@JoeBerwind Very interesting comment. Thank you for it. The erosion of quality in the PV supply chain will indeed be terrible for all. Do you feel this is inevitable?
@Anonymous. Thanks for pointing out the error. It is definitely gigawatts. We have fixed the story.
Awesome. Thanks for the submission, Adam. We'll be in touch soon.
Hello BN Panta. Companies from all over the world are encouraged to attend. You can learn more about the show at this link: http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/exhibit.html There is no cost to attend if you are selected to present a paper or be part of a panel discussion and you can submit your abstract for consideration at this link: http://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/pennwell/rewna2012_2/Public/MainHall.aspx?ID=9324
Thank you for pointing out the error, Steven. It's been fixed.
Editor's note: What is excellent about Nanjing Shanlong is that they are based in China and are translating these themselves, which is why content from them is not widely reported elsewhere. RicardoP is correct, however, about Google Chrome offering translation services.
Editor's note: I was unable to find the link that Alison suggested we use after her statement about America being only 13% efficient. She has now pointed me to it. I urge interested readers to take a look here: http://www.aceee.org/press/2010/04/americas-anemic-13-percent-economy-experts-warn-us-risks or click the (now active) link in the reference above.
To ajcmiller and anonymous, you can contact the author by clicking on her name. She might be able to steer you in the right direction.
James, thanks for your comment. We forgot to put an important website into the article. It is called SolarWorksForAmerica.org. It has information for solar workers in every state. Check it out!
Fiorentina, thanks so much for your comment. According to this report, the waters off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire are too deep to make offshore wind power economical. The extra cost associated with installing deep-water offshore turbines in these areas makes it more economical to focus on the rest of the eastern seaboard and leave Maine and NH out. Since it was a U.S. report, it didn't mention the Canadian Provinces so I'd be interested in hearing more about that potential.
Editor's note: The sourcing for this report was so extensive that I couldn't include it in this short summary reproduced above. I would encourage all those interested to download the full report by clicking on the NC-WARN link provided.