April 24, 2012 – Power Valley News

Posted on April 24, 2012 in Power Valley News

Power Valley News


Montco manufacturer to add 100 jobs

Philadelphia Business Journal

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:58am EDT

Environmental Solutions Worldwide, which makes emission-testing products, is adding 97 jobs in Montgomeryville, Pa., phillyBurbs reports.


Phila. Water Dept. system derives building heat from wastewater

Philadelphia Business Journal

by Peter Key – Thursday, April 12, 2012

NovaThermal has received $200,000 from two programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy: It got $150,000 from the city of Philadelphia’s Greenworks Pilot Energy Technology program, which was a partnership between the city, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania; it also got $50,000 through Ben Franklin’s Alternative and Clean Energy Technology Development and Commercialization Institute.

Tapping into a constant resource: sewage’s heat

Philadelphia Inquirer

Hot Poop! Sewage Heat to Warm Building



Mark Group Launches Row Home Upgrade Package

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Mark Group, a leading global provider of home energy efficiency analysis and improvements, is pleased to add an urban-focused Row Home Upgrade Package to its portfolio of energy efficiency home improvement offerings. The new offering bundles the energy efficiency home improvements that typically provide the greatest impact for customers on comfort and savings in their row homes. … Mark Group directly employs and trains its workforce from its North American headquarters at The Navy Yard Clean Energy Campus in Philadelphia.


Gamesa selling four U.S. wind farms

Philadelphia Business Journal

Date: Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:45am EDT

Gamesa, which has its U.S. headquarters in Middletown, Lower Bucks County, is selling four U.S. wind farms for $900 million, phillyBurbs reports.


Report: Schuylkill’s dams could be a source of…

The Mercury

Posted: 04/22/12 12:01 am

A report issued last week by the Department of Energy examines the possibility of generating hydroelectric energy from existing dams and concluded that as much as 679 megawatts of electricity could be generated in Pennsylvania this way.

Of that 679 megawatts, an on-line map based on the report shows the potential for about 31.5 megawatts of energy along the Schuylkill River and its tributaries.

(By way of comparison, Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station produces 2,345 megawatts of electricity).


Geostellar Plans Solar Power Map of Every Rooftop in the US


April 21, 2012 By Tina Casey
Distributed solar power goes wild! Geostellar has teamed its rooftop solar power analytic toolkit with the satellite imaging company GeoEye to help realize its grand plan to assess the solar energy generating potential of every rooftop in the U.S. With this tool in hand, practically anyone with a roof can get a quick preview of whether or not a solar installation is a sound investment for their property.

So far, Geostellar has applied its model to areas where publicly sourced aerial imagery is available, including Washington D.C., Boston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New Jersey. The partnership with GeoEye will enable it to create a nationwide catalog of both residential and commercial properties.

Source: Clean Technica (http://s.tt/19H5L)


Clean Technology Venture Deals Rise While Dollars Fall in 1Q 2012

Green Building Elements

April 6, 2012 By Glenn Meyers
According to information from Cleantech Group, the number of venture deals for clean technology rose in the first quarter of 2012 even though the dollar total of the funding deals declined modestly. The firm reports that early-stage deals appear to be on the rise again, and the mergers and acquisition market remains strong.
Source: http://greenbuildingelements.com


Leading Green Job Search Engine Reports Dramatic Increase in Green …

The Green Job Bank reports that the first quarter of 2012 saw a dramatic increase in the number of green job postings compared to the same period in 2011.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 10, 2012

The Green Job Bank announced today that it saw a dramatic increase in the number of US-based green job postings in the first quarter of 2012. The green job search engine indexed 36,500 green job postings during the quarter, more than double the 16,300 green jobs it indexed in the first quarter of 2011.

The top US States are California, in undeniable first place with 1,900 active jobs, Texas in second position with 745 jobs, and New York in third place with 648. Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Virginia, DC and Illinois complete the list of the top 10. 380 job postings are virtual or do not include a state.


Good “Green” Job Opportunities in Fast-Growing “Green” Energy Industry

CleanTechnica – Apr 20, 2012

Job creation– good quality job creation more specifically– has been a bugaboo for a US economy still struggling to turn the corner on one of the deepest, financially-driven recessions in US history. While many business leaders, economists and US government representatives, including President Obama, view the fast-growing US renewable energy and clean technology sectors as economic engines that can go a long way toward assuring healthy job creation for decades to come, others have staunchly opposed public sector support for their development. The stalemate has resulted in a stop-and-go federal clean energy policy that in turn has produced recurring cycles of boom-and-bust.

Source: Clean Technica (http://s.tt/19CmB)


Funding Opportunity Announcements

Energy Department Announces Funding for Small Business Innovation Research in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/3/2012 11:59 PM ET]

April 9, 2012

The Energy Department today announced up to $9 million available this year to fund approximately 50 small businesses to advance innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. This initiative will help small businesses with promising ideas that could improve manufacturing processes, boost the efficiency of buildings, reduce reliance on oil, and generate electricity from renewable sources to bring new clean energy solutions to market faster. This effort is part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to drive innovative clean energy technologies into the market and help spur economic growth, diversify the nation’s energy portfolio, and create skilled jobs for American workers.

Full story

To be removed from our Power Valley News mailing list CLICK HERE and you will automatically be removed from future mailings.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania


InfraScanNupatheSELECT Greater PhiladelphiaMorphotekDell BoomiInstaMedDVIRCMODAMonetateNeat CompanyPennsylvania BIOClear AlignNFTEBioNano GenomicsScience CenterPhilly Startup Leaders