PG&E’s Smart Grid Plans for Shorter Power Outages

kristy Greentech

PG&E’s Smart Grid Plans for Shorter Power Outages Putting lots of smart grid systems together can help keep power outages to a minimum. Here’s how PG&E is taking on the challenge. A123 “Temporarily” Lays Off 125 in Michigan The lithium-ion battery maker blames the layoffs on slashed orders from customer …

First Solar DOE Loans Full Speed Ahead: 1,300MW, $4.5B

kristy Green Prosperity

First Solar DOE Loans Full Speed Ahead: 1,300MW, $4.5B First Solar gets a very large Fourth of July present for its CdTe mega-projects. More CPV Funding: Semprius Gets $20M from Siemens, et. al. Can a new approach to chip design make concentrating photovoltaics a contender? And why the flurry of …

AstroWatt: Thin Silicon Personnel Moves

kristy Trendspotting

AstroWatt: Thin Silicon Personnel Moves A wave of news in the world of thin silicon. Green Startups Target the Department of Defense It’s the renewable tip of the spear. Update: Stealthy Alta Devices’ High Efficiency GaAs PV Technology Details emerge in one of Alta’s first interviews with the press. Promises …

Stealthy Alta Devices Raises $72M for Next-Gen PV

kristy Greentech

Stealthy Alta Devices Raises $72M for Next-Gen PV Promises of high efficiency and low cost abound for the thin film GaAs aspirant. Shocker! A Utility That Ranks High in Customer Satisfaction Forget about corporate speak—Salt River Project truly loves its customers and is reaping the benefits on the grid. Solar …