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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

China Solar Manufacturers Decry U.S. Dumping

China Solar Manufacturers Decry U.S. "Dumping"

Nov 29, 2011 at 17:41 | John Daly

The western press increasingly portrays China’s energy policies as omnivorous, circling the globe to acquire any and all energy assets to feed China’s booming economy. But this picture is overly…

What Keeps Solar Energy Executives Up at Night

What Keeps Solar Energy Executives Up at Night

Nov 29, 2011 at 17:21 | Gary Hunt

I found myself stumbling across a lot of discussion about solar energy the past few days. There is both good news and bad news. San Francisco where I live is…

Will we Ever See Solar Powered Cars on the Road?

Will we Ever See Solar Powered Cars on the Road?

Nov 24, 2011 at 17:13 | Tom Murphy

If you like the sun, and you like cars, then I’m guessing you’d love to have a solar-powered car, right? This trick works well for chocolate and peanut butter, but…

Chu Defends Solyndra Loan Guarantee in Five-Hour Testimony

Chu Defends Solyndra Loan Guarantee in Five-Hour Testimony

Nov 20, 2011 at 10:05 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US Department of Energy (DOE) did not break the law when it restructured a loan guarantee for now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu said,…

The Top 10 Markets for Solar PV Installations

The Top 10 Markets for Solar PV Installations

Nov 16, 2011 at 16:57 | Energy Digital

Global solar PV installations are expected to reach 24 GW this year, up from 19 GW in 2010, according to a new report from IMS Research. Trends in Europe have…

US Solar Panel Producers Calling for Tariffs Against Chinese Manufacturers

US Solar Panel Producers Calling for Tariffs Against Chinese Manufacturers

Nov 14, 2011 at 16:39 | Stuart Burns

You may believe it was inevitable. Sooner or later, production of what is essentially a commodity item like photovoltaic solar panels would prove uncompetitive in Western markets as low-cost emerging…

Energy of the Future: Spaced Based Solar Stations

Energy of the Future: Spaced Based Solar Stations

Nov 14, 2011 at 16:36 | James Burgess

A solar power station in space measuring several kilometres in length may sound like something from a science fiction film, but the reality is that this idea could well be…

Why Solyndra’s Death Could be Good for the Solar Industry

Why Solyndra’s Death Could be Good for the Solar Industry

Nov 10, 2011 at 17:53 | Robert Rapier

I believe that the loss of industry players Solyndra, Evergreen, and SpectraWatt opens the market for more innovative solar companies to succeed with smarter tactics and mainstream products that fit…

Unconventional Approaches to Solar Energy Capture

Unconventional Approaches to Solar Energy Capture

Nov 10, 2011 at 17:31 | Al Fin

The Earth is deluged with vast amounts of energy from the sun on a constant basis. Humans have utilised solar energy from their earliest days, living on the proceeds of…

Nigeria Moves Towards Indigenous Solar Panel Production

Nigeria Moves Towards Indigenous Solar Panel Production

Nov 07, 2011 at 07:42 | John Daly

Quick – who is Africa’s largest oil exporter, who is also interested in solar power? Nigeria. According to Nigerian National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure Director-General Olusegun Adewoye, about…

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