With prices falling, who’s pulling the trigger?

29 07 2009

Graham Jesmer, Video Producer @ RenewableEnergyWorld.com posted an interesting video highlighting the current challenges facing solar photvoltaic space.

After experiencing explosive growth rates, this sector is finding it hard to maintain the pace.

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Put your Wind / Solar Installation on the Map

23 07 2009

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has put together an interesting site that could use your input and help.    Besides the updated industry news, this new venture is also looking for guest columnist(s) that can bring a particular flair to subject(s) we need to address. 

The one area I will direct your attention to is the MAP of Wind and Solar Instulation .   Some of you may be surprised at the amount of activity in your state, others need to support the sites effort and add additional installations to the MAP.   Like there’s no WIND in Alabama?





50 New Jobs – $85 Million

20 07 2009

MYGreen Education and Career  :  That’s right the administation’s commitment to building the nations scientific work force.     So if you have a PHD, apply today with a letter of intent and submit your proposals by Sept.   Awards take place next year, $150,000 for 5 years.

What the hell is going on here?  $85 million dollars so we can what?  help a PHD researcher tell us about an industry that is positioned to go no-where because of our dependence on Oil / Coal?

 You should hire a High School Math teacher – $150K (5 years) $750,000 x 50 Jobs is $37,500,000 is salary.  $47,500,000 in project funds?   To do what? 

I’m scared to death to read who these 50 applicants will be.  You think in this ecomony I’m going to feel sorry for a professional “Student” that has an “Opinion”.   If your current Education level has not warrented you employment, what possible insight to a real world analysis could you offer Mid-Class America who has two jobs to hang-on to their home.

And you voted for change?  Seems the same people benefited…





Environmental Bankers Association (EBA)

13 07 2009

EBA_logo_mainMission Statement:    To protect and preserve bank net income and assets from environmental exposure and liability resulting from lending and trust activities through the employment of environmental risk management in the U.S. and worldwide.

So now we address RISK in lending activities – we bailed you out why again?   Why do you believe “Going Green” is something you do internal?   I don’t see any financial arm stepping forward to finance any “GREEN” projects, someone help me with this.   My taxes went where / why? 





Global Wind Day – Renewable Energy

15 06 2009

AWEA.Org – put together a list of Top 20 States Wind Energy Resource Potential.

Just a one small note – Illinios is listed @ 16 where Indiana is no-where on the list.  Yet, as of today, Indiana has (3) working Wind Farms and (3) more to be operational by the end of 2009.

North Dakato has the highest potential.   Considering the Indian population is the largest minority (just less than 6%),  wonder who has the highest potential to obtain “GRANT” money to develop this area…..





Home Solar Energy – 3 Ways To Save Money

5 05 2009

As the price of solar panels comes down and solar technology more efficient, solar energy is quickly becoming a way for the average family to save big on your monthly energy bills. Keep reading for 3 ways you can save money at home with solar energy.

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The underlining story that one must keep an eye on is the potential of “Storage” with excess amounts.   

Schwarzenegger Wants Solar Panels on Every Commercial Rooftop  not only addressing the needs of alternative energy, but laying the foundation of creating “Grids”.   Picture a rual community that has an industrial park of say less than 15 businesses that deploy this.  If done right, this has the potential of generating revenue municipalities are in deperate need of.   Reverting back to the theme of self-reliance.





Chicago Gets 1st Solar Powered Plugin Station

9 04 2009

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carbon Day Automotive today announced the unveiling of the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the City of Chicago. Located and operational at the City of Chicago Department of Fleet coulombMaintenance, it was one of the focal points of the recent IOC tour on April 5th, 2009 where guests were able to see the nation’s foremost Solar Plug-In Station™ that was designed to pave the way to fuel plug-in electric vehicles. It will be used daily by the City of Chicago to fuel the city’s electric vehicles with power from the sun. Carbon Day Automotive is the sole Midwest distributor for Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Stations. 

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