DOE: 4 Technologies Changing the World

The Department of Energy was founded b President Carter to deal with the effects of the 1970′s energy crisis. The DoE and it’s predecessors have been investing into energy research and development, for 4 decades and now the first wave of technology has crossed out of the labs and into the mainstream. The DoE as […] Read more

Sustainable Business Practices Yielding Profits

As climate change continues to be a hot topic for the environmental and political world, other sectors are beginning to take notice. Of these sectors, the business realm really has had its interest piqued and is benefiting from incorporating climate change and sustainability risks into their decision-making. Studies show that global clean energy markets present […] Read more

Desert Counties DO Benefit from Utility Projects

As other reporters and bloggers have pointed out, Sunday’s Los Angeles Times ran a one-sided and misinformed article questioning the economic benefits of utility-scale solar projects on desert counties. Let’s be perfectly clear – the counties where utility-scale solar projects are being built are benefitting significantly in direct and economic investments, tax revenues and job creation.  For example, our […] Read more

In Focus: Dupont’s Solar Quality Standards

Solar installations were removed from twenty-four San Diego Unified School District campuses after corrosion was discovered that threatened the possibility of electrical issues that could lead to fires. The 4.3-megawatt installation was built in 2005-06 by Solar Integrated Technologies (SIT). SIT was acquired by Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) (PINK:ENERQ) in 2009. ECD’s Uni-Solar manufactured the […] Read more

3 Top Solar Stocks to Benefit from Obama-approved Massive Solar Project

The Obama administration, on Monday, gave a nod for a massive solar project in the state of California. The 1,000-megawatt solar project on federal land in Southern California will be the largest solar project everbuilt on U.S. public lands. The approval of the project marksthe beginning of a boom in solar power on federal lands, […] Read more

Owners of Solar Panels in Hawaii to Benefit from Feed-In Tariff

Hawaii’s plans for a feed-in tariff — which have been in the works for quite some time — are one step closer to being realized, thanks to a decision Wednesday by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HPUC).The decision is part of a broad push in Hawaii to get 40 percent of thestate’s electricity from renewable resources […] Read more

Global Social Benefit Incubator

On August 26 Santa Clara University is host to the 2010 Global SocialBenefit Incubator (GSBI) which is receiving entrepreneurs from aroundthe world. The day will feature business plan presentations thatshowcase innovative adaptation of technology and models of socialchange. The (GSBI) program at Santa Clara University supportssustainable social ventures. It combines classroom instruction infinance, marketing creation, […] Read more

3 Clean Energy ETFs That Can Benefit from China

This fear has compounded withweak earnings out of many large banks, and tempered growth predictionsfor mainland China to reduce expectations for one of the main driversof growth in the emerging world. The government has stepped in to cooldown the red-hot Chinese economy, in order to avoid inflationarypressures but still keep the economy growing at an […] Read more

Solar-powered Irrigation Of Great Benefit to African Villagers

Solar-powered drip irrigation systems significantly increased vegetable production in villages in the western African nation of Benin,improving nutrition and boosting household incomes, according to a newstudy. The study, led by a researcher at Stanford University’s Programon Food Security and the Environment, installed solar-powered dripirrigation systems in two villages in Benin and compared theimpact with two […] Read more

Channeling Innovation to Benefit Humanity (AMAT)

AppliedMaterials CEO Mike Splinter presents former U.S. Vice President andNobel laureate Al Gore with the 2009 James C. Morgan GlobalHumanitarian award. It would be tough duty to be a judge for the Tech Awards,the annual global technology competition sponsored by AppliedMaterials. Every one of the laureates, as they call the amazing groupof finalists each year, […] Read more