Category Archives: Analysis

China-US Trade War Could Hurt Solar Industry

published: 2011-12-22 16:26 | editor | category: Analysis
On October 19, SolarWorld, a German company with a solar panel manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, and 1,000 employees, filed trade violation petitions with the International Trade Commision (ITC) and the US Commerce Depa...  more

Solar Expansion in the Middle East

published: 2011-12-20 18:00 | editor | category: Analysis
Even with the political changes happening in the Middle East, there are significant large-scale renewable energy projects moving forward for both local power generation, as well as for power export to EU. The Middle East experienc...  more

U.S. DOE’s Rooftop PV Initiative

published: 2011-12-14 13:48 | editor | category: Analysis
One of the problems that have slowed deployment of residential rooftop PVs in the United States is the permitting process. The nation is made up of 50 states, which in turn have individual counties and cities. Across the U.S. ther...  more

Africa’s Solar Future

published: 2011-12-13 16:08 | editor | category: Analysis
When Soitec built a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power plant for the 17th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) held November 28 to December 9, 2011 in Durban, So...  more

Latin America’s Solar Market

published: 2011-12-07 9:46 | editor | category: Analysis
The countries of Latin America are expected to see tremendous growth for utility-scale solar energy projects andsome of the big global solar industry players are making the region a priority with an influx of fundingdespite the cu...  more

Energy Storage Systems in Japan

published: 2011-12-06 11:23 | editor | category: Analysis
Lessons from Natural Disasters In the wake of the disastrous outcome from the earthquake, northeast Japan’s infrastructure was severely periled, not to mention the long-term nuclear pollution that followed. Aside from the re...  more