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  • Energy Department Announces New Projects Between U.S. and China to Cut Emissions

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine new energy performance contracting pilot projects that bring together U.S. and Chinese companies to boost the energy efficiency of buildings in China and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A combination of clean energy retrofits and upgrades will save the selected facilities on energy costs over the lifetime of the contracts by making them more ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Vista Community Clinic Welcomes Solar Independence

    Vista Community Clinic (VCC) has joined the growing community of solar-powered organizations in North County with the completion of the solar rooftop array at their La Tortuga administrative office building. VCC is recognized as one of the region’s key health providers with five state-of-the-art clinics treating almost 60,000 patients each year, and with newly expanded facilities in ...

  • LG Sonic Algae Control selected as Dutch winner of the Energy Globe Award

    Today LG Sonic received the prestigious Energy Globe National Award for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This solar-powered system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. Representatives from the Embassy of Austria handed the award, signed by Energy Globe Jury chairperson Maneka Gandhi and Energy Globe initiator Mr. Wolfgang Neumann, during a company ...


    By LG Sonic

  • NREL Announces Round Two Selections for the DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot

    The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help 12 companies advance their technologies under the second round of DOE's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. "The Small Business Vouchers Pilot focuses on attracting small and mid-size businesses that can leverage the world-class capabilities of the national laboratories and bring their clean energy ...

  • Visit LG Sonic during the Singapore International Water Week

    In the week of 11-15 July, LG Sonic will attend the Business Avenues Environment and Water Technologies mission to Singapore and Vietnam.This business mission is linked to the Singapore International Water Week, a bi-annual global platform that brings together stakeholders from the water industry to share best practices, showcase the latest innovations and explore business opportunities. During ...


    By LG Sonic

  • A Solar Battery Storage Revolution

    SolaX are pleased to announce the imminent launch of the new X-Hybrid 3-phase solar battery storage inverter, it is the latest incarnation of the market leading range of hybrid inverters, offering a flexible and scalable for both domestic and commercial properties. The three phase series includes inverters ranging in size from 5-10KW, also with the ability to install multiple inverters in ...


    By SolaX Power Europe

  • Ultrasonic algae control technologies shown during IFAT 2016

    LG Sonic is going to exhibit during the IFAT to show its environmentally-friendly technologies to control and monitor algal blooms using ultrasound in lakes, reservoirs and cooling towers. LG Sonic’s, latest innovation, the MPC-Buoy, a solar-powered system that combines continuous ...


    By LG Sonic

  • BrightSource Launches Next Generation Solar Field Technologies

    BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar power technology (CSP) company today announced advanced solar field technologies currently ...


    By BrightSource Energy, Inc.

  • Eskom wants CSP storage to supply early-morning demand

    South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) provides a peak rate tariff for CSP plants which is 270% of the base rate. The extra incentive was introduced for the last two bidding rounds of the REIPPPP but it is yet to be offered for power generated after 10 PM and before 5:00 AM. Rajpaul said CSP developers could benefit from more extended peak rate ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Official Announcement of First Dutch Algae Control Project with MPC-Buoy

    Today (Dec 10, 2015) LG Sonic, the municipality of Zoetermeer, and water board Rijnland officially announced a collaboration project to monitor and control algal blooms in recreational lake the Noord Aa. For this project four MPC-Buoy systems will be installed before the summer of 2016. This environmentally friendly system controls toxic algal blooms by ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Welsh Water’s £184m Investment Project and Partech Water Instruments

    One piece of water news that hit the headlines recently was the revelation that Welsh Water is investing £184m in the next six months in order to improve its supplies and infrastructure. The past six months have been less productive than the previous year for Welsh Water with profits hitting only £25m – the same time period in 2014 had reached a more favourable £43m. ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Chemical-free Algae Control Category Winner of the Aquatech Innovation Award 2015

    Last week LG Sonic received the Aquatech Innovation Award 2015 in the category water supply/water treatment for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This environmentally friendly system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. The winners were announced during the festive opening ceremony of the Amsterdam International Water Week and Aquatech Amsterdam on ...


    By LG Sonic

  • EPA Enforcement Ensures that Solar Company Follows Stormwater Discharge Requirements at Warren, Mass. Facility

    A settlement signed recently by a company that builds solar power facilities in Massachusetts will remind construction companies that the US Environmental Protection Agency continues to protect the environment from illegal discharges of stormwater. Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., of San Diego, Calif., will pay a $90,000 penalty, settling EPA claims that it failed to follow requirements for ...

  • In the world: Remote Mexican village uses solar power to purify water

    Original story at MIT News Deep in the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula, residents of the remote Mexican village of La Mancalona are producing clean drinking water using the power of the sun. For nearly two years now, members of the community, most of whom are subsistence farmers, have operated and maintained a ...

  • ORNL researchers find ‘greener’ way to assemble materials for solar applications

    The efficiency of solar cells depends on precise engineering of polymers that assemble into films 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Today, formation of that polymer assembly requires solvents that can harm the environment, but scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a “greener” way to control the assembly of photovoltaic ...

  • Award for innovative approach to control algae with ultrasound technology

    LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, received an award for their innovative approach to control algae with ultrasound technology. The annual “Going the Extra Mile” (GEM) awards were hosted by Northumbrian Water, a UK Water Utility company supplying water in both the north and south of England. The event took place at the Beamish Hall on Thursday 25 June 2015. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Global TAG Excellence Award for LG Sonic’s Ultrasonic Algae Control Technology

    During the Global TAG conference LG Sonic received an award for the successful development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy, an environmentally system to monitor and control harmful algal blooms with the use of ultrasonic technology. The Global TAG conference and awards event took place on the 26th April 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel Athenaeum in Athens, Greece. Event participants ...


    By LG Sonic

  • LG Sonic and American Water Announce Innovative Partnership to Monitor and Control Algal Blooms

    American Water, America’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, and LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, today announced it has formed a partnership to perform ultrasonic algae control in water treatment plants. This makes LG Sonic the first European company that succeeded to become a  ...


    By LG Sonic

  • New Kind of “Tandem” Solar Cell Developed

    Original story at MIT News Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun’s energy. The development could lead to photovoltaic cells that are more efficient than those currently used in ...

  • American Water and LG Sonic Receive Award for Chemical-Free Algae Control

    American Water, America’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, and LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, received a Business Achievement Award from the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) yesterday for the installation of four solar-powered algae control buoys (MPC-Buoys) in a drinking water reservoir at the Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in ...


    By LG Sonic

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