December, 2012

MIT Club of Northern California Presents: Desmond King, President of Chevron Technology Ventures

Thursday, January 31, 2013 (Partner Event): Hear how Chevron incorporates renewable energy & energy efficiency into its business!  Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) scouts outside the corporation for emerging technologies to integrate into the company.  Mr. King will talk about the role renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are expected to play in the energy landscape and will […]

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Happy Holidays from Solar Marketing Group!

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“Black hole for light” drastically improves efficiency of solar cells

Researchers at Princeton University led by electrical engineer Stephen Chou, have developed what is being called a “nanostructure sandwich” to trap light and improve the efficiency of organic solar cells by 175%. A layer of metal mesh 30 nanometers thick (A nanometer is about one hundred-thousandth the width of human hair)

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India’s solar mission, phase 2

An Indian worker cleans solar arrays during the inauguration of a one-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant near Gandhinagar, in 2011. The ground-mount photovoltaic power plant is the first of its kind in Gujarat state, expected to produce 1.5 million kilowatt-hours of clean solar energy.

The Indian government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released a draft of its policy for Phase II of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

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Social Media

Charge Across Town – is a public-private partnership between city government, local businesses and the electric vehicle (EV) community to raise awareness of EV’s and to educate consumers on the benefits, costs and feasibility of owning an electric car. SMG managed Charge Across Town’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, gaining over 100 Twitter followers and contributing […]

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