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U.S. Plays BIG Role In Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Trade

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2011 at 8:41 pm by Solar Energy USA
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SEIA_LogoA new report from the SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) shows that the U.S played a big role in the global photovoltaic (PV) solar supply chain in 2010.

Key findings:

  • The U.S. is a significant net exporter of solar energy products with total net exports of $1.9 billion in 2010.
  • The U.S. is a net exporter to China by more than $240 million.
  • The largest solar energy export product is polysilicon, the feedstock for crystalline silicon photovoltaics, of which the U.S. exported $2.5 billion in 2010.
  • The second largest solar energy export product is PV capital equipment, the manufacturing equipment for PV products, of which the U.S. exported $1.4 billion in 2010.
  • The largest solar energy import product is the PV module, of which the U.S. imported $2.4 billion in 2010.
  • 2010 U.S. solar energy installations created a combined $6.0 billion in direct value, of which $4.4 billion (75%) accrued to the U.S.
    • 82% ($3.6 billion) of the domestic value created by solar in the U.S. came from the PV sector
    • 9% ($419 million) came from the concentrating solar sector
    • 9% ($400 million) came from the solar heating and cooling sector

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Read the full report from the source: SEIA

www.solarenergy-usa.com

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