areadevelopment + solar   105

The Status of US Solar Manufacturing, One Year After Tariffs - Greentech Media
Greentech Media checks in on the solar companies that, under threat from tariffs, announced plans for U.S. solar module manufacturing.
solar  industry-reports  tariffs  china  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-449 
24 days ago by areadevelopment
Solar industry jobs are set to grow this year, despite Trump’s tariffs - MIT Technology Review
Despite fears that President Donald Trump’s solar tariffs would cause job loss in the industry, it appears the opposite may in fact be happening.
Around-the-web  this-week-420  solar  jobs  tariffs  government-policy  free-trade-agreements 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
The only U.S. polysilicon supplier is still reeling - Crain's Detroit Business
Saginaw County-based Hemlock Semiconductor is the only U.S.; Supplier of polysilicon to the semiconductor industry; Hemlock lost 700 jobs, $500 million in revenue after 2012 tariffs imposed on Chinese solar manufacturers; Impact of Trump tariffs remains to be seen
energy  solar  supply-chain  trade-agreements  tariffs  china  green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-420-top 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Switch and Capital Dynamics Plan US Record-Capacity Solar Project - DataCenter Knowledge
Data center provider Switch will help clean energy investor Capital Dynamics build a large solar project in Nevada, promising future consumers a substantially lower solar energy rate than offered by NV Energy, the utility that serves a big portion of the state.

Las Vegas-based Switch will be the project’s “anchor” customer, the company said in a statement. Several of its data center clients, whose names were not disclosed, have signed up as well, and Capital Dynamics expects the data center company to apply the collective-buying approach it’s used with its customers to buy network services to buying renewable energy.
data-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-412  solar  energy-costs  insider-3-39-2018 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
JinkoSolar Set to Build a US Factory, the First Planned in Response to Tariffs - Greentech Media
Taiwanese solar manufacturer United Renewable Energy is also planning to launch a new U.S. module facility in the wake of Trump’s tariff decision.
solar  green-economy  business-globalization  fdi-USA  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Trump is right to protect U.S. manufacturers. Here’s how he could help us. - The Washington Post
The U.S. solar industry needs help fighting unfair competition from China.
Matt Card is executive vice president at Suniva, a Georgia-based solar cell and module manufacturing company.
u.s.-manufacturing  energy  green-economy  solar  Around-the-web  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Bid to Revive U.S. Solar Factories Faces Familiar Job-Killer - Bloomberg
A bankrupt Georgia company is pushing to revive U.S. solar manufacturing with a trade case that’s headed for the president’s desk. The simmering dispute from Suniva Inc. stands a good chance of leading to import tariffs, but don’t expect that to bring the jobs back.
solar  energy  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  china  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Bid to revive U.S. solar factories runs into familiar job-killer - MSN
A bankrupt Georgia company is pushing to revive U.S. solar manufacturing with a trade case that’s headed for the president’s desk. The simmering dispute from Suniva Inc. stands a good chance of leading to import tariffs, but don’t expect that to bring the jobs back.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  renewable-energy  solar  Georgia  south-atlantic 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Possible tariff on imported solar panels makes the industry nervous - LA Times
The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to start considering a tariff on imports of the most popular photovoltaic generating panels used in the booming U.S. residential and utility-scale solar markets. A stiff tariff could double the price of imported photovoltaic panels made from crystalline silicon, an outcome that is either calamitous or full of opportunity for the burgeoning solar industry, depending on how you look at it.
business-globalization  Around-the-web  solar  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  this-week-402 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why the US Solar Industry Doesn't Want Government Protection - WIRED
Suniva and SolarWorld have petitioned the US International Trade Commission calling for strong tariffs against foreign manufacturers claiming that foreign governments, like China, have subsidized competing solar cell manufacturers abroad, undercutting the US solar industry. But much of the rest of the US solar industry finds those figures far-fetched, and calls the tariff a terrible idea.
solar  energy  green-economy  trade-agreements  business-globalization  china  u.s.-manufacturing  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  tariffs  industry-reports  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Make Solar Great Again – pv magazine USA
In the most recent election, Populist candidates issued thinly veiled calls to return to an America that makes tangible goods. But can solar be part of a manufacturing renaissance in the United States? And what would be needed to make solar in America?
u.s.-manufacturing  solar  green-economy  sustainability  energy  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-371 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Firestone Solar Plans Solar Generator In Buckingham County, Virginia - Area Development
Firestone Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Virginia Solar, will build a19.8-megawatt utility-scale solar generator in Buckingham County, Virginia.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  energy  solar  renewable-energy  virginia  south-atlantic 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
How Industrial Firms Invest in Renewable Energy, Affordably - HBR
Industrial companies have had a hard time making it work for two key reasons: costs and accounting. First, due in large part to the scale and consistency of their energy purchasing, industrials already pay the lowest rates for power. Second, signing long-term power agreements for 15 to 20 years is hard for any company to swallow, and they often struggle with how to handle the accounting (is the contract a lease? Is it a liability, an asset, or something else?). This hurdle seems especially hard for old-school, more fiscally conservative entities.
industrial-real-estate  industrial-sector  renewable-energy  green-economy  energy-costs  energy  wind-energy  solar  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Solar Impulse 2: In the cockpit of a trans-Atlantic flight -
The cross-Atlantic flight is likely to be one of the most grueling legs in the aircraft's ambitious around-the-world journey, devised to raise awareness of the power and potential of clean-energy technologies.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  Aerospace  aviation  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  clean-energy  cleantech 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
India-Based SWELECT Energy Systems Plans Manufacturing Plant & Solar Farm In Halifax County, North Carolina - Area Development
SWELECT Energy Systems will invest more than $4.7 million to build a manufacturing site and adjacent solar farm, with plans to hire a 155-person workforce over the coming five years, in Halifax County, North Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  energy  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  north-carolina  south-atlantic  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  india 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Conergy Relocates Headquarters To Miami, Florida - Area Development
Conergy, one of the world's largest downstream solar companies, relocated its U.S. headquarters from Denver to Miami, Florida. It is expected this relocation will add a minimum of 60 high-paying jobs to the local workforce within the next three years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  miami  Florida  south-atlantic  solar  solar-power  energy  renewable-energy  jobs 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Watching SunEdison’s Collapse, Solar Industry Resets - MIT Technology Review
SunEdison’s collapse and mounting losses elsewhere are causing solar developers to change course.
solar  energy  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-349 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Use of Wind, Solar to Generate Electricity Could Add Millions of Jobs - Area Development
According to a recent report from the Virginia-based consulting firm ICF International, a large-scale shift to renewable sources for generating electricity could increase U.S. employment by one million jobs by 2030 and two million jobs by 2050, even after accounting for job losses related to fossil fuels.
area-development-features  Matt  energy  solar-power  solar  renewable-energy  jobs 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Cypress Creek Renewables Plans Three Solar Energy Facilities In Lexington County, South Carolina - Area Development
Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken first steps toward investing $30 million in three solar energy facilities in Lexington County. This project complements two Lexington County solar facilities, located in Swansea, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  renewable-energy  energy  solar  solar-power 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Duke Energy Envisions Third Solar Facility In Rowan County, North Carolina - Area Development
Duke Energy’s third solar project, a 6-megawatt plant, will be its Woodleaf Solar Facility in Rowan County, North Carolina. The facility will be located near the intersection of Highway 801 and Old U.S. Highway 70, on roughly 50 acres of land already owned by Duke Energy.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-newsletter  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  solar  solar-power  energy  renewable-energy  duke-energy 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Rooftop Solar Providers Face a Cloudier Future - The New York Times
But it is local rate policies, like the sharp cut in net metering credits in Nevada, that pose a threat to SolarCity and its ilk.
energy  green-buildings  green-economy  solar  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Why There Aren't Many Rooftop Solar Panels in the South - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Just seven states, all below the Mason-Dixon Line — Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia — ban such third-party power purchase agreements, according to the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University. Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee don’t have rules governing how utilities reimburse customers for the excess electricity they generate.
government-policy  solar  green-buildings  green-economy  regional-reports  south-atlantic  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Cypress Creek Renewables Plans $12 Million Solar Project In Saluda County, South Carolina - Area Development
Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken first steps toward investing $12 million in solar energy projects in Saluda County, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  energy  renewable-energy  solar-power  solar 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Duke Energy Plans Solar Facility Near Bloomington, Indiana - Area Development
Duke Energy will add more clean, renewable energy to its generation mix with the construction of a 17-megawatt solar facility at Naval Support Activity Crane, located 40 miles southwest of Bloomington, Indiana.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  indiana  midwest  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  bloomington  duke-energy  energy  utilities 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Ontario solar industry finds place in the sun after Green Energy flameout - Financial Post
Ontario’s Green Energy Act of 2009, which rolled out subsidies to renewable energy producers in order to jump start the wind and solar sectors, has left a bitter taste in many Ontarians’ mouths. At peak times of day, consumers pay 17.5 cents kWh for power, so Ontario pays at least 53.8 cents subsidy for every kWh that comes off the Ozz Group roof.
this-week-336  Around-the-web  Matt  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada  energy  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  manufacturing 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Cypress Creek Renewables Plans $10 Million Solar Project In Dillon, South Carolina - Area Development
Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken first steps toward investing $10 million in a solar energy project located off of Wix Road in Dillon, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  renewable-energy  energy  solar-power  solar 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
SunEdison, Inc. Completes Construction On Peterborough, New Hampshire, Solar Power Plant - Area Development
SunEdison, Inc., the largest global renewable energy development company, completed construction on New Hampshire's largest solar power plant, a 942 kilowatt DC solar power plant for the town of Peterborough, New Hampshire.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  new-hampshire  new-england  renewable-energy  energy  solar  solar-power 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Backed by venture capital and a massive federal loan, the region's newest solar facility is looking to scale - Buffalo Business First
1366 Technologies may not be SolarCity – but it is a nationally prominent company with many stakeholders. It was even named one of the world’s top 10 most innovative energy companies of 2015 by Fast Company.
With the announcement Oct. 7 that 1366 will build a manufacturing facility in Genesee County, the company also became a vital piece in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s strategy to lure solar companies to Western New York as they expand into manufacturing.
university-economic-development  research-commercialization  solar  green-economy  new-york  Around-the-web  this-week-326 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
How Elon Musk’s Super-Efficient Rooftop Panels Will Help US Solar Thrive - Motherboard
SolarCity, the Elon Musk-chaired clean energy company, says it’s about to start mass-manufacturing “the world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel.” Naturally, the combination of keyphrases “Elon Musk,” “World’s Most,” and “Solar Panels” have set the internet aflutter—and, for once, it’s probably warranted.
solar  SolarCity  new-york  gigafactory  green-economy  energy  energy-costs  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based MAIREC Invests $4.6 Million To Open Facility In Spartanburg, South Carolina - Area Development
MAIREC, a Germany-based metals recycler, will invest $4.6 million to establish operations in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The company plans to create 35 new jobs over the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  location-USA  FDI  metal-industry  south-carolina  south-atlantic  jobs  chemicals-industry  electronics-industry  automotive-industry  pharmaceuticals  solar 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies - LA Times
A looming question is whether the companies are moving toward self-sufficiency and whether they can slash development costs before the public largesse ends.
government-policy  taxes-incentives  tesla  automotive-industry  Aerospace  this-week-310  Around-the-web  solar 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Elon Musk's biggest challenge yet: Recharging Buffalo, NY - CNBC
SolarCity’s new factory is linchpin of a $1 billion plan to bring back a third of Nickel City’s lost manufacturing jobs.
buffalo  solarcity  green-economy  solar  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Prison labor helps U.S. solar company manufacture at home - Reuters
One of the largest companies to manufacture solar panels in the United States uses a surprising resource to keep costs low and compete against producers from China: prison labor.
workforce-development  labor-costs  Georgia  solar  green-economy  this-week-309  Around-the-web  labor 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
The Future of Solar Energy - MIT Energy Initiative
Comprehensive MIT report highlights enormous potential and discusses technology and policy pathways towards affordable solar energy for the long-term future
solar  energy  energy-costs  sustainable-development  green-economy  green-facilities  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-304 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing, R&D Colocation Shines at First Solar's Perrysburg Plant - IndustryWeek
Asked why the Perrysburg facility has thrived when so many other U.S. factories have been shipped to Asia, Koralewski said a key factor was that production and R&D were co-located at the plant, and so innovations and improvements are quickly introduced into the production process while issues on the line are rapidly brought to the attention of engineers. Some 25% of the shop floor area is devoted to R&D.
research&development  co-location  solar  ohio  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-289 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Duke Energy Approved For Three Solar Facilities In North Carolina - Area Development
Duke Energy received regulatory approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission to acquire and construct three large solar facilities in eastern North Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  duke-energy  north-carolina  south-atlantic  solar 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Sungevity Plans Kansas City, Missouri, Hub For Sales-Service Center - Area Development
Sungevity, Inc., a global provider of residential solar services, selected Kansas City, Missouri, as the location for the company’s new sales and service center.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  midwest  kansas-city  solar  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Imagine 1000 gigafactories - that's what's coming - Business Spectator
So if the naysayers are wrong (and they almost always are when Elon Musk is involved) then what’s in store for the battery industry? Answer: A likely massive upscaling of the global battery industry in the same way that occurred in PV panel production from 2008, which targeted a very similar market with the same money to spend from the same diverse funding sources.
green-economy  china  tesla  gigafactory  electric-vehicle  solar  energy  batteries  automotive-industry  this-week-284  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Three Reasons Tesla Picked Nevada for Gigafactory - EV WORLD.COM
Perhaps just as important as proximity is the question of energy. Musk has promised that the Gigafactory will be powered by renewable energy. The rendering at the top of the page is an illustration of what the plant may look like. It includes giant solar panel fields and on a distant ridge filled with wind turbines. What it doesn't show is maybe the deal clincher: geothermal.
geothermal-energy  wind-energy  solar  electric-vehicle  automotive-industry  tesla  nevada  site-selection-factors  energy  around-the-web  this-week-280  maps 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Suniva, Inc. Plans To Establish Manufacturing Plant In Saginaw Township, Michigan - Area Development
Suniva, Inc., a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, is opening a second U.S. manufacturing facility in Saginaw Township, Michigan. The facility will provide up to 200MW of additional capacity of its highly-regarded American-made modules.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  michigan  midwest  manufacturing  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Vermont Economic Development Authority Awards Direct Loans and Revenue Bonds To Firms - Area Development
The Vermont Economic Development Authority approved economic development financing to support expansion of four businesses throughout the state. Among the $12 million in total financings approved by VEDA are $9 million in direct loan and revenue bond approvals.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  vermont  new-england  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  solar  energy 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Canada Clean Little Secret
Canada’s clean-technology sector — including water, wind, solar, smart grid technology, and more — offers numerous opportunities and advantages to relocating or expanding companies.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  canada  location-canada  clean-tech  sustainability  technology  solar  solarpower  matt  economic-development 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit Relocates R&D Unit To West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania - Area Development
The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit, a worldwide leading supplier of metallization pastes for solar cells, will relocate its research and development scientists to its facility in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, to strengthen the activities of the group.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  solar  STEM  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Elon Musk’s Solar City Is Buying Silevo and Plans a Giant Factory for High-Efficiency Solar Panels - MIT Technology Review
Solar City is one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing solar installers, largely as a result of an innovative business model that allows homeowners and businesses to avoid any up-front cost. If its plans pan out, it will also become a major manufacturer of solar panels, with by far the largest factory in the U.S.
solar  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Brown’s Compounding Center Expands Headquarters-Laboratory Facility In Denver, Colorado - Area Development
Brown's Compounding Center, a pharmacy that creates customized prescription medications, opened its 38,000 square foot headquarters and state-of-the-art laboratory near Denver, Colorado.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  denver  colorado  mountain-states  headquarters  pharmaceuticals  solar 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Italian Solar Panel Installation & PV Developer Establishes U.S. Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina - Area Development Online
Siser USA LLC, an Italian-owned solar panel installation and PV developer firm, located its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The firm plans to hire 10 employees in the next three years, including engineers, designers and architects.
north-carolina  location-usa  jobs  solarpower  charlotte  economic-development  solar  site-selection  matt  headquarters 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
After Loss of Its Only Solar Manufacturer, N.J. Prepares to Welcome a Wew One - NJBIZ
When MX Solar USA, the U.S. subsidiary of an Italian solar panel manufacturer, ceased production at its Somerset County plant last year, it left a gash in the state's bleeding industry — until another Italian solar manufacturing firm recently started reversing the hemorrhaging by opening a warehouse in Parsippany.
manufacturing  location-usa  new-jersey  around-the-web  this-week-202  site-selection  solar 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Will the Solar Industry Soon Face a Lack of Skilled Labor? - CleanTechies Blog
The growth of the solar industry may soon face the reality of not having enough skilled workers to satisfy demand, suggests a recent report by The Solar Foundation and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
around-the-web  This-Week-192  skilled-labor  green-economy  solar  industry-reports 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Georgia Power ventures further into solar power -
Georgia Power wants to more than triple its solar capacity with panels on the roofs of ratepayers’ homes or businesses and others at solar farms.
around-the-web  This-Week-184  georgia  utilities  green-economy  solar  infrastructure 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Innovation in Manufacturing Takes a Village - Technology Review
For expensive manufacturing research on solar panels and 3-D printing, a new push toward shared pilot production facilities.
shared-pilot-production-facilities  shared-spaces  3D-printing  government-policy  solar  new-york  additive-manufacturing 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Getting Solar Power From Parking Lots -
Parking-lot owners are finding a new use for their vast expanses of pavement: solar power.
around-the-web  This-Week-183  solar  sustainable-development  facility-planning 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Yuma solar project will create nearly 200 construction jobs - KSWT
It's part of a larger project call the Arizona Sun Program which is 200 megawatts of solar owned and operated by APS state wide.This particular plant will be on 400 acres of state land. Their 35-years lease will provide 10-million dollars to help fund Arizona Public Education.
green-economy  solar  arizona 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Walmart hits solar milestone in San Diego with 100th rooftop array -
Walmart unveiled its 100th California rooftop solar array Monday at a store on College Avenue in San Diego. The retail giant is putting its outsized geographic footprint to work as a staging ground for clean energy. Its long-term goal: become 100 percent supplied by renewable energy.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  solar  sustainable-development  facility-planning 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
GE Pullback a Sign of Sanity in Solar Manufacturing - The Energy Collective
If this information is correct, GE is backing away--for at least 18 months--from building a 400 MW thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar line in Colorado. That suggests that they have concluded that even a brand new facility using the latest technology and large enough to compete on scale with thin-film leader First Solar wouldn't be able to earn an attractive margin in this market.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-174  colorado  GE  facility-planning  manufacturing  solar 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
UT Report: Solar Growing as Viable US Energy Source - Tennessee Today
Solar power is a viable energy source for the nation, and its use is rapidly growing in the U.S. as federal incentives—similar to those that helped other energy markets to develop—are put in place.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  solar  green-economy  STUDIES  sustainable-development  energy  This-week-167 
may 2012 by areadevelopment
Solar Comes of Age - strategy+business
A leading solar energy policy advocate on how this dynamic, rapidly maturing industry can reach its true potential.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-158  energy  solar  industry-reports 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Dark Times Fall on Solar-Energy Sector -
Bankruptcies, plummeting stock prices and crushing debt loads are calling into question the viability of an industry that since the 1970s has been counted on to advance the U.S.—and the world—into a new energy age.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-152  solar  industry-reports 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
The Chinese Solar Machine - Technology Review
Chinese manufacturers have ­dominated the international ­market for conventional solar ­panels by ­building bigger ­factories faster. Now they will need to ­innovate to maintain their lead.
green-economy  energy  solar  china  this-week-151  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
Solyndra Aside, Solar Power in California Ramps Up - Pike Research
As the investigation of the federal government loan guarantee to now bankrupt Solyndra of Fremont, California lingers, with critics looking for the company to come clean, it is may seem odd that California’s solar industry is in a celebratory mood this month.
california  solar  green-economy  this-week-147  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
Most Solar Manufacturers May Vanish by 2015, Trina CEO Says - Businessweek
Most of the biggest solar-equipment makers may disappear in the next few years as plunging prices erode margins and drive the weakest out of business, according to Trina Solar Ltd., the fifth-largest supplier of solar panels.
industry-reports  solar  this-week-146  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
Western solars up the ante against Chinese peers - Reuters
Chinese solar companies could soon find themselves bereft of some of their biggest foreign markets as Western manufacturers intensify a solar trade war and seek stiff anti-dumping duties on low-cost Chinese products.
china  trade-agreements  business-globalization  green-economy  solar  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Apple Planning Solar Array Near iDataCenter - Data Center Knowledge
Apple is in the early stages of installing an array of solar panels on a large parcel of land it is clearing for its new data center in Maiden, North Carolina, according to documents filed with officials in Catawba County. The company is in the process of clearing trees from 171 acres of land across from its 500,000 square foot iDataCenter.
facility-planning  sustainable-development  green-economy  data-centers  solar  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
100,237 And Growing: The Solar Industry's Job Prospects Are Sunny - Fast Company
Despite the hit it took when Solyndra's 1,000 jobs went away, the solar industry is adding positions at a pace that far outstrips the rest of the economy.
energy-sustainable-development  solar  green-economy  jobs  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
How Bright Is Solar Power's Future in a Post-Solyndra America? - PBS NewsHour
After the Obama administration-embraced solar-panel company Solyndra collapsed and defaulted on its government-backed loans, the surging U.S. solar industry is suddenly worried that the subsidies it receives -- tax credits and loans guarantees -- could dry up in the face of opposition from conservatives. Spencer Michels reports.
government-policy  green-economy  solar  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Solar Panel Makers Accuse Chinese of Trade Violations -
Seven American makers of solar panels filed a broad trade case in Washington against the Chinese solar industry on Wednesday, accusing it of using billions of dollars in government subsidies to help gain sales in the American market.
china  business-globalization  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  solar  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Tax Plan to Turn Old Buildings ‘Green’ Finds Favor -
A business consortium that includes Lockheed Martin and Barclays bank plans to invest as much as $650 million over the next few years to slash the energy consumption of buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas. It is the most ambitious effort yet to jump-start a national market for energy upgrades that many people believe could eventually be worth billions.
energy  sustainable-development  solar  this-week-140  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Solar energy company collapse a worrisome sign for ’green-tech’ hopes -
The collapse of a once-promising solar panel manufacturer may signal a shaky future for a green jobs sector targeted for government stimulus spending, experts said this week.
industry-reports  solar  energy  pv  government-policy  taxes-incentives  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Follow the money to solar investments and real estate - Jones Lang LaSalle Green Blog
A good way to gauge the real interest in sustainability projects is to see where investment dollars are flowing.  More and more are flowing to solar investments.
sustainable-development  facility-planning  solar  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Massachusetts sees sharp growth in energy efficiency efforts - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger
Nearly every wind turbine project in this state has run into resistance. Solar power has been easier to install, but not as efficient in New England’s notoriously fickle climate. And efforts to fire up a biomass power plant industry turned into a nonstarter.
regional-reports  Massachusetts  industry-reports  sustainable-development  green-economy  energy  solar  wind-energy  biomass  this-week-134  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Green jobs are real: U.S. solar employs more people than steel - Grist
With roughly 93,500 direct and indirect jobs, the American solar industry now employs about 20,000 more workers than the U.S. steel production sector. The American steel industry has historically been a symbol of the country's industrial might and economic prosperity. But today, the solar industry has the potential to overtake that image as we build a new, clean-energy economy.
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