back in black: us now a net exporter of solar

Report shows 2009 net solar exports topped $700 million

Earth & Industry: As reports that China has already won the the race for global domination in the clean energy sector dominate the news, a new study suggests that early reports of the demise of the U.S. solar industry may be greatly exaggerated.

The report, published this week by GTM Research, found U.S. net exports totaled $723 million in 2009 with U.S. solar installations creating $2.6 billion in direct value to support the U.S. economy. And as compared to the U.S. overall economy, the report shows that U.S. trade in the solar industry is more balanced than in the overall economy, which had a trade deficit of $374 billion in 2009.

“The U.S. imports and exports product from every continent. But in addition to being a major net exporter of solar energy products, the industry is creating significant wealth in the United States and jobs in all 50 states,” said Rhone Resch, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industry Association, the largest solar industry trade association in the U.S.

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Thank you Hachikō for the seriously GREAT link – legend!

4 Responses to “back in black: us now a net exporter of solar”

  1. 1 majii
    December 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    If the American media did its job, this information would be widely known in this country, but it seems as if the MSM is only interested in ratings, sensationalism, and making money. I used to watch Walter Cronkite every night with my parents and siblings when U was a kid. Today’s MSM “reporters” pale in comparison to Huntley, Brinkley, Murrow, and Cronkite and are the reason I don’t watch today’s broadcast news.

  2. 3 sduncan
    December 18, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    They will report it once the Teabagger take over the House. We need to spread it I put it on my FB. Send it to your urban radio station.

  3. 4 Hachikō
    December 19, 2010 at 8:49 am

    How did you get it? I tried to email the link to you and post it in the comments, but it didn’t work…or so I thought. So glad you got it.

    It’s important news I hadn’t seen reported anywhere except on that website. I think there are a lot more important changes taking place because of President Obama’s policies that aren’t being reported, and I think we have to find a way to combat that “black out” as Sankofa described it above.

    Thanks, Chip!

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