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2012 was a big year for solar, both domestically and globally, with some unlikely players throwing their hats into the ring and upping the ante on achievable power generating capacity. Here's a wrap-up of some of the year's most impactful events in the solar industry, with a little added perspective from some experts in the field.
Michael Peck still finds it amazing that a tiny area smack in the middle of rural northwest Ohio can have such a large solar footprint.
Granted, since last February, the city of Napoleon has been home to a solar panel-making operation headed by Mr. Peck, chairman of Isofoton North America Inc., an offspring of Spanish solar panel Isofoton.
NAPOLEON, OHIO – With a backdrop of the Isofoton factory floor, the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today presented a plaque of recognition to Mayor Ronald Behm and the City of Napoleon as American Solar Champions.
With two major solar installations and a growing solar manufacturing facility embedded in a city of less than 10,000 people, Napoleon, Ohio is a hub for solar energy and job creation across the Buckeye State.
[RELATED: Solar Policy in Ohio]
The United States installed more solar panels in 2012 than in any previous year, according to a new report, with residential use of solar power up 70 percent over 2011.
The Kansas City Star
There's a lively debate under way about the Department of Energy's loan guarantees to American companies that are developing advanced renewable energy technologies. Unfortunately, many opponents are generating heat but are not properly representing the facts around the DOE program's strong success.
Bruce Pfeffer and Amy Beth Kressel are self-described environmentalists who have made energy- efficient improvements to their Indianapolis home over the past five years.
Unfortunately, another solar company, Amonix, has some bad news to share. Not all companies will make it...in any industry. But especially not in a very fast-growing, maturing industry.
Real Goods Solar, a national installation company, will participate in the GRID Alternatives Bay Area Solarthon this Saturday, July 21, in San Jose, installing free solar arrays for low-income homeowners.
Tucson-based Global Solar Energy Inc. is taking its flexible solar-panel technology into Japan’s growing solar market, taking advantage of a new government incentive program.