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Sustainable Energy scores big win in German energy storage market Faced with a stagnant microFIT ground market in Ontario, Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. took its low-voltage solar PV inverter technology and optimized it for energy storage. That work has now paid off with the company inking an agreement that could see its energy storage inverters in half of all German residential energy storage deployments over the next two years. Read more
DSC compliance provisions too stringent, large LDCs tell OEB A group of large local distribution companies (LDCs) are telling the Ontario Energy Board that compliance provisions governing the connection of microFIT projects are too high and could lead to negative impacts in other electricity system operations. Read more
Certain mine waste tailings a suitable material for carbon capture Tailings from mines represent a viable option for capturing and scrubbing CO2 from both the mine operations themselves as well as for other large industrial emitters. This was the big takeaway from a Carbon Management Canada webinar last week on two specific projects the government agency is funding. Read more
Fuel cell backup power shows its strength during natural disasters The need for people to remain connected over cell phones is critical during natural disasters and Ballard Power Systems has demonstrated that its fuel cell backup power systems can do just that. When Hurricane Sandy hit the Bahamas in October 2012, mobile base stations with fuel cell backup power stayed on while towers with diesel power didn’t. Read more
Cleantech drives Quebec venture capital activity in Q1 A strong venture capital fund raising effort in 2012 is now beginning to bear fruit as venture capital activity in Quebec jumped out to a roaring start in the first quarter of 2013. Clean technologies lead the way with $132 million of the total $227 million invested. Read more
Peace Butte wind project gets the greenlight from Alberta The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has given Pteragen Canada Inc. the go-ahead for the 120 MW Peace Butte Wind Power Project, which is located 20 kms south of Medicine Hat in southeastern Alberta. Read more
Methane to electricity project in Newfoundland gets funding from government The Newfoundland and Labrador government is handing out $1.8 million to a number of research and development projects, including one that aims to use methane to generate electricity. Read more
Boucherville joins Electric Circuit The Electric Circuit has another member. The City of Boucherville in la bell province has inked a partnership agreement with the founding members of the public electric vehicle charging initiative. Read more
Ballard has lion’s share of European fuel cell bus market Ballard Power Systems says that 40 to 50 fuel cell buses operating in the European public transit market in 2014 will be powered by its FCvelocity-HD6 modules. This means that upwards of 80% of all fuel cell buses in Europe will be using fuel cell stacks from the Vancouver-based company. Read more
Energy sector drives order bookings for Redline Redline Communications Inc., a maker of machine-to-machine communications products for a variety of industries, says that orders from the energy sector were the main driver behind an 8% increase in first quarter revenue. Read more
P2 Solar gets greenlight on hydro project in India P2 Solar Inc. has acquired a small hydro power project in India’s Punjab state. The Vancouver-based company expects to begin construction on the 700 kW project as soon as this summer. Read more
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