Meter Reading: The Secret to Solar Power, and How West Texas is Dealing With Another Boom
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French Erwann Le Rouzic, captain of Planetsolar catamaran, the first boat around the world with solar energy, walks over the photovoltaic panel during his 581st day of sailing around the world, in the Mediterranean Sea near Corsica on May 1, 2012 .
West Texas taking ‘intelligent approach’ to oil boom – “What began a decade ago as a modest revival now is a full-fledged boom. The play extends across hundreds of miles of West Texas and into New Mexico, from Mentone east to El Dorado, and it is reviving long dormant backwaters.” – Houston Chronicle
The Secret to Solar Power – “Though the failure of Solyndra has dominated the political and social discourse around solar power, the reality of the industry — as evidenced by the enormous investments that companies like Google and Bank of America are making in residential solar power — is that it has rapidly become a smart, practical and profitable investment. Despite a lack of widespread acceptance, the market is growing and the competition is getting tight.” — New York Times