Solar revolution

In one segment, India's showing most growth in the world: rooftop solar. From the last year they installed more solar proof capacity then four years before. Until today, I was thinking that  Australia is general leader in this segment...

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India's solar push might have been even bigger if it had not been for the low oil prices in the last couple of years. They've really benefited from that since they are huge oil importers. But it's important for them to hedge with alternatives as oil has crept up in the last year and India will have to pay much more for their oil imports.

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Every hour, Chinese workers install an array of solar panels at least the size of a soccer field. 

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During the time of depression, Greece has witnessed the fastest growth in solar energy use in the developed world. I believe that only Spain is beating them. This means that Greece will meet its emissions targets under the Paris Climate Change Accord. So, do we really have to go broke, as country or as household, in order to go solar.

                                                                                              

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it's got to start getting cheaper soon. For US solar, the name of the game is keeping production costs down. I'm keeping an eye on First Solar's new 6 Series panel but competing with Asia isn't easy.

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snap. New industry report just out saying the US solar installations will drop more than previously thought for this year. Weak demand on the residential side, and project delays because of Trump-tariff fears.

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