Vince Font's Articles

- November 13, 2012

Governors Urge Congress to Renew Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

With the expiration of the wind energy Production Tax Credit looming and the clock ticking rapidly away to the end of 2012, a bipartisan group of U.S. governors is urging Congress to...

- November 07, 2012

Renewable Energy Industry Weighs In On Obama Victory

With the 2012 election over and President Barack Obama's re-election secured, U.S.-based renewable energy producers are already looking ahead to what they expect will be four more years...

- November 02, 2012

Solar Industry Grows 13.2 Percent, Adds 13K Jobs

News of job growth is always a good thing. But when that news just so happens to apply to a segment as beset with challenges as the solar industry, it crosses the line from good to...

- October 30, 2012

Abound Solar Under Criminal Investigation by Colorado DA

In a re-election bid mired with questions about Benghazi, President Barack Obama can now officially add another hot-button issue to his plate: the recent bankruptcy of solar company...

- October 29, 2012

China Development Bank Gives Sky Solar $1.6B Loan for Downstream Development

The China Development Bank (CDB), largely considered to be the main engine behind the Chinese government's economic development policies, has issued solar project developer Sky Solar...

- 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...

Vince Font

Vince Font

Vince Font is a freelance journalist 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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