16 Nov '11, 5pm

GTM Research on the US Solar State of the Union via @greentechmedia

Kicking off today's sold-out GTM event on the 67th day A.S. (After Solyndra), Shayle Kann gave a U.S. Solar State of the Union. Here are some highlights: In case you haven't been paying attention, this has been a very exciting and very difficult year for the U.S. solar industry. We've had bankruptcies at Solyndra, Evergreen, and Spectrawatt. We've had plant closures at Solon, Solarworld, and UniSolar. The impacts of the Trade Petition from CASM could be profound. The 1603 tax grant program is at risk. Market impacts of an import duty: China modules make up about 30 percent to 40 percent market share in both residential and utility markets. In 2011, three of the top four suppliers are from China (Suntech, Yingli, and Trina). Total U.S. market will be about 1.7 gigawatts in 2011. The U.S. market share historically has been 5 percent to 7 percent of the world PV market, but i...

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