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The Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) has installed a new 1.5 MW solar array in New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The project, called RCCLA Amalia Solar Array 1, will allow all businesses and residences in north central New Mexico to receive electricity provided by solar power on sunny days, according to KCEC.
Whitmore Farm in Emmitsburg, owned and operated by farmers William Morrow and Kent Ozkum, recently became the latest Frederick County agricultural venture to install solar panels.
Of all the elements of a U.S. solar installation, the grounding portion of the system may well be the most important. First, it is required to ground all PV systems.
Many in the solar industry believe that low module pricing is what is driving the industry forward. But American solar manufacturers have stated -- and proved -- that China isn't playing by the rules. Experts explain and react to the case.
The US Commerce Department’s preliminary finding, imposing tariffs ranging from 2.9% to 4.73% on solar panels imported from China dominated discussion at day 2 of PV America West, with companies on both sides of the trade case claiming victory.
Ratcheting up the battle over a vital energy industry, the U.S. Commerce Department decided to impose tariffs on solar panels imported from China after concluding that manufacturers there received illegal government subsidies.
In a significant decision involving one of the world’s most sought-after industries, the U.S. is gearing up to impose duties on imports of Chinese solar panels after finding evidence that China’s government provided illegal subsidies to its export manufacturers.
In a highly anticipated announcement that came Tuesday, the Department of Commerce has imposed tariffs in a case that has underscored deep divisions within the American solar industry.
Even as tax credits and funding from Washington dry up, U.S. states remain in a fierce competition for clean energy funding, especially from venture capitalists.
Ian Smith of Standard Solar is 6'4", and yet he manages to squeeze his angular frame through a small bedroom window and onto our roof, the better to assess the potential for a solar installation on our Mt. Labanon house.