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.
At least one gigawatt of rooftop solar power capacity has been installed in California to date. This is according to a report released by the Environment California Research and Policy Center.
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 […]
Solar equipment manufacturers based in the United States want the government to impose taxes on more than $1 billion Chinese imports. They joined the clamor from the wind power industry to seek compensation for the unfair state aid given to foreign companies.
The solar power industry in Texas is still small, which accounts to just 1 percent of the total electric power produced in the state. Renewable energy advocates say that the state could be the top generator of solar power in the United States within the near future.
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.