"The innovation economy depends on inventors. And inventors need more support." An energy CEO proposes bridging the Green Grand Canyon: the divide between inventors' prototypes and production. David Muchow, CEO of Skybuilt, a renewable energy company, points out that the Chinese patent system is at present more efficient than America's, and partly as a result, China is ahead of American renewable energy development. He identifies three solutions to the patent problem: an eBay for inventors so that patrons can find good ideas easily, a faster patenting system, and a central meeting place—one in each state—for inventors to exchange ideas.