Mirrors Power Up the Mojave

Mirrors Power Up the Mojave Last week the Ivanpah solar thermal power plant in California went operational last week.  Ivanpah is a marvel.  Located in the Mojave Desert, the steam like any other.  However, at Ivanpah the power plant owner NRG Energy (NRG:  NYSE).  Google (GOOG:  Nasdaq) is a ‘relatively’ …

SJF Invests in TTL and Easy Metrics: SJF Ventures October 2013 Bulletin

      We are excited to share SJF’s October 2013 Bulletin.  SJF Ventures has invested in Think Through Learning and Easy Metrics.  The fund also achieved an exit with B.B. Hobbs.  In addition, the bulletin provides updates on portfolio companies, news on upcoming events, and a new regular feature …

Only Three More Days to Tell Your Friends About Mosaic

Only Three More Days to Tell Your Friends About Mosaic Do you have friends or family who’d be interested in investing at Mosaic? Send them to http://mos.ai/sun_bonus to claim their $10 new investor bonus! From clean energy ending India’s blackouts to America’s new “Green Elephants”, Mosaic’s October Newsletter brings you the top …

GreenTechMedia: Obama’s Better Buildings Program Celebrates First Year

LATEST NEWS: Obama’s Better Buildings Program Celebrates First Year  Earthtechling, Randy Woods – June 27, 2013 In its first year, President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge has signed up 7,700 participants that have reduced energy use by 2.5 percent on average. SMA Talks Residential  Staff – June 27, 2013 Bates Marshall …

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day: Ivanpah — The World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech website: Ivanpah — The World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant — Passes Its First Functional Test Nissan Leaf & Chevy Volt Sales Up Shell Scenario: Solar To Be #1 Source Of Energy (But Don’t Jump Yet) Obama’s Executive Orders …

Great Strides in Solar: Preventing Fraud and Abuse

Great Strides in Solar: Preventing Fraud and Abuse by Scott Sklar, The Stella Group, Ltd. | October 23, 2012 | Post Your Comment While Solyndra’s bankruptcy drove public and political attention to solar, Consumer Reports drew some in the retail solar industry into a frenzy. The October issue of Consumer …

Offshore Wind Development Picking Up Pace

Offshore Wind Development Picking Up Pace J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2012/update106 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update August 16, 2012 Wind power is the world’s leading source of renewable electricity, excluding hydropower, with 238,000 megawatts of capacity installed at the start of 2012. Thus far, almost all of this wind power …

Solar News: Landmark Manufacturing, Generation Solar Deal Struck in San Antonio

Confusion Reigns As European Solar Trade Complaint Appears Imminent by Steve Leone, Associate Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com | July 25, 2012 | After months of rumors and false starts, it appears that SolarWorld AG is on the cusp of filing a trade complaint with the European Union trade commission against Chinese solar …

London’s First Certified Passivehaus Shaves 90% Off its Energy Bill

London’s First Certified Passivehaus Shaves 90% Off its Energy Bill Posted: 13 Oct 2011 11:00 PM PDT Filed under: Energy News Colorado to be Home to GE Thin-Film Solar Plant, Largest in the US Posted: 13 Oct 2011 11:00 PM PDT Filed under: Energy News Researchers invent tiny artificial muscles …

Better Place Argues That EVs Need Central Planner, Like Better Place

Better Place Argues That EVs Need Central Planner, Like Better Place A new study suggests that central charging is the only way to keep costs down and minimize grid impact. Petra Solar of New Jersey Goes to Petra, Jordan The 170-employee startup is installing one megawatt per month. New Jersey …