Dark Days for the Solar Industry

On April 23, 2012, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

With the Solyndra debacle and other bankruptcies (e.g., Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt), and a 65% decline in the MAC Global Solar Energy Index (SUNIDX), 2011 was a bad year for the solar industry.  Now into 2012, the hits just keep on coming. Last week, the long-time solar energy poster-child First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) announced it was closing its […]

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Renewables That Even Coal-Based Utilities Can Love

On February 2, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Generalizations are always tricky, but it’s safe to say that many employees of many electric utilities whose generation plants are mainly coal-fired have a hard time feeling very enthusiastic about renewable energy. You can imagine the rants: renewables are tiny and negligible, renewables aren’t baseload, renewables are for wimps. So, it’s […]