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Apr 07

Goodwill To Bring Zero-Emission Electric Delivery Trucks To Bay Area

First-of-its-kind project will have 11 advanced technology, zero-emission, battery-electric trucks on Bay Area roads to reduce air pollution in dense urban communities   SAN FRANCISCO – April 7, 2017 – Today BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and SF Goodwill on …

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Apr 05

SolarWorld: China’s trade aggression still costs jobs in U.S. solar industry


Company hopes issue will come up in talks with Xi Jinping HILLSBORO, Ore., April 5, 2017 – For SolarWorld, China’s trade aggression in the solar sector is a textbook example of how the country – employing an arsenal of price dumping, massive subsidization, cyber-espionage and closed markets – has used unfair trade as a battering ram …

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Nov 05

America’s Cleanest and Dirtiest Energy States

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This post originally appeared on Modernize.com where you can find comprehensive solar information from industry experts.   America’s energy policy has been the subject of much recent debate: From the Pope’s public advocacy of environmental stewardship to the EPA’s toughened regulations on pollution from petroleum refineries, the sources that power our society have rarely been so widely scrutinized. …

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Apr 10

Biofuel Production Declines

New Worldwatch Institute analysis examines the trends in global biofuel production In 2012, the combined global production of ethanol and biodiesel fell for the first time since 2000, down 0.4 percent from the figure in 2011. Global ethanol production declined slightly for the second year in a row, to 83.1 billion liters, while biodiesel output …

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Mar 31

China to Install More Solar than Europe in 2014

Asia Drives Global PV Installations to 46 GW, IHS Predicts Global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations will grow by a robust 22 percent in 2014, largely as a result of recent policy changes in the two largest markets, China and Japan, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). Worldwide installations in 2014 will rise to 46 GW …

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Dec 18

Solar Market Predictions for 2014

This is an IHS News Flash covering the top predictions for the global photovoltaic (PV) market in 2014, from a new white paper issued by the IHS Solar service at information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). “After two years of a punishing downturn, the global solar industry is on the rebound,” said Ash Sharma, senior research …

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Nov 14

Global PV Prices Will Increase Nine Percent in 2014

     New report forecasts global module prices by country and provides detailed market outlook for suppliers This year, the solar PV supply chain began to stabilize due to robust demand growth, capacity retirements and mothballing by uncompetitive firms, trade conflicts, and a general focus by suppliers on margins over sales growth. According to a new report by GTM …

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Oct 02

Solar Energy Installs To Continue Rise

Global Solar Installation Growth Set to Hit Three-Year High in 2014 Global photovoltaic (PV) installations are forecast to rise at the fastest pace in three years in 2014, exceeding 40 gigawatts (GW) for this first time and generating installation revenue of more than $86 billion, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). Annual solar installations are …

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Sep 30

Thermal Power Market to Heat Up with Adoption of Efficient Fossil Fuel Technologies

Efficient fossil fuel technologies will drive the ongoing growth of the global thermal power market, with generation expected to hit 19,869.1 TWh by 2020, as countries across the world work towards green, low-carbon and sustainable development, according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report* states that recent years …

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Aug 15

European PV market’s low threshold weakens the impact of Chinese PV manufacturers

Setting a minimum price and a volume limit on EU imports of Chinese solar panels has become the final solution to solar trade dispute between China and Europe. According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, the settlement is likely to increase entry barriers toward the European market and drive out destructive market price so first-tier manufacturers …

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Aug 14

China to Remain Wind Power Market Leader in 2020

Despite demonstrating a slowed growth rate, China will continue to be the largest wind power market in 2020, as it attempts to reduce its carbon footprint while increasing electricity production in rural areas, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. According to the company’s latest report*, China has doubled its cumulative wind capacity every year between …

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Jul 31

Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Continues to Outpace Other Technologies

New Worldwatch Institute study examines the global market for solar and wind energy production Global use of solar and wind energy continued to grow significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh), and the use of wind power increased by 18 percent, to 521 TWh. Although hydropower remains the …

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Jul 23

The Era of Low-Cost Chinese Solar Modules in Europe Ends as Tariffs Drive Up Pricing

The European Union’s antidumping tariffs are spurring an increase in prices for Chinese solar modules, marking the end of a period when available inexpensive photovoltaic (PV) devices enabled fast growth of installations in the region. After declining for 48 months since the first quarter of 2009, with a seasonal uptick in February 2013) , average …

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May 15

Europe Imposes Heavy Tariff On China’s PV Products

Manufacturers caught in the solar industry shuffle According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, Europe’s anti-dumping and countervailing investigation on China suggested that the government has subsidized their domestic solar manufacturers, and Europe may impose a punitive tariff (more than 30%) on China’s PV products. In addition, the wide range of products that may …

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Apr 30

SEAD Study Finds Super-Efficient Air Conditioners Could Avoid More Than 100 Power Plants

A new assessment commissioned by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative finds that deploying super-efficient air conditioners could significantly reduce energy use by 2020 in selected countries, avoiding the need for more than 100 medium-sized (500-megawatt) power plants. Conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Navigant Consulting, the Cooling …

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Apr 19

The Rise of Solar’s Secondary Market

The solar industry has suffered recent blows as manufacturing plants have closed and capacity has been reduced. The European crisis and the trade war between China and EU have also added themselves to the changing market. Continually falling feed-in-tariffs (FITs) have also caused some conflict. Short-term market uncertainty has made some investors wary of solar, …

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Mar 22

Breaking Down Suntech Power’s Solar Melt Down

The Rise and Fall of Suntech: How a Trailblazing Solar Company Went from Dominance to Insolvency in Two Years Suntech Power’s epic plunge from solar module dominance to bankruptcy comes as the result of misplaced investments, a misguided pricing strategy, antidumping action in the United States and a potential new willingness by the Chinese government …

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Feb 21

An Overview Of Hydro Power Generation Around The World

Although hydro power technology had been developed quite a long time ago, it took years to get something that is efficient and cost-effective. Energy By Water is one of the innovations. Hydro power generation has come a long way since its inception. Modern researches have shaped giant, mountain-like hydro power systems into small portable solutions. …

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Feb 21

Solar Power Efficiency To Improve Due to Competition?

Efficiency improvement remains the key, Metal Wrap Through (MWT) technology ready to take the market According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, solar cell and module manufacturers will be more active in improving product efficiency under the pressure of both installation costs and subsidy cut. As for new technologies, MWT technology has been generally …

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