Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: 5 Barriers to and Solutions for Community Renewable Energy

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

I spent last week preparing for the release of my report on Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff programnext Monday (“Expect Delays – Reviewing Ontario’s ‘Buy Local’ Renewable Energy Program”) and spent much of the week working on the passage of a solar energy standard in Minnesota (it passed the House the week prior …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

I recognized a lot of you in attendance at the Community Renewable Energy webinar last Tuesday.  If you missed it (or want to refresh your memory), an audio slideshow and the downloadable slides of 5 barriers to community renewable energy is available. We’ve also got another new podcast, featuring a discussion of Gainesville’s …

The ‘unstoppable’ renewable grid

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency, Greentech

Chris Nelder, SmartPlanet, April 3, 2013 The energy transition juggernaut I previewed last May is rolling on unabated, despite U.S. natural gas prices falling to 10-year lows last year. According to a new Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans would like to see more emphasis on solar, wind and natural gas, …

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

Jay Owen Greentech

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website:   China Launches $16 Billion Rectification Of Beijing’s Pollution Crisis *Shared Renewables Could Supercharge California’s Clean Energy Economy Current Solar Module Efficiency Nowhere Near Its Potential, Especially Thin-Film Solar & CPV (Chart) Sungevity Helps Non-Profit …

GTM’s Smart Grid Newsletter | Feb 22, 2013

Jay Owen Greentech

Feb 22, 2013 EDITOR’S NOTE: With super-storms come super-big bills for strengthening and moderninzing the grid to deal with them. In the case of New Jersey utility Public Service Electric & Gas, the tab adds up to $4 billion, according to its “Energy Strong” infrastructure upgrade case it presented to …

Envision Solar and Horizon Energy Group Announce the First Major Project under their Teaming Agreement

Jay Owen Greentech

Disclaimer :  Executives of Ethical Markets are investors in Envision Solar , Editor                                           Envision Solar and Horizon Energy Group Announce the First Major Project under their Teaming Agreement 2300 Solar …

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica

Jay Owen Greentech

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica SolarCity Ends Solid 2012 With More Installations, Hundreds Of New Jobs Fiat 500e EV Receives 116 MPGe Rating From EPA; Stacks Up Well Against Other EVs 94% Renewable Electricity By 2017 Is Goal For Nicaragua Electric Renault Used For Self-Drive Tours China Approves Subsidies For Rooftop …

Does Kerfless Wafering Still Hold Promise?

Ethical Markets Greentech

Does Kerfless Wafering Still Hold Promise? Andrew Gabor – December 17, 2012 An update and analysis of the kerfless wafer scrimmage in crystalline-silicon solar News | Solar Finance & VC Stion Wins $25M VC Round for CIGS PV Eric Wesoff – December 14, 2012 The CIGS player with the biggest …

Solar-Powered Tortillas In Mexico

Ethical Markets Greentech

Solar-Powered Tortillas In Mexico Posted: 10 Dec 2012 05:45 PM PST Central Mexico has copious amounts of sun and tortillas, so perhaps it isn’t so surprising someone came up with the idea of using solar power to make them. In the town of El Sauz, north of Mexico City, German businessman …

Yingli Americas To Supply PV For 170 MW Centinela Solar Energy Facility

Ethical Markets Resource Efficiency, Greentech

Yingli Americas To Supply PV For 170 MW Centinela Solar Energy Facility Posted: 02 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST Baoding, China-based Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. – one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers – November 27 announced that its US subsidiary had inked its largest solar PV …