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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...

House, Senate Compromise Legislation Is A Win For Solar

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have reached a compromise on their distinct versions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of...

U.S. Senate Passes Stimulus Bill: Solar Still In Play

Following the U.S. House of Representatives' approval of an $820 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 late last month, the U.S....

Barack Obama Is President-Elect: What’s The Play For Solar?

Democratic candidate Barack Obama has emerged as the nation's president-elect, ushering in a new policy era at the White House. Some indications suggest...

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