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Steigende Effizienz der Solaranlagen contra Kürzungen bei Solarförderung

Feb 17th, 2013 | By

Mi einer spontanen Protestaktion wandten sich heute Vertreter und Mitglieder des Bundesverbandes für Solarwirtschaft e.V. (BSW) gegen die Pläne von Wirtschaftsminister Rösler die Förderung neuer Photovoltaikanlagen drastisch zu beschränken. In einer Pressemeldung weist der BSW darauf hin, dass beabsichtigt sei, jährlich nur noch 1 Gigawatt Solarstrom zu fördern. Das seien knapp 90 Prozent weniger als in den beiden Vorjahren 2010 und 2011. Der Verband und seine rund 800 Mitgliedsunternehmen befürchten, dass diese drastischen unweigerlich einen Markteinbruch und die Zerstörung eines Großteils der Solarbranche in Deutschland zur Folge hätten.



Thousands of US Jobs at Risk. US Solar CEOs Call on President to Negotiate with China Over Solar Trade Issues

Mar 2nd, 2012 | By
Solar Efficency - US President Barak Obama at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center

In a letter sent today to President Barack Obama, CEOs of 45 US solar energy companies strongly urged the President in his meeting with China’s Vice President Xi Jinping “to discuss the mutual benefits of renewable energy development, especially solar photovoltaic technology.” The 45 CEOs represent a cross-section of the US solar industry employing thousands of US workers in 19 states.



Solar Energy Trade Battle Heats Up Again

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

The group fighting SolarWorld’s bid for duties on Chinese-manufactured crystalline photovoltaic cells and modules on Monday released a report that claims protectionist measures would result in between 14,000 and 60,000 fewer American jobs than would otherwise exist by the end of 2014—but that wasn’t the only news in the solar trade battle. SolarWorld claimed a victory of its own as the U.S. Department of Commerce ruled that a surge in Chinese imports since the company filed its trade petition in October constituted “critical circumstances.” That means that if the government rules in SolarWorld’s favor on March 2 on the company’s countervailing duties claim, the duties would be applied retroactively to early December.