“Top 10 Clean Tech Trends To Watch in 2012”

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“Top 10 Clean Tech Trends To Watch in 2012”

Transmissions Blog - The Antenna Groupdeveloped by The Antenna Group in collaboration with numerous cleantech clients.

 

Drawn from dialogue with companies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative fuels, energy storage, finance, waste management and water, here are the top 10 clean tech trends to watch in 2012. “2012 is shaping up to be a critical year in the transition to a cleaner, more energy-efficient world.” The list is developed by The Antenna Group, the largest and most experienced clean technology public relations firm in the U.S., providing strategic communications for more than 40 clients in clean technology, renewable energy and sustainability. Read more »

Priority Clean Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology

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Priority Clean Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology

This week’s top green career opportunities are for VP of Sales in Wind, Smart Grid Analysts, Business Development Manager Energy Efficiency, Performance Contracting Engineer, Renewable Energy Scientists, PV Silicon Specialists, EV Project Engineers, EV Design Engineer, Solar and Electric Vehicle Engineers, and more. Read this week’s top priorities: Read more »

The Risks to Solar Energy’s Future, By Gary L Hunt

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The Risks to Solar Energy’s Future

Gary L Hunt, Insight Advisors

By Gary L Hunt

Life in the solar energy business is a constant battle between soaring aspirations for long term growth juxtaposed against the terrifying reality of falling prices and global competition.  Selling more might actually mean your solar energy business will just lose more money faster. Read more »

How can the Clean Economy be fostered and what is the potential?

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Green Trends

How can the Clean Economy be fostered and what is the potential?

In the midst of the ideological divergence and posturing in Washington, it is refreshing to see some clear numbers that point to positive impactful investment and jobs in the green economy. The Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute recently published their report “Sizing the Clean Economy” which ask and answers “The question before us: at a time of economic uncertainty and federal polarization, can America’s cities and metropolitan areas lead the nation to a clean economy—to create jobs in the near term and retool and restructure our economy for the long haul?”

This report discussed three important findings. First, the clean economy is a significant emerging market in the U.S. Second, metropolitan areas are the innovators of the clean economy. Third, to fulfill the potential of the emerging clean economy, the entrepreneurial energy and dynamism of these metropolitan engines must be liberated. Read more »

Recruiting Success Stories: Nitin Shah, Solar PV Manufacturing

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Nitin Shah

Nitin Shah

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – Nitin Shah

MES Engineer – Solar PV Manufacturing

The Director of Information Technology Services of one of Redfish Technology’s top clients targeted hiring an MES Engineer as a priority. The company is a leader in the monocrystaline silicon space for high efficiency solar cells. This company is well-funded, privately held, and Read more »

Recruiting Success Stories: Douglas Sandlaufer, Commercial PV Project Sales

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Douglas Sandlaufer

Douglas Sandlaufer

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – Douglas Sandlaufer

Senior Project Development Manager – Commercial PV Project Sales

 

The VP of Sales of one of Redfish Technology’s top clients opened a role for a Project Development Manager. A privately-held Solar Integrator, this developer, builder, and operator of distributed solar power systems handles 250KW to 10MW projects at $1M to $40M each. Their hiring objectives focused on finding the right senior sales talent to grow the commercial side of their business. Candidates needed a proven track record of capital project sales and account growth, as well as expertise in solar technologies, costs and savings opportunities, finance vehicles, and renewable technologies and energy efficiency markets.

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Green Building – Home Energy Efficiency From the Foundation Up

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“Green building” homes to be more energy efficient, even energy independent, is something that has really increased in popularity these days, as more and more people are becoming aware of the effects our energy consumption has on the planet, of rising energy expense costs, and even where we get our energy and fuels from. There are a few angles of approach to get at energy efficiency, and truth be told, taking all of these is the best, most efficient way to achieve this goal. What are some of these approaches?

The many ways to be green building a home towards energy efficiency, or indeed, energy independence, can be seen as coming mainly from four major areas – the Sun, the Earth, the Water and the Wind. This almost brings to mind the philosophical elements of the alchemists, Earth, Air, Fire and Water – not too far off, actually, in the alchemy of energy conservation. Of course, dealing with the sun, we have solar power, whether active or passive. Earth would be geo-thermal power, and the other two are even more obvious. Let’s look at geo-thermal…

For green building a home to use geo-thermal energy, a great way to utilize this also takes water into account. Sending simple pipelines of water a few meters underground below the house to be circulated into the home and back underground and back in again, is a superb way to heat and cool your home and its water at the same go. Former US President Bush’s home in Texas utilizes this very same technology, and has for years – many homes up north in Canada do as well. This is a great example of “green building”. Homes that have this type of technology installed can basically run off-grid, as far as air and water heating and cooling.

Solar power, as I mentioned before, can be active as well as passive. The active form uses solar panels, which these days are far more efficient than they were decades ago, and much less expensive as well, and the passive form is usually structured into the green building of the home itself – its overall shape, which way it faces, the window exposure, the use of convection enveloping designs in the structure of the home itself using a “double-hulled” design, and so on. Green building homes with these designs in mind make for a far less impact on our environment, and also aid in the needed erasure of our huge “carbon footprint” we’ve stamped onto the Earth.

Wind and water are other angles of approach, whether you use windmills or waterwheels to generate electricity, or perhaps even both in tandem. These systems often use a battery of a few cells, such as those used in cars, or a single cell such as those used in forklifts, in order to store the energy created for continuous use. Using all of these angles of approach, we can see how green building homes with them all in use can create a totally energy efficient, even energy independent home to live in.

If you’re interested in learning more about green building and other things related to alternative energy, then you’ve got to check out the EcoPlusHome project.

Bryan Kenny and his family are an average North American family with one exception…they’re living in the EcoPlusHome.

The EcoPlusHome is a prefabricated home powered by alternative energies like solar thermal, geothermal and photovoltaic. Bryan and his family will show the world that it is possible to live self sustained for a 12 month period by showcasing their journey living in the EcoPlusHome on their blog.

Bryan and his family welcome you to join their journey to self sufficiency on their blog http://ecoplushome.com/blog.

Author: Bryan Kenny
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
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