The Kyocera Group and SB Energy Corp. today announced that the two companies have been selected by Kyoto City to build and operate a 4.2-megawatt (MW) solar power plant. The utility-scale solar power plant will be the first of its kind in Kyoto Prefecture, and becomes the largest solar power installation in the prefecture.
American Eagle Outfitters and theStudent Conservation Association (SCA)announced their fifth annual Alternative Spring Break program – a weeklong educational work experience for new generations of conservation leaders. AEO and SCA report they have doubled the number of volunteers and locations this year.
The foundation overseeing Taliesin West, the famed desert showplace designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, will soon install a 250-kilowatt solar system at Taliesin West through partnerships with First Solar Inc. and Big Green Zero, a sustainable energy development company.
Officials with the Conrad Foundation have announced the 15 high school teams from across the country and the Isle of Man that will compete in the final round of the 2011-2012 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. The annual competition, presented by Lockheed Martin Corporation and PepsiCo, challenges high school student teams around the globe to combine innovation and entrepreneurship along with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to create commercially viable products to solve global and local challenges.
e2e Materials, a clean technology spinoff of Cornell University that develops product made from its advanced biocomposite materials used for the furniture and cabinet industries has won the Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) for its Transform Worksurface product in the Composites Sustainability category. The award, announced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) at the Composites 2012 conference in Las Vegas is provided to companies whose composite-based products demonstrate significant innovation and commercial application.