A Federal Energy Policy: Can It Happen Here?

It would take nothing short of a sea change to overcome Congressional inertia and recover the ground lost in the last 25 years or so. But though the prospects for a truly coherent national energy policy are improving -- and the need has never been greater -- both the citizenry and the current Congress are far too complacent to entertain changes that might involve belt-tightening and discipline.

Creating New Application Solutions for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

Why not combine a flexible thin film photovoltaic module with a high performance coating, in effect creating a monolithic membrane system consisting of the coating and the photovoltaic both waterproofing the roof and generating renewable energy.

Editorial Comments

Just back from a whirlwind day at Solar 2007 in Long Beach and I gotta say ... this industry is on fire ... finally. On the show floor you literally had to elbow your way down the aisles.

Fire The Oil Industry as the Monopoly Vendor

Replace oil? How can something so monumental be accomplished? Preempt waste, start small, provide better service at lower cost and think better.

Fuel Cells Breathe Easy in Great Outdoors

Using fuel cells in recreational applications means no more smoky emissions and loud operating noises from standard generators, as well as longer lasting power and easier refueling than today's batteries. That should make everyone breathe a little easier.

Green Belgian Chocolate? Yum.

What strikes me most as a leap forward in terms of innovative, even disruptive, business concepts, is the installing of a waste-to-energy plant at the site of a power-customer itself.

Green Travel

The awareness of travel consumers is rising that our environment is worth considering. If the travel industry does not answer the call, voices will arise to discourage people to go to such idyllic places as the Caribbean.

Mobile Solar Power

Take electricity from the sun, run it through a charge controller and into a large battery bank. Have an inverter pull that power out of the batteries (when needed) and make it available as pure sinewave current. The trick: do all this inside of an enclosed trailer.

Parking in a Solar Grove

The Kyocera Solar Grove' consists of 25 Solar Trees' with 1,400 Kyocera KC187GS solar photovoltaic (PV) modules interspersed with 200 translucent KC88CGS modules offering improved daylighting and aesthetic appeal from both above and below the structures.

Sunpark Energy Corp. issues RFP for 120kW

Sunpark Energy Corp. has issued a Request for Proposal for bidders to provide goods and services for a 120kW photovoltaic project in Ontario, Canada.

ICP Solar Introduces Greenmeter(TM) and Thin-Film Solar Tile Products at Solar Power 2007 Conference

Innovative Products Usher In an Integrated Solar Lifestyle

CARMANAH TECHNOLOGIES LIGHTS UP THE BIG APPLE

Carmanah Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce the Company has received an initial $285,000 order for LED internally illuminated street name signs for a high profile sign replacement project in midtown Manhattan, New York. Carmanah's signs use 90% less energy than traditional lighting.

Gasification Outdoor Wood Furnace Passes test for new EPA Owhh Emission Levels

Sequoyah Paradise, a manufacturer of outdoor wood furnaces has developed a new outdoor wood furnace that uses downdraft gasification to make the furnace much more efficent, and produce less emissions.

New E-bike hub motors in the works

Finally, a new and improved e-bike hub motor conversion kit will be arriving in time for the spring rush. Better quality and performance will make e-biking truly a mainstream form of transportation.

Electric Dragin' in San Diego

Electric-drive enthusiasts turn to racing to raise awareness about transportation choices and the environment.

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