29 Aug '11, 6pm

Some perspective on #solar. U.S. Exported $5.6 Billion in Solar Goods Last Year

Some perspective on #solar. U.S. Exported $5.6 Billion in Solar Goods Last Year

Photo: Lance Cheung , Flickr , CC BY Who says the US doesn't make anything anymore? We make solar panels! Or, at least, we make the stuff that makes solar panels. And then we export it, raking in $1.9 billion annually. We export $5.6 billion worth of goods, and import $3.7 billion. Exporting solar power is actually a booming business in the US, a new report from the Solar Energy Trade Association reveals -- it's one of the few sectors where we actually have a trade surplus with China, despite the omnipresent reportage insisting that nation is already eating our lunch when it comes to renewables. In other words, solar exports are already a major boon to our economy. However, the policies that have enabled this boom are set to expire soon, and that could lead to a major slowdown in this important, fast-growing industry. Image courtesy of GTM Research Stephen Lacey at Renewab...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/us-export-billion...

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