Advance Of Three China Solar Stocks Breaks Tradition – Investors.com

In the past, makers of photo-voltaic power systems have tended to rise when oil prices rise, as alternatives to pricier oil and gas gain favor, and fall when oil prices drop. But since late June, as the U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate price has moved 15% downslope, a broad contingent of solar manufacturers have advanced, particularly those based in China.

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Advance Of Three China Solar Stocks Breaks Tradition – Investors.com

In the past, makers of photo-voltaic power systems have tended to rise when oil prices rise, as alternatives to pricier oil and gas gain favor, and fall when oil prices drop. But since late June, as the U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate price has moved 15% downslope, a broad contingent of solar manufacturers have advanced, particularly those based in China.

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Greg Barker: Solar energy should be default option for UK businesses- Businessgreen mobile

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“If you look at where deployment is we’re seeing strong growth in domestic and in large-scale solar arrays, but where we’re under-deploying is in mid-sized solar – and that’s almost a mirror image of where growth has been in Europe to date,” he said. “I want to make on-site generation the natural default for all UK businesses and solar is one of the most obvious technologies for any onsite generation to start with.”

Another Fire?

Can system monitoring alert an owner or a Solar Power Maintenance Contractor to a rooftop fire? It may not be an option that an owner willing to pay for but it should be the installers obligation to have one installed to protect themselves and the property. In the event that a system malfunctioned, for whatever reason, or became an obstruction to fighting a fire,  the installer could provide personnel to assist local fire officials in their attempts to navigating the array while putting out the fire.

In the beginning, Big Dog took a bite.

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via Edison Buys Solar Commercial Rooftop Developer SoCore Energy – Bloomberg.

Is there any doubt that solar is a viable industry? Wait until the big dogs REALLY start to eat the little dogs. We’re witnessing consolidation at the commercial level, but eventually the little installers will get out priced by the mid-sized corporate backed installers. Solar is not going to stay a green alternative, it will become a stable household energy producing appliance.