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New York Nudging Into Solar Leader Status

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2012 State of the State address on Wednesday, outlining an ambitious plan to drive four-fold growth in New...

ITC Ruling Will Initiate Complete Investigation Into Solar Disparity

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has made a preliminary determination in its anti-dumping and countervailing-duty investigation into Chinese solar cell and module trade...

U.S. Solar Manufacturers Bring Action Against China For Allegedly Illegal Trade

As the dust settles following Wednesday's submission of anti-dumping and countervailing-duty filings related to Chinese solar cells and modules, the eyes of industry...

U.S. Firms Seek To End China’s ‘Decimation’ Of Domestic Solar Manufacturing

Backed by the support of six of its peers and a powerhouse D.C. law firm, manufacturer SolarWorld today filed cases with the U.S....

U.S. Senate Introduces Controversial Transmission Cost-Allocation Legislation

A group of U.S. senators has introduced legislation that adds a new voice to the ongoing dialogue among the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

CPUC Decision Allows Renewable Energy Credits For RPS Compliance

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ruled that the state's investor-owned utilities can use tradable renewable energy credits (RECs) to comply with...

New FIT Program Could Blow California’s Solar Market Wide Open

On Aug. 24, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a proposal that would establish a 1 GW pilot program requiring Pacific Gas...

Ontario: The Next Solar Hotbed?

A little more than a week ago, the government of Ontario revealed the missing pieces of its Green Energy Act and the associated...

PV Mounting And Tracking Firms Populating The Supply Chain

Photovoltaic mounting and tracking system manufacturers are seeing the industry grow in a number of areas, which has led these companies to pursue...

Fate Of Los Angeles Measure B Solar Initiative Still Murky

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won his bid for re-election on Tuesday, March 3, but the fate of another voting-booth issue, LA's Measure...

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