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Energy Secretary Bodman Opens Solar Power System On Energy Dept. Build

Solar grows, with government help

Apr 18, 2014
Despite some failures, solar is growing into a big industry.
Posted In: solar power

Installing solar panels? Think of the firefighters

Nov 12, 2013
For firefighters, there can be too many solar panels on a roof. Fire officials and the solar industry are paying attention to the concern.
Posted In: solar power, firefighters, solar panels

How rooftop solar and big utilities can co-exist

Oct 24, 2013
Rooftop solar installations cut into utilities' revenue, but still use their expensive grid and and rely on them for backup power.
Posted In: solar power, solar cells, sun, climate change

The future of desert solar power

Jul 2, 2013
Solar facilities like Ivanpah could be the future -- or, they could be a footnote in the history of clean energy.
Posted In: solar power, alternative energy, california, desert

Germany backs off EU solar panel 'dumping' investigation

May 27, 2013
European -- and some American manufacturers -- believe Chinese solar panels are being sold for less than they cost to build. The European Commission is investigating, but now Germany is distancing itself from the "dumping" allegations.
Posted In: China, energy, Europe, solar power

Solar plane only goes 58 MPH, but might change how we fly

May 20, 2013
Inventors of an experimental solar aircraft simply want to prove it’s possible to fly long distances using energy from the sun.
Posted In: airplanes, solar power, Tech

U.S. puts tariffs on Chinese solar panels

May 18, 2012
The U.S. believes China is dumping solar panels at below-market prices in America and has hit back with a penalty of 31 percent. That tariff is surprisingly steep and many in China are not reacting well. Could they backfire?
Posted In: China, solar power, import export, tariffs

U.S. to impose tariffs on Chinese solar panels

Mar 21, 2012
The U.S. will impose new tariffs on cheap Chinese solar panels. The new duties will be low. Analysts say it's not likely to spark a trade war.
Posted In: solar, solar power, China, tariffs

A record year for the U.S. solar industry

Mar 14, 2012
The solar sector in the U.S. did very well in 2011, installing nearly twice as much capacity as the previous year -- a record. And the industry still expects to have an even better 2012.
Posted In: solar power

China flexes trade muscles

Feb 14, 2012
The state visit by Chinese VP Xi Jengpeng highlights U.S.-China cooperation -- but behind the scenes, China plays hardball.
Posted In: China, clean technology, trade, wind power, solar power

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