BlackRock's Fink says investors demand sustainable strategies
BOSTON (Reuters) - Companies that do not adopt sustainable business strategies can expect less investment as shareholders grow more focused on topics like climate change, BlackRock Inc CEO Laurence Fink said on Thursday.
Fink said he has been telling corporate boards they will see “money moving in to more sustainable strategies. And if you’re not part of that construct you’re just going to see less equity demand for your shares.”
Global Solar Council calls for ‘sense of urgency’ in 2021 to accelerate energy transition
The Global Solar Council (GSC) is forecasting for 2021 to be “transformational” for solar power, as the sector builds on momentum from governments’ efforts to drive a green post-pandemic recovery and growing investor confidence in the PV sector.
Winter storm in Texas
Solar + storage customer keeps the lights on with amid the unprecedented winter storm in Texas. Overall, solar has helped to add power to the system in Texas and elsewhere, and has provided much needed electricity to customers.
Like Mars Pathfinder, the Mars Exploration Rovers are solar-powered. Energy is absorbed through solar arrays on panels that sit atop what look like the rover's "wings." They were designed to maximize the area of solar cells that collect the sun's energy.
Another innovation for the rovers is the addition of Triple Junction Gallium Arsenides. These three-layered solar cells made their first trip to Mars aboard the twin rovers. Used on NASA's Deep Space 1 mission, these cells are able to absorb more sunlight than the single cell versions sent on Sojourner. The solar cells are stacked in three layers on the rover's solar arrays and, because they absorb more sunlight, can supply more power to the rover's re-chargeable lithium batteries.