Solar Power Recap: March 5th
Here at the end of the first week of March we’ve got some choicesolar tidbits for you: solar stock updates, a fancy new kind of hybridpower plant in Florida, a gigantozoid solar installation in Colorado,solar as fashion statement for financial districts, and yes, even more.Read on.
Florida Power & Light got some love in the NYT today for their innovative power plant project grafting solar thermal technology right onto an existing gas-fired production system. May we humbly observe that we brought this to your attention about, oh, a year ago? And GetSolar’s Connie Zheng takes a fresh look at the Martin plant here.
Solarfun Power (NASDAQ: SOLF) put out a good news/bad news release today, via Reuters. The good news? Solarfun expects to see shipments double in 2010.The bad news? Average selling prices may fall steeply and send sharesdown as much as 11 percent. Nice of them to warn us. If you’re intothis sort of thing, you can join solar integrator Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RSOL) on the conference call Monday that will reveal their Q4 results.
In Colorado, a state whose relationship with solar energy may bebest characterized as “complicated”, a 1.6 MW solar installation justwent live at the Denver Airport. This modest system will offset 100 percent of the airport’s fuel storage and distribution facility. See REW.com for the whole story.
Via the AP:A research consortium is upstate New York is thinking about someseriously pretty solar innovations. What would you say to downtownbuildings draped with “giant jeweled curtains” made up of clear, pyramidal solar collectors?“Integrated concentrating dynamic solar facade” might be a mouthful,but a power-producing Gotham might be just what we need. And realdiamonds are passé these days anyhow.
Also in New York, PV Tech tells us that Magnolia Solar has received $1 million from NYSERDA to develop advanced, efficient thin-film solar cells. Could always use some of those…though this investment pales in contrast to the Department of Energy’s commitment this week of $100 million in stimulus funds to developing new technologies in three arenas: electricity production; electricity storage; and thermodevices.
Now go forth and enjoy your weekend–remember to stay plugged in with GetSolar.
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