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Energy Investments In A Transitioning World

By Roy L Hales

Though most of the world’s energy investments are still in fossil  fuels, their iron grip is weakening. The largest source of power investment was the $313 billion put into alternate energy sources like wind and solar. According to Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA), last year there were more renewables coming online than the entire growth of the energy sector. In many developing countries, wind and solar are less expensive than using imported gas to produce electricity. Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency, described energy investments as the world transitions to a low carbon economy.
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Suntech’s VDE Accreditation Shows the Importance of Chinese Solar

By Roy L Hales

Wuxi Suntech recently announced that its’ modules are now the “third brand globally” to receive VDE Quality-Tested certification. This is believed to be the strictest testing criteria in the industry. While most standards will allow a power loss of 8% over the test sequence, VDE will not allow more than 5%. Suntech’s VDE accreditation shows the importance Chinese solar and what the US is risking by imposing tariffs.
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