SOLAR KEEPS SAILING
Venture capital continues to flow into the US solar industry, specifically $31 million to solar film cell startup Solerel. One US solar company has just hired ex NBA basketball star Bill Walton to market residential solar (score high, Bill!)
Welcome NBA hall of famer Bill Walton as the new spokesman for NRG Energy!
Meanwhile, US utilities are catching the solar bug, and starting to contract for solar power sources not because they need to meet regulatory requirements, but because they want to… finally! The ways that the spread of US solar power installations is being financed has increased in just the last year, with loans playing an increasingly important role.
Check it out here, right now!
In India, a massive, interest-free loan program has been announced for solar users.
In the US-China solar trade war, the World Trade Organization foundthat the US violated global trade rules when it imposed tariffs on Chinese solar products. Ultimately, the White House should negotiate an end to these tariffs, so that all nations can advance solar power towards solving the climate problem, says the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy.
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