White House boosts solar, Carmanah graduates to TSX

Only a day after George W. Bush’s State of the Union address, Renewable Energy Access reports that the White House has proposed “the largest funding increase for solar energy research in U.S. budget history” — specifically, it’s seeking an additional $65 million (U.S.) for the U.S. Department of Energy’s solar program. Take that Germany and Japan!

Closer to home, Carmanah Technologies, one of Canada’s leading solar PV plays, graduates tomorrow morning to the Toronto Stock Exchange, or TSX, from the junior venture exchange. It will give the company great exposure, and will likely spark some institutional coverage of the stock. And hey, Americans, you should find it easier now to get a piece of this company now that it’s on a senior exchange.