The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) last week released a report estimating that the U.S. solar industry ran a $1.6 billion trade deficit with China for calendar year 2011, compared to a trade surplus for 2010 somewhere between $250 million and $540 million. The release said, in part, “This new data, drawn from official […]
Sweet spot in clean energy adoption proving a win for customers, utilities and communities. By Tim Braun Community-based solar gardens represent a golden opportunity for developers and installers. Midway in scale between residential- and utility-scale projects, the concept offers attractive economies of scale to small investors, including homeowners. The solar garden (also referred to as […]
Feb. 9, 2012 — The U.S. Department of Commerce is expected to announce a decision next month on the issue of tariffs for Chinese-made silicon modules and cells. At the end of January, the Brattle Group released a study, funded by the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE, which opposes tariffs), positing that a 100 […]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (SEIA press release) – Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, released the following statement today in reaction to a congressional compromise bill that extends the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits through the end of the year, but does not address tax extenders such as the 1603 […]
Solar is obviously a viable business globally. Western governments and businesses need to decide if they’re willing to be sellers as well as buyers of the technology.