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Business Briefs for the Week of Feb. 4, 2008

Evergreen Solar, eTec, ICE Solar Technologies

  • Marlboro, Mass.-based Evergreen Solar is working with the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co. to advance solar power opportunities for customers of Massachusetts municipal utilities. The companies are working together to install pilot photovoltaic systems on schools, municipal buildings, and other high-profile sites in communities served by municipal utilities.
  • Electric Transportation Engineering Co. (eTec), Scottsdale, Ariz., recently completed the installation of five Dual Port SuperCharge systems at Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, Calif. The stations will be used to recharge a fleet of electric baggage tractors and belt loaders that service JetBlue and US Airways.
  • Montreal-based ICP Solar Technologies has signed a multi-year agreement with SCHOTT Solar GmbH, Alzenau, Bavaria, to use SCHOTT Solar’s thin film technology plates starting with the 2008 edition of its Sunsei product line. “Using the SCHOTT Solar thin film plate technology with out non-glass backed modules makes our panels lighting and more powerful,” says Sass Peress, CEO and chairman, ICP Solar.
  • Bedford, Mass.-based Gloria Spire Solar recently announced the opening of a new West Coast office, initially to be located in Santa Clara, Calif., and then eventually co-located with sister company Adema in Mountain View, Calif. The company plans to hire several new employees for the Western office with further expansion next year.
  • Miami-based Electron Solar Energy recently acquired 100% ownership in Express Communications Supply, Boca Raton, Fla. With this acquisition, Electron Solar gains Express Communications’ patented designs, 4,000-plus customers in 50 states, $1 million in annual sales, and a 3,000-square-foot manufacturing site.
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