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DEK Solar today announced the appointment of Andy Ure to the position of Alternative Energies Business Development Manager for the Americas, further underscoring the company's commitment to support customers with unmatched expertise and broad process knowledge.{pagebreak}Ure, whose career spans more than 20 years at DEK, has held numerous roles within the company and has been instrumental in bringing several technologies to the fore. Not only does he have extensive field service engineering and applications engineering experience as a foundation, Ure was also part of the development teams for DEK's award-winning ProFlowTM enclosed print head technology and its Virtual Panel Tooling (VPT) singulated substrate handling system, in addition to contributing to multiple next-generation ball attach solutions. Currently, Ure serves as Business Manager for one of DEK's top customers - a role he will maintain in addition to his new responsibilities."Andy's unique skill set combines exceptional engineering and technical knowledge with his aptitude for working alongside multinational companies both at a corporate, commercial level as well as an engineering level," says DEK Solar Alternative Energy Development Manager, Darren Brown. "His ability to easily transition between technical, strategic and commercial development makes Andy the ideal candidate to lead our photovoltaic initiatives

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Rehm Thermal Systems recently announced the launch of an advanced new series of firing systems for solar cell metallization to complement their recently updated line of drying systems. The RFS and RFS-D Fast Firing Systems and the RDS 2100 and 3000 drying ovens feature Rehm's Visu2 software which drives a range of advanced process features and thermal control to enable PV manufacturers to move their processes to an entirely new level of efficiency and yield. {pagebreak}Visu2 incorporates process and product traceability tools, remote diagnostics and an extensive product library within an intuitively designed interface that dramatically accelerates set up time and reduces operator training. Extensive system documentation is available with a few keystrokes, and Visu2 offers password protected security levels as well as multilingual operations, data recording and maintenance logging.Process and product traceability are supported via barcode and data recording of all relevant process parameters with time stamps. With its CCS (Capability Control System), Rehm Thermal Systems offers the ability to monitor process capability during the production process. CCS is based upon the measurement of temperatures in all of the oven's heat zones for each individual cell, as well as measurement of conveyor speed. CCS automatically translates the

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NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 25, 2009 - BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced the successful completion of ISO 9001:2008 certification for the company's Shanghai manufacturing operations.{pagebreak}Boris Mathiszik, BTU's managing director for Asia Pacific, explained that BTU's Shanghai operations have grown rapidly since their opening in 2004. "Initially, this plant was geared towards the manufacturing of surface mount technology (SMT) equipment," said Mathiszik. "Since then, we have added product lines from our photovoltaics portfolio and our operations here are now supporting both electronics and solar customers globally. The ISO 9001:2008 certification positions our operations for additional growth and ensures adherence to the highest quality standards. We are very pleased to have accomplished this important milestone."BTU's Shanghai facility serves as the company's Asia Pacific headquarters and comprises manufacturing, engineering and process development functions, in addition to sales and service. The facility houses BTU's first Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Manufacturing Technology, dedicated in 2008, and is located in the heart of the Chinese solar manufacturing industry.About BTU InternationalBTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the alternative energy and

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Henggart, summer 2009 - Swiss Technology company MSR Electronics GmbH is launching its new MSR165 mini-datalogger with high resolution 3-axis digital accelerometer. The rugged MSR165 datalogger is capable of making 1600 acceleration (shock, vibrations) measurements per second in all three axes, up to 6 months.{pagebreak}Surely a candidate for the record! At the same time temperature, humidity, pressure and light can be measured. The memory capacity of this quality datalogger is over 2 000 000 measurements.The highest performance in the smallest space! Swiss company, MSR Electronics GmbH, has always remained true to this motto. Some time ago, the developers launched the world's first miniaturised quality datalogger, the thumb-sized MSR145. Now, with the MSR165, the range has been expanded with a logger that fulfils the requirements of many users for a higher measurement frequency of 1kHz for making shock measurements. Shock monitoring is possible up to +/- 15g - the range most requested by users. During a g-analysis for instance, it is often also necessary to investigate the events precursing the actual shock itself. In the case of a short, sharp shock for example, the parameters just before the trigger value is exceeded are also of interest. That's why the MSR165 already

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Intertape Polymer Group Announces Additional New Product Development For Alternative Energy IndustryMONTREAL, QUEBEC and BRADENTON, FLORIDA (August 20, 2009) - Intertape Polymer Group ("Intertape", "IPG" or the "Company") today reaffirmed its commitment to the alternative energy industry by announcing plans to develop additional products for its current portfolio designed for wind, solar, geothermal and biofuel generation markets.{pagebreak}"Our diverse manufacturing capabilities allow us to bring specialty focus and knowledge to alternative energy markets by developing products that are perfectly adapted to specific markets needs," stated Dean Blockowitz, IPG's Vice President of Industrial Tapes.IPG's alternative energy focus team is dedicated to developing tapes and films based on the needs of alternative energy markets. To support the dramatic growth in the wind energy market, IPG offers a comprehensive range of product technologies developed specifically for manufacturing wind turbines. IPG's wind turbine technologies are used for blade and nacelle manufacturing; tower assembly; hub, bearing and gearbox assembly in addition to electrical tapes offered for component parts such as generators and inverters. IPG offers the first high performance masking tape designed based on the requirements of wind blade manufacturers. Developmental products include coextruded films for bagging applications and Teflon tapes used in blade production.Solar panel

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North America's Leading Utility bosses meet at the NGU Summit to talk about real solutionsRecent reports have shown that the Utilities industry in America is struggling. Profits in the second quarter have fallen and experts say it may not be until 2011 that any improvements can be seen. Consumer demand has decreased dramatically since the economic crisis first began,{pagebreak}as housing and commercial construction markets have seen a severe drop in business.But, is there too much pressure on the industry during the downturn? Most sectors are struggling just to make ends meet, and yet Utilities are still expected to spend money on innovating new and renewable energy supplies with the knowledge that Government funding can only go so far. With the economic crisis looming over the globe, can the industry help produce a ‘Greener' world, or will their attempts sink profits lower creating a collapse in the system?On the flip side, some companies are beginning to benefit from Obama's reform where funding has been made available for them to innovate and develop their renewable energy business. These companies are thriving under the ‘greener' resources readily available to them to undercut competitors and lower the prices for the consumer in their area.

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• Market comes under price pressure in the first half-year• Sharp growth in revenues and volume in the German marketSulzemoos 13 August 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leadingphotovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX,{pagebreak}is today releasing thefigures as per 30 June 2009. The first half-year was impacted by tumblingprices on the procurement and selling front which caused earnings beforeinterest and taxes (EBIT) to fall considerably below the previous year'sfigure. Nonetheless, the volume of modules sold rose by 25 percent to around53 megawatt peak output, and a year-on-year growth in revenues of 93.7percent was achieved in the German market.In the months from 1 April to 30 June 2009, the Phoenix Solar Groupgenerated total revenues of EUR 115.7 million, which is an increase of 5percent over the previous year's quarter (Q2/2008: EUR 110.2 million)accomplished under much more difficult conditions. Domestic businessdelivered the dominant share in revenues, which came to 97 percent, or theequivalent of EUR 112.2 million. Compared with EUR 40.1 million posted inthe second quarter of 2008, growth came to around 180 percent. As againstthe first three months of the financial year 2009, revenues climbed by

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Crucial phase of Oyster installation completed at EMECOyster, the UK's first nearshore wave energy converter, moved another step closer to generating clean, green energy with today's announcement that Aquamarine Power has just completed the crucial first phase of its deployment{pagebreak}at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) at Billia Croo in Orkney.In a carefully planned operation, the 194-tonne full scale device was lowered onto its seabed subframe and bolted in place.The next step will be to connect the Oyster to sub-sea pipelines which will deliver high pressure fresh water to an onshore turbine ahead of grid connection and sea trials later this year.Oyster is designed to capture the energy found in nearshore waves up to depths of 10 to 12 metres. A commercial farm of just 20 devices (10MW) could provide clean renewable energy to a town of 6,500 homes.The benefit of Oyster is its simplicity. There are minimal moving parts and all electrical components are onshore, making it robust enough to withstand the rigours of Scotland's harsh seas.Martin McAdam, Chief Executive Officer of Aquamarine Power, commented:"Getting Oyster into the water and connected to the seabed was always going to be the most difficult step and its completion is a real

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Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, the Hamburg-headquartered specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd.{pagebreak}Announcing the decision, Gerhard Janssen, Sales & Marketing Director, Rickmers-Linie, stated:"In the world of project forwarding, the UK is a significant player; many international projects are planned and managed by specialist teams based in the UK. By establishing this new agency in London and Middlesbrough, we will be better placed to service these customers."The new company will have its head office in Barking, East London, with a branch office in Middlesbrough in NE England and will take over all responsibility for marketing and sales activity throughout the UK as of 1 September 2009.The UK company will be headed by Ian Ennis of Escombe Lambert Ltd based in Barking and David Greaves, who has for many years been associated with Rickmers-Linie as its UK representative, as well as with Rickmers' previous agency, OceanExpress Ltd. He will continue to be based in Middlesbrough. Mr Greaves thanked OceanExpress for its support over the past four years, saying: "OceanExpress Ltd has been an excellent agent, especially developing the parcel business

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In a solar PV system, by measuring solar radiation, we can determine whether, at a given moment, the facility is operating correctly or underperforming. As it yields with "feed in tariff" this check is unquestionably important during the testing phase and also during normal operation, if the facility is of a certain size.{pagebreak}"Soluzione Solare" is an Italian company which has developed from a small team with decades of experience in finalising and testing PV plants. During the 24th EU PV SEC it will present a solarimeter with linearity and precision characteristics similar to a pyranometer. It has a high technology content, designed to meet 4 requirements: a high degree of linearity of measurement, compatibility with any data logger, reliability, contained costs.SUNMETER(R) is the name of the solarimeter, which measures radiation with a silicon cell using our proprietary TZOS (True Zero-Ohm Shunt) technology.The signal deriving from the cell is drawn up by a DSP (Digital Signal Processor) which uses algorithms to filter and compensate the radiation value, giving it notable precision and stability.Its analogical output is freely configurable by voltage or current, with ranges of 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-20mA, 4-20mA (an optional 0-40mV kit is available for data loggers which have direct

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