4 Japanese Companies Race to Boost Solar Cell Materials

October 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

The world's economy may be taking a hit, but solar-cell-related business is still on the up and Japanese companies know this well. Four such companies are increasing the output of their contribution to the solar-cell industry. Mitsui Chemicals produces a sealant film to prevent solar cells from cracking. The firm will raise its annual production of the film from 9,000 tons ...

239 Billion Green Opportunities in China

September 5, 2008 / No Comments

There are 239 billion green opportunities in China. That is, China is planning on spending Y2 trillion ($239 million) to ensure that renewable energy will account for 15% of the nation's power by the year 2020. China is the world's second largest energy user. A country one fourth the size uses more. Presently, less than 10% of China's power comes from ...

DTE Energy Bust Good/Bad Business

June 9, 2008 / No Comments

DTE Energy left some 135,000 customers without power/service this morning. That's good business for the local retail stores. That's bad business for the local retail stores. Home Depot, OSH, Frank & Johnny's Hardware see a rush on generators when the power goes out. But, a 90-day no questions asked policy at the biggies like Home Depot, sees customers returning the items after power comes ...