SunPower Corp. announced that it has completed the 3.8 megawatts solar power systems at various public water agencies and water treatment facilities in the state of California. In the systems in place, the facilities would be able to decrease their electricity costs.
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.
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 […]
The Washington Redskins unveiled a solar power installation for its FedEx Field, which is said to be the largest solar power system utilized by a NFL stadium. The switch was turned on during the halftime of last Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Developers in the United States installed 69 percent more solar power capacity in the second quarter of this year compared to the year before. Majority of the installations were made by commercial and government entities.
The solar energy policies of the United States government have been in the spotlight this week when Solyndra announced his bankruptcy. It came two years after it received a $545 million worth of federal loan guarantees.
The US federal government cut billions of dollars that used to fund the research and development of solar power technology but reports show that investments in renewable energy around the world increased by up to 32 percent to $211 billion.
Solar power projects are going to rise in Georgia and Alabama. Georgia Power just got the approval from state regulators while Alabama Power is presently doing a research project regarding solar power.