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Applied Materials Ranks Among World’s Most Innovative Companies

Applied Materials Ranks Among World’s Most Innovative Companies

Applied Materials was named among Technology Review’s 2012 TR50, which lists the world's 50 most innovative companies, for the third consecutive year.  Applied is recognized for “helping lower the cost of solar power through a new innovative manufacturing system that allows solar producers to increase the output and efficiency of their cells.”
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China’s Role in the Global PV Industry

Last week, I participated in the North American PV Fab Managers Forum, part of the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco. One of the hot topics was the role of China in the photovoltaic (PV) industry. Asia in general and China in particular have come to be a major presence on the PV manufacturing scene.
Solar Powered Economic Engine

Solar Powered Economic Engine

The message in Rob DeLine’s article published in the latest issue of Fortnightly SPARK is clear and simple: solar energy can provide numerous economic benefits for local communities, businesses, consumers and utilities while delivering affordable clean renewable electricity.  DeLine, a Managing Director in Applied’s Solar Group and fellow blogger on this site discusses how wholesale distributed generation can become a viable self-sustaining economic growth engine. 
Applied's Charlie Gay Reports on Accelerating Solar

Applied's Charlie Gay Reports on Accelerating Solar

Renewable Energy World North America magazine features an excerpt from a presentation by Applied Materials' Dr. Charles Gay, President for Applied Solar, speaking at the Industry Strategy Symposium held earlier this year.  Dr. Gay discussed current solar industry dynamics, how photovoltaic solar power will evolve in the next decade and the factors that will drive that evolution, including where electricity is being generated, what people are doing with it, and the policy shifts required to grow the market.  Click here to read the full excerpt!
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2020: Evolution or Revolution

Are there always protests in Berkeley? In all fairness, you have to admire their passion for their causes. I recently visited the city to attend the fourth annual UC Berkeley Energy Symposium. The symposium, hosted by the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) - an interdisciplinary, student-run organization - was a successful and substantive event!
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New York Times on Solar and COP15

The New York Times is out today with their Special Section on the "Business of Green".  The section is well worth a read.  In particular, Applied's Mark Pinto is featured in a piece about the COP15 and the role that governments must play in helping make renewables a meaningful part of the global energy mix.  Pinto was also featured earl