Earlier today, Secretary Chu announced on the Department of Energy's Energy Blog that "by the end of this spring, there will be solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House". Of course, we are all familiar with the infamous removal of the last solar water heater by then-President Reagan after it had been installed by President Carter 31 years ago.
Applied Materials is mentioned in a recent New York Times Op-Ed by columnist Tom Friedman on the importance of energy technology and the expected Climate/Energy policy to the United States. Below is an excerpt from the column:
Applied Materials Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter greeted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in front of a demonstration of the world's largest and most powerful solar panel as she visited the company's Sunnyvale, Calif. campus for a briefing with Silicon Valley CEOs.
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (center) stands in front of the world's largest thin film solar panel (5.7m2) manufactured by Applied Materials' SunFab production line during a visit to the company's SunFab Solar Module Reliability Testing facility on Saturday. Mr.