Turning Air into Water: Socially-Conscious Business Development

By Jesse Breffle, Guest Writer Water: the most precious resource on the planet, and yet also among the most wasted and increasingly scarce. Countless areas around the globe are in circumstances of high water stress, and there are countless methods to combat issues surrounding potable water. Underground aquifers and lakes are drying up, and droughts […]

TRINA SOLAR, CHINA: The Largest Solar Module Manufacturer

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer The solar power market is characterized by evolving technologies and standards that led to improved features, such as more efficient and higher power output, improved aesthetics, and smaller size panels. Trina Solar (TS) has been very successful in all these aspects, and thus achieved an unprecedented success in the solar […]

CHALLENGES IN THE U.S. FUEL ETHANOL INDUSTRY

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer Every coin has two sides, and likewise, the U.S. corn based fuel ethanol industry has its supporters and opponents. I have worked in biofuel industry for over ten years and with the comprehensive experience, know-how, and knowledge in this space, I believe this is a sustainable clean energy and I […]

Why It’s Time for the Gasoline Engine to Bid Adieu

By Ajay Viswanathan’12 It almost seems as though public transportation and electric vehicles in the United States faced similar battles at different points in time;the petroleum companies cartel pushed for development of the famed US highway system which encouraged consumers to buy more cars and spend more on gasoline while the electric vehicles are facing stiff […]

T-bird team to compete in the Hult Global Case Challenge

A team of four MBA On-Demand students and a professor from Thunderbird are competing in the online event of the 2012 Hult Global Case Challenge, an international business competition with a $1 million grant as a prize. The theme of this year’s case challenge is to look at ways in which business can impact global […]