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Panelists: America Needs to Invest More in Clean Energy

By Josh Marks, published on Oct 3, 2011

The Clean Economy Network of Greater Washington, D.C. recently hosted a panel discussion on the state of the clean energy economy with Mark Muro of the Brookings Institution and Ethan Zindler of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.Solyndra, the California solar panel manufacturer that received a $535 million Department of Energy loan guarantee and recently filed for bankruptcy, was discussed. The two experts defended the DOE Loan Guarantee Program as being vital to encouraging American innovation and competitiveness in the global clean energy market. They both agreed that if the government is going... (more)

Tags: china, solar, wind, clean energy economy, solyndra, doe, department of energy

Canucks Go Green

By Josh Marks, published on Sep 16, 2010

... the Vancouver Olympic Village Project. They also make recycled stainless steel railing systems. The Power-Pipe recovers hot drain water energy to lower water heating costs by up to 35% and reduce your home's greenhouse gas emissions by up to one ton per year. The Power Panel is a next generation solar panel that combines heat and electricity. The panel captures around 80% of the sun's energy versus 5-18% for a traditional PV panel and supplies both electricity and heat from the same panel. Power Panel is the first-to-market solar panel that provides both photovoltaic electricity and thermal... (more)

Tags: solar, green, canada, renewable energy, geothermal

Biden, Chu: Recovery Act Energizes Innovation

By Josh Marks, published on Aug 25, 2010

...to accept that something can’t be done. We refuse to accept that any challenge is impossible. No matter what the challenge is we’ll find a way."Chu went on to list some examples of innovation that are happening thanks to investments from the Recovery Act. They include cutting the cost of solar power in half by 2015, which will make installing solar panels on rooftops cost competitive with retail electricity from the grid; cutting the costs of advanced batteries for electric vehicles by 70% while at the same time adding "perhaps a hundred times the current energy storage capacity";... (more)

Tags: solar, electric cars, joe biden, energy, innovation, smart grid, steven chu, recovery act, investments, clean energy, broadband, advanced batteries

Prototype Solar Powered Aircraft Flight

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Jul 9, 2010

Technology is becoming more and more powerful as years move on. This is confirmed by a team of Swiss engineers who have built a plane flying using solar energy. This attempt is presently being conducted to ascertain whether this prototype plane running on solar power is viable or not. The prototype plane departed from an airport located in Switzerland shortly before 7am local time on Wednesday, 7 July 2010. For this reason, engineers in the Solar Impulse control room and pilot Andre Borschberg cheered loudly when the prototype plane passed the historic milestone.

This attempt is to check... (more)

Tags: solar, strong, prototype, powered, plane, flight, technology.

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