Mattson Technology CEO Challenge and SunPower PedalOn Awards to Further Corporate and Cycling Club Involvement

Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a Silicon Valley-based supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), a Silicon-Valley based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, are now official sponsors of the Webcor King-of-the-Mountain Ride taking place 10 a.m., Saturday, February 16 in San Jose. A kick-off for the upcoming Amgen Tour of California, the Webcor San Jose King-of-the-Mountain Ride, beginning at the Richard Meier-designed San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, features an aggressive ascent up San Jose’s Sierra Road. Riding like seasoned professionals up the Sierra hill, the best and the hardiest cyclists will compete for the honor of being King-of-the-Mountain. Read the rest of this entry »


Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CYPW) announced today that Robert Edwards, a retired senior engineer from Lockheed Martin, has joined the company’s Board of Advisors.Mr. Edwards served at Lockheed Martin for over 30 years, working on different projects including the Apollo Moon Project and other space programs. His area of expertise is in energy conversion systems, including thermoelectric, steam, internal combustion and external combustion engines. Mr. Edwards has also spent over 20 years working with experimental steam cars and other steam systems, and is an officer of the Mobile Steam Society in Tennessee. He has published over 40 scientific papers and now gives talks on the subjects of alternative fuels and heat transfer systems. He holds a B.S. from the University of Tennessee. Read the rest of this entry »

CEO Plans Meetings in 12 Cities, 7 Countries Over the Next Two Weeks With Former CEO of Lotus Engineering

Steve Schneider, CEO of electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP), says that ZAP is ‘racing’ to meet the opportunities that exist today in electric transportation. The Company has meetings over the next two weeks to further its business plans with various people and businesses in 12 cities, seven countries. Read the rest of this entry »

Northern California Power Agency Member Uses Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce CO2 Emissions, Enhance Green Energy Usage

The City of Palo Alto recently celebrated its ranking as the number one renewable energy program in the U.S., according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). PaloAltoGreen, a voluntary green energy purchasing program, now boasts a membership of one in five ratepayers. While the national average for enrollment in similar programs is less than two percent, PaloAltoGreen saw a five percent membership increase in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Puget Sound Energy [the utility subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE:PSD)] today issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) for expansion of the companys already ambitious energy-efficiency programs and new power-supply acquisitions. Read the rest of this entry »

Solarfun Power Holdings Co. , Ltd. (NASDAQ: SOLF), an established manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules and ingots in China, today announced an update on polysilicon supply procurement and sales developments. Read the rest of this entry »

According to Consumer Polls:

  • Miles-Per-Gallon and Eco-Friendliness Trump Power and Performance
  • 51% of Consumers Say Their Perception of GM is More Positive Than a Year Ago
  • Consumers Most Impatient for All-Electric Vehicles, Diesels and New Hybrids Read the rest of this entry »