Wind power on track for 20% share by 2030 News & Analysis 7/20/2009 Post a comment The U.S. Department of Energy's annual report Wind Power Report claims that with $16 billion invested in 2008 that U.S. wind power development was leading the world, and is on track to contribute 20 percent to U.S. electricity generation by 2030.
China solar panel makers make U.S. sales bid Product News 7/9/2009 Post a comment Centron Solar, a consortium of 30 Chinese solar panel makers, aims to set up a network of solar panel assembly sites across the U.S. and has set up a small sales office in Eugene, Oregon as the first step in its plans to penetrate the U.S. market.
China boosts renewable energy targets Product News 7/6/2009 1 comment China is ratcheting up the target of how much of its energy it obtains from renewable resources such as solar and wind to 15 percent by 2020, according to a report in today's China Daily.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.