Tag: manufacturing


In the most recent shot fired in the trade war over solar panels between the United States and China, last week solar panel manufacturer Energy Conversion Devices, through its liquidating trust filed an antitrust lawsuit against Chinese companies Trina Solar Read more…


According to the American Wind Energy Association, the last quarter of 2012 brought the total wind installations for 2012 to 13,131 megawatts of power. This influx of new power extends the total of cumulative wind capacity for the United States Read more…


The amount of energy we use to manufacture the products we use every day is a significant part of the energy needed to support out lifestyle. As the planet gets more and more populated, can we continue to make manufacturing Read more…


Not so long ago, news about energy efficiency focused on what the US could or should do, but wasn’t to save energy. It was a tale of woe. That’s no longer the case. Now, report after report tells the story Read more…


A KickStarter project shows how solar panel factories could become a feature of any neighborhood, producing cheap solar panels for an age when these would become truly mass consumption items. Devised by inventors Shayne Frayne and Alex Hornstein, the duo Read more…


“Many companies suffer from disproportionately high breakthrough project failure rates because they find it hard to balance execution discipline with flexibility to respond to changing technical and market realities. When executing on breakthrough projects, use detailed maturity checklists to establish Read more…


If you were one of the 111.3 million people to witness Eli Manning yield his second game-winning drive against the Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl, chances are you caught a glimpse of the all-new Chevy Sonic (it was the Read more…


The CEO of Gehrlicher Solar America Corp, Stefan Parhofer, said in an op-ed published by NJ.com that that the tariffs on imported solar energy panels proposed by some U.S. solar manufacturers would do more harm than good. Parhofer’s company, an Read more…


Here’s an amazing project dealing with solar energy: UK-based, German industrial designer Markus Kayser has created two devices to tap the power of the sun in harsh climates of the Egyptian desert. The first is called Sun Cutter, described as Read more…


For a long time ‘clean’ and ‘green’ marked the forward trend in the energy industry. Then came the quest for ‘smart’ energy. And now ‘innovation’ is the buzzword. It’s easy to see why. As Americans, we believe our ability to Read more…


A new website called SaveUSAWindJobs launched by the American Wind Energy Association aims at involving Americans with wind power and put pressure on government to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC), wind power’s key federal tax incentive.


Suntech, the world’s largest producer of silicon solar modules, is looking to expand its manufacturing operations in Asia according to the Bangkok Post. Thailand is one of the key targets for Suntech, though expansion may largely depend on the Thai Read more…


The Washington Post’s assertions today about the Department of Energy’s loan programs today are both incomplete and inaccurate. Here are the facts:  over the past two years, the Department of Energy’s Loan Program has supported a robust, diverse portfolio of Read more…


The financial pressures and business sustainability risks felt heavily during the economic downturn forced many companies across all industries to take drastic reduction measures to simply survive. These actions placed many supply chains in less than stable shape, as ‘bullwhip’ Read more…

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