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  • Advocates say BIPV [building integrated photovoltaics] technology could dramatically cut costs of manufacturing and installing solar power and could expand the solar market. The BIPV market in Europe, the biggest market for the technology, grew 43.8 percent last year to reach €142.6 million [US $186.4 million], according to an October report from research firm Frost & Sullivan, which...
  • Colorado is well positioned to take advantage of new growth in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, creating long-term opportunities in rapidly growing fields. The renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, or RE&EE, generate $10.2 billion in annual revenue and provide more than 91,000 jobs in Colorado (2007) with potential for these industries to grow sixfold by...
  • "Toledo is becoming the epicenter of America with the struggles of the Rust Belt. Toledo is trying to transform itself with things like solar energy. The sand in Lake Erie is what made Toledo such a great place to make glass. We hope we can reinvent ourselves, just like the Carolinas did with the textile industry," [said Tony Packo III, owner, Tony Packo's, a hot dog eatery in the...
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, Flushing, N.Y., launched its newest subsidiary, Helios Energy Systems, according to a Jan. 14 company release. The new firm will focus on the solar generation of electric power through the use of photovoltaic technology. Helios will provide residential, commercial, multifamily and institutional building owners and distributors of PV technology with...
  • The Destination Center for the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, N.C., has attained LEED Gold status in a rating that acknowledges the building's design exceeds the standard for high energy efficiency.In certifying the Destination Center's compliance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards at Gold level, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the maximum 10 points for energy...
  • Norwegian industrial company Vetro Solar intends to build the world's largest factory for solar glass production and processing in Thalheim, Germany, at an estimated cost of Euro 400 million [$545,672,000].Vetro Solar, a Norwegian based company says in a press release that it aims to be a world leading supplier of PV-glass to the solar industry.
  • In the coming decade, we will see some amazing new technologies that will affect our lives to such an extent that we will wonder how we ever lived without them.It's easy to tap into solar power if your construction materials--from roofing to siding to exterior facades--have built-in solar cells to create cost-efficient, aesthetically pleasing self-powered buildings. Building-integrated...
  • The Mirror Division and Energy Committee of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will sponsor a solar panel during Glass Week 2009, Feb. 12-15, 2009, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, according to a Dec. 16 GANA release. The panel will take place starting at 12 p.m. Feb. 13, and will be facilitated by Michael Ondrus, director of solar energy systems, Glasstech...
  • With the opening of the Pearl Avenue Branch Library in San Jose, the city has became the first municipality in the United States to install permanent public art that combines photovoltaic cells and art glass in an architectural application, according to a Dec. 15 release from the city of San Jose.Artist Lynn Goodpasture’s pioneering public art piece, entitled Solar Illumination I: Evolution...
  • Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference wrapped up today at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., with 2,000 attendees. About 2,300 attended last year;  the economy took its toll on attendance this year, said Laura Edwards, director of marketing, Ecobuild America, Schwenksville, Pa. The conference started Dec. 8; the exhibit opened yesterday and ran through...
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  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...