Tag: Thin Film Solar

The News Is Not All Bad

April 3, 2013 0 Comments
The News Is Not All Bad

An interesting projection of arctic vegetation changes was published recently. As you can imagine, if the arctic continues to warm, more trees will grow. The study expects up to 50% more trees in arctic regions by 2050. This would most likely lead to significant changes for the arctic climate and other areas of the world. […]

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Lacking Money But Still Advancing

April 26, 2012 2 Comments
Lacking Money But Still Advancing

Yesterday I made the case that natural gas is by far the best choice for a bridge fuel during the next few years while we continue to invent a cleaner energy future, after lamenting the fact of the solar industry’s current swoon. It is interesting to note that even though the economic foundation for widescale solar […]

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Recent Successes and Failures

January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Recent Successes and Failures

During the course of analyzing the future of air pollution, technology, and alternative energy I often highlight some of the companies that are creating the future. Some are hits and some are misses. Successful or not, I like to follow-up on the latest developments. One trend as of late is that the biggest “misses” are the government […]

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Solar Power Breakthroughs

May 17, 2011 2 Comments
Solar Power Breakthroughs

It turns out my fears of frost were a little overblown, at least in Wausau. The official low in Wausau this morning was only 36. Many locations remained in the mid to upper 30s, while a few did record frost. Stevens Point dropped to 30, Wisconsin Dells bottomed out at 31, and Wisconsin Rapids hit […]

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More Solar Discussion

January 19, 2011 1 Comment
More Solar Discussion

One of my best friends from years ago commented on yesterday’s blog post about solar industry ups-n-downs. He mentioned how electronic engineers were hopeful that future solar power production would help them find gainful employment. I am unsure if the solar industry has taken up all the slack from losses in the semi-conductor industry, but it has […]

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Solar Progress

October 15, 2010 0 Comments
Solar Progress

After a week of blogging about environmental doom-and-gloom predictions, it is about time to discuss some good news. After all, even though the economy is in a bad recession, and we are mostly stuck using dirty fossil fuels, progress is happening. This is something that is typically forgotten (at least in the recent past) by climate modellers […]

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Winter Predictions

March 24, 2010 0 Comments
Winter Predictions

Sometimes we get so involved in what weather has happened and what might happen that we forget to look back and see what did not happen. This past winter, what did not happen is a “bitterly cold” winter here in Wisconsin. If you remember back to last Fall the Farmer’s Almanac indicated “bitterly cold and […]

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