General Electric is trying to convince its wind turbine customers to purchase solar panels as well. This is according to Vic Abate, who is the head of the company’s renewables unit.
In response to the US investigation of the supposed dumping by Chinese solar panel manufacturers, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that it would also start an investigation on US subsidies and policies regarding the renewable energy industry.
The solar power industry in the United States will still continue to get support from the government even after the debacle with Solyndra. Favorable government measures would still make solar power cost-competitive with other energy sources.
According to Jifan Gao, CEO of Trina Solar, majority of solar equipment manufacturers may disappear in the next couple of years because of the decreasing prices that erode profit margins. This could drive the weaker companies out of the solar industry.
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The federal government gave the solar power industry support because the sector promised to provide three things to the United States. These are jobs which the country needed immediately, development of an American solar industry that can compete on the global market in the near future, and reducing pollution in the atmosphere for the long […]
While most solar power related companies are coping with lower margins these days, solar inverter manufacturers are not suffering at all. Unlike other companies in the solar industry, solar inverter makers have some insulation from competition despite the weak economy.
Photovoltaic solar energy is gaining support from homeowners across the globe because of its benefits. Using solar panels in one’s home will drastically cut the household’s monthly utility bill as well as decrease the family’s carbon footprint.
The solar industry got a black eye when Solyndra collapsed. But despite the setback, it continues to grow, especially in the Bay Area.
The cost and size of a solar electric generator will be directly proportional to the amount of watts that it could generate. There are several solar powered generators in the market and they vary in capabilities, sizes and prices.