Renewable Briefs

AEP and TXU are expanding the size of a wind-power generation facility under construction near Abilene, Tex., from an original 130 mW to 150 mW. AEP is the builder, owner and operator; TXU is power buyer. Akzo Nobel and Shell have agreed to develop a pilot project that will seek to mass-produce flexible solar photovoltaic panels at a low cost.

12/01/2001


AEP and TXU are expanding the size of a wind-power generation facility under construction near Abilene, Tex., from an original 130 mW to 150 mW. AEP is the builder, owner and operator; TXU is power buyer.

Akzo Nobel and Shell have agreed to develop a pilot project that will seek to mass-produce flexible solar photovoltaic panels at a low cost. Philippe de Renzy Martin, chief operating officer of Shell Solar, claims that the market for solar power will grow at 16 to 25% annually.

RealEnergy LLC , Woodland Hills, Calif., will install solar panels at several sites in California where the company was already putting cogeneration power systems in place. "These are buildings that previously drew 100% of their electricity from the power grid," said a company spokesperson. The new installs will deliver at least half of every building's energy needs, the company claimed.

Xantrex Technology , Vancouver, B.C., working with supplier AstroPower, is providing a complete solar electric power system to power production equipment used in filming the TV show This Renewable House . The TV program is produced by and shown on the Public Broadcasting System.

From Pure Power, Winter 2001.





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