Tesla, First Solar, Better Place and Comments on a Weird Quarter in Cleantech

On May 31, 2013, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Wow.  This has been a really interesting few months in cleantech. First Solar announced a $0.99 cent/Wp target within 4 years for installed with trackers utility scale in its investor deck.  That equates to around $4-5 henry hub gas price in a new combined cycle gas plant. The scary thing is that best utility scale […]

Top 10 Cleantech Subsidies and Policies (and the Biggest Losers) – Ranked By Impact

On July 31, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

We all know energy is global, and as much policy driven as technology driven. We have a quote, in energy, there are no disruptive technologies, just disruptive policies and economic shocks that make some technologies look disruptive after the fact.  In reality, there is disruptive technology in energy, it just takes a long long time. […]

Solar Eclipse

On September 6, 2011, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

The sections of the blogosphere concerned with energy topics were abuzz last week with the news that Solyndra had filed for bankruptcy.   Until recently one of the poster children for cleantech, Solyndra’s apparent demise was all the more notable due to its blue chip investor roster and its prominent selection by the Department of Energy […]

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The Triple Crown in Solar

On November 22, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Like it or not, solar is still the crown jewel in cleantech.  Whither goes solar, there goes cleantech.  So I got to thinking about the next decade in solar, and what will determine which companies achieve primacy.  I think there are three races in solar technology to watch these days.  Call it the Solar Triple Crown.  […]

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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 […]

Sustainable energy indices mixed, broad markets and commodities retreat (week ending 7/25)

On July 28, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark Henwood Emerging Markets, EAFA, and S&P500 all fell this week. Commodities (DJP) fell another 4.4% on top of the previous week’s 7.8% decline. Renewable Electricity suffered a modest loss for the week. One of the components, EarthFirst (EF.TO), continued its steep decline losing another 20.9% on the week. Since the company appointed its […]

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Cleantech Blog "Power 10" Ranking Vol. I

On May 1, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I spend most of my day meeting and talking to companies in the cleantech sector. And those of you who know me know I have opinions on who is doing it right, and who is doing it wrong. So I thought it was about time to initiate the Cleantech Blog Power 10 Ranking of cleantech […]