Author Archives: Ucilia Wang

Fashion and Solar Trade Shows

We all know that dressing the part is important. The idea that clothes can greatly affect our perception of a person or company was on my mind at last week’s Solar Power International in Los Angeles, the largest solar energy … Continue reading

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Energy Storage and Baseball

I’ve been studying up on energy storage technologies and issues this week, preparing to write a story about the intersection of storage and solar for PV Magazine. Energy storage is so interesting partly because so many technologies are moving out … Continue reading

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Biofuel Station and Hummer H2

I decided to spend a few hours at a gas station near my place in Oakland today. It was for work, of course. The occasion was the grand opening of a biofuel station by Propel Fuels, a startup that has … Continue reading

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Dear Diary: It’s Been A While …

It’s been a busy month for me, having started to write for Earth2tech and the fab editor Katie Fehrenbacher, and working on new freelance gigs, including my first story for MIT Technology Review.  So the start of this post sounds … Continue reading

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Coulomb’s Lowenthal: On Electric Car Charging and Looking Like the Devil

It’s been an electric car week for me, having to cover the pricing and marketing plans for the Chevy Volt. I also wrote a story about the lack of fuel economy label for the Volt. I had to learn quickly … Continue reading

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GM: We Are Unique, Special and Very Different

I joined a group of reporters for a dinner with some General Motors executives last night in Silicon Valley to talk about the Chevy Volt. The execs wanted to talk about the Volt’s pricing and how they will market it, … Continue reading

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3M, Invisibility Cloak and the Gold Shoe

I visited 3M earlier this week. The company wanted to showcase its work in the renewable energy field. I wanted to be wowed. Material science is so interesting, and researchers and engineers who get to manipulate materials and create interesting … Continue reading

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