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How China is Going to Own the Solar Industry

The U.S. media is abuzz over last week’s bankruptcy of thin-film solar manufacturer Solyndra LLC, with some conservative politicians trying to use the demise of the start-up to argue against federal financing for green energy. But the Chinese media is focusing on a far more important solar power development: two major energy plans that will


FBI Raids Solyndra Offices

Solar firm Solyndra’s offices were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday. The firm filed for bankruptcy last week after receiving a $535 million loan from the government last year. The Fremont, California-based solar firm was the focus of multiple search warrants, which were issued as part of an investigation initiated by the


ASU Solar Now Exceeds 10MW of PV

As of Sept. 6, the four-campus Arizona State University (ASU) system had more than 10 megawatts (MWs) of photovoltaics (PV) installed and operational, making it the biggest higher education user of solar power. And they have more on the way. With the commissioning of a new 168-kilowatt solar installation at the Verde Dickey Dome ASU’s


Top 10 Ways Ford Stays Green $F

Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker based out of Michigan. Ford is the second largest United States automaker and the fifth largest international automakers. Ford has been very active in working on environmental initiatives and the clean technology industry. These things include compressed natural gas, flexible fuel vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles,


Making the Office Greener

Most people feel more responsible for their activities at home than they do for the impact they make while at work. This is why it is important for companies to encourage eco-friendly behavior in the workplace. The workplace is also a large contributor to environmental issues so there is the opportunity for employers and employees


Greece Sees Solar As Economic Salve

Name a sunny, financially-broke region filled with antiquities that could really use a solar miracle and an economic boost. If you answered Los Angeles, that’s wrong. We’re talking about Greece. The country. Greece just unveiled an audacious plan to make the country a haven for the installation of solar systems with a robust interconnection to


Obama: Writing off Greenines?

Dear President Obama, Three years ago I was so inspired by your message and by you that I did something I’d never done before: I knocked on doors for a presidential candidate, about 350 or so, here in the key swing state of Colorado. You won Colorado – and several other important swing states —


In Focus: Solar Swimming Pools

By installing a solar pool heater, you can substantially reduce swimming pool heating costs. They are very competitive from a cost basis with both heat pump and gas pool heaters, and have the added benefit of very low operational costs per year. Here’s some information regarding how they work. Normally, a solar pool heating system


FUTUREWATCH: Energy Generating Shoes

Have ever wondered if your shoes could charge up your electrical gadgets while you’re sweating it out by doing your power walk?! Yes, your walking shoes can now serve a dual purpose – protecting your feet as your burn those calories and producing energy at the same time! A power-packed stroll in the park can


Trouble at BYD?

Reports abound that BYD (BYDDF.PK) is in the process of reducing staffing levels at the BYD Automobile Sales Co from 2,600 to 800. The company is of course 10% owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and previously had major plans to become a top producer of electric batteries and both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles in


10 Green Initiatives of Coca Cola $KO

The Coca Cola Company is one of the largest worldwide beverage retailers, manufacturers, and marketers of various non-alcoholic beverages. Currently, the company sells more than 500 brands in more than 200 countries. The Coca Cola Company also has a long history of sustainability and helping with the environment. They maintain a large focus on the