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The Solana Project for sustainable energy

Posted by John Noriega on Tuesday, July 6, 2010,

The project focuses on developing one of the world’s largest solar power plants in Gila Bend, Arizona.  The facility will use renewable energy sources to provide a gross output of 280-MW, and supply 70,000 homes with power.

Who’s involved?  

Abengoa Solar:  Develops power plants using several applications of solar power technology

APS:  Leading producer of electrical power in Arizona

Dept. of Energy:  Recently agreed to invest almost $1.5 billion dollars in Abengoa ...

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Dow Corning sustainable insulation solutions

Posted by John Noriega on Friday, July 2, 2010,

You have probably seen commercials and internet ads for the ‘Human Element’ campaign (Hu).  This campaign represents the commitment to sustainability and the future of human life by the Dow Chemical Company.  Dow has established a Sustainability 2015 Goals report that is responsible for dedicating their company’s research and development to new products that will help advance the building industry with correspondence to the government’s energy efficiency goals.

Their interest in su...

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Dynamic Windows: Soladigm awarded $3.47 million

Posted by John Noriega on Wednesday, June 30, 2010,

Windows are undoubtedly one of the greatest sources of heat transfer in a building.  New electrochromic, switchable window technology is a recently patented high-tech solution to this prominent building deficiency.    It may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie but switchable windows are sure to be a popular sustainable building technology in years to come. 

As part of the DOE’s $76 million dollar funding, Soladigm Inc. was awarded $3.47 million.  Soladigm is a company based out of...

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