In the most recent shot fired in the trade war over solar panels between the United States and China, last week solar panel manufacturer Energy Conversion Devices, through its liquidating trust filed an antitrust lawsuit against Chinese companies Trina Solar Limited, Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., and their (more…)
According to the American Wind Energy Association, the last quarter of 2012 brought the total wind installations for 2012 to 13,131 megawatts of power.
This influx of new power extends the total of cumulative wind capacity for the United States to 60,007 megawatts. However, some states are much (more…)
The amount of energy we use to manufacture the products we use every day is a significant part of the energy needed to support out lifestyle. As the planet gets more and more populated, can we continue to make manufacturing more efficient, or are thee limits to this? (more…)
Not so long ago, news about energy efficiency focused on what the US could or should do, but wasn’t to save energy. It was a tale of woe.
That’s no longer the case. Now, report after report tells the story of a burgeoning energy efficiency market that is achieving a level of surprising savings. (more…)
A KickStarter project shows how solar panel factories could become a feature of any neighborhood, producing cheap solar panels for an age when these would become truly mass consumption items.
Devised by inventors Shayne Frayne and Alex Hornstein, the duo has come up with a concept called “solar pocket factory” to produce cheaper (more…)
“Many companies suffer from disproportionately high breakthrough project failure rates because they find it hard to balance execution discipline with flexibility to respond to changing technical and market realities. When executing on breakthrough projects, use detailed maturity checklists to establish flexible yet guard-railed execution paths.” -CEB Views (more…)
If you were one of the 111.3 million people to witness Eli Manning yield his second game-winning drive against the Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl, chances are you caught a glimpse of the all-new Chevy Sonic (it was the funny little hatchback that became the first car to “do everything,” including “play in a band” with Ok (more…)
Here’s an amazing project dealing with solar energy: UK-based, German industrial designer Markus Kayser has created two devices to tap the power of the sun in harsh climates of the Egyptian desert.
The first is called Sun Cutter, described as a light cutter that uses a large ball lens to focus the sun’s (more…)
For a long time ‘clean’ and ‘green’ marked the forward trend in the energy industry. Then came the quest for ‘smart’ energy. And now ‘innovation’ is the buzzword.