Earth2Tech's Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2009


While we’d love to think it’s our smart analysis of greentech businesses, our savvy scoops and our winning personalities that drive your clicks, here’s a clue into what you like reading. . . . lists! So here’s our obligatory end-of-the-year top 10 list of the most popular posts on 2009 — and yes, it is dominated by all those lists: smart grid, home energy management tools, solar thermal, algae fuel, cellulosic ethanol.

10). 11 Solar Thermal Companies Powering Up: A list of companies that are building massive solar plants in the deserts that use mirrors and lenses to concentrate the sun’s heat to power a steam turbine.

9). Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers: One of my favorites of the year: a list of who I think are the most influential execs in the smart grid world.

8). 25 Who Ditched Infotech for Cleantech: A bunch of folks that made the successful transition from infotech to greentech.

7). Google Jumps Into Organizing Smart Meter Energy Data: Google’s PowerMeter shook up the utility and energy landscapes in 2009 — now we’ll see if they can gain traction with the tool in 2010.

6). Bloom Energy: “Close” to Unveiling Its Fuel Cell: Ah, Bloom. Everyone wants to know what’s going on with you.

5). 11 Companies Racing to Build U.S. Cellulosic Plants: Most of these companies that were rushing to build cellulosic ethanol plants in 2008, are still toiling over them in 2009 — and will continue in 2010.

4). FAQ: Thin-Film Solar: It’s thin, it’s commonly not made of silicon, and it’s the future of the solar photovoltaic industry.

3). FAQ: Smart Grid: 2009 was the year of the smart grid, and here’s a primer on what you need to know.

2). 10 Monitoring Tools Bringing Smart Energy Home: Given this market is so new, here’s a handy-dandy list of the tools already out there.

1). 15 Algae Startups Bringing Pond Scum To Fuel Tanks: Thanks algae fuel — you’re the list that keeps on giving.

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