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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Who Will Survive the Coming Solar Energy Meltdown

Who Will Survive the Coming Solar Energy Meltdown

Jan 11, 2012 at 17:14 | MasterResource

“Without these subsidies … ‘On-grid PV,’ would be virtually non-existent. It only exists because the solar industry lobbied government officials to compel citizens to purchase this otherwise non-economic energy source.”…

BP Closes its Solar Business After 40 Years

BP Closes its Solar Business After 40 Years

Jan 07, 2012 at 08:53 | Energy Digital

After 40 years, BP exits its solar business in the face of fierce competition. Are they to blame? If "BP" is short for Beyond Petroleum, it will have to change…

World's Largest Solar Park Comes Under Fire From Ukranian Tabloid

World's Largest Solar Park Comes Under Fire From Ukranian Tabloid

Jan 01, 2012 at 20:41 | John Daly

Austrian solar company Activ Solar GmbH has completed the final and fifth 20 megawatt phase of the photovoltaic Perovo Solar Power Park, bringing the facility’s capacity to 100 megawatts. According…

Solar Breakthrough: Cheap Quantum Dot Solar Paint

Solar Breakthrough: Cheap Quantum Dot Solar Paint

Dec 27, 2011 at 11:25 | John Daly

Researchers have reduced the preparation time of quantum dot solar cells to less than an hour by changing the form to a one-coat quantum dot solar paint.  How?

Seeking to Circumvent Possible U.S. Trade Sanctions, China Buys Hawaiian Solar Company

Seeking to Circumvent Possible U.S. Trade Sanctions, China Buys Hawaiian Solar Company

Dec 23, 2011 at 20:45 | John Daly

Chinese investment in the U.S. economy up to now has been primarily in the form of U.S. Treasury bills. But, reading the U.S. press and conservative calls for punitive…

Italy Overtakes Germany as the Largest Solar Market in the World

Italy Overtakes Germany as the Largest Solar Market in the World

Dec 20, 2011 at 12:46 | James Burgess

According to Dr. Henning Wicht, director and principal analyst for photovoltaics at IHS (a global information and analysis provider), "propelled by residential and institutional investors who support green initiatives as…

Perfect Storm Blows Another Solar Company Onto the Rocks

Perfect Storm Blows Another Solar Company Onto the Rocks

Dec 19, 2011 at 07:35 | Gary Hunt

“In the past few months, SOLON SE had engaged in intensive efforts to carry out a financial restructuring. It held talks with investors, the financing banks and the guarantors. Today,…

India Embraces Solar Power, Says Price Will Equal Thermal Power in Five Years

India Embraces Solar Power, Says Price Will Equal Thermal Power in Five Years

Dec 12, 2011 at 08:12 | John Daly

Economic South Asian superpower India has firmly embraced solar power, advancing the target date by five years for selling solar-generated electricity at the same rate as electricity generated by fossil…

Warren Buffet’s Sweet Solar Energy Deal - Funded by U.S. Taxpayers

Warren Buffet’s Sweet Solar Energy Deal - Funded by U.S. Taxpayers

Dec 12, 2011 at 08:01 | Bruce Krasting

Yesterday, First Solar (FSLR) announced that it had sold its interests in a big solar project called Topaz. The buyer was MidAmerican Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. So…

Australia Going Solar - Gonna Cost Ya, Mate

Australia Going Solar - Gonna Cost Ya, Mate

Dec 03, 2011 at 10:31 | John Daly

Green activists, take note – for Australia fully to embrace solar power, Canberra would have to spend $100 billion, with photovoltaic cells to generate the electricity covering an area twice…


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