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Global Solar Industry Failing Because We're Subsidizing The Wrong Side

Global Solar Industry Failing Because We're Subsidizing The Wrong Side

Trade: Failings in the global market mean solar panel factories go idle when we need their products more than ever.
Report: Sun Won't Shine on Solar PV Manufacturers Anytime Soon

Report: Sun Won't Shine on Solar PV Manufacturers Anytime Soon

Photovoltaic (PV): A new report on the forecast for the photovoltaic manufacturing sector is about as bearish as you can get.
Solyndra Sues Chinese Companies for $1.5 Billion

Solyndra Sues Chinese Companies for $1.5 Billion

Trade: Solyndra is suing three Chinese solar panel makers for allegedly conspiring to drive U.S. manufacturers out of business.
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Pressure Mounts for California to Import Renewable Energy

Pressure Mounts for California to Import Renewable Energy

Trade: Nevada renewables companies complain that without exports to California, their businesses will falter
China Threatens Action Over California Renewables Program

China Threatens Action Over California Renewables Program

Trade: China takes aim at a CPUC program that encourages businesses to buy renewable energy equipment locally.
Caltech Team Develops Solar Powered Toilet

Caltech Team Develops Solar Powered Toilet

Photovoltaic (PV): 2.6 billion of us lack access to sanitary facilities, and contamination of drinking water is one of the world's leading causes of infant death. But Caltech engineers may have a partial solution to the problem, and the whole thing runs on solar power.
China Rare Earth Strategy May Reopen California Mine

China Rare Earth Strategy May Reopen California Mine

Technology: China's decision to stop exporting strategic minerals may boost reopening of a California Desert mine