18 May '11, 10pm

Mixed Greens: Paul Allen Likes Solyndra, EnerNoc lands a Big One and More: Solyndra, the company that makes cy...

Mixed Greens: Paul Allen Likes Solyndra, EnerNoc lands a Big One and More: Solyndra, the company that makes cy...

Solyndra, the company that makes cylindrical solar cells that everyone in the industry seems to have an opinion about, has won the contract to put 3,750 of its panels on the Quest Field Event Center in Seattle. The Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC, and several car shows use the venue to entertain Americans. Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, is the chairman of the Seahawks and founded First and Goal, which manages the facility. Allen also boosted the home of the Portland Trail Blazers to LEED Gold status. Next up: ensuring that meat will be used at least 50 percent of the time in polish dogs. The Solyndra panels will reduce utility bills by 21 percent and offset 1,346 tons of carbon a year. Solyndra is easily the most controversial company in solar and rivals Better Place and Bloom Energy for the overall title in green technology. Critics contend that its CIGS solar panels...

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greentechmedia.com 17 May '11, 9pm

Hitachi will be one of the primary participants in a project that could make Maui a smart grid showcase. The Japanese cong...