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Li_Ion at $270 / kWhr EV Tipping Point May Be Closer Than The Analysts Think

Nissan has just announced that they will provide replacement batteries for their Leaf cars for $6500 = $5500 after trade-in for your old battery pack.  This puts Li-Ion battery packsat about $270 / kWhr.  That is well within the range … Continue reading

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Tesla is the Most Important Car Company – Morgan Stanley

Here – the potentially startling conclusion came in the form of an investment report cited by the LA Times and issued by Morgan Stanley research analyst Adam Jones, who wrote that “Tesla Motors has transformed from a fledgling start-up to … Continue reading

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Six of the Top 10 PV Manufacturers are Chinese but US Still Has Two in the Game

US PV manufacturers SunPower and First Solar are still in the top 10 with First coming in second.  Both utilize novel technology to gain advantage and both have received considerable  government support.  First is low efficiency but very low cost … Continue reading

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Critical Tech Stolen by China

Within American Superconductor lies, perhaps, the worlds largest treasure trove of Superconductor IP.  Much of this was developed on the US taxpayers dime and should be treated as a national treasure.  The strategic potential value of American Superconductor’s IP is … Continue reading

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Tesla repays federal loan nearly 10 years early

In Venture Capital as in Government funded economic development, the funding institution goes in expecting many failures but some big winners to make it worth taking the risk.  Tesla Motors just turned the Solyndra myth of government failure on its … Continue reading

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“China Puts US to Shame”

Nice to see this coming out in mainstream media.  China is taking renewable energy seriously and dominates the industry that a few short years ago was dominated by US, Japan and Germany.  Read about it Here.

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Clean Energy Race to the Top

This is worth the watch if only because it calls out the competitive opportunity that has been dissipating over the last decade.  Jennifer Granholm proposes another. http://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_granholm_a_clean_energy_proposal_race_to_the_top.html

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On Education and Technology

  I ran across this report a few years ago.  It was released in 2007 yet was very prophetic and offers guidance that is every bit as relevant today as when it came out.  Check it out.  It is a bit long … Continue reading

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Not So Fast, Perhaps Solyndra Was Proof That More, NOT Less Government Subsidy Was Needed

There have been two relatively recent, major newsmaking events in the solar industry. The most recent is that it looks like we are going to put Tariffs on China for dumping (selling below their cost) Photovoltaic (PV) cells on the … Continue reading

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Chinese Solar Tariffs

After months of speculation, the US Commerce Department has released a finding that Chinese Solar Cell manufacturers have been dumping (selling below cost) in the US market in violation of International trade agreements.  They will be slapping tariffs on the … Continue reading

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