This just out! Greg P. Smestad
and Aldo Steinfeld publish their article: Review:
Photochemical and Thermochemical Production of Solar
Fuels from HO
and CO Using Metal Oxide Catalysts in
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
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bankruptcy is a "teachable moment" for the Solar Energy
industry, and Dr. Greg P. Smestad uses it and glass
tubes as an opportunity for you to learn
more about science & technology and the larger context
for the story.
Smestad guest posts to Greentech Media with a look
into all the goods available at Solyndra's Second Auction,
December 14, 2011. Travel with him as he walks through
the factory, views unopened boxes and speaks with interested
buyers. This story led to his interview on a CBS
5 (KPIX San Francisco) broadcast. If you'd like
details on his findings, visit our Picasa
web album and study his comments.
On December 6, 2011 in San
Francisco, Dr. Smestad attended a discussion on the
current competition from China and the Solyndra Aftermath
SVForum brings together investors, entreprenuers, executives,
journalists and clean technology professionals.
On November 2, 2011, Greg Smestad,
Ph.D. attended the first Solyndra
Auction and purchased a Thor
Labs photodiode amplifier for Sol Ideas. Intrigued
with Solyndra's science, technology and Intellectual
Property (IP), he purchased a Solyndra
Panel to validate a previously developed theoretical
model of its optics and angular response. Download the
2.3 MB PDF file of the DOE/NASA
CR-150874 report. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader
- See Note.) Visit the Picasa
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Dr. Smestad was asked by Sigma
Xi to interview a fellow member with notable achievements.
In this interview, Stanford
R. Ovshinsky speaks about the solar industry, advises
young scientists, and talks about goals for the future
regarding science and solar energy. Read the on-line
interview in its entirety. The printed excerpt is
released in the January 2012 issue of Sigma Xi's American
On the 19th of October 2011,
Sol Ideas presented a Satellite
Dish-based Solar Cooker for the Optical
Society of America's (OSA) Education Day (EDAY)
at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose, California.
Greg Smestad, Ph.D. calls in
to clarify the Peer Review / Merit Review process used
by the U.S. Department of Energy in response to discussions
on the due diligence for photovoltaic module manufacturer
to the show, download the MP3, and view his posted comment.
More information about the DOE Loan Guarantee Program
can be found at the U.S.
DOE Loan Programs Office.
Two separate radio programs,
March 27 and April 3, 2011, on KKUP's A
Meeting of the Ways covering the SunShot
initiative, the 2011 SolarTech
Solar Leadership Summit and Dr. Smestad's interview
with Matt Cheney of Clean Path Ventures. Listen to MP3s
below to learn more about solar bankability, solar energy
and plug-in hybrids and access to clean energy.
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