Industry News

April 2013
NMI, the trade association for electronic systems, microelectronics and semiconductors, is to establish the multi-annual innovation roadmap for the UK's complete power electronics industry. The
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04/30/2013

Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has announced a series of management changes within the company designed to provide the foundation necessary to fuel
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04/30/2013
Today the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced a call for entries for GEA Honors 2013. "After two successful years of honoring the best in the business, we are pleased to have the opportunity
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04/30/2013
Luso Electronics to carry high-efficiency LED drivers from Shinelight
Luso Electronics has added to its distribution portfolio with new LED driver power supply modules from Shinelight Technology aimed at various lighting applications. The Shinelight range of LED driver
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04/30/2013
Texas Instruments announced several design updates to TI E2ETM Community, its popular engineer-to-engineer online design community that now connects more than 120,000 engineers. TI has expanded
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04/30/2013
American Wind Energy Association names Tom Kiernan CEO
By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced that Tom Kiernan has been named as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer. Kiernan has served
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04/29/2013
Admirals Bank announced they have launched a new division, titled Admirals Alternatives, specific to financing residential solar and renewable energy systems. Admirals Alternatives assists homeowners
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04/29/2013
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has signed a UK distribution deal with Neutron Ltd, covering the UK and Ireland.
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04/29/2013
Demonstrating Governor Andrew Cuomo's leadership and strategy for expanding high-tech education and entrepreneurship amid New York's growing innovation economy, SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science
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04/29/2013
Ido Sarig, Wind River's vice president of product marketing, demonstrates
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04/29/2013
Acopian launches improved online power supply system builder
Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies, launched its newly expanded Online Custom Power Supply System Builder.
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04/26/2013
Infineon Technologies is hosting a two-day meeting at its Villach site to kick-off one of the largest European research projects focused on advancing industrial production capability. The research
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04/26/2013
Eleven leading companies in Europe have joined forces in the newly established North Sea Power to Gas Platform to further develop the concept of Power-to-Gas (P2G): the conversion of renewable power
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04/26/2013
TDK Corporation announces that TDK-Lambda UK will be presenting its latest additions to its industry-leading medical power supplies on its stand 520 at this year's MEDTEC UK. Satisfying a broad
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04/26/2013
Novel battery design promises enhanced solar- and wind-energy grid stiffening
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy
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04/25/2013
Demand for DC brushless motors in automotive applications to grow 52% by 2017
Automotive systems are becoming increasingly electrically-driven and electric motor manufacturers are benefiting. According to IMS Research, DC brushless motor shipments will outpace shipments of
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04/25/2013
Amantys Power Insight technology deployed by EMEF to increase train availability time
Amantys® and EMEF (Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário, S.A), the leading operator in the Portuguese railway maintenance sector, has announced the deployment of Amantys Power InsightTMtechnology
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04/25/2013
Berkeley Lab startup brings fuel cells to the developing world
In some parts of the developing world, people may live in homes without electricity or toilets or running water but yet they own cell phones. To charge those phones, they may have to walk for miles
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04/25/2013
IVM, a leading vending management and automated supply distribution company, announced an agreement with Innovolt® Inc., where IVM will purchase Innovolt's products and license its technology
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04/25/2013
Chomerics achieves ISO/TS 16949 automotive certification for its Czech Republic site
Chomerics Europe, a division of Parker Hannifin, has achieved ISO/TS 16949 certification for its manufacturing location in Sadska, Czech Republic. This important automotive related standard confirms
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04/24/2013
RGS Energy, a commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, and Smart Energy Capital (SEC), will provide Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) with 5.1 megawatts (MW) of solar power that
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04/24/2013
Maxwell Technologies announced today that it is supplying ultracapacitors for an energy-saving braking energy recuperation system that American Maglev Technology (AMT), is installing on light rail
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04/23/2013
Eltek announced the signing of a frame agreement for hybrid power solutions with Caterpillar Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of high-speed diesel generator sets and engines. The contract
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04/23/2013
National Instruments has partnered with Prolucid LocalGrid Technologies to build the next-generation energy management system for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Funded by nearly $2.5 million
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04/23/2013
element14 launches its latest green design challenge Energy Harvesting Solutions with seven competitors from around the world competing to develop an innovative energy harvesting solution with
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04/23/2013
Lightbridge, a leading innovator of next-generation nuclear fuel designs, and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, announced that President
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04/22/2013
SEMI releases 2012 Q4 worldwide photovoltaic equipment market report
SEMI, an industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries, reported that for the quarter ending December 31, 2012, the worldwide photovoltaic
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04/22/2013
Microbattery development promises a boost for electronics
Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by
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04/22/2013
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, and Power-One, a leading provider of renewable energy and of energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, announced that
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04/22/2013
Solar system boosts natural gas power plant output
Natural gas power plants can use about 20 percent less fuel when the sun is shining by injecting solar energy into natural gas with a new system being developed by the Department of Energy's Pacific
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04/22/2013
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released a new technical specification for solar-powered light-emitting diode (LED) lighting devices, such as solar lanterns. The new specification
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04/19/2013
Richardson RFPD announced its attendance and participation at the 25th International Exhibition for Telecommunications, Control Systems, IT and Communication Services—SVIAZ-Expocomm 2013. Sviaz-Expocomm
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04/19/2013
IR engineering and sales staff will demonstrate IR's latest energy-saving and high power density enabling technologies and products at the IR booth, Hall 9, Stand 413. The IR booth will feature
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04/19/2013
Two years ago, Yole De?veloppement said "The SiC industry is not a niche market anymore." With its SiC technology & market analysis update arriving in May 2013, the French technology
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04/18/2013
Cymbet announced that it has completed a recapitalization of the company in connection with a $20 million equity investment led by U.S.-based Island Shore Investments (ISI). This significant investment
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04/17/2013
Canova Tech, delivering silicon intellectual property (IP), design services and product solutions to the semiconductor industry, and ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, will demonstrate
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04/17/2013
FuelCell Energy, a leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced the sale of a megawatt-class fuel cell power plant
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04/17/2013
Acal BFi launches UK custom services center
Acal BFi - a division of Acal plc (FTSE: ACL) - has consolidated its value-add services from across the UK into a dedicated UK Custom Services Center as part of a £2million investment. The new center
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04/17/2013
Alabama has joined the Automotive Accelerator Alliance, an alliance of Southern states created to strengthen the region's collective ability to foster new technology development in the automotive
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04/16/2013
Genscape presented their 2013 ERCOT Summer Outlook at the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Spring Conference in Houston. Enhancements to the ERCOT Market Intelligence services were also introduced
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04/16/2013
Harwin rewards TTI for North American sales excellence
Harwin Inc, the leading manufacturer of hi-rel interconnect solutions and cost-saving PCB hardware products, has presented TTI Inc with its annual award for Sales Excellence in North America. TTI
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04/15/2013
Falcon Electric, an award-winning manufacturer of online uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), announced it has teamed up with the International Society of Automation (ISA) for "Protecting Automated
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04/15/2013
Stowe Electric Department has chosen MeterSense and CustomerConnect, Harris Utilities' meter data management (MDM) solution and customer engagement solution (CES), to gather and analyze meter data
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04/15/2013
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects today announced consolidation of its manufacturing activities for industrial
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04/15/2013
Representatives from companies across Michigan will join NextEnergy on April 18 for a complimentary Energy Efficiency Finance Forum. The Forum is designed to help commercial and industrial end-users,
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04/12/2013
Many of us talk about the smart grid without really thinking about what we are really talking about. Most people are referring to functionality sets instead of the systems that furnish them, and
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04/12/2013
Energy Storage North America (ESNA) is seeking nominations for the ESNA Innovation Awards, which will honor the most innovative energy storage projects in North America. The awards will be presented
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04/12/2013
SmartPower Stackâ„¢ is presented as the industry's first fully integrated,
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04/12/2013
Gefran taps John Rylands to be business development manager, power control products
Gefran announced that John Rylands has been named Business Development Manager, Power Control Products for North America. John will be responsible for all strategic planning, marketing, and sales
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04/11/2013
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has announced the winners of its Supplier Excellence Awards for 2012. The Awards are presented
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04/11/2013
Do you have a burning question for the "modfather"? Now through April 19, and leading up to Design West 2013, engineers, DIYers and Ben Heck fans will have the opportunity to tweet inquiries
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04/11/2013
U.S. Energy Information Administration releases annual alternative-fuel vehicle data
The U. S. Energy Information Administration's new annual "Alternative Fuel Vehicle" report with data for 2011. Highlights of the report include that overall consumption of alternative transportation
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04/11/2013
Toshiba begins volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power devices
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, in anticipation of growing demand for industrial and automotive applications. Production is at Toshiba's
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04/11/2013
Inovateus Solar makes Joseph R. Jancauskas VP of Operation
Inovateus Solar, an installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, is pleased to announce the promotion of Joseph R. Jancauskas, PE, to vice president of operations. Formerly VP of Engineering
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04/10/2013
Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is providing a high power lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage set of batteries in the system (ESS) of SAET to support the
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04/10/2013
SMTC, an electronics manufacturing services provider, announced a new partnership agreement with IDNEO, a leading engineering design company with over 200 engineers. IDNEO specializes in the research
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04/10/2013
GreenChip technology lies at the heart of NXP's cost-effective and highly-efficient
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04/10/2013
Develpment promises extended life for lithium-sulfur batteries

Roll-to-roll electrodes: scientists have optimized the anode and cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries.

here are currently over 40 million cars on Germany's roads. Only a fraction of them are powered by electric energy - around 6,400 vehicles according to the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building
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04/09/2013
Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, announced it has signed a distribution agreement for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with Arrow Electronics, a provider of electronic components
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04/09/2013
EnerNOC, a leading provider of cloud-based demand response and energy-management applications, today announced the launch of DemandSMART(TM) Predictor for New England. DemandSMART Predictor
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04/09/2013
At APEC 2013, Steve Murphy of Teledyne LeCroy demonstrates several of
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04/09/2013
The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending Hannover MESSE, the world's leading industrial technology showcase with 180,000-plus visitors, with news of a milestone order by Samsung Renewable
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04/08/2013
FuelCell Energy Solutions, GmbH, a provider of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, is hosting a press conference on Tuesday April 9 at the H2FC Fair in Hannover, Germany including
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04/08/2013
Hydrogenics, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, announced that it has been awarded a 1-megawatt hydrogen energystorage system to be deployed
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04/08/2013
Anglia Components has signed a UK and Ireland distribution agreement with leading UK manufacturer CamdenBoss covering its full range of enclosures, interconnects, and components. Under the agreement,
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04/08/2013
ArcelorMittal's steel plant in Saldanha, the single largest electricity consumer in the Western Cape, participated in an Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project that has resulted in a remarkable
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04/08/2013
At their booth at APEC, Mike Brubaker, the CTO of SBE, a leading developer
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04/08/2013
Sales of specialty incandescent bulbs decline despite exemption from efficiency standards
Editor's note: this topic was also part of this month's viewpoint column. Most specialty light bulb
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04/05/2013
The trouble with technology
We have all been violently reminded over the recent decades how the automation and information revolutions are changing society and how we make things and do business. Entire multi-billion-dollar
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04/05/2013
Tollgrade Communications, a leader in providing network assurance solutions to utilities and telecommunications providers, announced that a 50-hertz version of its industry-leading LightHouse distribution
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04/05/2013
Mark Adams, SVP of CUI, demonstrates their Novum Advanced Power Series, developed
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04/05/2013
OCTA, the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance, will participate the worlds largest industry show. From April 9th to April 11th Canadas most important Clean Technology Cluster will be present in Germany. Topics
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04/04/2013
International SiC Power Electronics Applications Workshop 2013 comes to Stockholm
The SiC Power Center, Enterprise Europe Network, and Yole De?veloppement have announced their third collaboration on the International SiC Power Electronics Applications Workshop (ISiCPEAW), taking
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04/04/2013
Molex announced a recently partnership agreement with Waldom Electronics, the Rockford, IL-based master distributor of electronic and electrical products, to market and sell Molex products exclusively
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04/04/2013
Littelfuse UL 913-approved fuses now available from Mouser
Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the Littelfuse PICO® 259-UL913 fuse - presented as the only fuse approved under the UL913 standard to operate in hazardous locations. Littelfuse PICO®
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04/04/2013
Nitronex names David W. Runton Vice President of Enginering
Nitronex, a leader in the design and manufacture of gallium nitride (GaN) based RF solutions for high performance applications in the defense, communications, broadband, and industrial & scientific
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04/04/2013
Mark Smith of Microsemi demonstrates the performance aspects of their
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04/04/2013
EnerNOC, a leading provider of cloud-based energy management software, announced its newest EnerNOC Open project, Open Data. As part of its participation in the Green Button Initiative and in order
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04/04/2013
Nominations now open for first-round Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Product Awards nominations
Nominations are now open for the first round of the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Product Awards. The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) is an initiative under the Clean
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04/03/2013
Vancouver-based Perfect Lithium has filed patents for its innovative materials processing technology, with the potential to reduce energy storage costs ($/kWh) of lithium-ion battery materials by
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04/03/2013
Richardson RFPD a specialized electronic component distributor, announced the launch of a "smart filter" function on its website that allows users to quickly drill down through the nearly
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04/03/2013
Team Micrometals wins the Pre-APEC golf tournament

The micrometals team members consisted of Clark Atwater - Micrometals, Brad Atwater - Micrometals, Alan Bercovici - ECI & Bob Carrier - ECI.

Sponsored by Coilcraft, Mouser Electronics & Power Systems Design (PSD), the 4th annual Pre-APEC golf tournament was held in Long Beach on Sunday, March 17th. The tournament format was best ball
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04/02/2013
Plessey Semiconductors expands its distribution network in China with Alphatec
Plessey Semiconductors and Alphatec, an electronics distributor and provider of advanced complete solutions, have signed a distribution agreement for the Greater China market. The cooperation will
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04/02/2013
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it has won a contract from Fluor Corporation for the 125-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) Arlington Valley Solar Project (AVSE II).
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04/02/2013
Geoff Haynes, the VP of Business Development for GaN Systems, explains
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04/02/2013
Superconductor Technologies, a leader in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies, will exhibit its Conductus(R) superconducting
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04/01/2013
To better meet Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's energy needs and reduce its carbon footprint, the JBM-HH Directorate of Public Works has been working with Arlington County to share ideas and strategies
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04/01/2013
In its annual State of the Industry report, the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) today reported that employment in the energy efficiency field is expected to increase in
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04/01/2013
JA Solar Holdings, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced it has commenced delivery of 2 MW of solar modules to Jet Energy International for
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04/01/2013
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