Monthly Archives: October 2004

Proton Energy Systems, Inc. Receives Two Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Contract Awards for Regenerative...

Distributed Energy Systems Corp (DESC) announced the receipt of two additional Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) awards for Regenerative Fuel Cell (RFC) demonstration projects in Connecticut. Through the support of CCEF, Proton is deploying two RFC demonstration units for the Town of Wallingford Electric Division and the Mohegan Sun Casino. For Wallingford Electric, Proton intends to provide a 15 kW UNIGEN® RFC Backup Power unit for use in their control room battery system. The unit is designed to operate 24 hours a day and to provide more than eight hours of backup power at the rated load in...

Hyundai-Enova Innovative Technology Center Completes 60 kW GenSet for Heavy-Duty Series Hybrid Vehicles

Hyundai-Enova Innovative Technology Center, Inc., (HE-ITC) a joint venture between Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd of South Korea and Enova Systems, Inc. (ENVA), announced today that it has completed development of a 60 kW GenSet for Heavy-Duty Series Hybrid Vehicles in conjunction with Enova Systems. The 60 kW GenSet is an integral component of Enova's HybridPower Series Hybrid, recently introduced at the Electric Drive Transportation Association's annual symposium in Orlando Florida. This leading-edge hybrid technology is the HE-ITC's first commercial product to be developed and produced by the joint research and development alliance between the two companies.

Quantum Ships First Fuel Cell Vehicle to U.S. Army

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc (QTWW) and the U.S. Army TARDEC's NAC (Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's National Automotive Center) unveiled a high performance, fuel cell off-road vehicle at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington, DC. The "Quantum AMV(TM)" (Alternative Mobility Vehicle), nicknamed the "Aggressor," is a fuel cell vehicle designed and manufactured by Quantum at its California operations for the U.S. Army under contract with the NAC. This vehicle provides significant advantages to U.S. troops for high mobility in stealth operations.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. Acquires Third Nevada Geothermal Project In Prolific ‘Corridor Of Heat’

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGLPF) announced today that it has acquired 7 square miles of private land and has applied for a one section federal geothermal lease for a total land area of 8 square miles (22 square kilometers) south and east of Black Warrior Peak, Washoe County, Nevada. The leases are on private land and are subject to a 3.5% royalty on gross revenue from electricity sales, however, NGP can purchase the royalty for US$1,000,000. Leases include surface and water rights.

FuelCell Energy Teams with Chevron Energy Solutions to Sell Its First One Megawatt DFC1500...

Fuelcell Energy Inc (FCEL) announced today its first one-megawatt Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plant sale in California to Alameda County for the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif. This is the first fuel cell project with its North American distribution partner, Chevron Energy Solutions. FuelCell Energy will provide Alameda County a DFC1500 power plant and related operating and maintenance services. Chevron Energy Solutions will act as overall project manager and integrator, providing design, engineering, construction, and installation services to Alameda County. The DFC1500 power plant is expected to provide 90 percent of base load power requirements for the...

MTI Micro to Present at 2004 Fuel Cell Seminar

Mechanical Technology Inc (MKTY) is scheduled to speak at the 2004 Fuel Cell Seminar at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, November 5, 2004 at 9:35 a.m. (CDT). Dr. Gottesfeld will discuss MTI Micro's development and commercialization efforts for direct methanol micro-fuel cell power sources for hand held electronic devices. MTI Micro will also have a booth at the conference where concept models of a PDA/smart phone and a hand-held entertainment system integrating Mobion(TM) technology will be shown.

WorldWater & Power Announces Successful Completion of World’s Largest Solar Powered Irrigation System

Worldwater Corp (WWAT) announced the successful installation of a 200 horsepower solar-powered irrigation system at a commercial citrus ranch in California. The announcement was made by Quentin T. Kelly, WorldWater Chairman and CEO. WorldWater's proprietary AquaMax(TM) solar motors are powering the $2 million dollar water pumping installation. It is the largest solar power system in California's San Diego County, and the largest solar-driven irrigation system in the world.

FedEx Expands Low Emission Vehicle Program to New York

The FedEx OptiFleet E700 hybrid electric vehicles began delivering packages on routes in the New York metropolitan area following an agreement with NYSERDA to demonstrate the viability of lower-emission hybrid powertrains in heavy-duty vehicles. The roll out took place today at a FedEx facility on 48th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan. "New York City is a dynamic economy with many trucks on its streets essential to keep commerce moving, so it is important that we continue to develop innovative solutions to reduce vehicle emissions," said John Formisano, Vice President of Global Vehicles, FedEx Express. "Today's roll-out not...

Evergreen Solar Files $75 Million Shelf Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

Evergreen Solar Inc (ESLR) announced the filing of a registration statement on Form S-3 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. After the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC, the Company will be able to offer and sell up to an aggregate of $75 million of its common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, warrants and debt securities from time to time in one or more public offerings. The terms of any such future offerings will be established at the time of such offerings.

Carbon nanotubes tapped for portable fuel cell plan

Carbon nanotubes play a pivotal role in a three-company effort to create small-scale fuel cells for portable electronics. The project, which recently received $3.6 million in funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, looks to establish a low-cost manufacturable hydrogen fuel cell based on proton-exchange membranes, or PEMs. The work is being conducted by Carbon Nanotechnologies, Motorola Labs and Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells.

Dana Corporation Showcases Fuel-Cell Advancements at Convergence 2004 Automotive Electronics Show

Dana Corporation (DCN) unveiled a number of new fuel-cell advancements at the Convergence 2004 automotive electronics show in Detroit. The advancements are featured on a fuel-cell scooter developed with Dana partners. One of just three in the world, the scooter is making its North American debut at Convergence.

UL-Listed Aurora Inverters Star at Solar Power Show

Magnetek, Inc. (MAG) is exhibiting its new, state-of-the-art Aurora(TM) photovoltaic (PV) inverter line, just listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), at the Solar Power 2004 trade show opening today at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. Designed for residential applications, the 3.0-kilowatt Aurora inverters change the direct current produced by solar panels into utility-grade alternating current. Magnetek's new inverters are UL-1741 listed for connectivity to the electric utility grid and also UL tested for compliance with CEC and NYCERTA standards for grid-connection. Connectivity to the electric distribution grid enables Aurora inverters to feed power from solar panels...

Caltech Researchers Make Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Breakthrough

For several years now the Department of Energy (DOE) has been urging the fuel cell community to solve a major problem in the design of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs): heat. Sossina Haile, an associate professor of materials science and chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, is an expert in fuel cells, and she has been whittling away at the heat problem for years. Now she and her colleagues have not only solved the problem, they've smashed it. They've brought the temperature down to about 600 degrees Celsius (1100 degrees Fahrenheit), while achieving more power output...

FuelCell Energy to Combine Its Canadian Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Operations into Versa Power...

Fuelcell Energy Inc (FCEL) announced that it has entered into an agreement to combine its Canadian solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) operations into Versa Power Systems (Versa). In exchange, FuelCell Energy will receive stock in Versa, increasing its ownership position in Versa from 16 percent to 42 percent. Consolidating SOFC technology development into a single entity provides a greater opportunity to commercialize SOFC products under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 10-year, $139 million Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Program. The closing is expected to take place on November 1, 2004.

MTI Micro Receives Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Contracts From the Marine Corp Systems Command...

Mechanical Technology Inc (MKTY) announced that it has received two contracts to demonstrate energy density advantages and to quantify potential logistical advantages of its direct methanol micro fuel cells (DMFCs) and fuel refill systems for the United States Armed Forces.

Stuart Energy Systems Corporation: Hydrogen Station Opens at DTE Energy Hydrogen Technology Park

Stuart Energy Systems Corp (SRNYF) announced that its customer, DTE Energy has officially opened a hydrogen fueling station in Southfield, Michigan as part of the Hydrogen Technology Park. The Stuart Energy Station (SES) was opened today by Anthony F. Earley Jr., Chairman and CEO of DTE Energy. The SES-f provides high-purity hydrogen fuel to vehicles as well as fuel cells that utilize hydrogen to generate electricity. The project is intended to provide critical insight into the role of hydrogen in the world's energy system and illustrates the environmental and energy security benefits derived from using hydrogen as a...