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Chevy "Solar Canopy" (GM Photo)

GM Investing In Solar Power Firm Creating 200 Jobs In Rochester Hills

General Motors Ventures LLC announced today an equity investment of $7.5 million in Sunlogics PLC, a vertically integrated global solar energy systems provider specializing in solar project development and installation. The investment will create 310 jobs, 200 of them in the Detroit area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2011


Advancing Solar Panel Testing With Sophisticated Controller Features

Holland-based Thermotron said its has added two new features to the intuitive 8800 programmer controller specifically to meet the synchronized testing requirements of companies doing IEC solar tests.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2011

Solar panels (credit: Wikimedia)

GlobalWatt To Supply Solar Panels, Mobile Units For Projects In Texas

San Jose, Calif.-based GlobalWatt Inc. announced it has signed distribution agreements valued at $2 million to supply its commercial and mobile solar panel systems for Texas clients. The solar cells will be made at the GlobalWatt plant in Saginaw.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/24/2011

University of Michigan Professor Steve Rand

UM Says Solar Power Without Solar Cells Is Possible

A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells.


Uni-Solar in happier times -- a rooftop installation

Uni-Solar PV Panels On Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas

Auburn Hills-based United Solar, a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices (Nasdaq: ENER), announced that its Uni-Solar thin, flexible photovoltaic panels have been installed on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise ship.


New Solar Panel Product From Dow Chemical

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. Tuesday introduced Enlight Polyolefin Encapsulant Films, new products that the company says enhance efficiencies in photovoltaic module production and lead to lower conversion costs.