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US wind farm development sees record growth in second quarter

US wind farm development activity rose to a new high point in the second quarter of 2019, according to new data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

First Solar jumps ahead of the pack as tariffs hinder competition

President Donald Trump's new tariff on imported solar equipment has provided a golden opportunity for the Tempe, Arizona-based thin-film solar manufacturer First Solar.

IKEA Australia disrupts market by selling solar panels 'at cost'

Swedish furniture giant IKEA is planning to sell solar panels “at cost” in its Australian stores - And the news has been met with mixed reviews, especially from the local solar industry. But IKEA wants only one thing - A bigger market share.

U.S. solar industry records first job losses since 2010

The U.S. solar industry lost 9,800 jobs last year, the first decline ever recorded since 2010, according to The Solar Foundation's latest National Solar Jobs Census.

Solar Industry steps in to aid Puerto Rico after grid went down

Puerto Rico's power grid is destroyed, leaving the situation dire for the island's 3.5 million people. However, it's been learned that the solar industry has been quietly responding to the needs of the people in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Trump's tariff ruling could destroy U.S. solar industry

On Friday, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that domestic solar panel manufacturers had suffered serious injury from foreign competitors, giving President Donald Trump until January to decided whether to impose tariffs.

Solar industry meets Energy Department goals — Three years early

Washington - The solar industry got a huge boost on Tuesday when the US Department of Energy announced the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative has been met, three years early.

The U.S. solar power industry now employs over 260,000 workers

The solar power industry has done amazingly well in the United States over the past nine years, seeing a 30-fold increase in photovoltaic (PV) sales. Perhaps more significant is the number of people working in the solar industry - Over 260,000 to date.

U.S. Solar power industry growth in 2016 set new records

The U.S. solar industry is in the midst of some boom-times, showing its biggest growth ever in 2016, with solar capacity expected to nearly triple over the next five years.

Energy needs to be strong until 2030, BP forecasts, exits solar

Washington - BP states global energy demand will reach a 39 percent increase by 2030, or 1.6 percent annual increase, and greenhouse gas emissions will likely increase by about 28 percent during the same period, even as the company plans to exit the solar industry.

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