U.S. Goes from Net Exporter to Net Importer of Solar Products in One Year;

The United States' once-vaunted solar-industry trade surplus with China disappeared between 2010 and 2011, according to findings released today by the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM). The U.S. solar industry had an estimated $1.6 billion trade deficit with China in 2011, after enjoying an estimated $250 million to $540 million surplus in 2010. CASM's findings are based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as a prior study by GTM Research. "This new data, drawn from official government sources, finally buries the Chinese importers' tired, shop-worn and factually incorrect talking point that the U.S. solar industry has a trade surplus with China," said Gordon Brinser, president of SolarWorld Industries America Inc., the largest U.S. manufacturer of solar cells and panels. "Chinese importers often claim that the modest U.S. trade surplus in 2010 proved that China is not threatening the U.S. solar industry and economy. But it is no longer 2010, and any trade surplus is history. Illegal dumping by massively subsidized Chinese solar producers, combined with curbed exports of polysilicon and manufacturing equipment, are decimating U.S. solar manufacturers, the supply chain and their export business." Read Full Press Release here:  

HomeToys.com revamps website and launches new eMagazine, AVSystemsMag.com

HomeToys.com rolled out its new look website today and formally announced the launch of its sister online publication AVSystemsMag.com. The new eMagazine has a greater focus on Commercial AV, Automation and Digital Signage.

Abound Solar Announces Plan to Accelerate Production of Its Next Generation High-Efficiency Modules

Abound Solar's new high efficiency "AB2" 85 watt module represents a 12.5 percent solar efficiency as verified by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab

Southwest Solar Technologies, Inc. Advances New CPV Technology

CPV product combines advanced high efficiency multi-junction solar cells with innovative approaches in concentrator optics, power electronics, and efficient manufacturing

TV Rheinland Validates Performance of Solar Panel Made with ENLIGHT™ Polyolefin Encapsulant Films

Dow's Polyolefin Encapsulants Can Help Extend Life of Photovoltaic Panels

KYOCERA Brings the Power of the Sun to SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center by Supplying Locally Produced Solar Modules

Project Unites San Diego-Based Vendors and Utilizes American-Made Products

Washington's Largest Wind-Power Site Begins Generating Electricity

Puget Sound Energy completes Lower Snake River Wind Facility, its third wind farm

APS Seeks Renewable Energy Projects from Solar

Request for Proposal Issued

Magnetek's 1 MW E-Force® Solar Inverter Receives ETL Listing to UL 1741

Magnetek's 1MW, air-cooled E-Force photovoltaic inverter is designed for grid-tied large solar applications, such as ground mount installations.

Satcon Launches Equinox LC Inverters for the Light Commercial Solar Market

Expands Solution Portfolio to Include Several New Power Ratings of 98% Efficient Inverters for North America and International Markets

GE to Supply 41 Multi-Megawatt Wind Turbines for Four Projects in Germany

Contract Signed with Energiekontor for 41 2.75-103 Wind Turbines Plus Service Agreement---- Units Will Supply Electricity for More than 70,000 German Households---- High-Tech Trailing Edge Serrations Help Reduce Noise Levels---- GE Expands Wind Power Business in Germany

Frac Water Treatment Stocks Alert; (OTC: ABDH), (AMEX:GRH), (TSX.V: SDS)

New York, NY - March 1, 2012 � Investorideas.com, a leader in sector research including water stocks and energy stocks continues coverage in the energy and water series, with a trading and news snapshot for March 1st.

Report: U.S. Solar Trade Surplus with China and World Vanished in 2011

U.S. Goes from Net Exporter to Net Importer of Solar Products in One Year; Federal Data Show Dramatic Rise in Chinese Imports and Decline in U.S. Exports Across Solar Industry Value Chain in 2011

Horizon launches global fuel cell product integration platform based in the UK.

FuelCell Energy Announces Signing of a Long Term Service Agreement with a California Utility for a Stationary Fuel Cell Power Plant

Agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE) to operate and maintain the 1.4 megawatt Direct FuelCell(R) power plant previously purchased and located at California State University -- San Bernardino

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LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.