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Some parallels exist between the solar industry and the early PC industry as companies are finding creative ways to produce the cells at lower cost.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
To track the installed costs of solar photovoltaic systems, Lawrence Berkeley Lab studied cost data from more than 52,000 residential and non-residential PV systems.
Date: 10/22/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California has become the US solar hub due to decades of successfully implementing incentives to assist residents and utilities install solar and to promote solar companies to manufacture in the state.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Solar energy is fast becoming a very profitable industry for investors and an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuels for consumers.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The California start-up SunRun is selling solar energy to consumers in a unique way. The company installs solar panels on a home and then agrees to sell the electricity to the home for a fixed long-term rate. This enables consumers to utilize solar power without the upfront capital.
Date: 09/17/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
According to several solar-industry experts, the solar industry has been underestimated by the federal government and not given sufficient incentives.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar industry will grow faster than expected in the next few years as American utilities drive demand with large solar farms.
Date: 06/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar economy has potential for job creation, but not as much potential as similar industry in developing countries. US solar manufacturers will employ more automated machinery in factory processes due to high labor costs in the US.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: Blog
A recent report predicted the price of solar electricity to drop by 50% this year due to a combination of government backing and market stabilization.
Date: 11/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Indian company Moser Baer Photovoltaic announced plans to invest $5 billion in it's manufacturing facilities over 10 years.
Date: 11/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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