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Give homeowners a way to finance solar and they will jump on it

January 6th, 2014

Give people a way to finance solar power for their homes and they’re likely to grab it, according to a new report. One chart shows a surge of solar installations in states that allow solar leasing, in which homeowners do not have to bear the brunt of upfront PV panel costs.

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Coal museum goes solar

December 20th, 2012

Coal. King Coal. The single dominant energy source powering our electricity grids, from the US to Great Britain to China and Australia. Because it’s plentiful. Cheaper. Politically connected. Easy. And yet, in a drizzly (good bet, that) hamlet in Wales, a historic switcheroo has taken place. The Wales’ National Coal Mining Museum in Big Pit, Blaenavon, Nr Abergavenny in south Wales, has adopted solar power.
The curators decided that installing solar panels on the….

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U.S. to review SolarWorld’s complaint about alleged unfair PV panel imports from China

November 9th, 2011

The U.S. Commerce Department has announced it will investigate SolarWorld’s charge that China is unfairly dumping cheap illicitly subsidized solar panels into the U.S. market.

Should investigators find that the allegation has credibility, it could impose duties or import fees on Chinese-made photovoltaic panels. That could level the playing field for the U.S. manufacturers of solar panels and components, such as Oregon-based SolarWorld Industries America. But it could hurt companies that depend upon those lower priced Chinese solar panels to keep afloat their businesses installing solar systems.

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Dallas welcomes solar industry; receives PV panel donations to Habitat for Humanity

October 17th, 2011

Solar companies kicked off their annual convention, being held in Dallas this year, with a ceremony for 15 Dallas-area Habitat for Humanity homes that are receiving donated rooftop arrays.

The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and several solar companies with a Texas presence — including SolarCity, Trina Solar, Solar US, SES 21 and SolarTek, Schletter and Bosch Solar Energy — donated the Habitat panels, which will reduce utility costs for the homeowners, add to the value to the homes and lessen their environmental impact.

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