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Advanced Solar CPV Manufacturing Plant to Open in NC this Month

September 17th, 2012 | by Andrew

Semprius and its backers -- including the DOE, NREL, Pratt & Whitney, and Siemens -- believe record-high efficiency ratings and low-cost production will make the startup's concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cells and modules a winner in a global solar market undergoing much turmoil, including bankruptcies, plant shutdowns, slowdowns, layoffs, and cutbacks in government solar incentives and subsidies


Wind Farms Add Nearly $6B, 20K Jobs to Illinois Economy

July 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

A study by Illinois State University's Center for Renewable Energy finds that the state's 23 largest wind farms create thousands of jobs and boost local economies, adding fuel to calls for Congress to extend the key federal wind energy production tax credit (PTC).


US-China Relations, Solar Energy & Trade: Radical Rethink, Restructuring Required

May 4th, 2012 | by Andrew

A "race to the top" or a "race to the bottom"? China-US ties have reached a a pivotal point as China's economy has rapidly grown to be one of the largest in the world. The US-China solar energy trade dispute highlights inherent tensions, which have profound implications in terms of climate change, as well for energy, food and national security


Economic Multiplier at Work: US Solar PV Manufacturers Boost Local Economies, Spur Innovation

April 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

Four founding members of the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) purchased more than $400 million in goods and services from other manufacturers and employers in 46 states in 2011, according to a CASM survey. The survey results highlight the ripple effects and positive impact a healthy US solar PV manufacturing sector can have on job creation, income growth and economic development, particularly in areas hard-hit by the exodus of manufacturers from US shores


Big Wind, Renewable Energy Boost as Illinois Gov. Quinn Announces Rock Island Clean Line Project Labor Agreement

March 7th, 2012 | by Andrew

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced a project labor agreement between Rock Island Clean Line and Flora, Ill.-based Southwire that over a three-year period "will support wind turbine and transmission manufacturing in Illinois and create 1,450 union construction jobs. "The Rock Island Clean Line will enable some $7 billion worth of investments in new wind energy projects to move forward, which today cannot be constructed due to lack of transmission," according to an IGNN press release


EERE Support Yields Breakthrough in Manufacturing of Triple Pane, R-5 Energy Efficient Windows

February 17th, 2012 | by Andrew

Support from the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) has been instrumental in GED Integrated Solutions achieving a breakthrough in the manufacturing of energy-efficient residential windows. A worldwide supplier of insulating glass and vinyl window and door manufacturing systems, GED's Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (ATLAS) produces a triple pane insulating glass window unit in 20 seconds.


Going Bust Amid a Boom: US Solar Installations Soar as Growing Businesses Fall by the Wayside

December 15th, 2011 | by Andrew

2011 US solar power installations soared to a record, growing 140% year-over-year in Q3, and even greater gains are expected in Q4. Yet the US solar power industry, along with its counterparts in Germany and China, is in turmoil as supply-demand imbalances driven by slanted government policies on trade, investment, foreign exchange and clean energy production and usage push an increasing number of growing businesses to, and beyond the brink of financial solvency


Locally Produced, Consumed Solar Power & Inventor Nationalism: A New Model to Spur US Manufacturing & Job Growth

October 31st, 2011 | by Andrew

Prolific inventor and Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Kent Kernahan and partners believe they're on to a way for US inventors, and local governments and communities to play a direct, pivotal role in revitalizing US manufacturing and job growth. Through their latest ventures, Ideal PV and Locally Grown Power, they're looking to leverage Kernahan's latest solar power innovations in building solar PV panel plants with local governments and community groups that will produce and consume clean, renewable power locally and sustainably over the long term


US Solar PV Exports, Trade Surplus at Record Levels in 2010

August 30th, 2011 | by Andrew

2010 was a record-setting year for the US solar PV manufacturing industry, with US solar PV exports exceeding imports by $1.9 billion globally. Solar PV is one of the few areas where the US actually has a trade surplus with China, according to a report from GT Research and the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) released yesterday


U.S. Wind Power Increasingly American-made (Creating U.S. Manufacturing Jobs)

May 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that wind power is growing fast in the United States (and worldwide). Under the Bush administration, a goal of getting 20% of our electricity from wind by 2030 was set and we are currently ahead of schedule on that. However, a lot of people wonder, where are these wind turbines being made? Is this creating jobs in the U.S. or in China



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