Beyond Wind: Texas Seeks Solar

Marquis, Natalie
May 2008
Solar Today;May/Jun2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p20
Academic Journal
The article discusses the wind power development and statewide solar policy in Austin, Texas. According to the CEO of Austin-based solar energy company HelioVolt Corp, they expect to joined the community of academic and industrial partners that develops solar-powered architecture. Tom Smith from an environmental advocacy organization, Public Citizen, mentions that Texas needs a coherent energy policy in order to catch up to international solar energy production and manufacturing. With this statement, Texas Solar Futures Committee was formed to develop solar policy of the state.


Related Articles

  • Solar energy sector will survive the cuts. Garlick, Richard // Planning (14672073);6/17/2011, Issue 1911, p3 

    In this article, the author reflects on the potential of the solar energy sector to survive the reduction in electricity payment rate imposed by the government in Great Britain. The author says that solar farm developers have the potential to boost the country's renewable energy generation. He...

  • Go Solar! Mary James // Home Energy;2007 Special Issue, p4 

    The article reports on the implication of solar energy on the development of the energy policy in California. The government promotes the installation of photovoltaic systems through the establishment of a rebate program to meet the needs of the energy demands. It was established by the...

  • SOLAR POWER: the photochemical alternative. Broda, E. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar1976, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p49 

    The article discusses solar power as an alternative photo-chemical. This paper features the technique of converting sunlight to chemical energy as plants do and it might be the ultimate solution to the energy crisis. The approaches to solar energy conversion are usually designed for provision of...

  • Solar manufacturing -- Govt intervention imperative.  // Power Watch India;Sep2014, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p40 

    The article discusses the highlights of the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA)-KPMG report which noted the need for the intervention of the Indian government to boost the solar manufacturing sector. Topics discussed include the challenges facing the solar manufacturing industry, the...

  • We need a national energy policy--NOW. Martin, John // Fleet Equipment;Jul2011, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p14 

    The article focuses on the need to develop a national energy policy in the U.S. According to the author, decisions concerning energy resources can be pointed out in the right direction with the establishment of a national energy policy. The author comments that the country has the perfect...

  • What's Driving States to Adopt Solar Energy? MONTGOMERY, JAMES // Power Engineering;Oct2013, Vol. 117 Issue 10, p14 

    The author reflects on the challenges that many of the top U.S. states for solar energy, identified by the Environment America Research & Policy Center, as cited in the Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) second quarter 2013 report. Some of the issues include net metering and market...

  • Double the value for power from domestic solar.  // Ecos;Dec2007/Jan2008, Issue 140, p7 

    The article reports that the South Australian Government has introduced solar feed-in legislation that allows homeowners with solar photovoltaic panels to receive double-value credits for power they feed in to the grid. Under the legislation, homes with small-scale grid-connected photovoltaic...

  • COUNTRY PROFILES: REST OF THE WORLD: China.  // Solar Photovoltaics Report;2003, Issue 1, p95 

    Presents information on the solar energy resources of China. Promotion of solar technologies; Formulation of a program on new and renewable energy; Establishment of large-scale photovoltaic schemes; Fraction of the Chinese territory that receives sufficient solar radiation.

  • Morocco's Ambitious Renewable-Energy Program. Padalka, Alex // ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/13/2013, Vol. 270, p1 

    The article discusses Morocco's renewable energy program as of May 2013, focusing on oil price fluctuations and the nation's reported importation of 95 percent of its energy. It states that there are several solar, wind, and hydro power energy plants under construction in Morocco. According to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics