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ASU Salvages Old Building for New School of Sustanability

January 06, 2009
The renovation was led by the design team of Lord, Aeck & Sargent and Gould Evans Associates; they're anticipating LEED Silver certification and did it all with a $6 M budget. Now complete, it will be used for Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability and a newly formed School of Sustainability. In terms of performance, the Institute is anticipated to save 18.7% on energy and 50.3% on water use compared with its baseline usage -- plus, it's been outfitted with six, hard-to-miss, state-of-the-art AeroVironment parapet turbines.   -> View More

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A Cleaner Way to Keep the City Running

January 02, 2009
For centuries, grist-grinders and sailors have exploited the wind. Now, New York developers, homeowners and city leaders might be coming around. A handful of buildings are already drawing electricity from wind turbines, which typically resemble table fans, or mounted airplane propellers. Unlike some of the skyscraping versions that dot rural hillsides, small turbines supply power directly to homes without first sending it through a utility company's lines.   -> View More

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Balqon Corporation Installs AeroVironment's PosiCharge® Fast Charge System at Port of Los Angeles to Power Electric Trucks

December 18, 2008
MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2008 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that Balqon Corporation (OTC:BLQN), a developer of heavy duty electric trucks, tractors and electric drive systems, has purchased a new high voltage version of AV's PosiCharge fast charge systems as part of a program to replace internal combustion yard tractors with electric propulsion vehicles at the Port of Los Angeles.   -> View More

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AeroVironment's Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System Receives Military Aircraft Type-Classification Certificate from the Italian Ministry of Defense

December 15, 2008
MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2008 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that the General Directorate for Aircraft Weapon Systems (MoD - Italy) has issued a Military Aircraft Type-Classification Certificate for the Raven B unmanned aircraft system, the first such certificate issued in Italy in the Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle category. This certificate permits Italian military personnel to fly Raven in Italy's national airspace.   -> View More

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AeroVironment Has Been Named A “Homeland Security Rising 10”

November 30, 2008
As the year draws to a close, it's time to revisit the 10 companies that HSToday named as up-and-comers in April. Although they did not make the list of the top 25 contractors with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), they were selected for their dynamism.   -> View More

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Carmakers Charge Ahead with Electrics

November 20, 2008

The future - or at least a future - may finally be in sight for the electric car. Nissan-Renault Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn announced plans at the L.A. Auto Show on Wednesday to begin selling a competitively priced electric car in Oregon in 2010. The vehicle would go "mass market" by 2012, Ghosn vowed.

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AeroVironment Featured on Mad Money with Host Jim Cramer

October 28, 2008
AVAV: Flying High Insight on AeroVironment, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.   -> View More

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Toyota Material Handling and AeroVironment Announce Alliance to Market PosiCharge® Battery Fast Charge Systems

September 16, 2008
IRVINE, Calif. - (September 16, 2008) - Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the number one lift truck supplier in the United States, and AeroVironment, Inc. (AV), the number one battery fast charge system manufacturer, have established an alliance to market AV's PosiCharge fast charge systems. PosiCharge systems are now available through 68 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers with 190 locations throughout the United States.   -> View More

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Airports Go For Green with Eco-Friendly Efforts

September 16, 2008
A fleet of miniature wind turbines at Boston Logan International Airport have perhaps the best view of the city, overlooking the downtown skyline across the expansive harbor as commercial jets descend overhead. Each 6-foot-tall turbine, placed at the edge of the rooftop of the airport's headquarters, is affixed at a unique angle to capture the winds that gust through Boston Harbor and climb the building's walls.   -> View More

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A Monrovia Firm’s Tiny Planes Have Growing Clout

September 10, 2008
AeroVironment Inc.'s Unmanned Spy Craft Become Vital Reconnaissance Tools on the Battlefield Standing amid a grove of pepper plants in Thousand Oaks last week, Christopher Thompson revved up his plane's tiny 6-inch propeller and then gently tossed it into the sky, much as weekend hobbyists fly their airborne toys. But this mini-aircraft called the Raven, weighing little over 4 pounds and painted in Army gray, is no ordinary model. It is actually a tiny U.S. military spy plane that can hover quietly 500 feet in the air and transmit video images to operators several miles away. These Simi Valley-made planes are providing vital information to ground combat soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who want to know what's happening over the ridge and around the bend.   -> View More

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