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GE Jumps Into Solar Sales $GE

GE Jumps Into Solar Sales $GE

As GE prepares to open its new solar thin-film manufacturing facility in Denver, the company is marketing its product to the most likely of buyers—its wind customers. Invenergy announced plans last week to install 23 megawatts of GE’s new thin-film solar panels at a 210-megawatt wind farm it operates in Illinois. “Wind and solar are


The Quietest Wind Turbine in the World

An Australian company called Renewable Energy Solutions Australia Holdings Ltd. (RESA) has created what it says is a super quiet and efficient wind energy turbine. Suggestively called Eco Whisper, the wind turbine employs 30 smaller ones capped with a specially designed cowl ring that keeps them silent in most meteorological conditions. A cone shape allows


The 5 Most Efficient Solar Panels Under Development

Undoubtedly, there has been a shift in the general consciousness towards using the non-conventional sources of energy. Solar energy comes high on the list of such sources because it is available in infinite quantities. Research is on to make solar panels that are more efficient to save space, cost and to improve energy utilization. Here


Does GE Need to License it’s Wind Patent Portfolio? $GE

General Electric Company (GE) has vastly outpaced all of their competitors in intellectual property (IP) protection in many industries, but particularly wind turbines.  The chart below reflects data from our efforts in analyzing the landscape of issued patents and pending applications from the horizontal axis, utility-scale wind sector and indicates just how far ahead they


The Demand Side of Solar

Solar energy’s critics love to discuss reasons photovoltaic (PV) solar energy is a bad investment. Some go so far as to say that solar power does not even work, others talk about an oversupply of PV modules on the world market, and tell us that this “glut” proves solar will fail as an industry and


GE Partners with REC Solar on PV+EV $GE

Yes, the American solar industry is really starting to wake up to the potential of solar PV to power EVs and the potential of EVs to power PV growth. Take, for example, REC Solar, the solar company that installed our 5.59 kW residential system here in Colorado about year and a half ago. It’s joining


Solar Haters: What do you think of the Dallas-West African Connection?

We find little that’s gratifying about being right about the Solyndra controversy, in which a fossil fuel-funded slice of the political class swinging wildly solar energy. These pundits and politicians are going after solar’s viability and trying to hurt it as an industry, despite its proven job creating potential. It’s almost as if they hate


GM, GE Bring EV Charging Stations to China $GM $GE

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding that says that the two companies will jointly deploy electric car charging stations in the world’s fastest growing automobile market, China. The first charging stations would be installed in GE’s headquarters in Shanghai and Shanghai’s Jiading district.


Efficient Data Center Unveilved by GE $GE

General Electric unveiled its shiny new $48 million data center that serves its Appliance Park headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. The data center is Platinum LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, one of only a handful of centers to achieve the rating. Some of the others include a Citigroup Frankfurt facility, two Digital Realty Trust


GE Invests $40M into eSolar $GE

In early June, General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced that it would build the world’s first commercial-scale Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) power plant. As part of that announcement, the company said it reached a partnership with eSolar to license its modular solar tower technology throughout most of the world. Now it’s returned to invest $20