To attract or to grow? That may not have been Hamlet’s question, but it is the question of the dozens of states trying to build clean tech clusters across America today. As Governor’s offices, Mayors, Chambers of Commerce, and other economic development organizations try to turn their regions into the economic engines of the green economy, they must (more…)
In the District of Columbia, the city’s Renewable Energy Incentive Plan has been diverted to help prop up the budget.
Like many municipalities across the nation, D.C. is in crisis, and the $2-million-per-year fund that was supposed to last through 2012 to help residents pay for residential solar PV rooftops has been canceled.
Chile has some of the best conditions available for the growing cleantech industry. There are many opportunities for companies within the sectors of waste management and renewable energy. A lot of the focus of cleantech in Chile is on renewable energy forms, including biomass, solar energy, wind, and hydro power. There is also a growing involvement in (more…)
China yesterday reinforced its commitment to renewable energy by entering an agreement with an Israeli company specialized in combined heat and power (CHP).
ZenithSolar signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Energy (more…)
Solar energy is more prevalent today than ever before. Worldwide, investors put more than US$1.66 billion into the solar market in 2010, with the United States, France, Israel, and Canada leading the pack. Of late, Ontario has ranked particularly well in the photovoltaic (PV) market, encouraged by government incentives, such as the province’s feed-in tariff (FIT) program, which (more…)
Thanks to pioneering work at NREL, solar power manufacturer Amonix is now delivering commercially-ready, concentrated PV solar power “screens” that deliver 600 times as much electricity per square foot as standard solar PV panels.
Photovoltaic solar power gets a financial boost through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which last week announced an investment of up to $7 million in total to support the development and commercialization of emerging solar energy technologies. The funding will be delivered through DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The program is called PV Technology (more…)
In 2001, Japan noted that most of their energy came from fossil fuels, including over 50 percent from oil, over 16 percent from coal, and more than 13 percent from natural gas. Because of these numbers, Japan released the “Revised Long-Term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook” which emphasized the efficient use of (more…)