GE Partner Powers Up in Australia and 3 Dow Spotlight Stocks

General Electric Company’s (NYSE:GE) GE Energy Financial Services, First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), and Verve Energy opened the 10-megawatt Greenough River Solar Farm near Geraldton, Western Australia, at which time solar power received a jolt of energy Wednesday as Australia’s first large-scale photovoltaic solar project was officially switched on. The successful inauguration comes after more than a year of planning, design, construction and testing and with this project now finished, partners Verve Energy and GE Energy Financial Services can explore the possibility of expanding the plant to up to 40 megawatts, in order to satisfy increasing demand for renewable energy. Meanwhile, the 10-megawatt project should supply sufficient solar energy to power 3,000 homes and displace 20,000 tons of greenhouse gases annually, and represents the first renewable energy investment in Australia GE Energy Financial Services, contributing to its global portfolio in excess of US$8 billion committed globally to projects generating power from hydro, wind, solar, biomass, geothermal along with other renewable sources.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) launched two new connectivity solutions, Connected Remote and Connected Photo, during a press event exhibiting its most recent Windows 8 devices. Both features represent the firm’s efforts to seamlessly mesh its PCs with smartphones. HP Connected Remote is similar to the concept of virtual network computing (VNC), which permits users to wirelessly control media stored on HP Windows 8 PCs, using an iOS or Android mobile device. The Remote application can access Windows Media Center and Player, iTunes, and PowerDVD by the use of the same Wi-Fi connection.

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International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has enlarged its PureSystems line of pre-integrated systems to now include new models to accomplish business analysis and online transaction processing. The systems have been developed to excel at three common tasks within enterprise computing, namely, near real-time data analysis, business intelligence, and online transactional processing.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has recruited Nomura’s (NYSE:NMR) Ahmed Saeed, who will lead the firm’s Middle East business which is concentrated on public sector clients, according to Reuters.

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