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2007 Review: the year IT and telecoms woke up to climate change

| January 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Comment by Tony Chan 2007 was a historic year for the energy sector and its increasingly related half-sister – climate change. It was the year that Al Gore received a Nobel Peace Prize for his documentary film (and worldwide lecture tours) on the pending threat of climate change, a year when the price of oil […]

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Solar power below US$1/watt

| December 25, 2007 | 0 Comments
Solar power below US$1/watt

2008 will start with some positive trends for renewable energy generation, Nanosolar, a company in Silicon Valley, has managed to lower the cost of solar panels to below the US$1 per watt mark. According to the company’s CEO, Martin Roscheisen, Nanosolar’s panels are the world’s lowest cost solar panel, making the company the first manufacturer […]

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HP sources solar and wind power for Irish, US facilities

| December 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Joining an increasing number of corporations tapping into alternative energy solutions, HP announced that it has entered into two purchase contracts for solar and wind energy. In the US, HP has entered into an agreement with solar power systems producer and systems integrator, SunPower, to install and maintain a 1-Megawatt solar power generation system at […]

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Google aims to accelerate renewable energy development

| December 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

Internet-giant Google took the industry by surprise and announced through its Google.org arm that it will launch a new initiative known as RE< C, or renewable energy cheaper than coal. RE < C’s core objective is to build 1 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity at a cost cheaper than current coal power. 1 gigawatt of […]

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