20 Sep '11, 11am

Solar Installations Rise, but Manufacturing Declines

Solar Energy Industries Association Solar installations in the United States in 2010 and the first two quarters of 2011. Economies of scale make it easier for nonresidential buildings to foot the cost. Installations of solar panels are still expanding in the United States, but manufacturing is down, and a great deal of factory capacity is idle, according to a report on the solar energy market for the second quarter of this year. The number of solar cells put on the roofs of houses has retreated, yet nonresidential rooftop installation is thriving, according to the report, produced by the Solar Energy Industries Association and a consulting firm, GTM Research. The industry is facing challenges, with a credit crisis in Europe cutting into demand, the worldwide supply of equipment increasing, and some American utilities’ subsidy programs fully subscribed. But Rhone Resch, the...

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