It’s Saturday again, which means that there are lots of people waking up on either A) the hung-over side of the bed, B) someone else’s side of the bed, or C) the well-rested side of the bed, which is where I woke up this morning!
This morning brings some sustainability news stories, covering solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal power wherever possible. Â There’s only one reason why we can’t take ahold of sustainable and renewable energy sources right at the time when we need to develop them the most, and that’s because not enough people are stepping up. Â I can’t be the only person who believes that we could all live on a planet that is consuming less power than we can generate, and where there’s enough of everything for everybody…
…or can I?
- The Ivanpah Solar project is over 90% complete, nearing a total of 173,500 heliostats!
- First Solar has 400 million in cash from their most recent stock offering… Â How will they spend it?
- University of Florida added some solar panels to University apartment carports. Â Brilliant move, UF!
- German community-owned solar arrays!
- Flattening peak and base energy prices – Analysis
- Conergy says Australian solar markets will grow 20% a year until 2015
- Goldman Sachs plans to invest in an offshore wind farm in Japan
- US solar market grew 76% in 2012…!!!
- The US leads Clean Energy mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s), Solar stays in the lead
- Italy reaches clean energy budget cap, stops offering tariffs on new clean energy installs
- Geothermal energy starts the list of US Army’s nearly ready power purchasing agreement binge
- Renewable energy investments focus on developing nations
- Solar tracking systems gain some public footing
- Are solar panels as inexpensive as paint nowadays?
- California needs 3 BILLION to finish its Energy Storage Plan
- New ideas for a power plant — that lives at the bottom of the ocean
- Ladies and Gentlemen, the first artificial photosynthesis nanosystem
- Solar in California breaks the 2 Gigawatt output mark!
- Making cheaper and more flexible silicon crystalline wafers for Solar
- The coming US distributed solar boom
- Big Coal in India takes a nibble of Solar investment
- Solar plane makers shows what it takes to build a solar airplane
- MECASOLAR from Spain leads a huge EU research and development project into Solar
- A strategic agreement has been met to create deployable solar panels
- Comcast’s “Connected Home” has smart light bulbs, web-programmable thermostats
Have an awesome sunny Saturday, everyone!