powered by lithium-ion batteries. The company will begin selling an electric sedan in 2011.

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), a manufacturer of low-cost solar modules, is a promising cleantech company, according to Dikeman. “It’s as close to a category killer as you get,” Dikeman said, but even so, the company has just under 10 percent of the total solar modules market.

First Solar’s stock price has ranged from about $85 to $207 per share over the past 52 weeks, and has been trending toward $160 per share since the early part of this month.

According to the San Francisco-based CleanTech Group, the industry rebounded in the second and third quarters of this year, after significant declines in the previous two quarters.

“Many governments have put money aside to grow Cleantech jobs,” said Dallas Kachan, managing director of the Cleantech Group, “and we believe that will give venture capitalists the confidence they need to put large amounts of private capital to work in the sector.”

The terms green tech and cleantech, vary slightly in meaning, but both refer to investing in emerging technologies to improve the environment.

Last month the Cleantech group identified 100 top emerging companies out of 3,500 with commercial promise and the highest likelihood of achieving high growth.

In addition to Tesla, the top three following A123 on the Cleantech list were:
Bridgelux, a manufacturer of light-emitting diode, focused on energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness; BrightSource Energy, a solar thermal power plant which uses multiple mirrors to reflect sunlight to a steam-producing boiler; and Trilliant, a supplier of advanced metering products for more efficient utility service.

Dikeman, who agrees with Konrad that smart grid companies have the greatest potential for revenue growth said he favors Landis Gyr, a manufacturer of advanced electricity meters, Silver Spring Networks, a smart grid provider of software and hardware metering solutions, and IBM Corp., which is currently testing electric monitoring devices.

But as for finding the Google of the cleantech industry, Konrad puts things in perspective.
“Looking for the next Google in any sector is not a good way to invest,” he said. “There was one Google…Look for companies that are likely to be profitable and undervalued. Don’t look for the next Google.”

Joyce Pellino Crane writes at wordtrope.com/blog, and can be reached at joycepellinocrane@gmail.com.

Disclosure: The author owns shares of A123 Systems, Inc., and invests in stocks and mutual funds.


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Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.

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Millipore Advances Sustainability Strategy with Solar Energy Project

Millipore Advances Sustainability Strategy with Solar Energy Project

State and local dignitaries attend ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Bedford, Massachusetts


BILLERICA, Mass- Millipore Corporation (NYSE:MIL), a Life Science leader providing technologies, tools and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, today announced the completion of a $2 million solar panel installation project at its Bedford, Massachusetts, facility. Millipore Chairman and CEO Martin Madaus was joined by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the system, which will provide renewable energy for Millipore’s Bedford and Billerica, Mass. facilities.

“Millipore’s investment in solar energy reflects our commitment to reducing our environmental impact and developing the industry’s leading sustainability program,” said Madaus. “Our solar panel project would not have been possible without the support of the Governor and the State of Massachusetts. We look forward to a continued partnership with the State and hope other companies will implement sustainability initiatives to reduce their environmental impact, lower their costs, and make themselves more desirable business partners.”
Millipore’s solar panel project is one of the largest solar photovoltaic projects ever completed in Massachusetts and is the first renewable energy project the company has implemented in the U.S.
“Millipore is not only a leading employer in Massachusetts, but also a leader in creating our clean energy future,” said Governor Patrick. “Millipore is setting an impressive standard for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and showing other companies how to save energy and reduce their emissions through the Governor’s Clean Energy Challenge. Martin Madaus, who serves as co-chair of the state’s Climate Protection and Green Economy Advisory Committee, deserves to be commended for his leadership on climate change.”


Over the past six months, Millipore worked with several vendors to design and install the solar panel system, which includes 1383 Sharp panels and 4 Solectria inverters. It will produce about 352,000 KWH/yr or, approximately 35 homes worth of electricity, which will be used to augment the electricity purchased from the grid to run Millipore’s facilities.
“The primary focus of our sustainability program has been on reducing our environmental impacts—particularly waste, water and climate change,” said David Newman, Director of Sustainability for Millipore. “The changes we are implementing not only make sense for the environment, but they also have a considerable positive impact on our business. We are excited about completing the solar panel project, which marks an important continuation of our efforts to embrace renewable energy throughout the company.”

MILLIPORE’S SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE:
Launched in 2008, Millipore’s sustainability initiative is sponsored by the company’s CEO, Martin Madaus, PhD. It is focused on reducing the Company’s impact on climate change, reducing waste, and changing employee behaviors. Millipore has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent between 2006 and 2011, and has already cut its emissions by 14 percent just two years into the program.
The company’s energy programs involve a multi-pronged approach, including intensive energy auditing, upgrades to boilers, compressors and lighting. In addition, demand response programs and installations of alternative energy complement our existing efficiency projects. At the Bedford campus alone, the company has cut its electricity consumption by 12 percent in the last year through energy efficiency measures alone. This is equivalent to 200 homes’ worth of energy.


About Millipore:
Millipore (NYSE: MIL) is a Life Science leader providing cutting-edge technologies, tools, and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. As a strategic partner, we collaborate with customers to confront the world’s challenging human health issues. From research to development to production, our scientific expertise and innovative solutions help customers tackle their most complex problems and achieve their goals. Millipore Corporation is an S&P 500 company with more than 5,900 employees worldwide. For more information, please contact Millipore Tech Service at 1-800-548-7853 or 951-676-8080 or visit www.millipore.com.
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Canada's Largest Solar Farm Opens in Ontario Stone Mills Project Helps Province Become North American Solar Leader

Canada's Largest Solar Farm Opens in Ontario Stone Mills Project Helps Province Become North American Solar Leader

TORONTO-- October 19 2009 - Canada's largest solar farm is now producing power in the township of Stone Mills, near Napanee - paving the way for Ontario to become a solar power leader in North America.

This new green energy supply will help support Ontario's elimination of dirty, coal-fired generation, which is Canada's single largest climate change initiative. With two more large solar projects expected to come on line by the end of 2009, Ontario will join the elite ranks of North America's leaders in installed solar capacity.

First Light Solar Park - currently the largest-scale commercial solar farm operation in Canada - is a joint venture between SkyPower Corp. and SunEdison Canada. With more than 126,000 solar panels spanning across 90 acres, this farm is expected to generate more than 10 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable electricity in its first year -- enough to power 10,000 households.

Since October 2003, Ontario has added more than 1,200 megawatts of new, renewable generation, including more than 150 solar projects of varying sizes, including residential systems and small arrays on commercial buildings, institutions and schools.

"Ontario is proud of this milestone project and we look forward to more solar success stories because of the Green Energy Act. We are committed to getting more green energy online and bringing more green collar jobs to communities across the province," said George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.

"We are grateful for the support of the Government of Ontario, the local community, the Ontario Power Authority and Hydro One, which have all helped make First Light a reality. Working together, we have developed a progressive model for the delivery of clean, renewable energy in Ontario and look forward to many more exciting projects like this," said Kerry Adler, Chief Executive Officer of SkyPower.

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•First Light employed more than 100 people during construction. The facility has a 20-year contract with the Ontario Power Authority for 9 megawatts of capacity. •The First Light facility is using inverters supplied by Burlington, Ontario-based SatCon. •If projects come online as expected, Ontario is on pace to increase its solar capacity nearly 25-fold in the last four months of this year alone.

Contacts BlissPRRebecca Neufeld, (718) 725-7357Account Executiverebecca@blisspr.comorMinistry of Economic Development and TradeRay Lancashire, (416) 326-1608Media Relations, Invest Ontarioray.lancashire@ontario.ca

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Solar News - Ormat Signs (NYSE: ORA) Joint Venture Agreement for Solar (PV) Power Systems

Solar News - Ormat Signs (NYSE: ORA) Joint Venture Agreement for Solar (PV) Power Systems

RENO, Nevada, Oct. 19 2009 -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA), announced today that its Israeli subsidiary, Ormat Systems Ltd., has signed a Joint Venture Agreement ("JVA") with Sunday Energy Ltd. ("Sunday"), an Israeli private company to develop, construct and operate solar-photovoltaic ("PV") energy systems in Israel with a total capacity of 36 MW.

Under the JVA, Sunday will contribute the rights to all of its property and roofs required to develop solar energy systems above 1 MW to special purpose entities ("SPEs"). Ormat will own 70% of each SPE and will also have control of it. Under the terms of the agreement, Ormat and Sunday will act, jointly, as the EPC contractor and the operator of each project in accordance with each company share in the SPEs .

The estimated capital expenditure for 36 MW of solar power systems is approximately $195 million. The electricity generated from the projects will be sold to Israel Electric Corporation Ltd. under long-term power purchase agreements (20 years) and will generate approximately $30 million in annual revenues. The SPEs expect to finance their capital expenditure with 80% Non-Recourse project finance debt.

Ormat has more than four decades of experience in the development, construction, financing and operation of hundreds of megawatts of renewable energy projects world-wide, while Sunday is one of the leading developers in the Israeli solar PV market has the know-how in the design of solar systems using photovoltaic modules from various suppliers and the capabilities to obtain the necessary regulatory permits for construction and interconnection to the local grid.

Prior to entering into this JVA, Ormat has entered into an agreement with Sunday for the construction of a solar system for up to 1 MW on the roofs of its manufacturing facilities located in Israel. The first system with a capacity of 50 kW has been installed and connected to the grid since August 2009.


The joint venture represents Ormat's commercial entry into the solar energy market and its first major devotement in the solar photovoltaic market in Israel.
Lucien Y. Bronicki, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer of Ormat Technologies, said, "Ormat's commercial activity in the solar energy market is part of a strategic plan to be a leading player in renewable energy. We have a long, rich history in renewable energy that includes activity in solar energy that we believe we can leverage to bring unique benefits to this project. Our connection to solar energy goes back over 30 years to the solar pond project that we developed between 1977 and 1984. Our work on the solar pond created the technological foundation for our geothermal technology, which today positions Ormat as the industry leader. We are pleased to finally add an Israeli solar installation, to the current 1,200 MW of Geothermal and Recovered Energy power plants that Ormat has installed throughout the years. We are looking at this joint venture as an attractive business opportunity derived by the reduction in solar PV modules prices and the increase in their supply on one hand and the expected Israeli feed-in tariff for large solar PV systems on the other hand."



About Ormat Technologies

Ormat Technologies, Inc. is the only vertically-integrated company primarily engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. The Company designs, develops, owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants around the world. Additionally, the Company designs, manufactures and sells geothermal and recovered energy power units and other power-generating equipment, and provides related services. The Company has more than four decades of experience in the development of environmentally-sound power, primarily in geothermal and recovered-energy generation. Ormat products and systems are covered by 75 U.S. patents. Ormat has built over approximately 1,200 MW of plants half for its own account and half as supplies to utilities and developers. Ormat's current generating portfolio includes the following geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants: in the United States - Brady, Heber, Mammoth, Ormesa, Puna, Steamboat, OREG 1, OREG 2 and Peetz; in Guatemala - Zunil and Amatitlan; in Kenya - Olkaria; in Nicaragua - Momotombo and in New Zealand - GDL.



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These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.




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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Announces New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Announces New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal


WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 13, 2009 Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is continuing its commitment to sustainability and the environment this Energy Awareness Month by announcing a new greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goal.

As an industry partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's voluntary Climate Leaders program, Raytheon pledges to reduce its absolute U.S. emissions by 10 percent between 2008 and 2015. Climate Leaders is the country's largest GHG goal-setting program.

This new goal builds upon Raytheon having successfully achieved its first GHG goal. In 2002, as a charter Climate Leaders partner, Raytheon pledged to reduce GHG emissions from its U.S. operations by 33 percent between 2002 and 2009, normalized for revenue and adjusted for inflation. Raytheon not only met but exceeded its reduction goal one year ahead of schedule. By the end of 2008, the company had reduced its emissions by 38 percent normalized for revenue and adjusted for inflation. This reduction equates to 275,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions avoided cumulatively between 2002 and 2008, equivalent to the emissions from electricity use of 36,400 homes for a year.

To achieve the goal, Raytheon implemented an aggressive energy conservation program, because approximately 90 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions are energy-related. Raytheon completed hundreds of energy conservation-efficiency projects such as upgrading chillers, boilers, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) systems; installing high-efficiency and sensor-controlled lighting; converting to variable-speed drives for motors, pumps and fans; improving the efficiency of computing operations both in data centers and throughout the workplace; and upgrading to state-of-the-art automated energy management and control systems.

Raytheon's energy reduction program has been recognized by EPA's ENERGY STAR Program five times in the last nine years, including the prestigious award for "Sustained Excellence in Energy Management" in 2008 and 2009.

Raytheon employees have also contributed significantly to the energy conservation efforts. The company has established a network of Energy Champions who help identify reduction opportunities and encourage other employees to shut down equipment when not in use. Complementing these efforts is the enterprise-wide Energy Citizens campaign, which engages employees in the company's energy conservation efforts. More than 24,000 Raytheon employees have already qualified as Energy Citizens this year.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

Contact: Rashi Ratan 703.284.4328

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Solar Stock XsunX Inc (OTCBB:XSNX) .: Rated 'Speculative Buy,' Target Price $2.90 by Beacon Equity Research

XsunX Inc.: Rated 'Speculative Buy,' Target Price $2.90 by Beacon Equity Research

XSUNX Inc. DALLAS-XsunX Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX - News) has been rated Speculative Buy with a price target of $2.90 by Beacon Analyst, Lisa Springer, CFA.


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In the report, the analyst writes, “The Company is currently focusing its development efforts on designing an efficient evaporation source for use in commercial-scale manufacturing of CIGS layers. These design and engineering efforts began in April 2009. XSNX anticipates performing tests of evaporation source designs and adapting these sources to HDD equipment over the next nine to 10 months.

“XSNX’s new technology may produce a replacement for silicon wafers – roughly 80% of solar panels are silicon-based – at half the cost. The Company’s CIGS wafers could be integrated into solar panels, adapted to a variety of building materials and even used in consumer products.”
Other comparable companies involved in solar module manufacturing and technology include: DayStar Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: DSTI - News), Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (NYSE: STP - News), JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO - News) and First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR - News).

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Contact:BeaconEquity.comJeff Bishop, 469-252-3505press@beaconequity.comwww.BeaconEquity.comorXsunX Inc.

Vanessa Watkin, 888-797-4527investors@xsunx.com





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Friday, October 09, 2009

How to Get your Green Business Funded

How to Get your Green Business Funded


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., October 9, 2009 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leading online global investor resource, with a primary focus on environment and water provides tips and resources for green and cleantech companies seeking funding.

A recent report on funding from the The Cleantech Group at the beginning of October announced preliminary 3Q09 results for clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe, China and India totaling $1.59 billion across 134 companies.
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Thursday, October 08, 2009

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American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) trading at $19.6, up $ 0.07 (0.36%) 10:39am ET
Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) trading at $ 73.23, up$ 0.47 (0.65)
American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) trading at $36.73, up $ 0.22 (0.60)
Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) trading at $16.87 0.01 (0.06%)
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) trading at $49.80, up $ 0.27 (0.55%) 10:45am ET
Middlesex Water Company (NasdaqGS: MSEX) trading at $15.5, up 0.07 (0.45%) 10:38am ET
Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) trading at #30.37 0.84 (2.84%) 10:47am ET
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS ) trading at $30.44, up $0.44 (1.47%)
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Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Green Investor News - Secretary Chu Announces First Awards from $1.4 Billion for Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

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Washington, DC - Oct 2 2009 - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the first round of funding from $1.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the selection of 12 projects that will capture carbon dioxide from industrial sources for storage or beneficial use. The first phase of these projects will include $21.6 million in Recovery Act funding and $22.5 million in private funding for a total initial investment of $44.1 million. The remaining Recovery Act funding will be awarded to the most promising projects during a competitive phase two selection process.

"This is a major step forward in the fight to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industrial plants. These new technologies will not only help fight climate change, they will create jobs now and help position the United States to lead the world in carbon dioxide capture technologies, which will only increase in demand in the years ahead," said Secretary Chu.

The successful development of advanced technologies and innovative concepts that reduce emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is a key objective of the Obama Administration's effort to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Carbon dioxide is a major greenhouse gas and contributor to global climate change.

Projects announced today include large-scale industrial carbon capture and storage projects that capture carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources—such as cement plants, chemical plants, refineries, paper mills, and manufacturing facilities—and store the carbon dioxide in deep saline formations and other geologic systems.

The initial duration of each project selected is approximately seven months. Projects will be subject to further competitive evaluation in 2010 after successful completion of their Phase 1 activities. Projects that best demonstrate the ability to address theirmission needs will be in the final portfolio that will receive additional funding for design, construction, and operation.

Large-scale industrial carbon capture and storage selections announced today include:

•Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (Allentown, Pa.) - A state-of-the-art system to concentrate CO2 from two steam methane reformer waste streams will be designed, constructed, and demonstrated at Port Arthur, Texas. More than 1 million tons of CO2 will be delivered per year via pipeline for sequestration into the Oyster Bayou oilfield for enhanced oil recovery by Denbury Onshore LLC. (DOE Share: $961,499)•Archer Daniels Midland Corporation (Decatur, Ill.) - Archer Daniels Midland Company, a member of DOE's Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, will partner with other research organizations to demonstrate Dow ALSTOM’s advanced amine process to capture CO2 from industrial flue gases and sequester the CO2 in the Mt. Simon Sandstone reservoir. (DOE Share: $1,480,656)•Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division (Richland, Wash.) - Battelle researchers will partner with Boise White Paper LLC and Fluor Corporation to demonstrate geologic CO2 storage in deep flood basalt formations in the State of Washington. Fluor Corporation will design a customized version of its Econamine Plus™ carbon capture technology for operation with the specialized chemical composition of exhaust gases produced from combustion of black liquor fuels. (DOE Share: $500,000)•C6 Resources (Salno, California) - Objective is to capture and transport by pipeline approximately 1 million tons per year of CO2 streams from facilities located in the Bay Area, Calif., to be injected more than 2 miles underground into a saline formation. C6 Resources, an affiliate of Shell Oil Company, will conduct the project in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. (DOE Share: $3,000,000)•CEMEX Inc. (Houston, Texas) - CEMEX USA will partner with RTI International to demonstrate a dry sorbent CO2 capture technology at one of its cement plants in the United States. CEMEX will design and construct a dry sorbent CO2 capture and compression system, pipeline (if necessary), and injection station. This commercial-scale carbon capture and sequestration demonstration project will remove up to 1 million tons of CO2. (DOE Share: $1,137,885)•ConocoPhillips (Houston, Texas) - ConocoPhillips will demonstrate new advancements that improve conversion efficiency and economies of scale for carbon capture systems at a petcoke-based 683-megawatt integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant adjacent to its existing refinery in Sweeny, Texas. About 85 percent of the CO2 from the process stream will be captured and over 5 million tons sequestered into a depleted oil or gas field. (DOE Share: $3,014,666)•Leucadia Energy LLC (New York, N.Y.) - Partnered with Denbury Onshore, Leucadia Energy will demonstrate advanced technologies that capture and sequester more than 4 million tons of CO2 emissions at the Lake Charles co-generation petroleum coke-to-chemicals (methanol) project to be located near Lake Charles, La. The project will transport compressed CO2 through a 12-mile pipeline that connects to Denbury's Green Line pipeline system in Louisiana so that it can be used for enhanced oil recovery in the Hastings and Oyster Bayou oilfields in Texas. (DOE Share: $540,000)•Leucadia Energy LLC (New York, N.Y.) - Leucadia Energy and Denbury Onshore will demonstrate advanced technologies that capture and sequester CO2 emissions from an industrial source. Mississippi Gasification LLC, a Leucadia affiliate, is building a petcoke-to-substitute natural gas plant in Moss Point, Miss., to demonstrate large-scale recovery, purification and compression of 4 million tons per year of CO2. (DOE Share: $840,000)•Praxair Inc. (Danbury, Conn.) - Praxair will partner with BP Products North America, Denbury Resources, and Gulf Coast Carbon Center to demonstrate capture and sequestration of CO2 emissions from an existing hydrogen-production facility in an oil refinery into underground formations for CO2 enhanced oil recovery. This demonstration will be performed at the BP refinery, and a lateral pipeline will be built to connect to Denbury’s Green Pipeline to transport 1 million tons of CO2 per year. (DOE Share: $1,719,464)•Shell Chemical Capital Company (Houston, Texas) - The objective of this project is to capture, condition, and transport by pipeline approximately 1 million tons per year of by-product and off-gas CO2 streams from facilities located along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans for geologic storage. (DOE Share: $3,000,000)•University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah) - More than 1 million tons of CO2 per year will be captured from various industrial sources, compressed, and transported via two new intra-state pipelines for CO2 enhanced oil recovery and deep saline sequestration research in Kansas. Beneath each enhanced oil recovery target, a major saline aquifer spanning most of the State of Kansas will be used for CO2 injection. (DOE Share: $2,696,556)•Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative Inc. (Cadillac, Mich.) - Investigators will demonstrate advanced amines and additives supplied by Hitachi and Dow to capture 300,000 tons of CO2 per year. Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative will be building a 600-megawatt circulating fluidized bed power plant near Rogers City, Mich. (DOE Share: $2,723,512)
Additionally, the Department has also made conditional selections of 16 projects that demonstrate innovative concepts for beneficial carbon dioxide use. These conditional selections are subject to additional merit reviews and technical evaluation.

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