Vince Font's Articles

- October 29, 2012

The WTO vs. Ontario: Addressing the Bigger Picture of Trade and Renewable Energy

In a move that will likely set a worldwide precedent barring governments from imposing local content requirements to their feed-in tariff programs, a forthcoming World Trade Organization...

- October 25, 2012

Newly Launched Hanwha Q.CELLS Becomes World's Third Largest Solar Manufacturer

In one swift move, Korean business conglomerate Hanwha Group has officially positioned itself as the third largest solar manufacturer in the world. With the purchase of bankrupt solar...

- October 23, 2012

AWEA Reports 2012 the Strongest Year on Record for U.S. Wind Energy, Continued Success Uncertain

There's evidence that the wind's picking up, and it's not all hot air. According to a report published on October 17 by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), 2012 has been a...

- October 22, 2012

Siemens Bows Out of Solar, Announces Renewed Focus on Wind and Hydro Power

Citing slow growth, low profit and high cost, Siemens AG announced that it would be selling its solar energy business as part of a larger strategy to reorganize the company's overall...

- October 18, 2012

Solar Junction Does it Again, Sets New CPV Efficiency Record

World records are broken every day, some to more fanfare than others. While earlier this week the eyes of the world were watching daredevil Felix Baumgartner's 24-mile skydive from...

- October 16, 2012

GTM Research Predicts 180 PV Manufacturers Will Fold or Be Acquired by 2015

A new report released by GTM Research is forecasting that between now and the year 2015 approximately 180 PV module manufacturers across the globe will close operations or succumb to...

- October 10, 2012

Salazar Announces Approval of 3-GW Wind Farm in Wyoming

For a state so often associated with cowboys and so evocative of "old west" imagery, Wyoming has a surprisingly progressive record. In 1869, Wyoming became the first state to grant...

- October 09, 2012

SolarCity Announces Expansion in New York, Files for $200 Million IPO

Just days after announcing the launch of major expansions in New York state, the San Mateo-based solar company SolarCity has filed for an IPO in excess of $200 million. Having already...

- October 05, 2012

Despite Setbacks, San Diego Unified School District Asserts Commitment to Clean Energy Alternatives

Citing safety concerns and the risk of fire, solar panels have been removed from the rooftops of 24 San Diego Unified School District buildings. The panels, which were manufactured...

- October 04, 2012

Renewable Energy Gets Brief Mention During 2012 Presidential Debate

Wednesday night was a dry one for those playing renewable energy-themed drinking games during the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt...

Vince Font

Vince Font

Vince Font is a professional freelance writer specializing in the fields of renewable energy, high tech, travel, and entertainment. Read his blog at www.vincefont.com or follow him on Twitter @vincefont.

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