Competing in the Solar Industry: Delivering Green Jobs while Keeping Energy Costs Low

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Competing in the Solar Industry: Delivering Green Jobs while Keeping Energy Costs Low

By Letha Tawney

The solar industry has come a long way in recent years, but now companies around the world are grappling with a solar photovoltaic (PV) industry in rapid transition, with significant oversupply and prices in rapid decline. Dominant players are struggling; emerging players are seizing market share. Each company is trying to turn the current upheaval into their opportunity to emerge as the new top player…

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According to Clean Edge’s recently published subscription report, the State Clean Energy Leadership Index, six states generated more than 10 percent of their in-state, utility-scale electricity from wind, solar, and geothermal sources. While some states have made steady progress, others have made dramatic advancements year-to-year, such as South Dakota which jumped from 8.3 percent in 2010 to over 22.3 percent in 2011.

Source: EIA with Clean Edge analysis.


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