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  • Let Your Voice Be Heard

    Tell the US Trade Representative "No New Tariffs"

    The Office of the United States Trade Representative is currently accepting public comments regarding the Section 201 solar trade case. Any new tariffs would severely limit the growth potential for solar in the United States and...
  • 3 recommendations in 201 trade case

    ITC Recommendations Less Stringent than Feared

    On Tuesday October 31, the International Trade Commission’s panel of four members weighed in with their recommendations for President Trump on the Section 201 trade case. Standard Solar’s Tony Clifford sees no...
  • Section 201 recommendation

    SEIA Comments on Mixed Trade Case Recommendation

    Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement after the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced a split remedy recommendation for the Section...
  • St Louis Goes Clean

    St. Louis Commits to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy

    The St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the city’s commitment to transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035. St. Louis now represents the largest city in Missouri and across the Midwest to...
  • Swiss House Photo by Anne Fischer

    Swiss Team Wins US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

    Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons announced the winning team of the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 on Saturday in Denver, Colorado. The Swiss Team took...
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  • ITC trade case moves to remedy phase

    What the ITC Ruling Means to the Solar Industry

    On Friday September 22, the International Trade Commission (ITC) in a unanimous decision found injury to the domestic crystalline silicon solar cell industry based on a petition brought by Suniva and SolarWorld.  The verdict came as no...
  • Solar in Mexico

    Developing Renewable Energy Projects in Mexico

    Bruno Bernal is CEO of Eosol Energy, a company that operates internationally through the promotion and development of all types of projects related to the production and supply of energy, with particular emphasis in the field of renewable...
  • Scatec solar power plant in South Africa

    Ray of Hope for South Africa's Small Solar Developers

    South Africa has raised the hopes of small solar PV developers with projects of less than 5MW, after proposing a dedicated fund to enable them meet their capital expenditure. The Department of Energy has also announced changes to the procurement...
  • A solar PV project in one of the villages in Nigerias Jigawa state Image courtesy of Solarenergydemystified

    Nigeria Makes Progress with $5 billion Investment in Solar PV

    Nigeria’s determination to generate an additional 500MW from solar PV by next year and create a base for increasing the capacity to 4,000MW by 2025,  appear to be on course after the recent signing of a major renewable energy development...
  • Everyone wins with community solar, but its not allowed in every state

    Advancing Community Solar in the US

    Presentations about solar energy have a definite rhythm. Initially, the audience is curious about renewable energy and midway through as they receive more information, the feeling turns to palpable excitement. But inevitably, by evening’s...
  • Net Metering

    Net Metering: A call for a public debate

    Net metering, considered by many to be a great benefit to residential solar energy users and utilities alike, is now the subject of much controversy. According to the US Energy Department, net metering is instituted in 43 states, the District of...
  • Solar plants in Tomsk region of Russia

    Russian Government to Support Development of Renewables

    Despite the fierce protests of oil and gas lobby, the Russian government has taken a crucial decision for the future development of national industry of renewables and in particular solar energy, finally signing a package of measures, which...

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