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Solar Industry

This State Has A Third Of The Nation's Solar Jobs

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green

California is home to nearly one-third of the nation’s solar industry jobs, with almost five times the number as any other state, according to a rep...

Blue Collar Robots Steal Green Jobs

William S. Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
William S. Becker

There's good news and bad news these days for the solar energy industry and its workers. The good news: Some enterprising companies are planning to re...

Solar Customers Get Burned In Hawaii

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - If you feel a twinge of resentment each time you pay your electricity bill each month, imagine how you’d feel if you had to pay it twice ...

Bad News For The Solar Industry

San Jose Mercury News | Dana Hull | Posted 02.11.2013 | San Francisco

SAN MATEO -- In a worrisome sign for the cleantech sector, SolarCity postponed its IPO plans late Tuesday, perhaps to reduce the price of shares below...

The Biggest Industry In The West?

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 12.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar ...

Solar Services Usher in New Business Model for Power

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Installing solar panels yourself still costs $25,000 -- an amount that takes years to pay back -- instead companies are now selling "solar services."

Aude Lorriaux

A Thousand Cuts: Austerity Budget Brought Down A Solar Industry | Aude Lorriaux | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

U.S. Solar Industry Reports Strong Year

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Solar power installations in the U.S. doubled in 2011, helped by plummeting solar panel prices, weak demand for solar abroad and an ...

Solar Industry Struggles Could Drag On For Some Time

AP | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- Solar panel manufacturers will have a hard time boosting revenues this year with Germany cutting government incentives at a time when the ...

Bringing Solar Manufacturing Back

Usha Haley | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Usha Haley

The U.S. created the solar industry, yet today, China accounts for three-fifths of the world's solar-panel production and exports 95 percent of its production. Against this backdrop, an epic battle is occurring.

Why Most U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Are Gone Forever: The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times | MERRILL GOOZNER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

The day after the State of the Union Address, President Obama visited a Phoenix suburb to tour Intel’s still-under-construction computer chip manufa...

Lucia Graves

China's Solar Subsidies: Growing The Industry Could Mean Throwing American Manufacturers Under The Bus | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- This fall Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) drew indignant headlines when he said "we can't compete with China to make solar panels and wind t...

U.S. Solar Industry Goes To Mat Against China

Posted 12.19.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: SolarWorld Industries America is taking on alleged illegal solar subsidies by China, asking the Obama administrati...

Jordan Howard

Solar Industry In Need Of Support | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Clean energy advocates have long looked to solar power as a way to break the country's dependence on foreign oil. However, the cost of o...

Solyndra: Will We Learn From Science?

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

The key question that is being missed -- and that should be asked now -- is whether the federal government will approach this failure as politicians or as scientists.