All Posts Tagged With: "solar energy"
Fueled partly by billions in government incentives, the industry is creating millions of solar panels each year and, in the process, millions of pounds of polluted sludge and contaminated water. To dispose of the material,
the companies must transport it by truck or rail far from
their own plants to waste facilities often far away.
Golden, Colorado-based NREL Teams with Berkeley Lab to analyze solar pricing trends and benchmark “soft” costs for PV Systems as downward pricing for solar projected to continue; soft costs made up 40-50 percent of residential and commercial PV prices in 20104Dec2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
This significant win for clean energy has gone mostly unnoticed in the press. If anything, the story has been the opposite: recent reports herald the decline of wind, and for a year the media has made a big deal out of the demise of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.3Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The report is valuable for decision-makers and utility executives because it compares estimates across six renewable energy technologies and unifies assumptions and methods. It shows the achievable energy generation of a particular technology given resource availability – solar, wind, geothermal availability, etc.31Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Tariff proponents said China is artificially driving prices down and choking production, while opponents said most solar jobs in the U.S. are in areas like sales and installation and that the industry benefits from the bargain-priced Chinese panels.1Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
While visiting a solar farm in Boulder City, the President expanded on his “all-of-the-above energy” strategy; one in which solar energy features heavily. He took a tour of Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility, the largest solar panel based facility in the country.22Mar2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Cumulative grid-connected solar electric installations have reached more than 2.85 gigawatts, and all three PV market sectors (residential, commercial and utility) continued to grow, with commercial installations showing the strongest gains.16Jun2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman, Doug Lamborn a Republican from Colorado, expressed frustration with the utilization of federal land in the West for new energy development. “Only a tiny fraction of public land is even being considered for this use, and almost nothing has actually been made available.”18May2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In a move that could reshape the American solar industry, the manufacturing giant is planning to build the nation’s largest photovoltaic panel factory, with the goal of becoming a major player in the thin-film market.7Apr2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The U.S. PV market made the most significant strides in 2010, more than doubling installation totals from 2009. This expansion was driven by the Federal section 1603 Treasury program, completion of significant utility-scale projects, expansion of new state markets and declining costs.15Mar2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Even more alarming is that its share of the US market has grown nearly sixfold in the last two years. To accomplish this feat China is convincing U.S. solar panel producers to outsource manufacturing operations overseas by bribing them with government-subsidized loans that clearly violate international trade law.18Jan2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued