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PV solar installations up on utility-scale projects

The quarterly increase in U.S. installations of photovoltaic solar panels is due to non-residential and utility-scale projects. Residential installations drop a bit, according to a trade group report.

By September 20, 2011


GE to build massive thin-film U.S. solar plant

The thin-film solar cells to be produced, which will feature 12.8 percent efficiency, were developed by PrimeStar Solar, which is now being acquired by GE, its lead investor.

By April 7, 2011


Report: U.S. solar $6 billion industry in 2010

Industry trade group says market grew 67 percent in one year, but U.S. fell behind other countries, with only 5 percent of the world's installed photovoltaics in 2010.

By March 23, 2011


U.S. solar grows sharply, still lags Europe

The American market for solar energy grew 67 percent to $6 billion last year, but the U.S. share of worldwide installations slipped due to booming growth across the pond.

By March 10, 2011


Obama signs stimulus plan, touts clean energy

President signs massive government stimulus package, saying it's a start to a cleaner energy infrastructure. But analysts still see real hurdles to transforming the energy business.

By February 17, 2009


Energy and efficiency intact in stimulus bill

Tens of billions of dollars for renewable energy and energy efficiency in direct investment and tax incentives are packed into a compromise bill.

By February 12, 2009


Bailout plan bails out clean-energy sector

Wind and solar get another lease on life with eight-year extension, while plug-in hybrids, geothermal, and small wind installations get supports.

By October 3, 2008


Green tech news harvest: will clean energy go down with the economy?

Green news from around the Web: the financial markets impact on clean tech, "good" clean energy bubbles, solar grid parity, corporate named wind farms, and the battle over more coal plants in Kansas

By March 19, 2008


Solar industry to play hardball in D.C. to get tax credit

Frustrated that the renewable-energy tax credit has apparently become a political football, the solar industry is quickly assembling a broader and firmer lobbying effort.

By February 21, 2008


Economic stimulus package leaves solar industry in the cold

Senate narrowly defeats a provision to extend an important investment tax credit for renewable energy investments.

By February 8, 2008