David Anthony’s Last Question – Can We Power the US Solely off of Solar?

On July 10, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

By Tao Zheng, with David Anthony, an active cleantech venture capitalist, who passed away in April 2012.  The sun is the champion of all energy sources, in terms of capacity and environmental impact. The sun provides earth with 120,000 terawatt (TW) energy, compared to technical potential energy capacity of single digit TWs from other renewable sources, […]

Concentrating (on) Utility-Scale Solar Energy

On February 7, 2012, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

Last week, at the invitation of organizer Green Power Conferences, I attended their Solar Power Generation USA conference in Las Vegas. Of course, there are innumerable events pertaining to the solar energy space, and each needs its own niche of differentiation.  This conference pertained solely to utility-scale solar power projects.  In other words, this is […]

Wind, Water and Sun can Power Our 240 Million Cars and Everything Else

On May 26, 2011, in Blog, by John Addison

Our Promising Future of Renewable Energy The cleanest solutions to global warming, air pollution and energy security are wind, water, and solar power (WWS).  As Dr. Mark Jacobson walks me through the numbers of his, Dr. Mark Delucchi, and their teams’ multi-year study, the renewable energy solution stands out as the clear winner. Dr. Jacobson […]

14 Ways that Solar Power Costs will Decrease Sharply

On April 12, 2011, in Blog, by John Addison

Solar power continues to grow by over 30 percent annually. Solar panels cost 100 times less than in the 1970s. Solar is clean, often generated at or near where electricity is needed, and not at the mercy of fluctuating coal or uranium prices. The timing for solar energy growth is excellent. Voters have lost their […]

Public Transportation uses more Renewable Energy

On September 30, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (9/30/09). More Americans ride on public transit than any time in the past 50 years as more live in cities and most watch their transportation costs. Remarkably, transit operators are moving more people, yet reducing our dependency on oil and generating less carbon emissions. Increased use of solar, other renewables, vehicle electrification, […]

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Real Security after 9/11

On September 10, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

Op-Ed by John Addison (9/11/08). My ninth trip to teach a workshop at Two World Trade Center never happened because of the great tragedy 9/11. For years Sun Microsystems, my former employer, had invited me to conduct a series of workshops about technology and strategy. Much of the Wall Street ran on Sun servers, Java […]

Do more than just carry your camera

On September 4, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina FoungMy favorite green product of the week: the Nova solar camera bag from Eclipse Solar Gear What is it?The Nova solar camera bag first and foremost is a camera bag. It’s a large cavity bag that can hold an SLR and 3 lenses. It also comes with adjustable foam dividers so you can […]

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Breakthrough in solar energy storage

On August 9, 2008, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

The hydrogen economy is heralded in certain quarters as the green alternative to oil as an energy carrier. At present the vast majority of hydrogen generated is generated from natural gas. So right now a hydrogen fuel cell car, is most likely still ultimately reliant on a fossil fuel source, natural gas, to provide the […]