Category Archives: Analysis

U.S. Solar Opposition to Tariffs Grows

published: 2012-06-28 15:39 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber Solar Trade War Background The highly controversial U.S .trade case against China began on October 19, 2011, when the U.S. arm of Frankfurt-based SolarWorld and six other U.S. solar manufacturers filed a petition cl...  more

Solar Energy’s Real U.S. Employment Impact

published: 2012-05-30 15:11 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber The role that solar energy can play in not just the total energy mix of the U.S. but also job creation has been addressed in a number of recent studies all of which project strong but varied rates of growth. But muc...  more

PV Costs Could Fall 40 percent by 2015

published: 2012-05-24 9:31 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber A report from McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, says that the cost of a typical commercial PV system could fall 40 percent by 2015 and an additional 30 percent by 2020. The report conclude...  more

BIPV Thin Film Market Analysis Report

published: 2012-05-22 17:51 | editor | category: Analysis
According to EnergyTrend, the solar research division of TrendForce, rooftop solar system is likely to be widely accepted and used in the residential sector. Manufacturers will make use of thin-film’s characteristics, such a...  more

U.S. Feed-in Tariffs will Increase PV Demand

published: 2012-05-16 15:40 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber Feed-in tariffs (FIT) have been the preferred policy in many regions of the world to help support investors to rapidly increase installation of renewable energy installations projects and markets. Under most FITs, h...  more