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      SolarAccess.com - Weekly Edition
      January 2, 2002

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      In This Issue:
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      IN THE NEWS

      1. Federal Utility to Buy Windpower To Advance Energy Security
      2. Opposition Starts to Australian Power Tower
      3. Inverter Manufacturer Recommends Action on SW Units
      4. Education Needed to Explain Potential of Distributed Generation
      5. Spanish Companies Get Subsidy For Wind Turbines
      6. PowerLight Starts Around-Clock Production of Panels
      7. Fuel Cell Technologies to Use Renewable Biogas
      8. Irish Utility Plans World's Largest Windfarm
      9. Inverter Claims to Improve PV Power and Safe Grid Connection
      10. Canada Company Wants to Sell Nevada Geothermal Power

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      IN THE NEWS
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      1. Federal Utility to Buy Windpower To Advance Energy Security
      In year-end contracts that are some of the largest wind energy deals in the
      United States, Bonneville Power Administration will double its purchase of
      wind power.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1298>
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      2. Opposition Starts to Australian Power Tower
      Formal opposition has started to the construction of the world's tallest
      solar power tower, which will cost Aus$670 million to generate 200 MW of
      electricity.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1298>
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      3. Inverter Manufacturer Recommends Action on SW Units
      Xantrex Technology Inc has released special instructions for its dealers to
      address questions surrounding its Trace SW inverter.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1296>
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      4. Education Needed to Explain Potential of Distributed Generation
      Education is a major requirement before distributed generation technologies
      can penetrate the market, according to a study of organizations that have
      implemented DG in the United States.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1293>
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      5. Spanish Companies Get Subsidy For Wind Turbines
      An affiliate of Spain's ENDESA will build a windfarm in the northern region
      of Aragon, with the largest European subsidy ever provided for a wind
      facility.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1294>
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      6. PowerLight Starts Around-Clock Production of Panels
      Increased demand for solar panels in California has prompted PowerLight Corp
      to begin round-the-clock production of its PowerGuard(R) solar roof tiles.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1289>
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      7. Fuel Cell Technologies to Use Renewable Biogas
      Four fuel cell technologies include phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFC),
      proton exchange membrane (PEM), solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and molten
      carbonate fuel cells (MCFC), and advances are being driven by the discovery
      of new materials, new manufacturing processes, and significant support from
      government and private industry.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1284>
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      8. Irish Utility Plans World's Largest Windfarm
      The Irish energy provider, Eirtricity, has opened a windfarm, while it plans
      one of the largest offshore wind facilities in the world.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1279>
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      9. Inverter Claims to Improve PV Power and Safe Grid Connection
      A new power inverter, the SunLynx II, has been certified and can provide
      2,000 or 4,000 watts of electricity in grid connected mode while maintaining
      UL1741 approved anti-islanding protection.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1280>
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      10. Canada Company Wants to Sell Nevada Geothermal Power
      A Canadian company, Continental Ridge Resources Inc, has responded to a
      tender to sell geothermal power to a large utility in Nevada.

      Full coverage <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1244>
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      Solar Energy
      BP says solar is limited; Spanish bank finances solar projects; Belgium
      company builds PV plant; China moves into top ten countries for solar;
      world's highest PV plant set up...
      <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1278>

      Wind Energy
      S&SE to build 100 MW windfarm; SKF to supply bearings for Vestas; TEP to buy
      from residential wind turbines...
      <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1277>

      Other Renewable Energies
      DOE seeks applications related to geothermal; Nova Scotia to promote
      renewables; biomass facility to burn woodwaste in Quebec; Vietnam completes
      hydro facility...
      <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1276>

      Other Energy Issues
      University says Enron failure is not a symptom of deregulation; China
      installs fuel cell plant on pig farm; Ebara buys into Ballard; flywheel
      system demonstrated...
      <http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story.jsp?storyid=1275>
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