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Lincoln International's Renewable Energy Group is pleased to present the latest 2010 Solar Energy Stock Index Report, which tracks relevant solar company metrics in this growing industry.Renewable Energy Group is at the forefront of the growth and development of the worldwide renewable energy industry. Whether through acquisition, divestiture, capital raising or strategic investment, Lincoln's industry expertise and global reach provide a valuable resource to companies seeking to implement their renewable energy initiatives. Areas of focus include bio-fuels, fuel cells/batteries, geothermal, hydroelectric, smart-grid technologies, solar and wind energies.The Solar Energy Stock Index Report, published by Lincoln International's Renewable Energy team each quarter, provides you with information on the following:* Quarterly performance of the Solar Energy Stock Index versus the S&P Index; * Relative market valuations of each Solar Energy Category; and * Current financial data for each company in the index.Click here for the Q2 2010 Solar Energy Stock Index Report.About Lincoln InternationalLincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, private capital raising, and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With ten offices in Asia, Europe and North America, and strategic partnerships with

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Inventor of Solar Tree(R) Discusses Renewable Energy Solutions for Parking LotsRobert Noble, CEO of Envision Solar International, Inc., (www.envisionsolar.com), was featured July 14 on FOX Business discussing the future of solar energy. The online FOX Business segment, called "Parking Lot's Double Duty," featured Noble's vision of renewable energy solutions and the company's inventions, the Solar Tree(R), a solar parking lot array and the Solar Grove(R), multiple solar panel "trees" that simultaneously provide shade and electricity.In light of the recent oil spill crisis, the segment highlighted the importance of relying on renewable energy sources, including solar technology. Envision Solar is the first company to invent and build structures for solar that address the unused millions of acres of parking spaces and also incorporate solar-to-electric vehicle charging stations.The company's Solar Trees(R) provide shade for vehicles, while simultaneously allowing companies and organizations to offset some of its energy usage through the grid-connected solar system. Envision Solar's CleanCharge solar-to-electric vehicle charging stations also allow customers to recharge plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles while they are parked underneath the Solar Trees."We design and engineer solar parking lot arrays that provide shade for vehicles and also provide 'solar you can see,' so that the owners, employees

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Portland General Electric Company announced today the first turbines assembled for Phase 3 of its Biglow Canyon Wind Farm have begun generating electricity and supplying power to the Pacific Northwest's electricity grid. Twenty-four turbines are currently generating power, with all 76 turbines in Phase 3 expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2010."Bringing the first turbines of the final phase of Biglow Canyon Wind Farm online represents a big step in developing more renewable energy resources for our customers and for the growing wind energy development in the region," said Jim Piro, PGE president and CEO. "We expect to have the entire 450-megawatt wind farm online on time and on budget."The $1 billion Biglow Canyon Wind Farm is PGE's first fully owned wind power facility. Phase 1 of the project began producing power in December 2007 with 76 turbines and Phase 2 in August 2009 with 65 turbines, with a combined generating capacity of 275 megawatts. The addition of the final phase will bring the total installed capacity to 450 megawatts. Given the variability of wind power, the plant is expected to produce an average of around 150 megawatts -- enough to power the homes

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37 wind turbines installed at the new Waterloo wind farm project in South Australia have been equipped with self-contained, automatic detection and suppression systems that ensure fast acting, around-the-clock fire protection. Each of the transformer rooms and electrical cabinets in the nacelles of the 3 MW Vestas V90 turbines have been fitted with FIRETRACE© systems that have shown themselves to reliably withstand the vibration, dirt, dust and temperature extremes known to cause traditional systems to fail in these challenging environments.The decision to entrust fire safety to FIRETRACE followed extensive field trials undertaken in wind turbines in Tasmania by Hobart, Tasmania-based Roaring 40s Renewable Energy - a partnership between China Light & Power Group and Hydro Tasmania - which is operating the AUD$330 million, 111 MW Waterloo farm. The farm is located near the Clare Valley, about 100 km north of Adelaide on a rocky ridge surrounded by gently sloping farm land. 

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Hybrid Energy Holdings, Inc. is pleased to report independent advances in solar cell research have virtually doubled the conversion ratio of sunlight to energy, thereby significantly reducing the effective cost of its solar energy solutions and the cut payback time frames in half.Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have discovered a process that can be used to increase the conversion efficiency of solar cells up to 66%; up to twice as high as current levels, which rarely exceed 30 percent.This new process uses quantum dots to slow down the cooling process of hot electrons and then captures and transfers them. This allows the addition of energy that is currently lost as heat in conventional solar cells.These and other positive advancements in solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal technology continue to bode well for the market and its recently acquired Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal technology. The Company recently announced a Development and Distribution Agreement wherein KS IP Holdings, LLC (KS-IPH) acquired exclusive development and distribution rights for specific consumer applications of the Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal technology previously acquired by HYBE. The five year agreement calls for the payment to

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United Solar, a leading global manufacturer of building-integrated and rooftop photovoltaics under its UNI-SOLAR(R) brand - and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices today announced its UNI-SOLAR photovoltaic rooftop products will be utilized on a unique, first-ever new school construction project in Kentucky.Morton Solar & Wind, LLC has been awarded a $2.16 million contract to install a 340KW photovoltaic system on the new Richardsville Elementary School currently under construction near Bowling Green, Kentucky. The system will be the largest photovoltaic system in Kentucky to date and the school is projected to be the first net-zero energy elementary school in the United States. A net-zero building produces as much energy as it uses."United Solar is very happy to be an integral part of an overall net-zero energy project that highlights our UNI-SOLAR rooftop industry-leading flexible, thin-film, low impact and low profile solar laminates," said Mark Morelli, President and CEO of United Solar's parent company, Energy Conversion Devices. "And doing so in a situation where today's environmentally-conscious school children are impacted both inside and outside the classroom is the best part of being involved."The school will employ various energy efficiency technologies in addition to the photovoltaic system, including geothermal HVAC, active

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Builds on Bold Strategy Set at Business Summit to Create Solid Revenues and Shareholder Value for 2010Universal Bioenergy Inc. (Pink Sheets:UBRG) announced it is planning more strategic acquisitions, as it executes more of the plan of its new course, to diversify into more profitable alternative energy technologies. Universal is engaged in serious discussions with several companies for potential acquisitions in the solar, tidal, fuel, and commercial energy retrofit sectors of the industry.At its Strategic Business Summit in Las Vegas, in December 2009, Universal announced it was charting a bold new course to grow by mergers and acquisitions, and by shifting its focus to invest in far more profitable alternative energy technologies. This will allow the Company to drive their business forward this year to build solid revenue and profits. As part of the execution of the plan, on April 12, 2010, Universal acquired a 49% stake in NDR Energy Group, a marketer of natural gas and energy. NDR Energy has firm contracts signed with 22 major utility companies nationwide, and marketed $60 - $70 million in energy and fuel in 2009."Now, we're planning for more aggressive growth and expansion, by additional mergers and acquisitions, to generate significant revenues and profits.

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The Suzlon Energy Limited - SWOT Analysis company profile is the essential source for top-level company data and information. Suzlon Energy Limited - SWOT Analysis examines the company's key business structure and operations, history and products, and provides summary analysis of its key revenue lines and strategy.Suzlon Energy (Suzlon) is engaged in the manufacture and sale of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and components. It provides various wind energy solutions including wind resource mapping, site identification and development, installation, operation, and maintenance services. The company has operations across Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. It is headquartered in Pune, India and employs about 14,000 people. The company recorded revenues of INR260,817 million ($5,691 million) in the financial year ended March 2009 (FY2009), an increase of 90.7% over FY2008. The operating profit of the company was INR22,184.7 million ($484.1 million) in FY2009, an increase of 23.5% over FY2008. The net profit was INR2,364.8 million ($51.6 million) in FY2009, a decrease of 77% compared with FY2008.CompaniesandMarkets.com provides a wide range of research reports, industry statistics and competitive intelligence on the environmental market.Topics covered include alternative energy, clean technology, wind energy, renewables, biodiesel, solar pv, photovoltaic, green energy, fuel cell, bioethanol, offshore wind energy and

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Direct Grid Technologies, LLC, manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) micro‐inverters and related monitoring systems, announced a new series of OEM grid‐tie micro‐inverters that mate to a variety of monocrystalline and polycrystalline type modules. The DGM‐S250 offers a power output of 250 watts, and the DGM‐S460 offers an unprecedented 460 watts.Similar to its predecessor, the DGA Series, the DGM Series units use Direct Grid's unique closed loop MOSFET planar architecture which offers high power and excellent thermal management, resultingin unparalleled efficiency and reliability.The DGM‐S250 is designed to mate with a single 60 cell 210‐240 watt module, while the DGM‐S460 is suited to mate with a two 60 cell 210‐240 watt modules. For original equipment manufacturers, power tracking voltage inputs can be modified to suit custom maximum power point ranges."All of our micro‐inverters are inherently designed with flexibility in mind. While the DGM Series includes the DGM‐S250 and S460, many varieties of micro‐inverters actually exist in‐between. We now have a continuum of products for any wattage between 250 and 460 Watts for our OEM customers," said Frank Cooper, Direct Grid president. "Additionally, unlike some other micro inverters on the market, the system auto‐tunes to any single phase grid it is connected to, so

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DNV announces that its Seattle, Washington, office has been approved for accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for acoustic noise emissions testing on wind turbines.A2LA has granted DNV's Seattle office accreditation for acoustic noise testing of wind turbines in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 * for acoustic noise measurements as per IEC 61400-11 acoustic noise testing standard for wind turbines. Only a handful of organizations worldwide have achieved accreditation in this area, and DNV is the only private company in the U.S. to have successfully completed this evaluation process.This new accredited service supplements the accredited wind turbine power performance and mechanical loads testing already being conducted by DNV."Our accreditation means that we meet both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements that are necessary to consistently deliver technically valid test and measurement results," says Mark Young, DNV's manager of Testing and Engineering."This represents our long-term commitment to providing the wind industry with value through a combination of quality service and technical depth," said Robert Poore, Head of DNV's Seattle office. "We plan to pursue additional accreditation in areas relevant to our work." "We can rapidly deploy equipment and trained personnel to make accredited acoustic noise

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