Were you ever the new kid in school? If not, you have likely been the new employee at a company. It feels odd to step into the middle of a group or situation in which others have been a part of its evolution while you have not.
I’m tickled to announce that Pam Kufahl will be editor of Smart Energy Portal as of February. Pam’s no stranger to energy topics. She has a history of accomplishments working on T&D World, Utility Business, and Energy Manager publications.
After a disastrous third quarter of 2012 featuring extremely low factory utilization rates across the entire photovoltaic supply chain, a surge in demand was seen in the final quarter of the year for PV modules. A new PV module shipment record of 11 GW was reached in the fourth quarter according to the IHS Solar Integrated Market Tracker.).
Duke Energy International, a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp. has acquired CGE Group's Iberoamericana de Energia Ibener S.A. subsidiary in Chile, including hydroelectric generating assets with 140 megawatts of installed capacity, for $415 million.
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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