Gallery: U.S. Solar Product Exports Increased by 100% Since 2010!


Need more proof that renewable energy products boost the US economy and create jobs? This past year saw an incredible surge in the export of solar products from the United States. While we previously relied on importing photovoltaic cells from China, the rise in popularity of renewable solar energy has more than doubled the U.S.’s production and sale of solar panels and related goods since 2010!

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  1. ajdorsey August 31, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Caeman, I would agree with you, but the problem with exporting in the USA is that we are the only country that taxes on the repatriation of foreign profits. Want to know why we export jobs? it’s better for companies to keep their money outside the USA then to return it here.

  2. PVinsights August 31, 2011 at 12:28 am

    That’s absolutely right for the absolute number of solar module shipments. And many jobs created to manufacture, set up, maintain all these solar PV facilities. But, the portion from U.S. is decreasing. According to solar research report ” Top 10 solar module companies by PVinsights”. Five of top 10 solar module companies are Chinese companies. The market share of top 5 Chinese companies soared to 30% worldwide.

  3. caeman August 30, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    The trick will be KEEPING said industry here and not exporting it out to cheaper labor markets.

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