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Friday, August 05, 2005

Solar Shortage

From the NY Times:
American suppliers for the solar energy industry say that burgeoning demand both domestically and overseas, a weak dollar and shortages of raw material have created back orders of several months on electricity-generating photovoltaic, or PV, panels.
Germany consumes 39 percent of all solar panels in the world, with Japan next at 30 percent and the United States a distant third at 9 percent.
The new energy bill actually offers a $2000 tax credit for homeowners who install solar equipment, but it doesn't go into effect until next year, one year too late for my project.