US officials to investigate tariffs on imported solar energy products

Solar Energy Tarrif

Petition calls for safeguards to be placed for the sake of the US solar energy market The United States government is considering imposing tariffs on solar panels that are imported into the country. The International Trade Commission has announced that it has launched an investigation concerning the matter. The investigation is in response to a petition filed by Suniva, a solar manufacturer that has declared bankruptcy. The company suggests that China is responsible for flooding the U.S. market with photovoltaic products. This has caused the price of such products to…

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Solar energy industry continues to see record growth in the US

Report highlights the strong expansion of the solar energy industry The solar energy industry is experiencing record breaking growth, according to a new report from GTM Research. This growth is particularly apparent in the United States. According to the report, some 2,051 megawatts of solar capacity was installed during the second quarter of this year. This has brought the nation’s total solar capacity to 31.6 gigawatts. Currently, the United States has enough solar capacity to power approximately 6.2 million average homes and offset some 37 million metric tons of carbon…

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Solar energy has become mainstream in the US

New report highlights the powerful growth solar has seen throughout the US Solar power has become mainstream in the U.S., according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association. The country has been investing heavily in solar power for several years now, but only recently has this form of clean energy begun to find widespread adoption from businesses and consumers alike. The report shows that solar power was the second largest source of new energy capacity in the U.S. in 2013. Report shows that 4,751 MW of solar…

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New solar energy capacity comes online in the US in April

Arizona Solar Energy

Solar energy continues to gain momentum in the US Solar energy has been making strong progress in the U.S. in recent years. The country has been focusing on solar energy as a potential avenue throughout which it can abandon fossil-fuels. While this goal may be somewhat lofty and unattainable in the foreseeable future, the U.S. has been showing enough support for solar energy to make this goal feasible, at least. As the U.S. continues to throw support behind solar energy, the country’s capacity continues to grow. 33MW of new capacity…

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Massachusetts surpasses solar energy goals

Massachusetts Solar Energy

State overcomes solar energy goals ahead of schedule Like other states in the U.S., Massachusetts has set for itself ambitious renewable energy goals. The state has a strong focus on solar energy, believing it to be a very viable alternative to conventional fossil-fuels. Over the past few years, the state has been working to become more socially and environmentally responsible as well as establish more economic stability through the use of clean power. This week, state officials have announced that not only has Massachusetts reached its solar energy goals, the…

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Solar energy hits major milestone in the US

Solar Energy Big Year

Solar energy sets a new record in March March signifies a monumental occasion in the U.S. in terms of renewable energy. The country has been showing more support for various forms of renewable energy, backed by growing concerns over climate change, national security, and energy availability. Solar energy, in particular, has become one of the major focuses of the U.S. government, as far as clean power in concerned. In March of this year, solar energy helped the U.S. reach a significant milestone in its support of renewable energy. Report shows…

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Solar energy to propel plane across the US

Solar Energy Aviation

Solar energy may be gaining attention in aviation Governments are becoming more strict on the issue of emissions, which is beginning to weigh heavily on various forms of transportation due to the fact that transportation is responsible for a sizable portion of the emissions that governments are looking to do away with. As a result, the world of transportation has been tilting toward the use of renewable energy. The auto industry, for instance, has been backing hydrogen fuel cells, which produce no emissions. Indeed, hydrogen fuel has been gaining more…

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New solar energy projects to be launched by US Army

U.S. Army Solar Energy

Army prepares two new solar energy projects The U.S. Army has been tasked with the testing of solar energy by the Department of Defense. The federal agency has a strong desire to see renewable energy become a staple for the country’s power infrastructure. While the Department of Defense is the world’s largest consumer of oil, the agency has identified energy as a matter of national security, citing climate change as a potential calamity as well. Solar energy has, therefore, become a focus of the Army, which has been testing various…

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