Blog Archives

Zipcar Offers Rides in Plug-In Prius — and Feedback for Toyota

Zipcar members in San Francisco, Portland and Boston can try out Toyota’s Prius plug-in hybrid, providing valuable info to Toyota before rolling the cars out to consumers in 2012. And Zipcar gets another way to make its greenhou…

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

GM Makes a Deal for Cheaper, Longer-Lasting Electric-Car Batteries

The automaker has licensed technology from the Energy Department’s Argonne National Laboratory that will boost the performance of lithium-ion battery cells for its electric Chevy Volt. The next-generation power packs will be mad…

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rare Earths, Mother Earth and the Return of a Once-Dead U.S. Industry

China’s plans to cut exports of rare earth minerals — used in alternative energy technologies — has the rest of the world scrambling. In the U.S., the country’s first new rare-earth mine in more than a decade is set to reopen….

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Good Year: First Solar Forecasts 46% Sales Growth in 2011

First Solar, one of the world’s biggest solar manufacturers, is looking toward 2011 with plenty of good cheer. According to its latest forecast, released Tuesday, the company expects sales to heat up some 46% in spite of lower s…

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Church: A Place to Recharge Your … Car?

Fueling up your car at a church seems like a novel idea. But the emergence of an electric car market has resulted in a charging station at the Wooden Cross Lutheran church some 25 miles northeast of Seattle.
Con…

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,