Priority Green Jobs from Redfish Technology
This week’s top green career opportunities are in Energy Efficiency, Photovoltaics, Electric Vehicles, Clean Power, Fuel Cells. We are recruiting Engineers, Construction Managers, Director of Sales, Solar Development Director, Project Managers, Sales Executives, Analysts. Here are the top priorities of the week: (more…)
Does Concentrated Solar Power Have the Answer to Intermittency Concerns?
by John Whitney AIA
For some time now, the intermittent nature of both solar and wind renewable energy generation systems has been a thorn in the side of the clean energy industry. Coal, natural gas, and nuclear advocates have trumpeted the fact that generation capacity factors for their power plants range from 85% to 90% while solar and wind numbers are in the 20% to 35% range. Over and over we get hammered with the question: What happens when the sun goes down and the wind stops blowing?
Well, as renewable energy supporters have been correctly responding, the simple two-part reply is: (more…)
The Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America & Photovoltaics World Conference & Expo wil be held March 8-10, 2011 in Tampa, FL.
The Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America has been the event leading the way for the renewable industry for eight years making it the only event you need to make all of your renewable connections. Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2010 in Austin, TX had more than 4,000 renewable energy power professionals and 250 exhibiting companies proving that the industry knows where to be!
Priority Green Job Opportunities from Redfish Technology
Great Career Opportunities & Priority Jobs from Redfish Technology – This week’s priorities include: Vice President Sales in Lighting; Senior Account Executives in Solar; Senior Development Manager in Wind; Project Manager in Renewable Energy; System Design Engineer in Photovoltaics; Electrical Engineer in Smart Grid and more! (more…)
How America Can Create Jobs
By Andy Grove, of Intel & Lecturer in Management Stanford Graduate School of Business
This is an interesting article discussing the need to recreate the scaling process in the U.S., i.e. nurture the start-up, fund it, but then rather than expatriate the manufacturing abroad, keep the jobs domestic. In this way not only is there more U.S. employment but we can also harness and nurture the scaling and innovation that comes with being an integral part of an effective ecosystem in which technology know-how can accumulate, experience can build on experience, and closer relationships can be forged between suppliers and customers. The author cites examples of the job machine (scaling and innovation process) breaking down in computers, and in alternative energy. Photovoltaics, a U.S. invention, are now primarily manufactured in China. “U.S. employment in the making of photovoltaic films and panels is perhaps 10,000—just a few % of estimated worldwide employment.” Not only have we foregone a large number of jobs, we risk breaking “the chain of experience that is so important in technological evolution. As happened with batteries, abandoning today’s “commodity” manufacturing can lock you out of tomorrow’s emerging industry.” (more…)
High Tech & Clean Tech Job Trends
From 2000 to 2008, Silicon Valley high-tech industries lost more than 108,400 jobs (19.9% of their total workforce), and real wages went down by 13.5%. High-tech industries outside of Silicon Valley saw nearly 431,000 jobs losses but had a more modest 6.2-percent rate of decline in employment over the 2000–08 period (more…)
Clean & Green Job Trends
(from our May Newsletter)
Venture capital investment has dried up over the last few years, with 2009 being one of the worst years ever; that said clean energy investment declined by only 6.6%. 2010 is showing encouraging signs of recovery and is predicted to grow by 25% to $200 billion according to Pew. Quarter 1 of this year shows NASDAQ indices up over last year: CELS (clean energy industries) and QGRD (electric/Smart Grid) are both up nearly 50%; QWND (wind related industries) is up 32%. (more…)