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What’ solar energy advancements will happen in the foreseeable future? Explore the past, present, and future of solar energy in this infographic produced by GE.
The Global Green War had started with the US imposing duties on imports of Chinese made solar panels and cells. Subsequently dumping charges were also imposed on wind energy equipment made in China as well. China has not been able to do much against these duties as it exports almost 80-90% of its solar products. [...]
Since President Obama entered office three years ago, renewable energy production in the US has climbed 26.9%, according to the Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) latest “Monthly Energy Review.” For the three years ending November 30, 2011, domestic oil production has also risen, by 13.7%, natural gas production grew 13.4%, nuclear power decreased by 2.8% and [...]
We’ve been talking a bit about solar manufacturing processes at GetSolar lately, since most (if not all) of the innovation in solarenergy generation occurs at that stage. Most discussion of solarmanufacturing revolves around how to best reduce cost. But the amount of energy used to manufacture solar photovoltaic (PV) panels — also called solar “modules” [...]
Massachusetts-based 1366 Technologies announced today that it hasreceived $20 million in funding to begin commercially producing its cost effective solar modules. Investors North Bridge Venture Partners and Polaris Venture Partnerswere joined this week by Korea’s Hanwha Chemical and Ventizz CapitalFund IV LP. “This is great validation from the industry,” said Craig Lund, 1366’s director of [...]
Toyota, the world’s largest automotive company is teaming up with Tesla Motorsto manufacture a fully electric Sedan. The Tesla Model S sedan inscheduled to launch in 2012. The Model S is a high performanceelectric sedan that will compete with cars like the BMW 5-series. The 4door, 7 seat sedan is powered by an electric 70 [...]
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week issuedits annual assessment of the California Solar Initiative, a $2.2 billion effort to install 1,940 megawatts(MW) of solar capacity across the state by 2016. On balance, thecommission’s findings are positive: Three years into the state’s 10-year solar program, California isalready 42 percent of the way towards its [...]
In addition to the federalinvestment tax credit, in which 30% of your solar investment can bewritten off against your taxes no matter where you live, states like New Jersey have begun to offer tremendous local incentives for residents to adopt solar lifestyles. One of those incentives is known as a Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC), [...]
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