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Bolaji Ojo
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Re: Solar power and China and the supply chain.
Bolaji Ojo   11/22/2012 12:55:32 PM
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There are standards in the West for imported products and notwithstanding the quality of products made in China, the standard of the West must be met for products to be sold in the United States and other Western locations.

Douglas Alexander
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Re: Solar power and China and the supply chain.
Douglas Alexander   11/21/2012 4:03:44 PM
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@Kevin, that is exactly right.

Kevin
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Re: Solar power and China and the supply chain.
Kevin   11/21/2012 2:53:28 PM
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If quality is a valid concern for Chinese panels, it only means U.S. panel manufacturer's can use cheap cells from China and build quality for less.

Still, a huge win for all humanity.

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Re: Agreed
tech4people   11/21/2012 2:46:43 PM
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Douglas,

 

Don't forget the majority of politicians in DC are there to get rich by hook or crook.

Not to take care of Ordinary Citizens like you and me.

Once you figure this fact out,everything else becomes so much easier to deal with.

I don't know if this is any consolation or not but I just saw some Data on China's Congress and its way-way richer than the US Congress!!!

Sure American Politicians are corrupt but they just don't hold a candle to the Chinese!!!

Douglas Alexander
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Re: Agreed
Douglas Alexander   11/21/2012 2:29:43 PM
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@Kevin...I completely agree. The bottom line is who is getting their pockets lined. The politicians and the legislators. I think Senate Bills should be limited to one item only in that way it becomes clearer to decipher what is being asked for, but when a whole bunch of piggy backing is tagged on to the critical legislation, it becomes nothing short of odious the stuff that is getting voted into law and proactice.

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Re: Irony
tech4people   11/21/2012 1:50:19 PM
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Njnews,

Not anymore.

Today American employees are ready and willing to work for the same Salaries as the Chinese.

Its just too much of an issue for most Corporations to ship their production back around the world today.

That's the only thing stopping us from getting our jobs back today.

 

tech4people
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Re: Agreed
tech4people   11/21/2012 1:44:07 PM
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Kevin,

All US Government policy can be traced very simply to who spends how much on lobbying.

If you follow the lobbying Dollars in DC,you realise who gains the most Bang for buck there.

Crony Capitalism of the Highest order rules in DC today.

Get used to it!

Regards

Ashish.

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njnewsource.com   11/21/2012 11:02:47 AM
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It is ironic that it is more economic to use non-renewable fuels to ship solar panels from half way around the world rather than make them locally just because labor is cheaper while we run near record unemployment levels here.

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FLYINGSCOT   11/21/2012 5:06:57 AM
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I too am frustrated at the banking bailout.  I suppose we should try look on the bright side and say that having the bankers pay tax on their fat bonuses does help us all in the long run.  Back to the point....cheap solar cell installations are probably OK in the short term but I would worry about maintenenance, longevity and the environmental impact of disposal.  Japan is doing a decent job at reducing power consumption and so maybe other countries should follow suit as there is no really clean power source yet.  Anyway I better get back to work developing this fusion reactor project.

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prabhakar_deosthali   11/21/2012 12:33:02 AM
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Douglas, you have hit the nail at the right place !

When it comes to the technologies that are going to benefit the whole world , the politics, the country borders and those import restrictions or add-on tariffs should not come in the way. The technology should be allowed to permeate freely across the world and organizations like UN should take a lead in it.

 

On the quality of the product point, If Chinese solar panels have some shortcomings , may be some US entrepreneurs should help them improve on those before importing them -this may still prove to attractive in terms of the final product cost. Just charging some additional duties on these products to discourage their import is not the answer.

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