The Solar Industry May Soon Face a Shortage of Skilled Labor

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Growing Industry The growth of the solar industry may soon face the reality of not having enough skilled workers to satisfy demand, suggests a recent report by The Solar Foundation and the North American Board of Certified Energy … Full Article

China Starts Dumping Probe Into Polysilicon From U.S., Europe

by Feifei Shen, Bloomberg News | November 26, 2012 | Post Your Comment

China started a probe to determine if suppliers from the U.S., South Korea and the European Union are dumping polysilicon in the world’s biggest maker of solar panels and if retroactive duties should be imposed. Full Article
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Funneling Solar Energy: A New Way to Harness the Sun

by David L. Chandler, MIT | November 26, 2012 | Post Your Comment

The quest to harness a broader spectrum of sunlight’s energy to produce electricity has taken a radically new turn, with the proposal of a “solar energy funnel” that takes advantage of materials under elastic strain. Full Article
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Landfills & Brownfields Become America’s Energy Sites for Solar Arrays

by Associated Renewable | November 26, 2012 | Post Your Comment

There are about 10,000 old municipal landfills in the United States that have reached capacity, and now their waste is sealed underground.  These landfills are taking up space across the country, and are often in areas close to de… Full Article
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U.K. Consumer Electricity Bill Costs to Increase by 2020 for Renewable Energy Expansion

by Sally Bakewell and Robert Hutton, Bloomberg | November 26, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Britain’s electricity customers will be paying higher bills by 2020 to cover the costs of expanding renewable energy supplies such as solar and wind, government officials said. Full Article
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Asia Report: China Dominates 2011 Global Wind Installations

by Oliver Wagg, Contributor | November 26, 2012 | Post Your Comment

China dominated the global wind market in 2011, installing three times as many wind rotor blades on its wind farms than the U.S., its closest rival. Full Article
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The inaugural Total Energy USA conference and exposition runs Tuesday, November 27th through Thursday, November 29th at the George R. Brown Convention Center