30 Jun '11, 3pm

First Take: No Solar Sell-Off, Should We Fear 'Lithium Dictators?' and More...

First Take: No Solar Sell-Off, Should We Fear 'Lithium Dictators?' and More...

Not For Sale: The entrepreneurial spirit behind solar company start-ups is hampering efforts by utilities and corporations to buy up successful solar companies, Reuters' Christoph Steitz reports. With strong, growing demand for solar, leading companies, particularly the German ones focused on in the article, have little incentive to sell. The Dawn of the Electric Dictator: One of the touted benefits of electric vehicles is they can reduce the U.S.'s need for foreign oil, but as Greg Lindsay explains in a Fast Company article, they could also lead to the rise of "lithium dicatators" and struggles for access to lithium in places like Bolivia, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan. "The lithium at the heart of the (Chevrolet) Volt’s battery is now the gold standard for new electric cars everywhere. But is there enough of the silvery soft metal to eventually power a billion automobiles, ...

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$4.5 Billion in Loans To Support Three First Solar Projects

$4.5 Billion in Loans To Support Three First So...

renewableenergyworld.com 01 Jul '11, 2pm

Arizona-based thin film solar panel maker First Solar is developing all three projects, which the company says will create...

First Solar DOE Loans Full Speed Ahead: 1,300MW, $4.5B: Just another day at the DOE Loan guarantee office -- p...

First Solar DOE Loans Full Speed Ahead: 1,300MW...

greentechmedia.com 30 Jun '11, 2pm

Just another day at the DOE Loan guarantee office -- providing $4.5 billion to three massive solar farms. It will allow Fi...

First Take: Don't Write Off Smart Meters or Plastic Wine Bottles Just Yet

First Take: Don't Write Off Smart Meters or Pla...

greenbiz.com 01 Jul '11, 3pm

• NREL Goes Platinum. A showcase of high-performance sustainable design, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory 's new r...

DOE Offers $4.5 Billion in Guarantees for 3 Fir...

sustainablebusiness.com 01 Jul '11, 1pm

The US Department of energy is offering conditional commitments for loan guarantees of approximately $4.5 billion to suppo...

Solar Convention Twitter Trends and the #Intersolar Lunch Tweetup

Solar Convention Twitter Trends and the #Inters...

renewableenergyworld.com 30 Jun '11, 2pm

Join the solar Twitter community for lunch at Intersolar in San Francisco Well, it’s that time again: International solar ...

First Take: FedEx's Green Fleet Moves, Next-Gen CSR Reporting, and More...

First Take: FedEx's Green Fleet Moves, Next-Gen...

greenbiz.com 29 Jun '11, 2pm

• FedEx Doubles Up on EVs, Invests in Cleaner Diesel Deliveries: FedEx is making big moves to improve the efficiency of it...

Shorting First Solar, Again: Three investment b...

greentechmedia.com 27 Jun '11, 1pm

First Solar is a company that improved the world. It has driven the cost of solar cell production to quite low levels and ...

Reluctant to sell these but I NEED to clear my wardrobe so here goes. Pre-loved items

Reluctant to sell these but I NEED to clear my ...

hanzbr.blogspot.com 29 Jun '11, 8am

The shopaholic in me is reluctant to let these go, but I've come to realize that these aren't my style anymore, so I gotta...

First Latin America's first solar car race, the Atacama Solar Challenge, finds ...: Eurener, a Spanish manufactu...

First Latin America's first solar car race, the...

renewableenergymagazine.com 11 Jul '11, 8am

The event aims to develop solar technology in Chile and Latin America, and will involve 32 teams from seven countries. The...

Infineon Raceway's Solar-Powered Drive to Accelerate Sustainability

Infineon Raceway's Solar-Powered Drive to Accel...

greenbiz.com 29 Jun '11, 6pm

To site the solar arrays, facility operators chose the locations that were best for capturing the sun's rays and people's ...

Solar Fred's Top 4 Social Media Secrets: #1 It's Not a Chia Pet

Solar Fred's Top 4 Social Media Secrets: #1 It'...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Jun '11, 10pm

If there’s one thing that solar people constantly ask me at solar conferences, it’s “Solar Fred, tell me the basics. What ...

Solar Shenanigans: Off Grid Solar via @greentec...

greentechmedia.com 08 Jul '11, 3pm

At least Jim McKirdy has an unusual last name, if that is his real name. He needs more bad press. A cursory examination sh...

Fire at First Solar’s Solar Ranch One: In response to a fire at First Solar's proposed 230-megawatt photovolta...

Fire at First Solar’s Solar Ranch One: In respo...

greentechmedia.com 07 Jul '11, 4pm

In response to a fire at First Solar's proposed 230-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) Solar Ranch One site, where construction on...

Enormous 400 MW Solar Project Coming to the Sou...

sustainablebusiness.com 29 Jun '11, 3pm

A Florida-based solar developer announced today that it is considering seven communities in the Southeast US as potential ...

World’s First Solar Power Plant that Works at N...

cleantechnica.com 04 Jul '11, 9pm

Gemasolar has completed the construction of the world’s first solar power plant capable of generating electricity all day ...