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Kibbutz recruits 100 solar panel robots to combat desert dust

The humble chore of cleaning solar panels plays a key role in solar cell efficiency, especially in desert regions where frequent dust storms and lack of rain combine to reduce panel output by up to 35 percent. That same lack of rain also presents a……

Chinese solar panel company defaults on $541 million worth of bonds

Chinese solar panel giant Suntech Power announced Monday that it was in default on its debt after failing to make a payment on $541 million worth of bonds. One of the world’s top two solar cell and panel producers, targeted last year by US trade sanctions, Suntech said it had…

China ‘deeply concerned’ over U.S. solar ruling

BEIJING — China said it was “deeply concerned” after a US trade panel ruled that Chinese companies have harmed the US solar panel industry by selling products at unfairly cheap prices. The US International Trade Commission voted unanimously on Friday that there was a “reasonable indication” that Chinese solar cell…

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