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Phoenix Solar AG closes second quarter 2010 with a record result.Upfront buying effects owing to cuts in feed-in tariffs result in highest quarterly sales and revenues since the founding of the company . Revenues rise by 145 percent to EUR 283.6 million; EBIT climbs to EUR 22.3 million .Share of international business in revenues more than ten times higher than in the previous year's quarterPhoenix Solar AG, a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, is today releasing its Interim Report as per 30 June 2010.Strongest quarter in terms of sales and revenues since the founding of the company In the second quarter of the financial year, the volume of modules sold stood at just under 140 megawatt peak (MWp). This is an increase of 27 percent over the fourth quarter of 2009 which, up until now, was the quarter with the highest volume in the history of the company. In a year-on-year comparison, this growth came to just under 270 percent (Q2/2009: 38 MWp). As a result, the revenues of the Phoenix Solar Group totalled EUR 283.6 million, the equivalent of a 145.1 percent rise as against the previous year's quarter (Q2/2009: EUR 115.7 million). Total revenues

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DEK Solar is preparing to launch its highly anticipated Eclipse platform at this year's EU PVSEC exhibition, being held in Valencia from 6th - 10th September. On stand B14 in Hall L2/H4, the DEK Solar team will introduce visitors to the advanced metallization line's unprecedented flexibility. Senior Process Development Specialist, Tom Falcon, will also be presenting the company's latest breakthroughs in Print-on-Print (PoP) technology during the show.

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SOLON's Turnkey Velocity MWTM System and 5,808 Locally-Manufactured, High-Efficiency Solar Modules to be featured at SolarZone@UATechParkTucson based SOLON Corporation, one of the largest crystalline silicon solar module manufacturers in the U.S. and provider of turnkey solar power plants, today announced an agreement with Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) that will bring a 1.6 megawatt (MW) turnkey solar power plant to Tucson. Powered by SOLON systems and modules, the plant will provide a faster, more cost effective way for TEP to integrate solar power into its renewable energy portfolio for Tucson residents.The University of Arizona will host the 1.6 MW single-axis tracking system at UATechPark's SolarZone, a 200 acre project that brings industry, research and solar demonstration components into a solar integration center. TEP will own and operate the solar production facility. Construction is scheduled to be completed by December 2010.SOLON will provide engineering, procurement and construction services. The project features SOLON's Velocity MW Solar System, which provides preconfigured, one-megawatt modular solar fields specifically designed to help utilities quickly scale to capacity. In total, SOLON will provide 11 of SOLON's Single Axis trackers, utilizing 5,808 275-watt high-efficiency solar modules manufactured in the U.S. at its Tucson facility."Tucson Electric Power is committed

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Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) has partnered with Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) on the Crossroads Wind Energy Project in Dewey County, Okla.RES Americas has developed and will construct the wind energy project, which OG&E will own and operate.The 227.5 MW project will consist of 95 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines and three Siemens 3.0 MW direct-drive turbines, the first of their kind in the United States.Construction, which will bring up to 250 temporary jobs, is expected to begin in late 2010 with completion estimated in the second half of 2011.Read more at Wind Energy Industry Today:OG&E Wind Energy news - http://windenergy.einnews.com/news/oge-energyRES Americas news - http://windenergy.einnews.com/news/renewable-energy-systems-americasLocated at http://windenergy.einnews.com, Wind Energy Industry Today is a wind energy news monitoring service from EIN News. 

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A partnership between 7News and Bella Energy will power the 24/7 Weather Center with solar energy. The new solar array provides enough power to offset over 25,000 lbs of carbon emissions every year and will make the 24/7 Weather Center one of the only clean energy broadcast segments in the country.Today, on 7News at 4PM Mike Nelson will flip on the switch to the solar power array from the Denver's 7 rooftop. "The Sun powers the weather and now the Sun will power the Weather Center! I am very excited to see this innovative project go on line! For the first time ever, a television weather center will be completely powered by solar energy. We have calculated the electricity required to run our radar, computers, studio lights and monitors. The solar panels will generate enough energy for the 24/7 Weather Center, plus a little more. That extra power will go back to the Xcel energy grid," said Mike Nelson, Chief Meteorologist, 7News. Follow Mike Nelson's blog on www.thedenverchannel.comBella Energy is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado and is the leading full service renewable energy systems integrator, developer and solar contractor in the Rocky Mountain Region. "We're

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RES Americas to construct project; Siemens turbine supply deal in effectOG&E announced today that it has completed the purchase of all of the project development assets needed to begin construction of the Crossroads wind farm in northwestern Oklahoma, triggering a turbine-supply agreement with Siemens and enabling Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) to begin construction later this month.The $451 million project, approved July 29 by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, will add 227.5 megawatts of renewable generating capacity to the OG&E fleet, with 95 turbines rated at 2.3 megawatts each, plus three 3-megawatt, direct-drive turbines representing the next generation of renewable energy technology. Upon completion of the wind farm in the second half of 2011, Crossroads will bring OG&E's wind capability to 780 megawatts, which will amount to approximately 10 percent of the company's total generating capacity."We are excited to move forward on this project, which we have negotiated on very favorable terms for OG&E's customers," said Jesse Langston, vice president of utility commercial operations. "By its third year in operation, we expect Crossroads to be delivering net savings to our customers for the balance of the project's 25-year expected life. This is possible because of the excellent business partnerships

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Kitpackers®, an Ellsworth Adhesives Company, recently announced the release of its new corporate products and services brochure. Kitpackers is the expert in chemical packaging, specializing in the custom packaging of adhesives, sealants, coatings, lubricants, and specialty chemicals. Our innovative packaging technology will increase efficiency, reduce production costs and provide easy, accurate dispensing solutions. The comprehensive products and services brochure is available on the Kitpackers web site or by contacting 1-866-322-8322.The corporate marketing brochure provides a comprehensive list of products and services Kitpackers offers including repackaging of one and two component systems, premixed and frozen reactive systems, silicone fluids, as well as value added services such as custom modifications, lab testing and certifications."We are excited to launch our new corporate products and services brochure. This key marketing resource will provide our experienced sales team with the tools needed to better serve our customers," stated Jamie Ellsworth, Kitpackers President.About Kitpackers KitPackers is a premier packager of one component and two component industrial chemicals such as adhesives, encapsulants, sealants, coatings, greases, lubricants, cleaners, primers and a wide variety of other specialty chemicals. KitPackers specializes in repackaging chemistries such as epoxies, silicones, urethanes, polysulfides, and acrylics. Additionally, KitPackers is fully equipped to handle, store,

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. Subsidiary headquartered in the high-growth solar market of the State of California. Experienced energy industry leaders take key positions in the USsubsidiaryPhoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, today announced the incorporation of a wholly-owned subsidiary under United States law and the location of its Americas headquarters in the high-growth solar market of the State of California. Phoenix Solar Systems Inc. is headquartered in Northern California at the Bishop Ranch Business Park located in San Ramon, near San Francisco. The office is expected to be fully operational as from 1 September 2010.The wholly-owned California-based subsidiary will build up its operations on the platform of Phoenix Solar AG's proven engineering, supply chain, construction, commissioning and operations and maintenance competencies with a view to offering large-scale photovoltaic power plant solutions to commercial and larger-scale project developers, independent power producers and utility customers. The company has plans to expand swiftly into other high-growth and high potential markets in the USA, especially targeting East coast and Southwest States.Mr. Paul J. Caudill has been appointed by the Phoenix Solar AG Executive Board as Chief Executive Officer & President of Phoenix Solar Systems Inc.Paul Caudill comes

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Constellation Energy announced today that its subsidiary, Constellation NewEnergy, Inc., has entered into a two-year green electricity purchase agreement with Goodwill Industries International. Constellation NewEnergy will supply Goodwill Industries International's headquarter location in Rockville, Md. with renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind renewable resources to offset 100-percent of its energy use. The effort is part of an overall initiative for Goodwill Industries International and its independent member agencies to green their buildings and stores to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.LEED encourages and accelerates global adoption of green building and promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality."By using 100-percent wind energy, Goodwill is demonstrating its commitment to its overall Going Green Initative," said Steve Krotonsksy, chief operating officer for Goodwill Industries International.Goodwill(R) is a member of the AOBA Alliance, Inc, one of the largest commercial energy aggregation groups in the United States, for which Constellation NewEnergy serves as energy services provider.The renewable energy certificates supplied by Constellation NewEnergy are Green-e Energy certified from wind energy facilities. For all of the energy Goodwill Industries International's

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Xcel Energy today released preliminary results from its wind-to-battery storage project in Minnesota, and the bottom line is -- the technology works.Integrating variable wind and solar power production with the needs of the power grid is an ongoing issue for the utility industry. In October 2008, Xcel Energy began testing a one-megawatt battery-storage technology to demonstrate its ability to store wind energy and move it to the electricity grid when needed. It is first use of the technology in the United States for direct wind energy storage."We have proved that this technology can perform the functions of storage that we were looking for to help us manage the variability of wind energy on our operating system," said Frank Novachek, Xcel Energy director of corporate planning. "The success of this technology is important to both Xcel Energy -- the nation's leader in wind power distribution -- and our customers, and we are greatly encouraged by these results."The preliminary test results indicate that the battery has the ability to:-- Effectively shift wind energy from off-peak to on-peak availability-- Reduce the need to compensate for the variability and limited predictability of wind generation resources-- Support the transmission grid system by providing voltage support,

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