Archive for December, 2007

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Solar Cell Production Jumps 50 Percent in 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Environmental News Network reports that 2007 was a record year for solar power, as production of photovoltaics (PV) reached 3800 megawatts worldwide, 50 percent more than 2006. The top five PV-producing countries are Japan, China, … Read More

Home made concentrated solar power.

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Home made concentrated solar power is now possible, and at any scale you wish to build. The only limits are your time, money, skill, sun available at your location, and neighbor acceptance. In many areas, you can produce electricity, … Read More

Comment on Solar Power by idlinginc

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Notsure,. Not sure if this helps, look up firstsolar. They use a different material for solar panels. Best, Idler. Read More

With a new year come new laws (Orange County Register)

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Minimum wage increase, ban on smoking in cars with minors top the list of new California laws for 2008. Read More

Bush signs law requiring greater energy efficiency, more ethanol (AG Weekly)

Monday, December 31st, 2007

WASHINGTON — Gas guzzlers could become relics of the past and farmers may rival oil companies in producing motor fuels under a new energy law. Consumers also will save electricity — and money — from more efficient refrigerators, furnaces and dishwashers. Read More

Drivers Face Fines For Smoking In Cars With Kids (News 8 San Diego)

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Lighting up behind the wheel will become an expensive habit in California if there are kids in the car. Read More

China Moves to Stem Fears as Energy Needs Grow (Washington Post)

Monday, December 31st, 2007

BEIJING, Dec. 26 — China pledged Wednesday that its worldwide search for oil and gas to power a booming economy will be carried out in a spirit of fair play and international cooperation so as not to disrupt sensitive international markets. Read More

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