Monday, November 30, 2009

Saft confirms location for lithium-ion battery factory

Following receipt of a $95 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and successful negotiations between Saft, the state of Florida, and the city of Jacksonville, construction will soon begin in Jacksonville for the lithium-ion (Li-ion) factory of the future. More, here.


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Webinar: Solar update

The solar market in the United States is poised for explosive growth over the coming years. As the market expands, it will be increasingly impacted by technologies and policies that today lie on the periphery. This webinar will look toward the future of solar in the U.S. by showcasing innovative developments that have the potential to disrupt the market.


California Signs Solar-Power Feed-In Tariff Bill Into Law

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Sunday that will create a European-style above-market tariff, called a feed-in tariff, for small solar-panel generators.


Sunday, November 01, 2009

Politics trumps science. Again.

Regarding tax policies: "It's not based as much on technical merit. It's based on politics."