@chris-geiger: Thanks so much for the comment. I attended a session at Renewable Energy World North America conference and expo last week that was a panel of energy policy experts from many energy sectors (nat. gas, nuclear, solar, hydro, coal). When this topic came up, there seemed to be universal support from the all of the representatives, meaning that there might not be much opposition to renewable energy projects being allowed to use this type of financing. I think the main hurdles now are simply working out the details. SEIA's Rhone Resch told me since it's a complicated issues, the bills that have been introduced in Congress may not be what ultimately come into law. However, simply their introduction is a good start. We should be posting that video interview soon.
@doug-mckenzie: Thank you for your thoughtful comments.
@marco Thank you for the comment and the request. Unfortunately at this time, we don't have the ability to stream conference sessions. I will be attending that session however and will try to post a summary of it on Thursday.
@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.