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22 Apr 09. Lockheed Martin today observed Earth Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its solar energy testbed. The testbed supports Lockheed Martin’s work in utility-scale renewable power. The Solar System Test and Engineering Site (SolSTES) array in southern New Jersey enables Lockheed Martin engineers to integrate and test a variety of solar technologies in a high-fidelity test environment. Design and construction of the testbed began in early 2008. Today the facility is a full-scale, functional solar collector assembly, 100 meters long and three stories high, consisting of highly reflective mirrors and solar receivers. “Through this solar field testbed, we’re applying for the utilities the same systems engineering and disciplined integration approach that we do for all of our domestic and international customers,” said Chris Myers, Lockheed Martin vice president for Solar Energy programs. “Utility-scale solar power is another way our highly-skilled workforce can help solve a critical security challenge facing our nation. The testbed enables us to validate solar collector technologies and optimize our production skills.” In November 2007, Lockheed Martin teamed with the Starwood Energy Group to provide utility-scale solar power in North America. Lockheed Martin is responsible for engineering, procurement, manufacturing and systems integration. Starwood is primarily responsible for arranging long-term power purchase agreements, site selection, permitting, and for providing construction, permanent debt and equity financing. Since the teaming agreement was signed, Lockheed Martin and Starwood have been pursuing multiple utility-scale opportunities, and have invested in land acquisition, transmission, permitting, supplier base, technology development, and efficient, low-cost production techniques. The teaming arrangement positions Lockheed Martin and Starwood to provide clean, renewable energy throughout the United States.
23 Apr 08. Azure Dynamics Corporation has received sixteen
orders for its Low Emission Electric Power (LEEP (TM) Freeze) system. Azure’s LEEP(TM)Freeze system is an integral part of Kidron’s UltraTemp cold plate transport refrigerationsolution. This most recent order is from a major California based produce provider. “We are pleased that Azure’s and Kidron’s unique hybrid refrigeration product is being recognized as a leading technology and demonstrates the diverse opportunities for our clean, efficient system in the produce application. We look forward to additional market penetration as this new technology continues to gain widespread acceptance,” said Scott Harrison, Azure’s Chief Executive Officer. The LEEP Freeze system draws energy in an efficient manner from a vehicle’s primary engine during normal driving and delivers it to the UltraTemp cold plate technology system, which allows the cold plates to stay cold for the duration of a typical multi stop delivery route. The system can also be plugged into the electrical grid for off-duty charging. UltraTemp with LEEP Freeze can save up to a gallon of fuel per hour, maintains set-point temperatures even when the engine is off, and offers quiet operation and significantly reduced emissions.
20 Apr 08. Quantum3D, Inc. has been ISO 9001:2008 certified. The announcement signals a continued improvement in product quality efforts since the company hired quality expert Richard Fenwick toward year’s end. The company believes that ISO 9001:2008 is an important driver of quality for its efforts in the next-generation of military programs, including the use of its ExpeditionDI man-wearable training systems for immersive ground soldier training.