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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Legacy Fabs

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Legacy Fabs

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to drive demand and innovation in the semiconductor market over the next decade. While some consumer IoT applications will require semiconductors manufactured using cutting-edge technologies to deliver fast performance and low power consumption, the vast majority of chips for IoT applications will be utilized in client-side applications. These


Residential Solar Permitting Streamlined in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has taken another step towards making it easier than ever for residents of the California city to go solar. In addition to launching a feed-in tariff last year to support expansion of rooftop solar in the city, Palo Alto has now streamlined the permitting processes for residential and commercial solar photovoltaics (PVs). Last


Clean Energy and Job Growth

Sunny Florida has sufficient sunshine to power 20 million homes. Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) when campaigning vowed to create 700,000 jobs. Upon election, he axed programs that centered on renewable energy. The Sunshine State now ranks dead last in creating green jobs.  That’s right, it ranks 50th. (Vermont is #1). Former Pres. Bill Clinton


Storage Portfolio Standards: Is It Time?

A new article in the Christian Science Monitor, by venture capitalist and cleantech industry analyst Richard Stuebi, raises a question I’d never thought about before. Namely, with renewable energy generation booming in the United States, the question is, “Are storage standards next?” In the cleantech sector, pretty much everyone knows the acronym RPS, for Renewable Portfolio Standards.


GE Drops ALEC Membership

Six more major companies are cancelling their American Legislative Council membership (ALEC), bringing the new total to 38. The latest to abandon the controversial right-wing lobbying group and let their memberships lapse include technology company General Electric, financial services giant The Western Union Company, wireless telecommunications carrier Sprint Nextel Corporation, software developer Symantec Corporation, consumer


LDK Signs Deal With Lu’an Group $LDK

Chinese solar manufacturer LDK Solar Ltd. has signed a multi-year solar wafer and polysilicon supply agreement with the Lu’an Group. The contract calls for LDK Solar to provide the Lu’an Group, aleading Chinese energy company, with 120 megawatts of solar wafersbetween 2011 and 2012 and 2,000 metric tons of polysilicon between 2011and 2013. Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman


The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

There are many ways to combat climate change on an individual orsmall-scale level but sometimes large group efforts bring necessaryexposure to this important, yet contentious global issue. Take the C40 Climate Leadership Group for example. Focusing on reducing carbon emissions, this group of 40cities is tackling global warming and climate change one greeninitiative at a

Electric Bike from Motion Dynamics Group Charged by Solar

Motion Dynamics Group has unveiled its latest electric bike – the Neltron Solar E-Bike, which features a pedal-assisted electric drive for flat road applications.The manufacturers claim that the solar e-bike is capable of hitting atop speed of 20mph with a range of about 25 miles. Costing $2495, the zero-emission vehicle ships with two 60W solarpanels

Hawaiian Hospitality Group Goes Solar

The Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc. (HHGI), a tourism-focusedproperty developer, may soon be incorporating solar energy systems intosome of its projects. Yesterday, the group announced it has acquired a submarine tour business to offer visitors “underseaadventures using quiet, electric-powered submersible vehicles withnear-zero environmental impact.” Hidden at the bottom of that pressrelease was a reference to Nabisolar,

World’s First Solar Collector Slate from Cupa Group

Cupa Group, the Spain’s largest construction materials company has come up with the world’s first solar collector slate that is just perfect for any kindsof roofing. The solar slates, dubbed as Thermoslate, not only harnesssolar energy, but are structurally superb as well. Aside from adding more than two-third of the energy needs of ACS(Hot Water)

SCHOTT Solar, VE Group and Affordable Solar unveil New Mexico’s largest solar array

SCHOTT Solar PV Inc., VE Group LLC and Affordable Solar Group LLC haveunveiled New Mexico’s largest solar array (1.1MW) on The Bell Group’sheadquarters’ parking structure in Albuquerque, NM. The projectuses over 5,000 locally-made solar modules by SCHOTT Solar PV, Inc, aglobal leader in photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing, with USheadquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The installation


Concept Solar Streetlights from Lighting Science Group

Lighting Science Group has created a new range of LED streetlights that run entirelyindependent of local power grids. The sustainable streetlights harvestsolar energy to power a series of energy saving lights, which are beingclaimed to be more efficient that regular HID streetlights. The new PROLIFIC Series Roadway Streetlights are being installed on a 14 mile