Fuel Tech wins air pollution control orders worth $5.1 million
Fuel Tech Inc. has received multiple air pollution control orders totaling $5.1 million. The largest of these orders, placed by a major utility and an existing customer, was an award of a Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction project utilizing a combination of NOxOUT and HERT High Energy Reagent technologies for three large combustion units located in the South Central U.S.
Fuel Tech’s SNCR process is a post-combustion nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction method, which reduces NOx through the controlled injection of reagent into the post-combustion flue gas path. The combination of NOxOUT and HERT injection technologies helps maximize overall SNCR performance using common storage, handling and control components. Equipment deliveries are currently scheduled for the spring of 2012.
Kyocera supplies modules for 2-MW solar facility in France
Kyocera Corp. has supplied 8,500 solar modules for a new 2-MW solar power plant in north-western France. The Kyocera solar modules produce an average total power output of 2,200,000-kWh per year of environmentally-friendly electricity.
The solar installation is the largest solar power plant in north-western France, and is a pioneer project for future model systems. The project was realized with an investment by the French company Quénéa Energies Renouvelables and the state-run financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.
ECOtality installs First Blink DC Fast Charging Station in Portland, Oregon
ECOtality Inc. has installed its first Blink Direct Current Fast Charge at the Hollywood Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon. The UL-listed Blink DC Fast Charger provides the fastest EV charging rates currently available and can charge a Nissan LEAF to 80% capacity in under 30 minutes.
The Blink DC Fast Charger is rated at 60 kW and provides a quick and safe method of charging EVs. Ideally suited for high-traffic commercial locations and major transportation corridors, the dual-port charger features two CHAdeMo compliant EV charging connectors and provides an intuitive connector dock for storage and protection.
SolarEdge secures $37 million in funding
SolarEdge Technologies Inc. has closed a $37 million round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. The funding will enable the company to accelerate its global expansion and production plans as well as strengthen its balance sheet.
The funding will allow the company to further enhance its leadership within the solar power optimization industry. Existing investors, including Opus Capital, Walden International, Genesis Partners, Vertex Venture Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners and GE, also participated in this round.