When its new solar panel factory in Portland, Oregon, opened for operation last week, Solopower, based in San Jose, California, qualified for a $197 million government loan guarantee.
The flush toilet so many of us know so well is in fact out-dated technology. That, and the fact that they are “are irrelevant, impractical and impossible for 40 per cent of the global population, because they often don't have access to water, sewers, electricity and sewage treatment systems" is why Bill Gates has offered up cash for their re-invention.
DuPont, the leading U.S. chemical maker, and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., a top Chinese PV panel manufacturer, reached a $100 million deal this week with the goal of boosting supplies of solar-energy materials and promoting broader adoption of solar energy worldwide.
Stocks were up nearly 2% in mid-afternoon trading for TransCanada Corporation after the company announced its entrance into the the solar photovoltaic (PV) generation market.