May 30, 2008

More sunny news

There are too many solar news this week to put them in my Weekly News Roundup.

But first, according to a recent report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the US solar energy market last year saw photovoltaic manufacturing increased 74% led by thin-film production. Big-box retail stores led the PV installation boom including Wal-Mart,Best Buy, Home Depot and others. The US is said to be the fourth largest market after Germany, Japan, and Spain.

Another report from the Tioga Energy titled "Hedging Against Utility Rate Fluctuations with a Solar PPA" analyzed the cost-savings of solar energy in the long run.

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