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SolarWorld learns what it’s like to be targeted by China

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on SolarWorld learns what it’s like to be targeted by China

Henry Dubroff

Two years ago, teams at SolarWorld’s sales office in Camarillo and production center in Hillsboro, Oregon, were hurrying to complete a Department of Commerce anti-dumping complaint against Chinese competitors when they received an urgent communication. An FBI field office in Camarillo wanted to give SolarWorld an important heads-up. Proprietary information had been hacked and the Read More →

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Shooting for the moon, pioneer Bill Yerkes became a solar star

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Shooting for the moon, pioneer Bill Yerkes became a solar star

Henry Dubroff

Building solar panels for the Apollo moon missions in the 1960s, John W. “Bill” Yerkes was struck by an idea that would change the way the world thinks about electricity.

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Solar pioneer Bill Yerkes dies

By   /  Monday, February 10th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Solar pioneer Bill Yerkes dies

John W. “Bill” Yerkes, a Stanford-trained engineer who for decades championed the cause of solar cells for commercial use and was known as the “father of the solar industry,” has died in Santa Barbara.

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Solar projects boom but some fear a bubble

By   /  Friday, January 31st, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Real Estate, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Solar projects boom but some fear a bubble

Solar installers boomed in 2013 and are expecting another good year, but some are skeptical about the new financial models underlying the growth numbers.

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Editorial: The perils of growing a green economy

By   /  Friday, November 23rd, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

The growth of alternative energy varies with government policy, which itself is as fickle as our nation’s politics.

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Editorial: To succeed, green energy needs predictable politics

By   /  Friday, March 23rd, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: To succeed, green energy needs predictable politics

Don’t make politics yet another risk factor in renewable energy investment.

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U.S. cracks down on Chinese solar

By   /  Tuesday, March 20th, 2012  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on U.S. cracks down on Chinese solar

Handing a victory to SolarWorld Industries, which maintains offices in Camarillo, the U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary ruling that would impose a series of small tariffs on solar panels imported from China. According to a press release from a coalition of panel makers that supported the SolarWorld dumping case, the March 20 Read More →

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