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Tigo announces distribution partnership with Mexico’s Exel Solar

| Renewable Energy

Tigo Energy Inc., a smart module manufacturer in Los Gatos, Calif., has announced a distribution partnership with Exel Solar Inc. in Mexico. In support of the local market, Exel Solar will collaboratively drive the adoption of the TS4 universal junction box for solar installers.

Synthetic lubricant made for stamping automotive components

| Materials

Tower Oil offers Klenedraw W-4701, a nonstaining, oil-free, full-synthetic lubricant for use in punching, forming, drawing, and deep-drawing of automotive components. The lubricant has received Japanese automotive approval for its performance in metal stamping operations.

California ARB accepting grant applications for zero-emission truck/bus deployment projects

| Air/Emissions

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has announced its grant solicitation for the zero-emission truck and bus pilot commercial deployment projects. Up to $23,658,000 is available for this project from FY 2014-15 funds. Projects funded under this solicitation will help accelerate technology commercialization by placing significant numbers of zero- and … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Training Field opens in Illinois

| Renewable Energy

On Sept. 16, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) of Chicago and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #134 celebrated the grand opening of the Renewable Energy Training Field, located on the grounds of the IBEW/NECA Technical Institute (IN-TECH) in Alsip, Ill.

MDL Mfg. certified to ISO 14001

| Waste

Bedford, Pa.-based MDL Mfg., a manufacturer of components for the energy, oil and gas, defense, and commercial industries, has achieved certification to ISO 14001, meeting that standard’s requirements for environmental management.

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