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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