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  • The largest solar power system ever mounted on a building in the southern hemisphere has been switched on in the red heart of Australia. The rooftop solar photovoltaic installation is expected to generate 40 percent and 80 percent of the energy requirements of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Alice Springs. Speaking from the desert town on Wednesday, hotel general manager Adam Glass said the system...
  • The nanomaterials revolution has brought many innovations to the building sector in recent years—concrete that cleans itself, glass that switches from transparent to opaque with the push of a button, and solar panels as thin as paper.One of the more notable nanomaterial successes in the building industry dates back to the late 1970s. That's when scientists discovered that by applying...
  • Demand for specialty films is forecast to advance 4.7 percent per year to $7.6billion in 2012, according to Specialty Films, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., aCleveland-based industry research firm. Gains will be driven by the increasing need for high-performance plastic films which offer such benefits as barrier properties, mechanical strength and chemical resistance in packaging and...
  • In China, photovoltaic industry has grown fast in the past few years due to its cost advantage and the government's favorable policies. According to the Mid- and Long-term Plans for Renewable Energy issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, the total solar power output would be 300MW in China by 2010, and 1,800MW by 2020, according to a Feb. 10 PR-inside.com report. 
  • Add sustainability to the list of matters discussed by political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum, which announced that $515 billion, as well as government action and regulation is needed annually for "green" investments to avoid a disastrous carbon emissions level.The announcement came in the report "Green Investing: Towards a Clean Energy Infrastructure"...
  • Recently Mansilla + Tunon Architects broke ground on a stunning new project that will introduce an iconic green superstructure to Madrid’s skyline. The International Convention Center features a unique cylindrical building facade lined with solar panels and concave curves that suffuse its interiors with daylight. The plan will also introduce 80,000 square meters of green space to the city...
  • The number of commercial solar PV power systems in California continues to increase, with the recent activation of several new installations throughout the state. The latest arrays account for more than 3 MW of capacity and will produce hundreds of thousands of kilowatt-hours of clean energy.The largest of the new installations can be found in Fresno, where SunPower teamed with Grundfos Pumps on...
  • The Chinese Academy of Sciences has launched an initiative to boost the development of solar energy technology, in a bid to turn it into a major energy source in China by 2050.A CAS official said that the academy had organized academicians and experts to make an action plan and will set up a platform to support scientific innovations involving solar energy.The plan will be carried out in three...
  • A U.S.-based company has successfully tested a revolutionary solar panel that is expected to cut the costs of photovoltaic solar power generation by more than 50 percent, and herald a new era of improved efficiency and lower production costs of solar energy globally.The panel, known as the Alubond Solar Collector Panel (SCP), was created by American Building Technologies, a subsidiary of the UAE-...
  • Solarcentury [U.K.] has welcomed news that the Department for Energy [U.K.] is boosting funding for solar PV under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme by GBP7 million.This decision follows the release of the government's zero carbon homes consultation last week, which confirmed that a combination of solar PV and energy efficiency measures is the cheapest way to build low carbon homes at the lower...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • 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...