Turning Toward the Sun for Energy

kristy Trendspotting

Turning Toward the Sun for Energy www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2011/wotech9_ss3 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Book Byte June 9, 2011 WOTE ThumbOne key component of the Plan B climate stabilization strategy is solar energy. Solar is even more ubiquitous than wind energy and can be harnessed with both solar photovoltaics (PV) …

Suntrough Goes Small With Solar Thermal in Developing Nations

kristy Community Development Solutions, Greentech

An article from GreenTech Solar Suntrough Goes Small With Solar Thermal in Developing Nations Five- to ten-megawatt CSP plants, pre-assembled and containerized might drive down the cost of this technology. Suntrough is a solar thermal plant builder and developer that believes smaller might be better. Contrast that with BrightSource Energy, …

Will Big Oil and Oil Speculators Take the Enron Fall?

kristy Resource Efficiency, Greentech

Some CPV News You Might Have Missed Last Week Concentrating photovoltaics are actually starting to generate megawatts of energy in 2011. Greentech Venture Funding in April Roundup A total of more than $330 million invested in 26 deals. Can You Run a Wind Farm From a Cell Phone? European wind …

Greentech VC in March Comes in Like a Lion

kristy Greentech

Greentech VC in March Comes in Like a Lion And caps an absolutely ferocious first quarter in green VC investments. How Real Can U.S. Offshore Wind Get? The Google-backed Atlantic Wind Connection is making it very real by moving ahead on transmission for offshore wind’s first 7,000 megawatts. Who is …

Solar Developer Profile: Scatec North America

kristy Greentech

Solar Developer Profile: Scatec North America An emerging solar project developer in North America with 156 megawatts permitted. China’s Self-Sustaining Solar Economy If global solar demand were to evaporate, China could weather the storm. Mixed Greens: SmartSynch and Qualcomm Open an Apps Storefront, eMeter Takes MDM to the Cloud Partnerships …