The Globe and Mail: Trade tribunal rules Chinese solar panels may be hurting Canada’s industry

Cheap imported solar panels from China may be damaging the business of Canada’s domestic panel makers, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal ruled in a preliminary decision, paving the way for the possible imposition of stiff import duties.

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The Cheat Sheet: 3 Reasons Why Solar Energy Is One of America’s Hottest Industries

Growth of the solar industry has been good for the U.S. economy. According to a report from Solar Foundation, the solar industry added workers almost 20 times faster than the overall U.S. economy. About a third of those workers are based in California, where the solar industry is a major employer.

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Think Progress: Arizona’s New Solar Charge Is ‘Unsupportable By Any Economic Analysis,’ SolarCity Says

Starting in April, solar users across Arizona will be subject to an additional rate charge of about $50 per month. This new “demand charge” will be based on a solar users’ peak power demand during the month and will be levied regardless of how much electricity is offset by their residential solar units.

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VOX: A major eclipse hits Europe this month — and it’s a big test for solar power

On the morning of March 20, a major solar eclipse will hit Europe. Most people will get to enjoy a fun astronomical spectacle, as the moon wanders directly between us and the sun, casting a shadow on Earth. But the eclipse will be a big headache for electric utilities in Germany.

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Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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