Tag Archives: Solar Power

Boeing Subsidiary Introduces New Solar-Powered, Long-Endurance Drone

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, has unveiled a new autonomous aircraft that utilizes solar energy to perform long, high-altitude flights. The Manassas, Va.-based company said Wednesday its new Odysseus unmanned aerial system can support climate change and atmospheric research as well as missions focused on communication, connectivity and intelligence. Odysseus is designed to …

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Siemens’ Federal Arm Selected for NC Indian Reservation Solar Project; Barbara Humpton Comments

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has chosen Siemens‘ U.S. federal subsidiary to support the installation, operation and maintenance of a power farm near Murphy, North Carolina. Arlington, Virginia-based Siemens Government Technologies will install and manage a 2,000 photovoltaic solar panel array for EBCI under a $2.36 million contract, the company said Thursday. We are proud …

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Marine Corps Orders Bren-Tronics Rugged Battery Chargers; Per Sai Fung Comments

Bren-Tronics has been awarded a potential five-year, $38 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps to produce and deliver portable battery charging systems as part of the Marine Corps Systems Command’s 2016 acquisition strategy. The contract contains one base year and four option years and the company will start delivery of its Advanced Battery Chargers to …

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GSA Taps SolarCity for Renewable Energy Project at 9 Federal Buildings

SolarCity will build and operate photovoltaic technology at nine government facilities under a power purchase agreement with the General Services Administration as part of the Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Pilot initiative. GSA launched the energy procurement and management effort with the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service and Energy Department, EPA said Tuesday. The project will span …

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GSA Opens Solicitation for Rooftop Solar Power Purchase Agreement

The General Services Administration has issued a solicitation for the installation of solar power systems on rooftops of government buildings in Washington under a potential 20-year power purchase agreement. In a notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps, GSA said the chosen contractor will provide design, maintenance and operations services as well as labor, tools, …

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Northrop Sponsors Space Solar Power Research at Caltech; Joseph Ensor Comments

Northrop Grumman has agreed to invest $17.5 million into a three-year space solar power research program the company initiated with California Institute of Technology. The initiative is meant to produce technologies applicable to the ultralight photovoltaics, ultralight deployable space structures and phased array and power transmission areas, Northrop said Monday. “The potential …

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Software AG’s Donald Fisher: Lower Oil Prices to Drive 2015 Energy Industry Activity

Software AG predicts that the digital energy industry will see increased merger activity and adoption of Internet of Things technologies in 2015 due to continually changing oil prices. “Oil prices will be the overriding concern next year and may dictate everything we see going forward,” Donald Fisher, senior director of energy solutions …

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Dell to Help Start Solar Lab in South Africa

Dell is working with the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation to launch the company’s first solar laboratory in South Africa’s Western Cape region on Jan. 30, the South Africa The Good News reported Thursday. The Dell Solar Lab will be at SHAWCO’s facility in Kensington and work to serve more than 300 …

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