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Retired General Wesley Clark, who was recently added to SoloPower's Board of Directors , lifted the veil on our current industry boom this morning during the keynote session at PVAmerica West in San Jose, Calif. He declared that we are now in the midst of an energy revolution — whether America wants to admit it or not. Clark explained that we need to arm ourselves with industry growth not by focusing on taxes and spending cuts, but by encouraging renewable innovation and manufacturing — and solar is on the frontlines. There won’t be a lack of competition in this race. “There are a lot of smart people beyond our borders working just as hard. China is growing 10 percent a year for 30 years — it can be done and it has been done in [the U.S. in the] past. We need to focus on energy — that is the key,” said Clark. “We spend $300 billion per year to import foreign oil, which equ...

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