Category Archives: Analysis

A China-U.S. Solar Trade War?

published: 2011-11-08 9:29 | editor | category: Analysis
On October 19, 2011, a trade complaint was filed alleging unfair import trade practices of PVs from China. The complaint may contribute to escalating trade war after the U.S. Senate recently passed a bill aimed at possibly impos...  more

Four Potentially Disruptive Photovoltaic Technologies

published: 2011-11-04 8:42 | editor | category: Analysis
For the last decade, government subsidies have played a crucial role in growth of the global solar market, with a 50 percent market growth rate for each of the last ten years. The European Union, led by Germany, has experienced ...  more

Mexico’s Emerging Solar Market

published: 2011-10-28 11:45 | editor | category: Analysis
The breakneck pace of utility-scale solar power development in the southwestern U.S. desert regions of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada may have some competition, especially with the political battles occurring in Washin...  more

China’s Road to Solar Panel Manufacturing Dominance

published: 2011-10-17 8:57 | editor | category: Analysis
Ten years ago, a survey of solar industry analysts would have likely identified Japan or the United States as the nation poised to become the dominant player in solar cell production and panel manufacturing. At the time, many co...  more