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Good news emerges on solar panel front, but not necessarily for US makers

By / September 10, 2012

US PV Installations by market segment and quarter, 2011-Q2 2012. Credit: GTM Research. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that despite the seeming predominance of negative business news about solar panel manufacturers, the number of United States solar installations continues to increase—and at a faster rate than ever before. According to the story, “The US is…

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LBNL releases study on solar installation cost trends; wholesale costs drop 40% 1998-2009

By / December 21, 2010

A Lawrence Berkeley National Lab study (PDF) finds that the price of installing residential solar systems has fallen due to cheaper solar panels and improved efficiency. The study, “Tracking the Sun III: The Installed Cost of Photovoltaics in the United States from 1998-2009” determines that system installation costs fell 30% from 1998 to 2009. In…

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