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A123 Systems to Develop Lithium Ion Battery Packs for New Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle From Geely

A123 Systems to Develop Lithium Ion Battery Packs for New Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle From Geely

 

A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate® lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, today announced that Advanced Traction Battery Systems (ATBS), A123's co-owned Shanghai-based joint venture company, has been selected to develop battery packs for a new plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) sedan from Geely, one of the fastest-growing automakers in China and the parent company of Volvo Car Corporation.

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CSG-administered Program: $83 Million for Massachusetts Consumers Implementing Efficiency Upgrades

The Mass Save(R) HEAT loan has provided nearly $83 million to fund home energy efficiency measures for National Grid and NSTAR customers over a six-year period. Financing is made possible through an innovative program kicked off by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in 2006 and is funded by utility customers. Designed to help pay for upgrades that result in consumer savings and a reduced carbon footprint, nearly 14,000 customers have borrowed $82,809,102.

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Press Release - Massahusetts Clean Energy Day

New England Clean Energy Council, Massachusetts Legislators and Top Clean Tech CEOs Hold Clean Energy Day

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Enterprise Smart Grid Research

In 2011 Groom Energy announced our research into Enterprise Smart Grid, an emerging market area we had identified through our own customer research, beginning the previous year. By investigating the concept with our customers, utility managers and vendors, we’ve since been able to develop a view on the market’s definition, why customers are being driven to consider it, the leading vendors and how things may evolve in the near term. 
 

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SRS Marks Successful Operational Startup of New Biomass Cogeneration Facility

Under Secretary of Energy Thomas D’Agostino joined U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) and other senior officials from the Department of Energy (DOE) and Ameresco, Inc.(NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, to mark the successful operational startup of a new $795M renewable energy fueled facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

 

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7AC Announces Completion of $2.3 Million Investment Round

7AC Technologies  Inc., Woburn, MA, has announced the completion of a $2.3M Series-A investment round led by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).
 

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Edwards Air Force Base Gets New Solar Power Installation

Borrego Solar has announced the completion of a new 3.4 megawatt (MW) solar power installation at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. The installation comprises of three ground-mounted, single-axis tracking solar farms, and power will be sold to the military base under the terms of an in-house power purchase agreement.

 

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Audi Announces Collaboration with WiTricity

Audi has announced it is working on wireless charging technology using WiTricity's technology to allow charging to automatically start upon entry to a garage. In the system, power is transferred from an inductive charging point to the vehicle using a magnetic field when the vehicle is in the proper charging position.

 

Read more on the DailyTech blog.

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Announcing the 2012 Clean Energy Internship Program

Announcing the 2012 Clean Energy Internship Program 

 
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the New England Clean Energy Council (Council) today announced the launch of the 2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program, which connect students throughout the Commonwealth to paid internships at Massachusetts-based clean energy companies. 
 

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First Wind Starts Construction of Hawaii's Largest Wind Project

First Wind celebrated the start of construction of its 69-megawatt (MW) Kawailoa Wind project on Kamehameha Schools’ Kawailoa Plantation lands on Oahu’s North Shore.  Once complete, Kawailoa Wind will be the largest wind energy facility in Hawaii. The site’s thirty 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbines will have the capacity to generate enough clean, renewable wind energy to power the equivalent of approximately 14,500 homes on the island, or as much as five percent of Oahu’s annual electrical demand.

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