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Amid Protests, Fate of German Solar Industry Remains Unclear

March 9, 2012 Posted by

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Likely a result of mass protesting, the German government recently announced that their scheduled cuts in solar subsidies would be delayed and perhaps revised. Cuts for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have been delayed until May. At that time, incentives will undergo gradual reductions each month. Cuts for solar utilities have been delayed until June.

When Chancellor Angeles Merkel’s government began to …continue reading Amid Protests, Fate of German Solar Industry Remains Unclear

Sharp Introduces Solar Panels You Can Snap into Place

March 8, 2012 Posted by

sunsnap-solar-panelsMost homeowners looking to go solar either buy a system for thousands of dollars or lease one.

Now, thanks to Sharp’s new SunSnap product, they’ll soon have a new option. For as little as $1,000, you can buy a single panel with a micro-inverter built right into it.

The new Sharp …continue reading Sharp Introduces Solar Panels You Can Snap into Place

Can 3-D Solar Cells Deliver Revolutionary Efficiency?

March 6, 2012 Posted by

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Three-dimensional solar power is a legitimate technology, one that is being investigated and developed by serious scientists. Whether the company Solar3D is a legitimate participant in this innovative technology remains to be seen.

This week, Solar3D released a news release touting their 3-D solar cell design that as yet is still under development. “Our 3D cell can deliver a high …continue reading Can 3-D Solar Cells Deliver Revolutionary Efficiency?