Solar News: Landmark Manufacturing, Generation Solar Deal Struck in San Antonio

Confusion Reigns As European Solar Trade Complaint Appears Imminent by Steve Leone, Associate Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com | July 25, 2012 | After months of rumors and false starts, it appears that SolarWorld AG is on the cusp of filing a trade complaint with the European Union trade commission against Chinese solar …

Cleanwatch – A “Third Way” Approach for US-China Solar Trade; UK Tops in Energy Efficiency; Global VC Cools in Q2; and more

A “Third Way” Approach for U.S.-China Solar Trade By Ron Kenedi Last October, SolarWorld led a U.S. manufacturer coalition that asserted trade law violations by Chinese makers of solar cells. The coalition’s filing with the Department of Commerce led to significant tariffs being levied on solar products originating in China …

Thinking electric thoughts–A noisy large convention center, hordes of jet-lagged business types holding coffee like it was a life preserver.

Thinking electric thoughts A noisy large convention center, hordes of jet-lagged business types holding coffee like it was a life preserver. In front of a busy demonstration booth, I am holding a piece of our future – an electricity producing roof shingle. Dow Solar has begun selling solar shingles that …

DOE’s Steve Chu Speaks Today on Solyndra

A Magnesium Battery? Khosla, ARPA-E Explore Lithium Alternative Pellion Technologies is using computational screens to identify a suitable cathode for magnesium-ion batteries. Wind, National Defense, and Radar Make Peace Aveillant’s holographic radar and the DoD’s clearinghouse are freeing up thousands of new megawatts. Free Webinar Examines Competitive Dynamics Affecting EV …

US Has an Average Solar System Price of $5.20/W – GTM Daily Newsletter

Cheap Silicon Solar Cell Startup: Sunpreme Gets $50M Can dirty, cheap silicon make its way into bankable solar cells? What Solar Builders and Investors Can Do About Variable Sun Everybody’s talking about the extreme weather—but 3TIER says it can mitigate the risk. US Has an Average Solar System Price of …

Australian Solar industry celebrates grid parity

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-07/solar-industry-celebrates-grid-parity/2875592 Solar industry celebrates grid parity PM Matt Peacock, staff ABC Updated September 07, 2011 20:44:44 The [Australian] Photovoltaic Association says the drop in cost of producing power from solar panels has made solar power competitive with coal-generated grid power. Solar power generated by photovoltaic cells on Australian rooftops has …

Turning Toward the Sun for Energy

Turning Toward the Sun for Energy www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2011/wotech9_ss3 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Book Byte June 9, 2011 WOTE ThumbOne key component of the Plan B climate stabilization strategy is solar energy. Solar is even more ubiquitous than wind energy and can be harnessed with both solar photovoltaics (PV) …

Renewable Energy Ideas Too Good to be True

Renewable Energy Ideas Too Good to be True Free energy, perpetual motion machines, and solar cells that work in moonlight. Bjorn Lomborg: The Sustainability Critic He’s the economist environmentalists love to hate. CPV Ascendant? Cogentrix Gets $90M Loan Guarantee for 30MW Project Amonix to provide the CPV hardware. ECD’s Bloody …