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Danish Researchers Discover New Hydrogen Storage Method

Danish Researchers Discover New Hydrogen Storage Method

Scientists at the Technical University of Denmark have invented a technology they believe may be an important step towards the hydrogen economy: a hydrogen tablet they say effectively stores hydrogen in an inexpensive and safe material.
7,500 Solar Panels for Hope on Africa

7,500 Solar Panels for Hope on Africa

January 15, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Washington, D.C.-based Hopeandcare International has awarded Riverton, Wyoming-based Brunton a contract to manufacture solar panels for the Hope on Africa program. Brunton will supply the 7,500 solar panels to be linked to the program’s handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices and 60,000 solar panels to power its hand-held HP tablet PC’s. Teachers and therapists deployed throughout […]
Solar Windows Coming But What Kind?

Solar Windows Coming But What Kind?

One thing any new industry needs to do is beware of its own hype.   I still remember, almost 20 years ago now, sitting in on the launch of a tablet PC called Momenta. I was just then finishing a book for New Riders to be called “A Guide to Field Computing,” all about hand-held computers and terminals that could […]
Getting With the Times: The Implications of 21st Century Technology

Getting With the Times: The Implications of 21st Century Technology

Spurred on by my recent 2am meeting with colleagues in South Korea, which I was able to attend via video conference call from our office in Northamptonshire, I have recently been considering the opportunity that modern technology affords business to improve efficiency and cut costs. In the not-so-distant past, corporations underwent a paradigm shift; where they once posted a piece […]
New Quickpay app from Switch2 makes heat prepayment even easier

New Quickpay app from Switch2 makes heat prepayment even easier

Community heating metering and billing specialist Switch2 has launched a new Quickpay app to make energy prepayment more customer friendly. The company’s award winning pay-as-you-go G6 meter has already transformed energy prepayment for more than 14,000 customers. The new Quickpay app now enables residents to instantly top up credit on their prepayment unit via smartphone, tablet, or any other web […]
Want to save energy? Live in the woods

Want to save energy? Live in the woods

  The news is full of simple strategies, such as using solar power, which will reduce your home’s energy use and improve the environment. These small measures are helpful, but the reality is that humans and their homes have degraded the environment to the point that more drastic solutions are needed. If you’re ready to commit to an entirely green […]
Taking the Internet Off the Grid

Taking the Internet Off the Grid

Energy pessimists and fossil fuel optimists love to talk about how much juice our grid needs to run, their point being that solar and other renewable sources could never meet such demand — and demand is only going to grow. But how valid is that assumption? We know we can reduce the amount of electricity used for lights. We know appliances […]
Happy Holidays from SolarEdge!

Happy Holidays from SolarEdge!

Every year, solar technology company, SolarEdge, brings its community a new holiday video to show support of the shift to renewables and stay virtually connected. Their 2020 video titled Freedom: The 2020 SolarEdge Holiday Video continues this message with the powerful chorus of “Our technology makes the world a better place using solar energy.” The vocalists are also featured on […]
Alta Devices Pursuing Military on Path to $20 Billion iPad Solar Market

Alta Devices Pursuing Military on Path to $20 Billion iPad Solar Market

Alta Devices Inc., a U.S. maker of thin-film solar cells, expects military applications from drones to gadget-charging tents and backpacks will generate about 80 percent of its revenue this year. After that, Chief Executive Officer Christopher Norris is aiming at the global mobile-phone market.
The Copycat Syndrome, Innovation and Not Giving Up

The Copycat Syndrome, Innovation and Not Giving Up

Call it the copycat syndrome or marketing burnout wherein a company has a success with one product at which point every company in the space copies the effort leaving a market dotted with me-too products with little differentiation other than price. Eventually through this process value is suctioned out of the product or service, demand wanes, and consumers move on. It is almost impossible to satisfy consumer desire for the cheapest or most innovative product/technology/service/oh-heck-anything, particularly because in the end the equilibrium price may well be zero and innovation may be defined as simply announcing that something is innovative.