- Skypoint Solar edges closer to selecting Vermont | The Burlington Free Press | Burlington, Vermont
Skypoint Solar Inc., is focusing on a site in Essex to begin manufacturing flexible, thin film solar cells by the end of the year. The deal remains in the works, with final site decisions yet to be made and tens of millions of dollars that need to be raised.
The startup company received a boost with the announced initial approval Monday by the Vermont Economic Development Authority to authorize the company to sell $25 million worth of tax-exempt bonds.
- VPR News: Schools Share $6 Million In Energy Grants
Dozens of schools and towns across the Vermont will share in nearly $6 million to pay for renewable energy and efficiency projects.
- Town hopes hydro project can set statewide example: Rutland Herald Online
Two Bennington municipal employees and a local state representative are hoping the town's experience installing a hydroelectric generator at Bennington's water treatment plant will help make it easier for similar projects across the state in the future.
- New York ISO report on energy storage in the NY electricity markets
New report looks at the potential for, and benefits of, new electricity storage technologies.
- Cleantech Blog: The Right Way to do Solar Manufacturing in the US
Jigar Shah, CEO of the Carbon War Room and founder of SunEdison LLC writes about the need to invest more not just in renewable projects, but in renewable technology manufacturing.
Senators are beginning to seriously tackle climate and clean energy reform, responding to the leadership of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with letters staking out positions and making specific demands.
There are many experts who feel that the market potential of renewable energy will only be fully realized if smart grid technologies and services are successful.