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FUTUREWATCH: Solar Roadways

FUTUREWATCH: Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways is a grassroots company that is a stellar example of a powerful new approach to business. Their business model is a perfect marriage between innovative technology and innovative finance. Solar Roadways are spearheading a new reality that levels the playing field and gives us reason to believe that we will find a way to meet our energy needs without fossil fuels. Solar power was discovered over 170


FUTUREWATCH: Solar Powered Robotic Bees

Hey, remember those robotic bees that were going to save our species from extinction – or at least, from greatly reduced produce options? Okay, so it’s not quite a reality yet – but that hasn’t stopped Greenpeace from imagining what our world would look like if and when we actually need a robotic insect to keep the


Solar PV in Latin America

With the slowdown in growth and contraction in European PV markets in 2012 and 2013, many in the solar industry have been wondering where the next big market will develop, and many have been considering the potential of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and particularly South America. It is easy to see why. The region


Watch Out Utilities: Here Come The Technology Giants

One of the more outspoken and forward-thinking executives in today’s energy industry is NRG Energy’s CEO David Crane.  When recently asked who NRG’s competitors will be in the future, he responded: “If you ask me who I worry about beating us, I give very little thought to the traditional power companies, the utilities.”[1] He then went


China’s Low Carbon Leadership

China’s economy is growing along with the nation’s efforts to combat climate change. The nation is an increasingly competitive leader in low carbon thanks to its renewable energy initiatives, sustainability efforts, and reductions in CO2 and HCFCs. The latest economic reports out of China indicate that the country has increased its rate of growth. The


Solar Leasing Gains Momentum

Solar leasing gets so many headlines in the clean energy media, it seems like a foregone conclusion. But it’s not — not yet, anyway. About fourteen of 50 states currently offer a lease model for rooftop solar systems. One of the most active states is California, which offers plenty of lessons for other states, according


1 Million EVs in Germany? Seriously?

When it comes to road-worthy production model electric vehicles (EVs), Germany’s auto brands don’t come to mind first. I mean, the EV market belongs to Nissan, Chevy and now Ford, not Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi or even Volkswagen. So, how is it that German Chancellor Angela Merkel can claim she can get one million EVs on


“Disruptive” Energy Companies Honored by MIT

MIT Technology Review, a publication of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has released its 2013 “50 Disruptive Companies” List. Among the companies recognized are a series of cutting edge firms that are ushering in a new era of clean, renewable energy. “The pace at which technology changes is astounding,” said Jason Pontin, publisher and editor


The Middle East and North Africa: Solar Mega Growth Ahead

Demand for solar energy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will skyrocket in the next five years, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Emirates Solar Industry Association (EISA). “In terms of solar energy, it is clear that the MENA region is set to experience significant change over the


The 2013 World Future Energy Summit

First Solar is pleased to be a platinum sponsor and exhibitor at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) taking place in Abu Dhabi January 15-17. WFES is an exciting platform to demonstrate First Solar’s capabilities and build lasting relationships in a region that is rapidly embracing the full potential of clean energy.  At the forefront of


The History of Carbon and Respective Responsibilities

There are massive disparities between the developed and developing world that compound the issue of emissions reduction at COP 18 and beyond. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution CO2 has increased about 41 percent. Research from climate scientists indicates that we need to act now to reduce emissions. The temperature of the planet has


MDV-SEIA’s Solar Energy Focus 2012 Conference

This just in from the Solar Energy Industries Association. . . MDV-SEIA’s Solar Energy Focus 2012 Conference, Developing and Financing Solar on the East Coast, is returning to Washington, D.C. This year, like last, will bring together hundreds of business leaders, investors, developers, legal experts and key policy makers together in D.C. to discuss and