Coal Plants in Transition Study
03/16/10 - Paul Sheldon
An Economic Case Study in Energy Financing
Distributed Energy Production And The DIY Movement
03/09/10 - Ron Lin
A distributed model revolutionized the way industrial-scale computing was delivered. Is it possible that something similar could be achieved for energy production?
Engineering Society of Detroit Conference on Alternative Energy
03/09/10 - Bill Dickens
The ESD, the acronym for the Engineering Society of Detroit, is now 115 years old and it remains an august institution in the City of Detroit.
Linear Cities Could Lead to 100% Global Sustainability
03/05/10 - Kim Gyr
Energy, Food, & Transportation for the Components of our Genes, Forevermore!
10 Things Every Solar Company Should Know in 2010
03/03/10 - Jen Lynch
Renewable Energy companies need Public Relations (PR) for several reasons. The following are the top 10 things I believe every RE company should be aware of in 2010. Remember, the solar industry is still a nascent industry just at the beginning of its steep growth curve.
The Promise and Pitfalls of “Solar as a Service”
02/23/10 - Aaron Chew
By offering a means to install a solar power system without the initial capital, Power Purchase Agreements could be the Holy Grail for mass market adoption of solar.
The Global Fuel Cells Market
02/19/10 - GBI Research
Key trends and growth opportunities up to 2015.
Significant Legal Issues For Landowners And Operators Of Wind Projects
02/17/10 - Brett Slobin
Significant issues for the operator may include the operator’s right to enter onto the land and monitor the land for wind potential before an agreement is executed with the landowner.
How Improvements in Thin-Film Silicon PV Will Keep it Alive in the Marketplace
02/11/10 - Robert Nolan
Thin-film silicon uses about one-hundredth the amount of silicon used by crystalline silicon PV but now that the silicon shortage is over what will keep TF Si'c current 43% market share from dropping?
Wind Powered Engines And The Elusive 59% Efficiency
Bill Dickens - Feb 1/10
Images of the 3 bladed wind engines are now seen everywhere and they have come to symbolize intelligent energy creation for virtually everyone but are these designs actually the most efficient ones possible?
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Heating & Cooling of America
Dave Goldsholl - Feb 1/10
Greenhouse gas & energy are major problems for the future of America and Geothermal heat pumps are a great form of alternative energy has been around for over 30 years.
Resetting the Clock: RPS and Realizing Energy Independence
Dan Kuipers - Feb 1/10
The most pressing questions surrounding energy policy now are: 1) How do we reach these goals? And 2) Are they even attainable? Advocates from both sides of the aisle and in many industries, such as wind, solar, biomass, nuclear, and even domestically sourced natural gas and clean coal, have all thrown their hats in the ring professing that their technological approach is the way to go.
Fuel Cell Road Trip!
Sandra Curtin - Feb 1/10
We‘ve compiled a handy guide to some interesting US fuel cell installations, many of which are used to power public establishments, giving you a chance to visit, view a fuel cell, or ask a few questions of the proprietors.
Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook
Sushmita Chaudhuri - Feb 1/10
An in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major renewable energy markets in Asia-Pacific.
Wind energy: Why is project certification so important?
Jessica Krause - Feb 1/10
What can you do as an investor to protect your wind farm investment? What can you do as a wind farm owner to secure your wind power production? How can the trust of insurance companies for wind farm projects be improved?
Considerations in Fuel Cell Voltage Monitoring
Daniel Westerheim - Feb 1/10
Knowing what's happening inside a fuel cell is a critical function, especially as fuel cells are continuing to be developed. One important aspect of this is to measure the voltage of each cell in a stack.
Sanyo North America Now and in the Future
03/03/10 - Aaron Fowles
Aaron Fowles is the Specialist of Corporate Communications for SANYO North America Corporation’s Regional Offices, based in San Diego. In this position, Mr. Fowles oversees all public relations activities, including media relations, strategic planning and implementation for all North American regional companies.
The Role Of Law In The Renewable Energy Industry
02/05/10 - Jack Jacobs
Interview with Jack Jacobs, Managing Partner of Cleantech Law Partners.
Dupont's PV Strategy for 2010
Marc Doyle, Dupont - Feb 1/10
We believe this young industry still has numerous opportunities for cost reductions from innovations all along the value chain, involving new materials, processes, and installation technologies. However, we need suppliers and customers to align on industry roadmaps that can drive new technology improvements from concept to commercialization as efficiently as possible.
Bio-based Solar Cell Backsheets
David Lee, BioSolar - Feb 1/10
BioSolar intends to replace as many petroleum-based components in PV modules as possible with components made from environmentally safer renewable materials. We believe that commercialization of biobased PV components will be possible, however, only if their cost is lower than the incumbent petroleum based components.
Bonfiglioli's Role in Renewable Energy
Greg Schulte, Bonfiglioli - Feb 1/10
Bonfiglioli is constantly researching and developing new products, or enhancing existing ones. For example, our new solar inverters have the highest efficiency in the industry while our smart drives, pitch and control solutions in the wind market reduce down time and greatly improve ROI for the wind farm owners.
Electrical Energy Services and Renewable Energy
Mike Caliel. IES - Feb 1/10
We believe that renewable energy services play to the strengths that we have developed in offering electrical and communications services to the commercial, industrial and residential markets.
Phoenix Role in Prospective "Hydrogen Economy" - 2010 Outlook
Donald Moore - Feb 1/10
A succinct-analysis of the increasingly widely discussed alternative and renewable energy universe serves to bring the Phoenix "Hydrogen Economy" initiative (with its REPLACEMENT energy status) into its special perspective.
Juan Pablo Cabanillas - Feb 1/10
REPOWERING, in general, can be defined as the set of changes aimed at increasing the power and therefore also increase the energy yield.
Renewable Lean - The Need for Lean in Renewable Energy Manufacturing
Preston "Jay" McCreary - Feb 1/10
Using Lean to produce renewable energy products will keep costs low, make the investment of capital more efficient, provide product in the shortest possible lead time, and ensure the continued growth of the industry.