California, as the Global Cleantech 100 list published in the Guardian confirms, is still hot. Thirty-two of the rising stars in solar panels, energy efficiency, biofuels and more are based there.
Solar Power International 2010 (SPI 10) has 27,000 registered attendees that are eager to learn what the future holds for the solar industry.
In one of the best indications that solar energy is ready for prime time, the New Jersey State Legislature approved A1084 and referred it to committee.
The South Korean government has announced that it intends to invest $35.4 billion in the renewable energy sector over the next five years as it aims at reducing its dependence on fossil fuels and build a green economy for the future.
The announcement was made by a presidential task force which is responsible for the drafting the country’s green energy (more…)
With $50 and some elbow grease, a Purdue student created a hybrid vehicle that could inspire a generation of alternative motorists.
Purdue junior and physics major Tony Coiro spent $2,500 redesigning and retrofitting the used 1978 Suzuki motorcycle, and ended up with a solar- (more…)
LG Electronics announced the company’s entry into the United States PV market at the Solar Power International conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Geoff Slevin, recently appointed Vice President of the Solar Division at LG Electronics North America, said that “The U.S. is one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world and is expected to grow significantly over (more…)
Physicists at Rutgers University in New Jersey have discovered new properties in a material that could result in efficient and inexpensive plastic solar cells for electricity production. The discovery, posted online and slated for publication in an upcoming issue of the journal Nature Materials, reveals that energy carrying particles generated by packets of light can travel on (more…)
Google has announced that it has signed an agreement to invest in the development of a backbone wind energy transmission project off the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Dubbed the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC), the project will utilize a 350-mile span of the U.S. Atlantic coastline to install wind turbines 10 to 15 miles offshore. With a (more…)