Tag Archives: 2010
Economy improving slowly A trickle of confidence in the markets returned in July. U.S. andEuropean stocks recovered much of the losses of earlier months showingdefinite but slow growth while dumping gold and U.S. dollar as a result. The Dow finished at 10465.94, a gain of 41 points or .4% since last Friday. The NASDAQ slipped [...]
SOLARCON India 2010, the second edition of India’s largest solarindustry event, which was inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, UnionMinister for New and Renewable Energy and presided by Andhra PradeshChief Minister, K. Rosaiah on July 28, successfully concluded today.SEMI, the premier solar/PV industry trade body and organizer of SOLARCONIndia shared that it has received an overwhelming [...]
The American Power Act of 2010 (APA), as released by Senators Kerry and Lieberman on May 12, 2010, regulatesemissions of greenhouse gases through market-based mechanisms,efficiency programs, and other economic incentives. The Energy Information Administration released a summary of the APA’s key provisions, including the following analysis: APA Title I consists of incentives designed to accelerate [...]
SOLARCON India 2010, the second edition of India’s largestsolar-energy-focused event organized by SEMI India, the premier tradebody of the Indian solar/PV industry, kicked off today. Honourable Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah, inauguratedthe three day exposition and conference. Honourable ChiefMinister of Andhra Pradesh, K. Rosaiah presided over the event.Honourable Union Minister [...]
Sungevity, the leading online residential solar provider, todayannounced record results for the first half of 2010, due to widespreadconsumer interest in solar energy made more affordable by leaseprograms. Sungevity’s revenues from solar panel installations on residentialhomes have increased by a factor of 10 over the last six monthscompared with the first half of 2009 revenues. [...]
A few hours ago, I met Dr. Kurt Chistienson, whose company Optomec “paints” the thin silver“fingers” onto PV cells – using proprietary technology that makes themas thin as 30 microns – (a considerable advantage over his competitors’40 microns as these conductive circuits cast unwanted shadows on thesilicon). A few minutes later, I ran into a fellow [...]
14.6 GW of new PV capacity willbe added worldwide in 2010 according to latest forecasts from IMSResearch. This 95% increase in installations will be driven by a numberof countries, most notably Germany. According to IMSResearch, the global PV market will almost double in 2010 toreach a massive 14.6 GW, nearly three times size of the [...]
Last month, teams of collegestudents raced their solar-powered cars though four states in theMidwest. Students from all over the world designed, built and drove solar-powered cars in the competition. The American Solar Challenge 2010 (ASC2010) took off from Broken Arrow,Oklahoma, on June 20th and ended in the Chicago suburb of Naperville onJune 26, 2010. Last weekend, [...]
Asia Pacific photovoltaic markets are poised to make a significantcontribution to global photovoltaic (PV) market growth in 2010 following improvements in the policy environment in most of the key countries inthis region. According to the Solarbuzz Asia and Pacific Major PV Markets 2010 report, the key emerging country markets of China, India,South Korea and Australia, [...]
American corporate investments are powering green in2010. Corporate activity in cleantech innovation continues to play animportant role and corporations are becoming key participants in many of the largest venture and growth capital investment deals. UScorporate involvement is responsible for many of 2010′s top deals. Dueto the participation of companies like Intel Capital, GE Capital, Shell, [...]
Global photovoltaic demand continues to soar in 2010 and is currentlyprojected to double over the rate of installations last year, accordingto Solarbuzz, an international solar energy market research andconsulting company. In the latest edition of the SolarbuzzQUARTERLY Report, Solarbuzz has raised its 2010 market size to 15.2 GW,which compares with a revised 7.5 GW in [...]
The CSP Summit was held this past week in SanFrancisco. Many of the leading companies in the space were present, and the following represents some of the highlights. (Editor’s note: CSP stands for ‘concentrated solar power,’ which generally means solarthermal power plants. Concentration is coming to photovoltaics, so theacronym may not last forever, but enjoy [...]
- New Renewable Energy Projects Approved by Obama Adminstration
- The Solar Robots are Coming!
- Florida Has Spoken: More Renewable Energy!
- Bloomberg Announces Insane NYC Climate Plan
- SunRun Wants Utilities to Innovate Rooftop Solar
- UW Professor Designs Solar Cells that Store Energy
- Buffet Bets Against Nuclear
- Squirrels: Solar’s Biggest Threat?
- Facebook’s Hydroelectric Data Center Opens in Sweden
- Renewable Energy Funding in South Africa
- New Jersey Solar: The Situation Gets Bigger
- Technology and The Green Movement
- Supply and Demand in Solar Materials Market
- Solar In The Classroom
- In Focus: How Green are Electric Vehicles?
- How First Solar Should Spend Their New Cash
- Silicon-Boron Electrodes: The Key to Longer Battery Life?
- U.S Solar Hits Milestone