Solar Energy’s 33 Percent Annual Growth will Accelerate

On July 26, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (7/26/10) Solar energy growth continues its strong growth. For the 30 years from 1979 to 2009, solar energy has grown 33 % CAGR (compound average growth rate). For this decade, over 40 percent is forecast. Although 2009 was hurt by a sever recession and difficulty in financing large projects, most additional power […]

TVA Expands Renewable Energy and Solar Charging

On January 26, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

The smart grid charging of electric cars with renewable energy advances. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Friday (ORNL) announced that they will deploy solar-assisted charging stations for electric vehicles across the state of Tennessee as part of one of the largest electric transportation projects […]

The Other Solar Energy

On April 28, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Ten days ago, I attended a one-day symposium on climate change solutions at Oberlin College. Speaking at the symposium was John O’Donnell of Ausra. Ausra is a leading player in the field of concentrating solar power (CSP), which utilizes mirrors to focus sunlight on a heating element containing a fluid to […]

Stirling Performance

On March 31, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Last week, I visited Southeastern Ohio at the request of the office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to be part of a roundtable discussion on how to promote cleantech and green energy innovation in a rural coal-based area. At the roundtable, I was pleased and fortunate to have met Neill […]