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Can Mirrors Boost Solar Panel Output?

With panel costs headed higher because of a new tariff, reflectors might make a comeback

Posted on Feb 13 2018 by Joshua M. Pearce

Falling costs for solar power have ledLight-emitting diode. Illumination technology that produces light by running electrical current through a semiconductor diode. LED lamps are much longer lasting and much more energy efficient than incandescent lamps; unlike fluorescent lamps, LED lamps do not contain mercury and can be readily dimmed. to an explosive growth in residential, commercial and utility-scale solar use over the past decade. The levelized cost of solar electricity using imported solar panels — that is, the solar electricity cost measured over the life of the panels — has dropped so much that it is lower than electricity from competing sources such as coal in most of America.


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Hearings Open on Solar Panel Trade Case

Opponents warn that new tariffs on imported solar technology could put thousands of American jobs at risk and double the cost of PV modules

Posted on Aug 16 2017 by Scott Gibson

The U.S. International Trade Commission opened hearings in Washington on Tuesday that could result in higher prices for imported solar technology and, according to a solar trade association, cost 88,000 Americans their jobs.


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