Get used to seeing plans like this one. Now that the Solar Investment Tax Credit has been passed, every solar company in the world is going to be pushing like mad to help green-up America.
SunTech Power was the first to announce their plan, saying that they're going to triple their U.S. Operations with an aggressive push toward grid-level, residential and commercial installations. Helping them along will be EL Solutions, the company behind Google's solar plantation, which SunPower just acquired.
SunTech is betting on the United States becoming the world's largest market for their solar panels, which could easily happen in the next few years. Frankly, with all of that sunny desert in the South West, I can't believe we aren't the world's largest market yet. But government subsidies in Europe have kept the U.S. playing second fiddle.
But now, with prices dropping, and a nice fat subsidy of our own, we should be catching up pretty quick.
written by Steve N. Lee, October 06, 2008
written by audi, October 06, 2008
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