February 09, 2006 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
IAUS Inks $150 Million Deal for its New Breakthrough Solar Technology, New Low-Cost Solar Energy
SALEM, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2006--International Automated Systems Inc. (OTCBB: IAUS) has signed a $150 million purchase and installation contract to install a turnkey 100-megawatt power plant for Solar Renewable Energy-1 LLC of Nevada.
The Nevada installation will showcase IAUS' solar collector lenses, which generate steam to its patented turbines for solar thermal-generated power. Low-cost energy produced by IAUS' new solar technology can be used to generate electricity or produce clean fuels such as hydrogen and green methanol (gasoline replacements) at a competitive price. IAUS' unique thin-film solar panels can be produced at a fraction of the cost of today's photovoltaic solar panels.
After viewing IAUS' proprietary technology, Charlie Vaughn, PE, former president of Nevada Power's coal subsidiary and former vice president of power generation for Nevada Power, stated, "The turbine with the rocket nozzle is so simple; it can be operated almost at will. I'm surprised someone didn't think of it before now. But, the item that places this solar technology in the same play park with fossil-fuel technologies today is the new solar panel. This is a real breakthrough in cost for renewable energy."
The thin acrylic lens focuses the sun like a huge magnifying glass on heat receivers. The solar collector, in combination with IAUS' bladeless turbine, equals lower capital costs and maintenance, plus higher efficiency. This enables IAUS and its customers to compete with the increasing cost in the fossil-fuel energy market ... with low-cost renewable energy.
Vaughn is CEO of Solar Renewable Energy-1 LLC. The contract has conditions for the 550-acre project, including finalizing the funding agreement. The power purchase agreement for the solar power is to be consummated and approved by the Public Utility Commission Nevada
The state of Nevada legislature requires and mandates that 9% of electricity sales in 2006 be renewable energy. This requirement will continue to increase until 2015, when it reaches 20%. Solar energy will help satisfy this Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Nevada's Lieutenant Governor, Loraine Hunt, has stated that, "Nevada's abundant sunshine has the potential to become the Middle East of renewable energy."
About International Automated Systems Inc. (www.iaus.com)
Founded in 1988, International Automated Systems Inc. develops high-technology products for diverse markets such as energy production, wireless communications, consumer purchasing and financial transactions. The company, founded by a former AT&T communications engineer, is based in Salem, Utah.
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