Mary Matalin, James Carville Agree: Solar a Good Product that Needs to be Sold in DC – GTM Daily

Greentech VC for Smart Grid, Solar, Lighting Plus Halosource’s Water IPO
Another week and another $150 million invested into greentech startups.

The Price of Polysilicon, Michelle Obama, and More: the SPI Round Up.
Calmness reigns at SPI.

The National and Environmental Impact of California’s Prop 23
“If we don’t stop Prop 23, we’ll never get a chance to grow the clean economy.”

Is First Solar Facing an Efficiency Wall?
All cadmium telluride vendors are, says Solexant’s Damroder Reddy

The Costs and Benefits of Solar
The dollar value of solar depends on cost-benefit variables, but there’s no doubt about its core value.

EPA Revises Ethanol Blend Wall (Part 2)
The long-term stranglehold by corn ethanol on U.S. biofuel policy continues.

Mary Matalin, James Carville Agree: Solar a Good Product that Needs to be Sold in DC
Closing keynoters at Solar Power International 2010 foresee a shift to Republican influence and the need to sell the economic and jobs benefits of building sun.

GE Acquires Opal Software for Window into Asia-Pacific Market
General Electric bought an Australian smart grid company for its software—and for global positioning.

Solar City Adds Energy Efficiency to Solar Finance, Design and Monitoring
Home energy efficiency services will further reduce gas and electricity bills.