Clean Clothes and Dishes for a Fraction of the Energy News Energy Efficiency Clean Clothes and Dishes for a Fraction of the Energy Katherine Tweed – May 16, 2012 DOE releases new appliance standards, with more on the way. News Smart Grid Opower Adds Utility Customers, Tests Smart Thermostats Jeff St. John – May 16, 2012 The startup with more than 70 utility customers expands into Europe and pilots its smart thermostats with Honeywell. Perspectives Markets & Policy Guest Post: Top-Tier Chinese Solar Firms Have a Legitimate Cost Advantage Molly Castelazo – May 16, 2012 Keeping this debate to the actual facts is critically important, in no small part because the stakes of this trade case are so high. Research & Analysis Thin Film Thin Film Manufacturing Prospects in the Sub-Dollar-Per-Watt Market MJ Shiao – May 16, 2012 What happened to the promise of thin-film PV? News HAN & Building Automation WeatherBug Debuts Its Energy Management App Katherine Tweed – May 16, 2012 When temperatures soar, who better than a weather company to control your thermostat? News Thin Film Stion Is Having a CIGS Solar Sale Eric Wesoff – May 16, 2012 Can Stion get its factory to capacity by offering modules at $0.75 per watt? GTM Update Smart Grid Smart Grid Market in China, Japan and South Korea to Hit $19 Billion by 2016 STAFF – May 16, 2012 New report from GTM Research pinpoints the strategies for engaging Asia’s top smart grid markets. News PHEV Integration Video: NRG CEO David Crane on Electric Vehicles and Parking Eric Wesoff – May 16, 2012 “I am very pleased that NRG employees have been among the first to embrace plug-in vehicles—even if it means I don’t have a guaranteed parking spot at work.” News Batteries & Storage The EEStor Ultracapacitor Saga Continues Eric Wesoff – May 15, 2012 The ultracapacitor urban legend rises again.