Category Archives: Solar

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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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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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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Is Solexant Hitting 10% Efficiency?

Solexant is the latest thin film solar startup to line up some nice government subsidies for building a new factory. I wrote about its basic plan for a 100-megawatt plant near Portland, Ore., in today’s DailyFinance. Before I wrote the … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprint and Solar: Search for Studies

I’ve been asking around for references to any life-cycle analysis of a solar power plant. Many executives I’ve talked to at Intersolar in San Francisco say they haven’t seen any. Jason Liu, vice president of Yingli Green Energy, tells me … Continue reading

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Solar, Advertising and a Fake Oil Tycoon

The biggest story from the first day of Intersolar in San Francisco yesterday was the appearance of Larry Hagman, who played a Texas oilman on an old soap opera “Dallas,” at a SolarWorld press event (see the video). That is, … Continue reading

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