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Charles Thurston's Articles

- November 07, 2012

BREAKING: ITC Makes Unanimous Decision on Chinese Cell & Modules

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted 6-0 that imports of Chinese solar cells have harmed U.S. solar manufacturers. The ruling means that tariffs will indeed be added to...

- November 06, 2012

Mexico's Sunny Sonora State Fosters Solar PV Growth

Mexico's Sonora state, which has the highest insolation rate in North America, is working steadfastly to foster photovoltaic power research, generation and transmission lines for demand...

- November 02, 2012

Mexico Aims for 12 GW of Wind Power by 2020

Developers familiar with Mexico's rapid installation of wind power projects are predicting that the country can ramp up from 1,000 MW of current capacity to as much as 12 GW by 2020....

- October 30, 2012

Mexico's Marersa Offers Wave Power to Region

Mexico's Maremotrices de Energias Renovables (Marersa) is currently negotiating for the implantation of its wave power technology at sites in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama...

- October 04, 2012

CASE Companies Rail Against China "Trade War"

Members of the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) railed against the impending "trade war," arguing that the steep price drop in imported Chinese photovoltaic modules was...

- September 24, 2012

Solar Commitment: SEIA Environmental Initiative Grows

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is rolling out new developments for its evolving Solar Industry Commitment to Environmental and Social Responsibility (Solar Commitment)...

- September 17, 2012

Shortfall in Funding for Solar Training

The U.S. solar industry is facing a shortfall in funding for solar worker training over the next four years of close to $70 million, suggests Doug Payne, the executive director of the...

- August 20, 2012

Why Geothermal Energy Is Stalled in California

The Geothermal Energy Association is working with California energy authorities to help restart the flow of state utility power purchase agreements made with geothermal electricity...

- April 25, 2012

Brazil Laying Foundation for New Solar Market

Rumors of massive solar plant auctions in Brazil set for 2013 raced through U.S. renewable energy headlines last week to no avail. Brazil's federal government quashed the rumor that...

- January 26, 2012

Accelerating Geothermal Growth Through DOE Initiatives

The U.S. geothermal power industry is poised for a bit more rapid growth now that the U.S. Department of Energy's geothermal development program is maturing with demonstration-stage...

Charles Thurston

Charles Thurston

Charles W. Thurston is a journalist who specializes in renewable energy, from finance to technological processes. He has been active in the industry for over 25 years, living and working in locations ranging from Brazil to Papua New Guinea...

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