Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles - Ratcheting up the battle over a vital energy industry, the U.S. Commerce Department decided to impose tariffs on solar panels imported from China after concluding that manufacturers there received illegal government subsidies.
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SEIA Calls on Governments and Industry Groups to Pursue Global Dialogue on Solar Trade and Competitiveness
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced a new initiative to facilitate global and regional dialogues on trade and competitiveness and the role of government in encouraging development of the global solar energy industry.
It was a historic year for the United States solar energy industry in 2011.
Much of the solar industry's attention of late has been focused on the loss of important solar incentives from national governments, including the end of the 1603 grant program in the U.S. However, the Solar Energy Industries Association announced plans at the start of the year, just as the 1603 program was closing up, to shift its focus substantially toward the states rather than the federal government. The group even joined with the state-oriented Solar Alliance to further the interests of the industry.
The Navy broke ground this week on what will become the service's single largest solar energy project and one of the largest in the federal government.
"Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful." In 2011, Warren Buffett's adherence to this belief drove him to invest in some of the most disliked and troublesome companies and industries out there. Now, as we progress into the new year, some of these risky moves appear to be showing signs of promise.
Sierra Middle School on Thursday unveiled its $200,000 solar power system courtesy of a PG&E grant that will power about 20 classrooms, lower the campus' overall energy bill and will be used as a catalyst for "green" education.
There's a solar trade war going on inside the U.S., sparked by an invasion of inexpensive imports from China.