Seven of the top 17 states with the most rapid growth in the clean tech sector are considered swing states for the 2012 presidential election. Numbers like these suggest we are entering an era in which politicians who unfairly criticize or otherwise ignore clean tech run the risk of alienating a bedrock constituency: job holders, most of whom vote. We all need to understand that green jobs and clean tech are not merely the idle dreaming of a small group of partisan activists and insiders, but a source of livelihood for millions of Americans, literally in all parts of the country. What's more, their numbers are growing every day.
Peak oil? coal? gas? tar sands? shale gas? or any such? New discoveries seem to outpace all fears of early shortages. CO2 and AGW worries groundless? The jury is still out on that. Does that mean we can live free of any worries and carry on without any further need for doomsayers and troglodytes? Well yes, based on such questions. But could it just be possible that these are not the right questions to ask as they might produce wrong answers and consequently lead to wrong policies and investments?
The ASES National Solar Tour is the world's largest grassroots solar event. More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S.
With PV installations in the United States forecast to set new records in 2012, attention is turning towards the optimization of plant performance as the industry prepares to meet at the 3rd Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization Summit USA (17-18 October, San Jose).
Next Generation Energy, LLC, introduces the SunBandit® Water Heating System for preview at SPI 2012. The SunBandit® is a revolutionary new approach to solar water heating that utilizes PV technology instead of solar thermal collectors providing an easier, more reliable, and cost-effective system.
• Agreement with Inala Technologies for power generation systems • Initial 32 systems to be deployed with mobile telecom operator
Solar Technology Companies Unite to Lower BOS Costs, Encourage New Members to Join
As CSP Today Sevilla 2012 continues to expand, CSP Today is delighted to announce that SENER have partnered as an exhibitor with the premier International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power event that promises to set the industry strategy to CSP diversification in 2012.
Solar Power International (SPI) is North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields. Thousands of solar energy industry professionals from 100+ countries attend. One of five attendees comes from outside the United States. More than 900 exhibiting companies from all vertical markets in the solar power spectrum. AltEnergyMag.com has put together a special newspage devoted specifically to news and announcements coming out of this years show . We invite those exhibitors to post PR directly to this newspage here.
Biomass & Bioenergy industry set to meet and explore new green opportunities for WEST & CENTRAL Africa this October
by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) A bill to establish a US Treasury funding mechanism that would finance "clean energy" projects has been introduced as part of a renewable electrical energy bill (HR 6275) in the US House of Representatives.
The significance of Solar Power International comes not from the number or diversity of its attendees. Rather, this year's conference matters because it comes at a time of rapid innovation and change in the industry. These changes affect so many aspects of the business that players need to constantly update their understanding; to be just a month behind puts you at a competitive disadvantage. What's changed since Dallas? SPI 2011 was held last October in Dallas, Texas. Since that time, the industry landscape has changed drastically, specifically with regard to how projects are getting financed. In any given month, DG Energy Partners sees dozens of MWs of projects seeking financial partners. Regardless of where these projects are located, the underlying trends remain the same; hardware prices have continued to fall, EPC margins have continued to shrink and projects have grown increasingly difficult to complete. And we haven't even mentioned what changes we can expect in 2013.
The aluminum extrusion industry will be united in promoting the use of aluminum extrusions during Solar Power International in Orlando, Florida, September 10-13, 2012. The AEC and three member companies will be exhibiting at the show, sharing the unique design and overall cost advantages of aluminum
The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) publishes entries to the 33rd Annual Amateur Photo Contest
Options for roads, paths, parking lots, and more combine wind and solar power in stand-alone, reliable systems.
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