Friday, August 19, 2011
EVERGREEN SOLAR AND THE FUTURE OF SOLAR IN THE U.S.
As a result of this glut, a crash was inevitable. Prices collapsed and thousands lost money and jobs. Many declared oil a dead industry. Around this time an enterprising businessman decided to get into petroleum. By the time he died he was the wealthiest American to ever live and his company controlled over 80% of the market. That man’s name was John D. Rockefeller.
Each day the sun comes up and makes its passage across the sky it creates enough energy to power all the needs of the entirety of humanity for one year. At this point photovoltaic panels can capture only a small portion of this energy, but that will change. In spite of what the naysayers and paid stooges from the oil and natural gas companies will tell you, solar is making leaps and bounds in technology every year. To simply give up, walk away, bury our heads in the sand and put blind faith in dirty energy to miss out on the power of the future. We cannot afford to not invest in renewable energy. To those who say that photovoltaic is a nonviable, “dead” industry I say this: Somewhere out there is the John Rockefeller of Solar.
Cadillac confirms luxury electric vehicle
General Motors has confirmed that an electric vehicle under the Cadillac brand is to enter series production. The Cadillac ELR will be a luxury sibling for the Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric vehicle which General Motors launched last ...
US PV Installations Forecast to Rise 166% in 2011
Solar Novus Today
While a downturn is expected for Europe in 2011, growth in the US will be healthy due to loan guarantees from the US Department of Energy (DOE). Among US states, California will be the leader in solar power by a wide margin this year, accounting for ...
Kentucky to receive more than a half million dollars in rural energy grants
The Lane Report
(August 17, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $500000 in grants to 43 Kentucky farm families and rural small businesses to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures ...
Interior secretary sees Maine wind energy center
German 'guzzler' sets new record for electric cars
The previous record for electric car travel on a single charge, on a circuit track, was 1003 kilometers, set by the Japan Electric Vehicle Club in May last year. The Schluckspecht record was made at the German industrial company Bosch's circuit track ...
Why electric vehicles are so important to the United States
Mass High Tech
Let's not miss Round 2 – the electric vehicle. Electric vehicles are creating too big of an economic opportunity for our country to miss. Think of the Chevy Volt. This vehicle — released in 2011 — is already ranked as car of the year by Motor Trend ...