Solar startup aims as shakeout looms News & Analysis 8/17/2009 4 comments An executive setting up a North American sales and marketing arm for 30 of China's solar panel makers says he has landed big deals despite projections of a market shakeout.
DoE gets 400+ proposals for smart grid grants News & Analysis 8/14/2009 Post a comment The U.S. Department of Energy has received more than 400 proposals for economic stimulus grants to deploy smart electric grid systems including a $200 million bid from Duke Energy which partnered with smart meter maker Echelon Corp.
Chip gear sales propel Applied above expectations News & Analysis 8/11/2009 Post a comment Applied Materials exceeded analyst expectations for sales and earnings for the quarter ended July 26, as a sequential increase in semiconductor equipment revenue offset declines in sales of gear used in the production of solar panels and displays.
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.