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Green Tech Investments Continue to Rise

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Barbara Jorgensen
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Re: Renewable energy
Barbara Jorgensen   10/15/2012 9:28:05 AM
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Hi Jacob: Green tech is one of the markets in the US that is supposed to create jobs, but right now I'd say most are still in R&D. Several solar panel/cell manufacturers went bankrupt this year and last and several others moved manufacturing offshore. Once the technology is well established, then there is expectation that infrastructre will be upgraded and additional jobs will be created. In particular, solar relies on construction and specilized installation in most places in the US. It is not happening fast enough, though, and in the meantime the US, at least, is looking for new sources of fossil fuel.

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Jacob   10/15/2012 1:12:41 AM

Nemos, I know in some of the countries government and other funding agencies are giving subsidies for solar plants. In my country, government is providing a subsidy of 60% of the total investment cost for solar plants. More over they have made the provision to buy back energy from private plants to the central grid. I think itís a good business model and other countries can follow the same model.

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Renewable energy
Jacob   10/15/2012 1:08:23 AM
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"Investment in renewable energy technology is supposed to solve everything from high unemployment rates to global warming"

Barbara, there is an acute shortage of energy all over the world and it can be cove up by using the renewal energy sources. After last year's disaster in Japan's atomic reactor, some of the countries stopped expansion of nuclear reactors and planning to invest more on renewal energy sources. But I don't know whether it can reduce the unemployment rate.

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How much?
Barbara Jorgensen   10/12/2012 2:45:11 PM
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FScot: I had the same question which I was trying to dodge because it was not mentioned in the report summary. You have to buy the report or subscribe to monthly reports for that elusive number. However,  of $71 billion invested by India, Brazil and China; China accounted for around $50 billion. (Text below) So I'm going with "less than $20 billion" for India.

In contrast, the 35 percent of global new investment that went to developing countries increased 10 percent, to $89 billion.5 Of that sum, China, India, and Brazil accounted for $71 billion in total investment.

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FLYINGSCOT   10/12/2012 12:07:33 PM
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How much did India invest in real dollars over the last few years so we can see how significant the growth percentage is?

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Green Tech Investments Continue to Rise
SP   10/12/2012 2:45:10 AM
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I guess Governments can pay a big role in enhancing solar markets and implementing it. They can try making it mandatory to use solar panels in all residential appartments in liew of geysers or inverters. Like now they are making it a law that every apprtment building must have a bio gas plant on their own to handle the organic waste. Municipal corporations will not take the organic wastes from the appartment complexes. Well we have only two months to set it up but we have to do it.

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Solar
Nemos   10/11/2012 7:42:40 PM
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"Solar continues to be the leading contender in renewable energy and a key market for high tech" 

There are two key factors for solar technology to continually be successful:

The first is the improvement of sun/electric rate factor (if I am not wrong today we have a 20% rate) that means only 20% of the sun's energy transforms to electric.

The second factor effects also the first one is the cost per cell (the sum of cells make a photovoltaic panel) 



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