A federal trade panel found China responsible Wednesday for harming the U.S. solar panel industry, clearing the final hurdle for U.S. attempts to impose steep tariffs on Chinese solar companies.
China demanded Thursday that Washington repeal steep tariffs on solar panels that Chinese producers fear will shut their equipment out of the American market.
Solar power installation companies have spent the past two years benefitting from Chinese manufacturers driving down the price of panels.
When the sun shines, Al Schultz makes money. Specifically, the 32 photovoltaic panels on his roof turn the sun’s rays into electricity that powers his home in Ebner Coulee. If he doesn’t need the power, he sells it to Xcel Energy.
Published: September 24, 2010
Tags: Gen-Con Inc., Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center, Renewable Northwest Project, silicon, solar panels
By Nathalie Weinstein Dolan Media Newswires Portland, Ore. — The key to creating more efficient solar panels, some researchers say, may be basic science and a basic substance. While many scientists are exploring whether complex materials and semiconductors can help boost efficiency of solar photovoltaic panels, researchers from the Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies [...]
By Justin Carinci Dolan Media Newswires Portland, Ore. — A transistor technology developed at Oregon State University could literally change the face of building. Solar panels that use the technology could be light, cheap and attractive enough to grace facades. Colin Williams, CEO of Xtreme Energetics, based in Livermore, Calif., said he needed better transistors [...]
Joe McDonald AP Business Writer Beijing — China announced sweeping curbs on surging investment in steelmaking, cement and other industries, warning that chaotic overexpansion was raising the danger of job losses and trouble for banks. Business groups and economists have warned that Beijing’s huge stimulus might fuel a dangerous boom and bust. The government said [...]
Published: August 18, 2009
Tags: Chilton High School, endangered species, global warming, Gov. Jim Doyle, high-speed passenger rail, politics, schools, solar panels, SolarWise for Schools, Wisconsin Public Service Community Foundation, Yellowstone National Park
Wisconsin governor has full agenda for rest of term Madison (AP) — Don’t count out Gov. Jim Doyle just yet. The governor and his allies say he still has time for major achievements despite his decision not to run for re-election next year. His goals include bringing high-speed passenger rail to the state, overhauling Milwaukee’s [...]