Decent jobs report bolsters week... Solar Tops Dow, NASDAQ
Algae biofuels promise greater productivity, and can be grown on nonarable land, and with mostly non-potable water. However, as with any new technology—especially in the biofuels space— many questions about its technical potential and sustainability remain.
Interview with Federico Brucciani, independent solar PV expert and author of the report "The Italian PV market". Brucciani is very optimistic about market growth in his country. He says that grid-parity will be reached in all market segments within the next 6 to 8 years. He adds that the market is becoming more sustainable than in Spain and that a new and appealing FiT program can be expected as a follow up to the current program, which has met with so much success.
With Presidential direction and Congressional support, NASA's wellspring of talent could help foster the creation of solar power satellites - spacecraft that circle the Earth and beam the energy they generate down to the ground for distribution as electricity.
Third-generation thin-film solar devices are beginning to emerge in the marketplace after approximately 20 years of research and development, due to the insight of leading material developers such as Konarka and Plextronics in the organic photovoltaics (OPV) domain, and Dyesol, EPFL, G24i, Mitsubishi and Peccell on the dye-sensitized cells (DSC) front. Both DSC and OPV technologies lag far behind on the efficiency curve when compared to conventional solar (i.e., >20 percent efficiency), so they will likely succeed in markets where their low cost, substrate flexibility, and ability to perform in dim or variable lighting conditions provide them with a significant competitive advantage.
Warren Buffett, the closely watched investor and mega-billionaire, expects that 20 years from now, all cars will run on electricity. At least, that's what he told Rice University business students at his Omaha headquarters this month when asked for his thoughts on peak oil and replacements for "carbon fuels," the Houston Chronicle reports. Such a rapid transition to electric vehicles could work out well for BYD, the China-based developer of electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries in which Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investment firm holds a 10 percent stake. If nothing else, aggressive statements from Buffett, one of the world's highest-profile investors, could help build momentum for the EV market and BYD's growth.
Judith Highlands Energy Begins Development of Montana's First, Utility-Scale, Community-Owned Wind Project
National Wind, LLC along with Billings-based Montana Wind Resources, LLC announces today the formation of Judith Highlands Energy. Judith Highlands Energy is a 500+ MW community-owned wind power project; it is the first and potentially the largest in the state of Montana.
Copenhagen, Denmark—30 November 2009—Today, a coalition of 16 associations from around the world issued a joint statement to underscore how hydrogen technologies can help to curb global greenhouse gas emissions.
See first hand the many ways in which a building can become more energy efficient, use fewer natural resources and have minimal impact on the environment.
Solar power systems are starting to catch on more in the United Kingdom not only because of the environmental benefits but because they make the electricity bill more pocket-friendly.
UrbanScooters.com announces the addition of the eco-friendly Go-Ped Pro-Ped Propane Powered Stand-Up Gas Scooter to its line up. The GoPed Pro-Ped is unique in that it's the only stand-up gas scooter green enough to be legal for sale in California.
In October 2009, SGS Statutory Services Belgium was accredited as Authorized Inspection Organization (AIO) for the certification of Belgian offshore installations for the production of electricity from renewable energy.
A group of top level scientists and entrepreneurs has predicted new legislation coming into force next year will be a defining moment for solar power use in the United Kingdom.
EnerWorks today announced the launch of their newly designed, information-rich website.
Credit Crisis Creates New Funding Opportunities for Alternative Energy Firms
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