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Xcel Energy: SunEdison to build five photovoltaic solar installations in New Mexico for Xcel Energy

SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR), and Xcel Energy’s regional operating company, Southwestern Public Service Company, have announced a deal for five photovoltaic solar installations in New Mexico that will total 50 megawatts (MW) in generation capacity. Once completed, it is estimated the five 10MW systems will: * Power more than 10,000 homes in the first full year of operation by producing 110 million kWh. * Produce over 2 billion kWh of clean solar e... [more]

Xcel Energy: Xcel Energy SolarRewards program gives rebates to customers who install solar photovoltaic systems

Xcel Energy plans to help customers save money by using less energy with a comprehensive series of new and expanded programs under its proposed 2010–2012 Conservation Improvement Program (CIP). The proposal filed with the Minnesota Office of Energy Security (OES), will guide the company’s electric and natural gas conservation and load management efforts for the next three years. Xcel Energy’s proposed CIP represents energy consumption savings of 1,121 gigawatt hours, energy demand (load) savi... [more]

Xcel Energy: Accenture Intelligent City Network brings utilities and cities together to accelerate smart-grid deployment

Smart electric grids are power systems that combine traditional and new technology to manage the flow of energy more effectively and efficiently than previously possible. Smart grids will ensure the reliable, economic delivery of high-quality, sustainable energy, particularly renewable energy sources such as wind and solar; support the growing trend of domestic electricity generation and the use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; and enable consumers to make informed choices regarding the use ... [more]

XET: XET announces photovoltaic power extraction breakthrough

XET has executed an option agreement to sell its technology for $100 million to EOS Renewable Technologies. In a technical memorandum EOS is releasing, for the first time, data from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines that has been declassified demonstrating significant improvements in the performance of solar energy systems using XET’s technology. These improvements represent billions of dollars in profits for solar developers while reducing the cost of solar power for everyone. The first licens... [more]

Xtreme Energetics: HP and Xtreme Energetics partner on ultra-high efficiency solar energy systems

HP and Xtreme Energetics, a solar energy system developer based in California, have announced they have entered into an agreement for the development of a solar energy system designed to generate electricity at twice the efficiency and half the cost of traditional solar panels. Under the technology collaboration and licensing agreement, HP will license its transparent transistor technology to XE in return for royalty payments. The transparent transistor technology that will be used in XE’s so... [more]

Xcel Energy: GridPoint provides platform to aggregate and control a variety of energy resources in the home or business

Xcel Energy has selected the GridPoint SmartGrid Platform™ for its SmartGridCity™ in Boulder, Colorado. The platform applies information technology to the electric grid to provide utilities with an intelligent network of distributed energy resources that controls load, stores energy and produces power. Xcel Energy’s smart grid system – estimated to be a $100 million effort when fully implemented over the next few years – will provide customers with a portfolio of smart grid technologies desig... [more]

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