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From: Eric3/1/2012 10:41:08 AM
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Distributed Energy Storage Systems Poised For Growth

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From: Eric3/1/2012 10:45:59 AM
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Solon officially saved

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From: Eric3/1/2012 10:51:28 AM
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US DOC forestalls finding in SolarWorld trade petition until March 20

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From: Eric3/1/2012 11:05:16 AM
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Scheuten Solar next company to file for insolvency

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From: Eric3/1/2012 12:44:02 PM
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Buffett Plans More Solar Bonds After Oversubscribed Deal

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From: Eric3/1/2012 2:07:56 PM
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A123 Systems Rises After Tata Battery Agreement: Boston Mover

A123 Systems Inc. (AONE) rose the most in seven weeks after the maker of batteries for electric cars and trucks said it will supply packs for Tata Motors Ltd. (TTMT)’s commercial vehicles.

The shares climbed 10 percent to $1.99 at 9:56 a.m. in New York, after gaining as much as 14 percent for the biggest intraday advance since Jan. 11. They rose 12 percent this year before today, after falling 83 percent in 2011.

Tata, India’s largest automaker, will use the lithium-ion battery packs on hybrid diesel-electric city transit buses in the second half of the year, Waltham, Massachusetts-based A123 said in a statement. Terms weren’t disclosed.

“The addition of Tata Motors to our growing portfolio of blue-chip customers reinforces our position as the leading provider of lithium-ion battery technology for the truck and bus segment,” Jason Forcier, vice president of A123’s automotive group, said in the statement.

A123 supplies batteries for automakers such as Fisker Automotive Inc., General Motors Co. (GM) and Daimler AG. Fisker, A123’s largest customer, said Feb. 6 that it stopped working on its Wilmington, Delaware, plant after the U.S. Energy Department blocked access to a federal loan, citing unmet milestones.

Fisker said Feb. 28 it hired Tom LaSorda, a past president of the predecessor of Chrysler Group LLC, as chief executive officer. Fisker also said it may look for private investors to revive the Delaware factory, where it planned to begin making its second model, the Nina sedan, by next year.

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To: FUBHO who wrote (12019)3/1/2012 3:28:09 PM
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Warranty worry
Between June 2008 and June 2009, First Solar made modules that experienced premature power loss in the field, and the company is paying for the mistakes right now. It posted a $125.8 million loss to add to warranty reserves to pay for replacement of modules and other costs. It doesn't appear that these costs will continue, but it's worth keeping a close eye on.


http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/02/29/first-solar-may-be-in-real-trouble/

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From: Eric3/1/2012 8:38:32 PM
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GE To Supply Wind Turbines To Four Projects In Germany

GE has signed an agreement with German project developer Energiekontor AG to supply the wind turbines for four wind power projects in Germany.

The four projects comprise a total of 41 wind turbines, and will generate approximately 250 GWh of electricity a year - enough to supply more than 70,000 German households, according to GE.

GE expects to commission the wind turbines in 2013. All 41 wind turbines will be manufactured in Salzbergen in Lower Saxony, Germany. The turbines will feature a 98.3-meter-high tower and a rotor diameter of 103 meters.

Energiekontor also signed a wind service agreement with GE that includes an extended spare-parts and servicing contract for maintenance, routine inspections and remote monitoring, along with manual resets to be undertaken by on-site service technicians and technical measures for troubleshooting and fault rectification.

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From: Eric3/1/2012 8:42:15 PM
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177 MW Wind Farm Planned For Rural Area In Saskatchewan

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. says its power generation subsidiary, Algonquin Power Co. (APCo), will build a 177 MW wind project as a result of Saskatchewan Power Corp.'s (SaskPower) request for proposals.

The Chaplin Wind Project will be located in the rural municipality of Chaplin, Saskatchewan, located 200 km west of Regina. The wind farm, which will consist of approximately 77 multi-megawatt wind turbines, will be constructed at an estimated capital cost of C$355 million. Construction completion is targeted for December 2016.

According to Algonquin, the Chaplin Wind Project enjoys an excellent wind resource, and will satisfy the energy needs of approximately 70,000 homes.

The energy generated by the project will be sold under a 25-year power purchase agreement between SaskPower and APCo's wholly owned subsidiary Windlectric Inc. The agreement features an annual commercial power purchase rate escalation of 0.6% of the tariff in the preceding year. The project was jointly originated in 2009 by APCo and Gaia Power Inc.

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From: Eric3/1/2012 8:45:11 PM
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First Phase Of 343 MW Wind Farm Powers Up In Washington State

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has announced that the first phase of the Lower Snake River Wind Facility has begun commercial operation.

The 343 MW wind farm, which comprises 149 Siemens wind turbines, spans 21,600 acres in western Garfield County, in the southeastern part of Washington state. According to PSE, the project will provide enough energy to power approximately 100,000 homes.

PSE began construction of the Lower Snake River Wind Facility in May 2010 with the help of lead contractor Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc., wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Energy and several subcontractors.

Approximately 25 permanent employees from PSE and Siemens Energy now operate the facility and maintain its wind turbines. They are based out of PSE’s new operations and maintenance center in Pomeroy.

The wind facility’s power output ties into the Northwest electric grid at the Bonneville Power Administration’s newly completed Central Ferry substation, constructed along the wind farm’s northern boundary. Lower Snake River power moves across BPA transmission lines to reach PSE’s distribution system.

“BPA recently put in service another large substation on our transmission system to make sure the energy from this project can begin its journey to Northwest customers,” notes Brian Silverstein, senior vice president at BPA Transmission Services. “The substation is one of several facilities built to interconnect wind with the electric grid and will play a vital role in meeting the region’s current and future energy needs."

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