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Year in Review: Solar 2008

Posted by Margaret Collins In Thursday, January 1 2009 under: review, Solar Power Info, utility, 2009, 2008

Happy New Year! As we look forward in 2009 to a new administration and speculate on what changes we'll see in the solar marketplace this coming year, we have to take into account what has gone before. 2008 was a year of big news: the US economy crashed spectacularly from its more than decade-long high, we voted in a serious regime change in November, our strategy in Iraq officially changed from persistence to planned withdrawal, energy prices skyrocketed, and tantalizing advances in solar research were announced (cylindrical thin-film, paint-on, and printable organic solar cells, among them).

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