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WOW: GM Loses $50K on Every Volt Produced

WOW: GM Loses $50K on Every Volt Produced

Despite selling a record number of Chevy Volts in August, General Motors is losing money on its plug-in electric hybrid, and a lot of money at that. Industry analysts estimate GM is losing as much as $49,000 on every Volt it produces.  This number could be even higher with cheap leases now being offered for

Yingli Shares Tank on Earnings Miss $YGE

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) is down about 7% this morning after reporting another big surge in revenues,but missing analyst estimates on the EPS side.  The company reported anadjusted non GAAP EPS of .13/share which missed by a penny and is flatover the year ago quarter.  Revenues were much better at $370 million,representing a 44% increase

Solar Water Isolation Valve 101

Isolation Valve AKA: solar bypass Anisolation valve should be a part of every solar water heater to isolatethe solar tank in case of a problem, while still allowing the backupwater heater to remain in service. The isolation valve is a manualvalve or valves placed in both the incoming and outgoing potable waterlines to the solar

Solar Storage Tank 101

Solar Storage TankAKA: solar water tank, solar tank Asolar water tank is an insulated water storage tank. Cold water thatused to go directly to your conventional water heater enters the solartank and solar-heated water exits. In closed-loop systems, the water isheated by contact with a coil of pipe containing the water orantifreeze that circulates through

Solar Water Heater Pressurized Glycol Systems 101

In this active, closed-loop system, incoming potable water is routed tothe solar storage tank, but never into the collectors. A water andantifreeze mixture circulates from the collectors through a coil ofpipe in the solar tank, and then is pumped back through the collectors.(In most climates, a 50/50 propylene glycol and water mixture will keepcollectors from

Solar Batch Heaters 101

Fora hundred years, simple solar batch heaters have been used in theUnited States. The term ICS (integrated collector storage) tells usthat the collector and storage tank are combined into one unit. A tankof water, enclosed in an insulated box covered with glass, is placed inthe sun facing south. Cold water is piped to the bottom


Portable water tank mixer from SolarBee betters water quality

Withpotable water sources already declining at a fast rate, manufacturersare developing products that betters the quality of the already scarceresource. Earlier this year we showcased the SolarBee water circulatorthat helps improve the quality of water in lakes and other potablewater sources. The product was great apart from the fact that it couldnot be used in