Today, we introduce REview2002 a comprehensive look back at 2002. Our look back at 2002 will continue from January 2 through 10 when we feature the top news of the year by technology, highlight the year’s best RE Insider columns and take a second look at industry-wide reports.

As we begin to look back at 2002, we’re amazed at the Renewable Energy industry’s growth and the stories it has to tell. SolarAccess.com published more than 2,000 news items this year – growing our Archive Access news bank to more than 3,300 articles. It’s our pleasure, every business day, to bring you the Most Trusted Renewable Energy News on the Internet – Top News and RE Insiders, Briefly Noted and Around the Web, plus original stories reported and written by our dedicated staff. In addition to 2,000 Renewable Energy-focused news items, we redesigned our subscriber-only Daily Edition newsletter and our free Weekly Edition to HTML format making it easier to read and use for our 11,000 subscribers. We also launched the much-applauded Business Edition newsletter – the Renewable Energy industry’s business week in review, distributed to our loyal and growing list of 1,800 registered business members. In this Special Issue, we introduce REview2002 a comprehensive look back at 2002. Our look back at 2002 will continue from January 2 through 10 when we feature the top news of the year by technology, highlight the year’s best RE Insider columns and take a second look at industry-wide reports. Beginning January 13, we will present a SolarAccess.com exclusive — REOutlook2003 — a series of articles by RE industry experts sharing their vision and forecast of the industry’s future in 2003. We hope you enjoy REview2002 and REOutlook2003. Cape Wind : First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Proposed, Stirs up Controversy and Support Sharp Electronics Enters U.S. Solar PV Market U.S. Wind Production Tax Credit Extended, Industry Breathes Sigh of Relief – For Now Worldwide Mergers and Acquisitions American Council for Renewable Energy Formed Automotive Fuel Cells Advance Toward Commercialization Technology Advances in PV and Wind Turbines BioEnergy Waste Disposal Solutions State Funded Programs Emerge Growth in Green Energy Options in U.S.