Tesla Takes More Than 500 Model S Reservations in a Week  
WASHINGTON (BUSINESS WIRE) - Tesla Motors has taken 520 reservations for the Model S, an all-electric family sedan that carries up to seven people and travels up to 300 miles per charge. Tesla launched the car March 26, and orders immediately began streaming in online and at showrooms in California. Tesla plans to open stores in Chicago, London, New York, Miami, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Munich this year. "Frankly the number of cars reserved in the first week has exceeded our optimistic internal projections," said Tesla CEO, Chairman and Product Architect Elon Musk. "Enthusiasm surrounding the Model S is proof that there's pent-up demand for more affordable, fuel-efficient vehicles - including those made in America."
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Green Star Products Announces Strategic Plans to Build Electric Vehicles   All Inclusive Kit For Checking Performance And Accuracy In HVAC Applications from Siemens
SALT LAKE CITY - Green Star Products, Inc., along with its global auto industry partners, announced today their strategic plans to build and assemble electric vehicles in the United States. In 1994, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of Utah 1993-2003 (also former U.S. EPA Administrator 2003-2005 and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services 2005-2009), declared a Zero Emissions Day in Utah and presented Joseph LaStella with an honorary plaque for his company's contribution to electric vehicles. That same day, Governor Leavitt requested to personally test drive Mr. LaStella's high-performance production electric vehicle around Salt Lake City with Mr. LaStella as a passenger and the Governor's limousine following the car.   ATLANTA - Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. announced the release of an all-inclusive mobile check metering kit that verifies the performance and accuracy of all brands and types of energy meters used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications to reduce costs and increase energy efficiency. The mobile check metering kit contains the clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter Sitrans FUE1010 along with transducers, 1000 Ohm platinum resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) and cables required for measurement of district energy cooling and chilled water applications as well as power plants.
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Fluor Selected for SaskPower Carbon Capture Engineering   Healthcare Facilities Adopt Green Energy with Solar Power Partners MILL
IRVING, TX (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fluor Corporation announced today that it was awarded front-end engineering for CO2 capture for the SaskPower Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Sequestration Demonstration project in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. The contract value for the first quarter award was not disclosed. If the project proceeds as planned, it would be the first commercial-scale carbon capture system used on a coal-fired power plant in North America. SaskPower's project will transform the aging Unit 3 at Boundary Dam Power Station into a reliable, long-term producer of clean electricity while enhancing provincial oil production and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.   VALLEY, CA (BUSINESS WIRE) - Solar Power Partners, Inc. (SPPTM) today announced that two recently-completed solar systems at health care facilities in California are in operation and generating power. The solar systems include a 668.80 kW system at Marshall Medical in Cameron Park, CA, and a 226.80 kW system at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, CA. Each solar facility was financed and developed using a solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which allows SPP to own, operate, and manage the solar system for the length of the agreement, usually over twenty years. The host sites pay only for the energy produced by the system and put no cash upfront, freeing capital for other projects and stabilizing their energy rates.
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Xcel Energy's Bay Front Biomass Gasification Project   Honeywell Developing Low-Global-Warming-Potential Liquid Blowing Agent for Foam Insulation
Xcel Energy has filed an application for a Certificate of Authority with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to install biomass gasification technology at its Bay Front Power Plant in Ashland, Wis. When completed, the project will convert the plant's remaining coal-fired unit to biomass gasification technology, allowing it to use 100 percent biomass in all three boilers and making it the largest biomass plant in the Midwest. Currently, two of the three operating units at Bay Front use biomass as their primary fuel to generate electricity.   MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS - Honeywell announced it is developing a new low-global-warming-potential blowing agent for energy-efficient polyurethane foam insulation. The announcement was made at the UTECH Europe conference and expo held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where polyurethane industry leaders gather every three years to discuss issues and opportunities facing the industry. "This product is another example of how our expanding low-global-warming product portfolio is both meeting our customers' needs and providing superior environmental performance," said Rene Mueller, managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Honeywell Fluorine Products.
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Jamaica Station Redevelopment Utilizes Daylight and GE Lamps to Create an Energy-Efficient, Low-Maintenance Lighting Solution   Delphi and Perko Agree to Exclusive Distribution Deal for Marine Evaporative Emissions Products
CLEVELAND, OH. - The gateway to JFK's AirTrain Light Rail airport access system is the Jamaica Station complex. The facility's vertical circulation building and new portal structure serve as an introduction to the region's most important airport. Using lamps from GE Consumer & Industrial, designers Domingo González, Nelson Downend and Mario Merza have created an energy-efficient and low-maintenance lighting design that reinforces passenger flow throughout the station and is compatible with architectural constraints. Daylight is supplemented with fluorescent lighting systems, controlled by photocell and astronomical time clocks to ensure that the right light levels are established throughout the station at all hours.   AUBURN HILLS, Mich. and MIAMI-Delphi Corporation and Perko, Inc., have entered into an agreement making Perko-a premier supplier of marine products-the exclusive distributor of Delphi's full line of Marine Evaporative Emissions Canisters. Delphi Marine Evaporative Emissions Canisters help limit the amount of gasoline vapors released into the environment from boats with built-in fuel tanks. A set of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations passed last September is changing the fuel-system requirements on all boats with fixed fuel storage.
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Handheld Condition Monitoring Device Detects Imbalance in Critical Tanker Exhaust Fans   BlackLight Power Inc. Announces Second Commercial License with Farmers' Electric Cooperative, Inc. of New Mexico
Sutton/Coldfield UK - Using its handheld vibration monitoring and balancing system, FAG Detector III, FAG Industrial Services (F'IS) has recently helped restore a tanker to full operation by rapidly diagnosing the cause of failure of two of the ship's critical exhaust fans. After spending 14 days in a German port due to defective exhaust fans, a 228-metre long tanker has been restored to full operation thanks to rapid diagnosis and repair work by engineers from F'IS, the maintenance management and condition monitoring company within The Schaeffler Group.   Cranbury, NJ - BlackLight Power (BLP) Inc. announced its second commercial license agreement with Farmers' Electric Cooperative, Inc. of New Mexico, (Farmers' Electric). In a non-exclusive agreement, BLP has licensed Farmers' Electric to use the BlackLight Process and certain BLP energy technology for the production of thermal or electric power. Farmers' Electric may produce gross thermal power up to a maximum continuous capacity of 250 MW or convert this thermal power to corresponding electricity.
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TRC Completes Consulting Assignment on Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Cape Wind Project   Clean Energy Subsidiary Signs Long-Term Deal to Sell "Green" Gas from Its Texas Landfill Gas Operations
TRC announced the recent completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) prepared for the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) for the first proposed offshore wind energy project in the United States. The release of the FEIS moves the Cape Wind Project, a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the shore in Nantucket Sound, Mass., closer to federal approval. The project would generate a maximum of 454 MW of electricity - enough to generate an equivalent of 75 percent of Cape Cod's electricity needs.   Seal Beach, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE), North America's leader in clean transportation, has signed a 15-year agreement through its subsidiary, Dallas Clean Energy, LLC, for the sale of renewable biomethane produced at the McCommas Bluff landfill in Dallas, Texas. Beginning in April 2009, the biomethane will be sold at fixed prices that increase in 2010 and 2011 and then remain fixed over the remainder of the agreement. The price for the "green" gas was not disclosed, but represents a significant premium to the prevailing price for conventional natural gas.
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Valence Applies for Federal Loans to Build U.S.-based Lithium-Ion Battery Production Facilities   SunEdison Announces 1.2 MW PV System at Progress Energy's Sutton Plant
AUSTIN, TX (BUSINESS WIRE) - Valence Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and supplier of lithium iron magnesium phosphate energy storage solutions, today announced it has submitted an application under the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program (ATVMIP) for up to $608 million in low interest loans. These loans will help finance the construction of a new $760 million world-class lithium iron magnesium phosphate battery manufacturing facility to be located in Central Texas.   WILMINGTON, N.C. - SunEdison, North America's largest solar energy services provider, today announced the activation of a 1.2 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar energy system for Progress Energy. Located on approximately 10 acres at Progress Energy's Sutton Plant near Wilmington, the 1.2 MW ground mount system is the largest in North Carolina. SunEdison financed, built and operates the PV solar energy system. Progress Energy purchases electricity from SunEdison under a 20-year solar energy purchase agreement. The system is part of Progress Energy's mix of resources used to meet the needs of 1.4 million households and businesses in the Carolinas. Progress Energy also purchases renewable energy credits from SunEdison.
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