Ok, quick notes before the weekend.
First, I checked out a Clean Tech job site called Clean Tech Recruits, and it’s actually not bad. It’s fairly new so there aren’t that many jobs yet, but it’s not full of adds, looks like a usable site and their terms of service seem reasonable enough. We’re not posting jobs right now, but when we do, we might try posting a couple here. I’ve had mixed results with other job sites, but these guys seem be trying to make an effort so I’ll give them a chance. (Some sites repost old listings to make it seem like there are more jobs, and it drives me insane.)
Second, I talked about the plan Google has for mapping renewable resources and I said I would go into detail on why this is great news. Well, the San Francisco Chronicle explained it better than I could, so check out their article, Google shows alternative energy firms the way.
Third, I was just playing with PVWatts, and they’ve updated their calculator for the new FIT Rates in Ontario, and it’s fairly close to what I calculated for solar panel output and revenue generated. For a 4 kW array in Toronto on their default settings, it gave a figure of 4332 kWh/year, meaning $ 373.42 (CAN) under the FIT Rates. (A good solar installer could probably do a little better.) Not bad, the price is down and that pays for itself in a reasonable window. Cool.
Anyway, have a good weekend, it’s been a good week but I’m glad it’s nearly over.