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What's Going on in Residential Solar? The View from Greentech Media's Solar Energy Summit

April 23, 2014 by Rosana Francescato
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Residential solar was a hot topic at the recent Greentech Media Solar Summit. Nicole Litvak, Solar Analyst at GTM Research, started out the session on “Opportunities and Threats in the Residential Solar Market” by asking each panelist to share the key to success for residential solar, in five words.[read more]

15 Now Classic Slides on Clean Energy

September 7, 2010 by Big Gav

Greentech Media has a great selection of interesting slides on clean energy - 15 PowerPoint Slides That Shook the Earth.If you attend enough cleantech events or are pitched by enough startups, you start to see the same few PowerPoint slides over and over again. Here is a collection of the best or at least the most notorious and...[read more]

44% Increase in Global Solar Power in 2009

March 31, 2010 by Jonathan Smith

NYC Treehugger Matthew McDermott notes, “Despite difficult financial circumstances, the global solar industry added additional capacity of 6.4 gigawatts in 2009.” This growth represents an increase of 44%. photo: Wayne National Forest via flickr. Global capacity is now more than 20 GW. In their latest assessment, the EPIA projects an...[read more]

Silver Spring, GridNet Rivalry Heats Up Down Under

March 24, 2010 by Big Gav

Greentech Media reports that US smart grid technology vendors Silver Spring and GridNet are competing to land Australian smart grid contracts - Silver Spring, GridNet Rivalry Heats Up Down Under. Silver Spring Networks -- the people who want to hook your home's electricity meter to the grid with mesh radios -- will work with Australia's...[read more]

Wisely, airline industry continues move toward green jet fuel

February 21, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

I’ve always said that if we are to pursue a biofuels strategy, it should first and foremost focus on developing renewable fuels for airplanes. Using batteries or fuel cells to power a large passenger jet is a non-starter, given the added weight to the aircraft. We can electrify most ground transportation, but we can’t electrify airplanes...[read more]

Top Ten Energy Storage Stories of 2009

January 11, 2010 by Big Gav

The "best of 2009" parade hasn't quite finished yet, with Greentech Media posting a "best of" their energy storage stories - Top Ten Energy Storage of 2009. Energy storage – you can't do electric vehicles without it, and it sure would make renewable solar and wind energy a lot more useful. That's the imperative behind 2009's push into...[read more]

EPRI Seeks Big Gains in Transmission Efficiency

November 15, 2009 by Big Gav

GreenTech Media has a post on an EPRI effort to encourage utilities to increase the efficiency of the US electricity grid - EPRI Seeks Big Gains in Transmission Efficiency.The Electric Power Research Institute wants utilities to know the smart grid isn't just about smart meters. Upgrading transmission and distribution grids could yield...[read more]

250M Smart Meters by 2015

November 6, 2009 by Big Gav

Greentech media has an article on a report on the smart meter industry, predicting rapid growth in the coming years - 250M Smart Meters, $3.9B Market by 2015, Says Pike Research.The world will have 250 million smart meters by 2015, representing a $3.9 billion market, according to a report from Pike Research released Monday.But that...[read more]

First Solar Joins S&P 500

October 20, 2009 by Big Gav

Greentech media has a post on thin film solar company First Solar's booming market capitalisation - First Solar Joins S&P 500.As sales climbed, First Solar filed for an IPO in November 2006. The stock went out at $20 and hit $200 within a year, a trajectory that compares with Google's first year. The economic calamity, among other...[read more]

Global biofuel use expected to double in the next six years

October 1, 2009 by ToddWallace

The world’s use of biofuels is expected to double by 2015, with Brazil continuing to be the largest exporter. On the supply side, Brazil is expected to increase its production capacity by 30 percent and double the amount of biofuel it currently exports, remaining the world’s largest biofuels exporter. Germany will continue to be Europe’s...[read more]

Greentech Media asks, Will Utilities or Customers Lead in Smart Grid?

March 23, 2009 by Michael Giberson

Greentech Media has an interesting short article asking whether utilities or customers will take the lead in smart grid deployment. They suggest the answer is “a little of both.” Venture capitalist Gerd Goette says that investors do worry about getting out ahead of utilities when pursuing projects. A smart-grid component that can’t...[read more]

GreenTech's PPA Report -- Key Insight on Leased Buildings

February 22, 2008 by Arno Harris

GreenTech Media just published a report by Jon Guice & John King entitled Solar Power Services: How PPAs are Changing the PV Value Chain, one of the first reports I've seen that tries to describe the current state of solar PPAs in the industry. A key observation that comes through in the report is just how the "rise of the PPA" has...[read more]