It was a pretty front-loaded week in the world of solar.
On Sunday, the Democratic Party of Japan stormed to victory, bringing with it an environmental policy that some say would require a commitment to a 20-fold increase in solar capacity. That sets up Sharp and other local companies to benefit from that rising sun they've got over there.
Monday brought news of another of those big solar project agreements that Suntech Power
Also on Monday, Evergreen Solar
As for the rest of the week, the U.S. government dished out some renewable energy stimulus cash, but most of it went to wind power. Mitsubishi joined the solar space race, which I think is just silly. Solarfun Power showed that easy credit keeps flowing to Chinese solar companies, and First Solar
Finally, Trina Solar
Where do you see solar going in the coming months and years? Let me know with a comment below.
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