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China Plans To Build Space Solar Station

China Plans To Build Space Solar Station

Chinese scientists have published plans…

Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Getting Ahead in the Solar Energy Market

Getting Ahead in the Solar Energy Market

Jun 20, 2012 at 17:26 | Climate Progress

The solar industry has come a long way in recent years, but now companies around the world are grappling with a solar photovoltaic (PV) industry in rapid transition, with significant…

Rough Years Ahead for the Solar Industry

Rough Years Ahead for the Solar Industry

Jun 18, 2012 at 19:04 | Gary Hunt

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) workshop presentation of its Q2:2012 outlook for photovoltaic panels has attracted a lot of attention.  Before the presentation BNEF leaked the workshop slides to Forbes,…

Investing in the Vast Solar Energy Potential of the Middle East and North Africa

Investing in the Vast Solar Energy Potential of the Middle East and North Africa

Jun 07, 2012 at 18:23 | Jen Alic

Arguably, the Middle East and North Africa are ripe for renewable energy investment, particularly in the solar energy sector and specifically in terms of concentrated solar power (CSP). Because it…

Looking at the Potential Trade War between the U.S. and China

Looking at the Potential Trade War between the U.S. and China

Jun 05, 2012 at 16:36 | Gary Hunt

It was no surprise that China responded to the US decision to impose countervailing tariff duties on sale of imported photovoltaic panels from China.  We expected more of a tit…

Thin-Film Solar Panels, Riding Out the Turbulence

Thin-Film Solar Panels, Riding Out the Turbulence

Jun 04, 2012 at 17:58 | Jen Alic

Thin-film solar is attractive for a number of reasons; from the fact that it is more environmentally friendly to produce, to the low cost of manufacturing these much lighter weight…

Japanese Solar Market about to Boom

Japanese Solar Market about to Boom

Jun 04, 2012 at 17:40 | Daily Energy Report

Last year, the Japanese government announced the creation of a national feed-in tariff (FiT) for solar, joining Germany and China in creating robust public policy to drive deployment of renewable…

Serbia to House World's Largest Solar Farm, But Investment Climate Flounders

Serbia to House World's Largest Solar Farm, But Investment Climate Flounders

May 29, 2012 at 17:48 | Jen Alic

While Serbia prepares to build the largest solar park in the world, tax revenue incentives and European Union policy initiatives rather than a public desire to go green help to…

Solar Trade Wars: Victory for US Manufacturers, Loss for Solar Overall?

Solar Trade Wars: Victory for US Manufacturers, Loss for Solar Overall?

May 23, 2012 at 17:36 | Jen Alic

Solar manufacturing lobbyists have won the latest round of a trade war with China, but the entire solar industry could pay dearly for a victory that could see heavy US…

Do Anti-Dumping Duties on China PV Panels Make Any Sense?

Do Anti-Dumping Duties on China PV Panels Make Any Sense?

May 21, 2012 at 14:13 | Gary Hunt

“Low Prices, Always Low Prices” that is the tag line of one of the world’s largest retailers. That may be why Wal-Mart is one of the world’s largest retailers. But…

Proof that the Solar Industry is on the Brink of a Huge Expansion

Proof that the Solar Industry is on the Brink of a Huge Expansion

May 11, 2012 at 09:11 | Climate Progress

A new report from the prominent global consulting firm McKinsey shows why solar photovoltaics have hit a tipping point.As the economics of solar PV continue to improve…

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