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Profitable Opportunities Await for Photography and Artwork in the Genres of Travel, Vacation, Pets, Hobbies; Amateur Photographers and All Artists Can Now Put their Images to Work for Fun, Recognition and Profits 24/7 in Worldwide Online Galleries

Profitable Opportunities Await for Photography and Artwork in the Genres of Travel, Vacation, Pets, Hobbies; Amateur Photographers and All Artists Can Now Put their Images to Work for Fun, Recognition and Profits 24/7 in Worldwide Online Galleries

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

The Art Marketing Agency introduced innovative advertising programs for amateurs, art professionals, fine artists and photographers to generate sales and connect with worldwide buyers 24 hours a day for their artworks.

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.Making money is art and good business is the best art.” – Andy Warhol

Its a fact, online galleries are good for today’s art business.

Worldwide there are more than two hundred worldwide online galleries with an influence that now plays a significant role in the success for any artist or art collector. Christie’s auction house and Costco recently announced plans to sell thousands of Warhol artworks online.

Buyers often use a new return policy that allows them to evaluate the art and return it if not satisfied.

The Art Marketing Agency unveiled several online art gallery marketing innovations to help meet the challenges in today’s art market. The agency will “post” and categorize artworks and photos to the top performing online galleries. The agency may even set up a salon or website and provide valuable marketing tips and strategies!

In the past, visual artists and photographers have invested their valuable time and money attempting to find the “right” online galleries to sell their work without much success. Museums and brick and mortar galleries have been slow to embrace the Internet and social media market at their expense.

“Online galleries is the ideal medium to enable art buyers and collectors see artwork worldwide twenty four hour a day,” observed Tuck Tucker, Visual Art’s Marketing Director.

The new service is designed to match artwork to the best performing online gallery and its buyers. The online gallery-matching services enable artists to optimize their marketing and efficiently reach the best art buyers at online galleries around the world. Clients can now successfully showcase their art and connect to art buyers.

A recent report from IBISWorld estimates that the online art sales industry in the U.S. was worth about $ 287.5 million in 2011. This figure includes the sale of original or limited-edition artwork through online galleries, online auctions, online art fairs, and online art dealing and trading. The sales figures included data from 716 businesses and covered the sale of paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs and other media.

According to IBIS World analysts, the market for online art sales has been growing in line with strong demand from overseas markets and increasing access to Internet-based retail outlets.

The growth in art sales through e-commerce and online auctions is expected to continue through 2016, fueled by global growth in consumer spending and increased access through more broadband connections.Mobile apps are anticipated to provide further room for innovation in online art sales.

See report: http://creativesatworkblog.com/2012/02/ibisworld-report-predicts-growth-in-online-art-sales/

A popular blog details an artist experiences with online galleries:

How I Learned How to Sell My Photos and Artworks in Worldwide Online Galleries


The Art Marketing Agency services enables artists, photographers and art collectors to work with an expert, objective team that will provide a portfolio and website review with an informative consultation. The agency then develops specific marketing plans to match the artist style and vision with the right online gallery.

The Agency also announced it will now offer its valuable printed directory (and E Book) about online galleries that analyses characteristics and provides information about hundreds of galleries to its subscribers. The Guide assists art professionals to meet the challenges of today’s international art market with information about each gallery.

Each client receives a written summary with recommendations plus valuable information detailing specific online galleries to match their artwork to maximize profits!

From Karen T. in Arlington, Virginia, photographer, “The agency suggested I shift from 2 pay galleries to 5 non-pay and I am making more sales and saving money. What I liked is that their services are turnkey- they really did all the work to set me up with the online galleries after the consultation. Thanks for making my life and art marketing a lot more successful.”

Ron W. Miami FL, Fine Artist Portraiture, remarked about the new services, “I was looking for a better way to sell my art. It was just too time-consuming and frustrating to know what online galleries to work with. The team at the agency have given me better online sales options. I recommend them.”

The artist or art collector may choose one of several consultation plans ($ 50 to $ 150) to review all aspects of their artwork including their website and marketing ideas.

A valuable written summary and recommendations is provided to all clients.

“Amateur and novice photographers and artists may be sitting on a gold mine,” observed Tucker.

Novice and beginner photographers may also put their family, pet, holiday and travel photos to work for extra profits!

The agency will post a limited number of their photos from fifteen to twenty five dollars and may include a website. Novice and beginners photography program details are available the http://www.Visualartsmarketing.com

For more details about the new service, please contact:

Tuck Tucker

Agency Director

239 250 4920


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Tumbleweed Bead Co. Announces Philanthropic Partnership with Women Thrive Worldwide and YWCA Wenatchee Valley

Tumbleweed Bead Co. Announces Philanthropic Partnership with Women Thrive Worldwide and YWCA Wenatchee Valley

Wenatchee, WA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

Tumbleweed Bead Co., an eco-friendly fashion accessory company, today announced the launch of The Promise Project and a national philanthropic partnership with two organizations who do work to empower women: Women Thrive Worldwide and YWCA Wenatchee Valley.

Tumbleweed Bead Co. plans to donate $ 1 from each promise ring sold to organizations who are working to make a difference in the lives of women locally, nationally, and throughout the world. Tumbleweed Promise Rings are handmade, stackable rings available in recycled gold or silver. Tumbleweed encourages buyers to make a promise to themselves for each ring and then use the rings as a constant reminder of their promise. The donations will include all Promise Ring sales made through http://www.tumbleweedbeadco.com, the Tumbleweed retail store in Wenatchee, WA, and Tumbleweed Trunk Shows in the Pacific Northwest.

“We’re so happy to be partnering with Women Thrive Worldwide and YWCA Wenatchee Valley,” said Jessica Russell, owner and head designer of Tumbleweed Bead Co, when talking about the launch of The Promise Project. “Our goal is to expand to include more organizations year over year.”

“We applaud Tumbleweed’s support of local, national, and international efforts to empower women, and we are proud to be their international beneficiary. Support of the Promise Project will help Women Thrive raise the voices of women and girls living in developing countries around the world so that they may lift themselves and their families out of poverty,” shared Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide.

“The YWCA is so thrilled to have been selected to partner with the Tumbleweed in this worthwhile project, it is so nice to know that the work to empower women is such an important issue to many,” said Executive Director of YWCA Wenatchee Valley, Jenny Pratt. “The YWCA works each day to assist women achieve greater economic empowerment through education and assistance with case management, life coaching, job training and career and personal support. Our programs are designed to help women attain better employment, and earn living wages to support their families and have a better quality life. The YWCA Wenatchee Valley is part of the local vision to empower women and is part of an even bigger regional, national and world wide YWCA effort to empower women and girls.”

To become a part of The Promise Project and support these organizations who support women, please visit http://www.tumbleweedbeadco.com to purchase a Promise Ring of your own.

About The Promise Project

The Promise Project has been launched to make a difference in empowering women across the world. For each Promise Ring sold, Tumbleweed plans to donate $ 1 to organizations that are working to make a difference for women. Promise Ring purchases will help these organizations address barriers and support women in finding their own path out of poverty, put food on the table for many hungry families, assist women in getting back into the work force, and so much more. http://www.tumbleweedbeadco.com/pages/promise-project

About Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed Bead Co. has been around since 2002. They use only recycled metals featuring natural stones. All the eco-fabulous pieces are handcrafted in the United States. Tumbleweed believes in keeping life and accessories simple, fun and beautifully designed. They strive to make style a little easier by helping women feel fabulous all around. Tumbleweed jewelry is eco-friendly, elegant and fashionably versatile. The people who wear Tumbleweed don’t fit a particular demographic. It doesn’t really matter where people live, how old they are, or what they do, Tumbleweed has something for everyone. http://www.tumbleweedbeadco.com

About Women Thrive Worldwide

Recognizing the crucial economic role that women could play in improving the lives of their families and in combating global poverty, Ritu Sharma and Elise Fiber Smith created Women Thrive Worldwide (formerly Women’s Edge Coalition) in 1998. Women Thrive advocates for change at the U.S. and global levels so that women and men can share equally in the enjoyment of opportunities, economic prosperity, voice, and freedom from fear and violence. http://www.womenthrive.org

About YWCA Wenatchee Valley

The YWCA Wenatchee Valley concentrates on the most relevant issues in their community. Currently their programs focus on housing & homeless shelter, rental education, and job training for low-income or rehabilitating community members. They strive to meet the needs of the women and families in our community. They also support programs addressing: Economic Empowerment, Racial Justice, Leadership Development, Emergency Housing, Transitional Housing, Housing Education and Job Training. http://www.ywcawen.com.


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Should reducing worldwide poverty be part of the U.S. National Security Strategy? ?

Question by justagirl: Should reducing worldwide poverty be part of the U.S. National Security Strategy? ?
The 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States states: “A world where some live in comfort and plenty, while half of the human race lives on less than $ 2 per day, is neither just nor stable. Including all of the world’s poor in an expanding circle of development and opportunity is a moral imperative and one of the top priorities of U.S. international policy.”.


Do you agree with this?

Best answer:

Answer by Thomas SR
No, it shouldn’t.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Nuclear Energy Technologies Worldwide: Components And Manufacturing Reports

Manufacturers of nuclear reactor components are entering a pivotal period as the new global landscape of global nuclear energy production takes shape. Nations committed to constructing next-generation nuclear facilities that leverage the latest technology will depend on manufacturers to provide high quality products that foster a safe, secure, and enduring environment for nuclear energy production.

Governments, meanwhile, are challenged by the weak global economy that has tightened credit needed to fund some of their long-term nuclear energy initiatives. Suppliers to the nuclear energy construction market are also attempting to keep pace with increased demand as they struggle to stay afloat with a reduced labor force. The companies, which include Areva and Mitsubishi, are leveraging their economies of scale in energy markets by collaborating and aligning with competitors to gain market share and increase their installed base of customers.

The U.S. is the global leader in nuclear energy technology manufacturing, having a total market value of nearly .2 billion in 2002 and growing to an estimated .8 billion by year-end 2009. By 2013, SBI estimates that the U.S. market value will reach .1 billion, growing at an eleven-year Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.8%.

The U.S., France, and Japan comprise more than half of the global value of nuclear energy technology manufacturing. SBI estimates that France’s market value will grow from .9 billion in 2009 to .8 billion in 2013 (3.4% CAGR) and Japan will grow from .6 billion to .7 billion (3.4%) in 2013. On a share basis, through 2013, the top three manufacturing nations will maintain their leadership positions, although they will lose share to other nations such as China and South Korea, which will accelerate their manufacturing efforts.

On a CAGR basis, however, SBI projects that through 2013 the Netherlands and Pakistan will grow at the fastest rates, 15.9% and 31.6%, respectively, and afford the greatest market opportunities for suppliers to the nuclear technology manufacturing industry.


Scope and Methodology

This Specialists in Business Information (SBI) report covers several components of the nuclear energy technology industry around the world, including:
•    Overall market value of nuclear energy technology manufacturing
•    Consumption of nuclear energy compared to other electricity-generating sources, including renewable energy
•    Nuclear power plant installations and their energy-generating capacities
•    Consumer attitudes towards nuclear energy safety and use
•    Innovations in nuclear energy technologies and their future potential
•    Costs and benefits of nuclear energy adoption


The report covers shipments, imports and exports, as well as the economic and market trends driving the nuclear technology industry. We identify key market trends and dynamics, and profile major market players, outlining their strategies to maximize growth and profitability.

SBI’s research methodology for this report involved aggregating, synthesizing, and analyzing data from several sources, including government and several third-party market research syndicated data suppliers. We have also conducted in-depth interviews with leading experts on nuclear energy manufacturing and production potential. Historical data relating to the manufacturing and distribution of products are culled from government sources. Analysis of these data provides the foundation for our projections of overall market size and growth through 2013. Our projections also take into account data that indirectly affects the growth of the nuclear energy market, such as information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Another component of our forecasts is the in-depth interviews we conducted with industry experts, including:
•    Karen Daifuku, Chief of External Relations and Public Affairs, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, France
•    Colin Hunt, Research Director, Canadian Nuclear Association
•    John Moens, Nuclear Industry Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy
•    Trevor Findley, Director of Nuclear Energy Futures Project, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada
•    Leslie Kass, Director, Business Policy and Programs, Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, DC

How You Will Benefit from this Report

Manufacturers of nuclear energy technology used in reactors and its associated components will benefit from this report by thoroughly understanding the market size of nuclear energy installations globally and the near-term opportunities for growth. The report examines the countries geared for rapid expansion of their nuclear generating programs and looks at the long-term growth potential for manufacturers of large-scale reactors that leverage next-generation, or Generation III and IV, reactor technologies. Manufacturers will find the report provides a thorough analysis of how companies are innovating their products to compete.

This report also will help:
•    Nuclear industry Research and Development Professionals keep abreast of competitor initiatives, and product innovations
•    Advertising and Public Relations Agencies working with clients in the nuclear energy sector to create targeted and compelling messages about the benefits of nuclear energy technology products
•    Business Development Executives of nuclear energy companies to identify potential partnerships, and detect new product applications.
Government executives leading national efforts to grow nuclear energy installation capacities and adopt leading-edge technologies

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For too long, economic prosperity and the environmental sustainability have been positioned as competing objectives. We have reached a global tipping point where a sustainable environment is now recognised as a driver of economic growth. The question is: What will it take to make cleantech Canadas new economic engine?
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Green Building Speaker Faces Worldwide Demand for the Green Building Business Case

Green Building Speaker Faces Worldwide Demand for the Green Building Business Case

Green Building Consultant, Jerry Yudelson, president of Yudelson Associates

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 11, 2008

Yudelson Associates announced that its founder and lead green building consultant, Jerry Yudelson, keynoted five major conferences dealing with green buildings, green development and commercial real estate in worldwide locations, ranging from Maui and San Diego to Las Vegas, Munich and Dubai.

In early October, Mr. Yudelson’s was the featured green building speaker at a major awards ceremony at Europe’s largest real estate conference, Expo Real, in Munich. Presented by Union Real Estate Investment, a leading German real estate fund, Yudelson’s keynote focused on the business case for green real estate investments. A panel of prominent speakers followed Yudelson.

Also in September, Mr. Yudelson’s keynote address, “Making the Business Case for Zero-Emission Buildings,” according to the organizer was the highlight of San Diego Green 2008, with more than 200 people in attendance.

In October, Jerry presented the opening talk to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association (SMACNA) annual conference in Maui on “Branding And Positioning Your Green Building Offering.”

In Las Vegas in October, Jerry was again the featured green building keynote at the fifth Engineering Green Buildings conference, hosted by HPAC Magazine, with his green building business case presentation. The conference’s organizer said, “word of mouth was all highly positive about the keynote.”

Finally, Jerry was the closing keynoter to an audience of more than 200 at the Green Dubai World Forum, hosted in Dubai, UAE, by Pacific Controls, the Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development and Solar Technologies FZE, under the patronage of the Government of Dubai. Green Dubai World Forum 2008 was held in commemoration of the first anniversary of the historic declaration by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This historic declaration required Dubai to take global leadership in sustainable development in light of global climate change crisis threatening the world.

About Yudelson Associates:

Yudelson Associates is a leading international firm in green building and sustainability consulting. The founder, Jerry Yudelson, is widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s leading experts on green building and green development. He is the author of eight green building books and serves as Research Scholar for Real Estate Sustainability for the International Council of Shopping Centers, a 70,000-member international trade organization. He is a frequent green building speaker at industry and professional conferences and chairs the industry’s largest annual show, Greenbuild.

For more information on Yudelson Associates, go to http://www.greenbuildconsult.com.



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Medium Term Note Trading and Their Importance in a Worldwide Recession

Economic Importance of New Technology Based Firms
by YoTuT

Private Trading of Medium Term Notes, also known as Mid-Term Notes and MTNs, is essentially capital raised for the purposes of the development of working capital and the upward trend towards strengthening a company’s balance sheet. More times than naught, private trade programs encompass the development of new products, technologies and overall expansion. Whereas in this article, In the broad sense and in the most known categorization, we will be discussing Medium Term Note Private Trading which is a completely different investment channel generating tremendous returns for small and large, individual and corporate investors alike.

Investors have limited access when it comes to educating themselves and investing in the high-yield arena of MTN Trading. Unless they have liquidity in the hundreds of millions, most others who have less liquidity for investment find themselves on the outside trying to get a peek in. In this article, the general development of knowledge with regard to private trading, MTNs, BGs and other instrument facets, will explain why and where individuals willing to invest from M on up can participate in the world of Medium Term Note Trading.

Why is there such a demand for investing in Private Programs that utilize MTNs and on occasion Treasury Bills?

Since the mid-1990’s to the present day, Medium term Note originations total investment dollars have escalated from a estimated, yet traceable, phase of just over billion dollars in mid-1990s to a current level of well over billion dollars through the third quarter of 2008. There have been roughly 6,500 private trade programs done through the third quarter of 2008. Companies in the likes of Sony Capital, Harley Davidson, LG and other well recognized entities have all offered Mid-Term Notes collateralized by their assets for expansion and development. From a low of fewer than 2,500 in all of 1996, you can see that the interest towards Private Trading gains when markets and the economy as a whole degrades catapulting the need for short term, well secured notes backed by established corporations, banks, asset holders and countries.

Hedge Funds, Portfolio Managers and Private Investors are often attracted to these Private Programs and understand the rules and guidelines that follow. Less experienced, smaller investors tend to be dismissed due to the anxiety levels and continuous pestering of updates. High-net worth, seasoned investors have their blocked funds almost always are combined with other clients to build a larger trade bases, if individually large enough, say one billion and up, enter into a Private Trade Program by themselves; however they too may very well be bundled with other client assets to reduce the number of trades being managed. Their blocked funds represent these MTN Trade Programs and are a tremendous economic incentive in their own right by the generation of liquidity by the function of process.

The derived profits most often than not, as well as the leveraged amount of the blocked funds, will go into further capitalization of new companies believed to have significant growth possibilities in industries such as: healthcare, bio-technologies, software/hardware and telecommunications. These Private Trade Programs add value to these companies and further compel advancements in those particular sectors.

Without Medium Term Notes, the potential of utilizing them in Private Trading and the profits derived from such, many of the participants of these programs would never launch over the first tier with regards to the programs they are included in.

Typical Minimum Investment Requirement: Mid-Term Note Trading and investing is not easily accessible to the typical high-net worth investor or well capitalized corporation unless they first know these types of programs exist and then are either introduced to the trading platform from a referring client or through a series of referral educational sites where the client can thereafter request admission. Most Trade Programs typically will accept investors who are willing to commit as little as million to have blocked for the purposes of leverage. Although some Trade Managers have dropped their minimums to only 0K with coupled by a series of A,B,C programs to ramp up the clients capital to higher level trades.

Fund of Funds: A fund of funds holds the leveraged funds of many private partnerships that invest in private trades. It provides a way for firms and individual participants to increase cost effectiveness and thereby reduce their minimum investment requirement. Since a fund of funds is leveraging against those original funds, sometimes up to 20 to 50 times, the accumulated return for that specific funds of funds becomes much more lucrative.

In addition, because of its size and diversification, a fund of funds has the potential to offer greater returns than you might experience with an individual MTN Trade Program. This only holds true to those Programs that are under the 0 million dollar level though since most times the lesser amounts are leveraged through funds of funds or equivalent means.

The main disadvantage, if it could be considered such, is that there is an additional layer of fees paid to the fund of funds manager. Though typically 0 million and up will roll out the welcome mat, investors can on occasion, participate with 0,000 – million to the respective fund of funds manager. For those smaller amounts under million, the platform manager may not let you participate unless you are an accredited investor with a net worth between .5 million to million.

Is it worth the time and consideration? There are several key risks in any type of investing since you essentially, with any investment, can guarantee a return (except for low yielding T-Bills, etc.) Private Trading is no exception. As mentioned earlier, the fees of Private Trade Programs that cater to smaller investors can be higher than you would normally expect with conventional investments, such as mutual funds. With a pre-established historical return rate on these smaller (less than 0M) funds may be in the double to triple digits as reflected in previous scenarios. The promulgation of these fees are irrespective and of little consequence to the investor although many investors feel that they deserve more, do essentially doing very little.

In a market as volatile as the one we currently face, it is much harder to find streamlined programs that offer little risk. Transferring of investors’ funds is not evidenced in these Private Trade Programs that are at or above million dollars. A block is placed on the client’s funds within their account for the duration of the trading period. Hence, the safety the client experiences remains secure with the leveraged program they enter into.

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Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016

Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016

Posted: Jun 30, 2010 |Comments: 0 |

By: ReportsandReports

This new study on Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010-2016, has 309 pages, 103 tables and figures.

Large solar farms are part of the answer to implementing energy generated from capture of heat from the sun. Utility scale systems are complex implementations of aggregated capture devices. The value of utility scale build out is the sheer size of the projects.

It is easier to implement one large project in a controlled area than to implement multiple medium size project to achieve the same level of power generation. Molten salt solar energy storage systems implement utility scale solar electricity systems. The large scale provides replacement for coal systems and supplements nuclear systems that are not feasible in many locations. Solar concentrators are able to run conventional steam generators, leveraging existing technology for renewable energy electricity use. Corrosion is an issue. The pipes that carry the molten salt need to be corrosion resistant, otherwise they need to be replaced every year. Heat is another issue. The high heat of the salt may cause chemical decomposition of the solution, creating the need to replace the solution at relatively short intervals.

There is growing global demand for cost-effective and reliable solar power. Molten salt storage and solar electricity generation by use of steam turbines are poised to achieve significant growth. The economies of scale have not yet kicked in and will do so after 100 projects have been built out. The technology promises to be significant because the projects generate so much electricity.

Solar concentrators are efficient and leverage existing steam generation technology. The technology will succeed far faster and be far more wide spread that the vendor executives are now predicting. With rising prices of oil and the Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster, solar power begins to look good, because it is a sustainable energy source. Aggregation of electricity generated from solar panels placed on commercial roofs is another aspect of utility scale electricity generation. The commercial roof electricity can be sold from electricity substations to the locality for use in data centers, powering electric vehicles, and general electricity usage.

Solar energy market driving forces relate to the opportunity to harness a cheap, long lasting, powerful energy source. Solar energy can be used to create electricity in huge quantity. Solar panels are mounted in a weatherproof frame, are mounted in areas with direct exposure to the sun to generate electricity from sunlight.

Solar power systems are comprised of solar modules, related power electronics, and other components. Solar panels are used in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Solar compositions of arrays that comprise electric utility grids appear to be the wave of the future.

The demand for solar energy is dependent on a lower prices for solar and higher prices for petroleum. A combination of economies of scale being realized in the manufacturing along with increases in the current prices for petroleum will drive solar energy adoption.

The overall solar market has attained enough critical mass to boost competitive technologies of thin film and monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and multicrystalline silicon based systems.

Concentrated thermal solar molten salt storage units at a level below $100 million in 2009 are anticipated to reach $13.6 billion by 2016. Vendors are well positioned to gain significant market share over the next five years as existing products are tuned as second and third generation products to achieve more economies of scale.

Table Of contents

Molten Salt Solar Executive Summary

Molten Salt Storage of Solar Energy Executive Summary ES-1

Molten Salt Utility Scale Storage of Electricity From Solar Energy ES-1

Nanotechnology Promises To Be A Significant Aspect Of Solar Storage Market Evolution ES-2

Global Demand For Cost-Effective And Reliable Solar Power ES-2

Molten Salt Solar Utility Scale Steam Turbine Market Shares ES-3

Molten Salt Solar Utility Scale Energy Market Forecast ES-5

Molten Salt Solar Market Description And Market Dynamics

1. Molten Salt Thermal Storage and 1-1

1.1 Molten Salt Stores Solar Energy As Heat 1-1

1.1.1 Using Mirrors To Concentrate Sun Energy 1-2

1.1.2 Compressing Air Or Pumping Water Uphill To Store Sun’s Energy 1-3

1.1.3 Round-Trip Efficiency 1-3

1.2 Molten Salt As Solar Heat Battery 1-3

1.2.1 Salt Storage System Potential Issues 1-5

1.3 Utility-Scale Thermal Concentrating Solar 1-6

1.3.1 Climate Change Is Predicted To Raise Global Sea Levels 1-8

1.4 Nuclear Power Plants 1-9

1.4.1 Impact of Changing Water Supplies 1-10

1.5 Power Plans 1-11

1.6 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 1-12

1.6.1 Components Of A Concentrated Solar Power CSP System 1-13

1.6.2 Parabolic Trough 1-14

1.6.3 Parabolic Dish 1-15

1.6.4 Central Tower 1-17

1.6.5 Solar Furnace 1-19

1.6.6 Solar Radiation Types Of Receiver 1-20

1.7 Uses Of CSP Technology 1-21

1.8 Decentralised Generation 1-22

1.9 Solar Air Conditioning 1-23

1.9.1 Solar Air Conditioning Sorbent 1-23

1.9.2 Refrigerant Circulation Systems Differentiated Processes 1-24

1.10 Go Solar California 1-27

1.10.1 Power The World From Desert 1-27

1.11 Key Elements In A Solar Cell 1-28

1.11.1 Emcore Magnifies Solar Energy 1-30

1.11.2 CPV Utility Positioning 1-31

Molten Salt Solar Market Shares And Market Forecasts

2. Molten Salt Storage of Solar Energy Market Shares and Market Forecasts -21

2.1 Molten Salt Utility Scale Storage of Electricity From Solar Energy 2-1

2.1.1 Nanotechnology Promises To Be A Significant Aspect Of Solar Storage Market Evolution 2-2

2.1.2 Global Demand For Cost-Effective And Reliable Solar Power 2-2

2.2 Molten Salt Solar Utility Scale Steam Turbine Market Shares 2-3

2.2.1 Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio Revenue 2-7

2.3 Molten Salt Solar Utility Scale Energy Market Participants 2-10

2.3.1 United Technologies 2-10

2.3.2 Solar Reserve Partnered With United Technologies 2-11

2.3.3 United Technologies Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne 2-11

2.3.4 Abengoa Solar Commercial Operation of Solnova 3 2-12

2.3.5 Areva / Ausra 2-13

2.3.6 BrightSource Energy Ivanpah project 2-13

2.3.7 GE Energy 2-14

2.3.8 Schott Solar Utility-Scale Thermal Concentrating Solar 2-15

2.4 Molten Salt Solar Utility Scale Energy Market Forecast 2-16

2.5 Solar Steam Generators Market Forecast 2-19

2.5.1 Concentrating Linear Reflectors 2-22

2.5.2 Solar Thermal Molten Salt Storage Electricity Forecasts 2-22

2.6 Molten Salt Solar Storage Regional Analysis 2-29

Molten Salt Solar Product Description

3 Molten Salt Solar Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 1

3.1 Abengoa SA 1

3.1.1 Abengoa Solar Commercial Operation of Solnova 3 3

3.2 Areva / Ausra 8

3.2.1 Areva New Strategy 9

3.3 BrightSource Energy 10

3.3.1 Brightsource Energy $1.4 Billion In Loan Guarantees From U.S. Department Of Energy 11

3.3.2 BrightSource Energy Ivanpah Project 12

3.3.3 BrightSource Energy Luz Power Tower 550 (LPT 550) Technology 14

3.3.4 Brightsource Energy Reduced Footprint Mitigation For Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System 15

3.3.5 BrightSource Energy Mirrors 16

3.3.6 BrightSource Energy Heliostats 17

3.3.7 BrightSource Energy Heliostat Control System 19

3.3.8 BrightSource EnergyTower and Boiler 21

3.3.9 BrightSource Energy Power Block 23

3.4 United Technologies 24

3.4.1 United Technologies Hamilton Sundstrand Unit 25

3.4.2 United Technologies Hamilton Sundstrand 27

3.5 Solar Millennium Salts To Replace Oil In Parabolic Trough Power Plants 29

3.6 SolarReserve Power Towers 30

3.6.1 Solar Thermal With Molten Salt Energy Storage: SolarReserve Heads to Nevada 31

3.6.2 Solar Reserve Partnered With United Technologies 31

3.7 Siemens Energy Sector / Renewable Energy Division 33

3.7.1 Siemens Solar-Thermal Power Plant 33

3.7.2 Siemens Global Market Leader For Turbines In Solar Thermal Parabolic Trough Power Plants 34

3.7.3 Siemens Solar-Thermal Power Plant: Putting the Desert to Use 35

3.7.4 Siemens 123-MW Steam Turbine-Generator For Solar Thermal Power Plant In California 36

3.7.5 Siemens Solar Efficiency 38

3.7.6 Siemens Next-Generation Solar UVAC Receiver Increases Thermal Output Of Power Plants 39

3.8 Asahi Glass 42

3.8.1 Asahi Glass Flexible Solar Cells 42

3.9 GE 46

3.10 Hitachi 47

Molten Salt Solar Storage Technology

4. Molten Salt Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Technology 4-1

4.1 Molten Salt 4-1

4.1.1 Salt Storage System Potential Issues 4-2

4.2 Molten Salts Store Solar Energy As Heat 4-3

4.2.1 Salt System Efficient At Heat Storage 4-3

4.3 Parabolic Trough Thermal Energy Storage Technology 4-4

4.3.1 Parabolic Trough 4-5

4.3.2 Thermal Energy Storage Systems 4-6

4.3.3 Thermal Energy Storage System 4-7

4.3.4 Single-Tank Thermocline 4-8

4.3.5 Direct Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid 4-9

4.4 Thermal Stability Of Imidazolium Salts 4-9

4.5 Concrete Thermal Energy Storage Media 4-10

4.5.1 Phase-Change Materials 4-11

4.6 Solar Cells Achieve Power Without Maintenance 4-13

4.6.1 Internal Electrostatic Field 4-14

4.6.2 Converting Sunlight to Electricity 4-14

4.7 Thin Film Material Layers 4-16

Molten Salt Solar Company Profiles

5. Molten Salt Solar Generated Electricity Storage Company Profiles 5-1

5.1 Abengoa 5-1

5.1.1 Abengoa and Climate Change 5-2

5.2 Acciona Solar Power 5-10

5.3 Applied Materials 5-12

5.3.1 Applied Materials Segment Analysis 5-13

5.3.2 Applied Materials Silicon Segment 5-13

5.3.3 Applied Three-Dimensional (3D) ICs 5-15

5.3.4 Applied Materials Deposition 5-16

5.3.5 Applied Materials Atomic Layer Deposition 5-16

5.3.6 Applied Materials Chemical Vapor Deposition 5-17

5.3.7 Applied Materials Applied Producer CVD Platform 5-17

5.3.8 Applied Materials Low k Dielectric Films — 5-18

5.3.9 Applied Materials Lithography-Enabling Solutions 5-18

5.3.10 Applied Materials Gap Fill Films — 5-19

5.3.11 Applied Materials Strain Engineering Solutions 5-19

5.3.12 Applied Materials Epitaxial Deposition 5-20

5.3.13 Applied Materials Polysilicon Deposition — 5-20

5.3.14 Applied Materials Tungsten Deposition — 5-20

5.3.15 Applied Materials Physical Vapor Deposition 5-21

5.3.16 Applied Materials Etch 5-22

5.3.17 Applied Materials Rapid Thermal Processing 5-23

5.3.18 Applied Materials Chemical Mechanical Planarization 5-24

5.3.19 Applied Materials Metrology and Wafer Inspection 5-24

5.3.20 Applied Materials Critical Dimension and Defect Review Scanning Electron Microscopes (CD-SEMs and DR-SEMs) 5-24

5.3.21 Applied Materials Wafer Inspection 5-25

5.3.22 Applied Materials Mask Making 5-26

5.3.23 Applied Materials Display Segment 5-27

5.3.24 Applied Global Services Segment 5-27

5.3.25 Applied Materials Fab Services — 5-28

5.3.26 Applied Films Vacuum Coating Technologies 5-28

5.3.27 Applied Materials Energy and Environmental Solutions Segment 5-28

5.4 Areva / Ausra 5-33

5.4.1 AREVA Leads Global Nuclear Power Industry 5-34

5.5 Asahi Glass Co Ltd 5-35

5.5.1 Asahi Glass Fuel Cell 5-37

5.5.2 Asahi Glass Fuel Cells Close To Practical Use 5-38

5.5.3 Asahi Glass Fuel Cells In Daily Life In 2010 5-39

5.5.4 Asahi Glass Chemicals Business as Core Business to the AGC Group 5-39

5.5.5 Asahi Glass ETFE Film With High Transparency And Flexibility 5-42

5.5.6 AGC Asahi GlassRevenue 5-43

5.5.7 Asahi Glass Revenue 5-49

5.6 Battelle 5-54

5.7 BrightSource Energy 5-54

5.7.1 BrightSource Energy $1.4 billion In Loan Guarantees From The U.S. Department of Energy 5-55

5.7.2 BrightSource Energy Ivanpah Project: Clean Energy, Union Jobs, Environmentally-Responsible Design 5-56

5.7.3 BrightSource Energy Luz Power Tower 550 (LPT 550) Technology 5-57

5.7.4 Brightsource Energy $150 Million Of Equity Financing 5-58

5.8 Corning 5-59

5.8.1 Corning Display Technologies Segment 5-59

5.8.2 Corning Revenue 5-61

5.8.3 Corning Display Technologies Segment 5-64

5.8.4 Corning Telecommunications Segment 5-65

5.8.5 Corning Environmental Technologies Segment 5-66

5.8.6 Corning Specialty Materials Segment 5-66

5.8.7 Corning Life Sciences Segment 5-67

5.9 Directed Vapor Technology 5-67

5.9.1 Directed Vapor Deposition Next Generation Coating Technology 5-67

5.10 du Pont 5-69

5.10.1 DuPont 5-69

5.10.2 DuPont™ Kapton® 5-72

5.10.3 DuPont™ Kapton® Polyimide Films 5-72

5.10.4 DuPont Teonex 5-75

5.11 GE Energy 5-76

5.11.1 GE Steam Turbines to Boost Output, Efficiency of Saudi Electricity Company’s Qurayyah Power Plant 5-76

5.11.2 GE Emissions Testing Team Becomes Early Adopter of Future EPA Standards 5-78

5.11.3 GE Smart Grid Technologies Transform Ireland’s Energy 5-78

5.12 Hitachi 5-79

5.12.1 Hitachi America 5-82

5.12.2 Hitachi America, Ltd. Focusing On Smart Grid Energy Storage for Solar Farms 5-83

5.12.3 Hitachi Long Life Lead Acid Batteries 5-84

5.13 SCHOTT Solar 5-85

5.13.1 Schott Electronic Packaging Gmbh 5-89

5.13.2 Schott Ag Flat Glass 5-93

5.14 SEIA: 5-95

5.15 Siemens 5-95

5.15.1 Siemens Business Areas 5-97

5.15.2 Siemens Steam Turbine-Generator to England – Delivery Scheduled In 13 Months 5-100

5.15.3 Siemens Energy Sector 5-102

5.15.4 Siemens Revenue 5-103

5.15.5 Siemens’ Worldwide Network 5-103

5.16 United Technologies / SolarReserve 5-105

5.16.1 United Technologies 5-106

5.16.2 United Technologies / Hamilton Sundstrand 5-109

5.16.3 Hamilton Sundstrand Technologically Advanced Aerospace And Industrial Products 5-111

5.16.4 United Technologies Revenue 5-113

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