gold rush

The Solar Gold Rush

One morning 165 years ago, James Marshall was examining his sawmill on the American River, near Coloma, Calif. Marshall was having a run of bad luck — in recent years, he’d been to war and lost his land — but on this day he noticed something shimmering in the channel beneath his mill. Scooping up […] Read more


Modern Day Gold Rush: Arizona Real Estate for Solar

It could be the next great opportunity in real estate, or the modern day version of swamp land in Florida. Vermaland, a land holding company in Phoenix, will hold an auctionon June 6 to sell off 1,938 acres that it says could accommodate 388megawatts of electricity, according to the company. That would beenough to power […] Read more