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15 October

Julia Hamm & Rhone Resch Spoke With Gusto at Solar Power International SPI2012


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I’ve reserved this piece for a special and later spot than other SPI videos because it deserves some special attentions.  The two speakers below spoke with clarity and gusto, summarizing the path of past and present solar energy industry, then call for action for the future direction in a unified voice for solar industry.

This is a video recording of the introduction speeches by Julia Hamm (President and CEO of SEPA, Solar Electric Power Association) and Rhone Resch, President and CEO of SEIA, Solar Energy Industry Association) on the first day of Solar Power International SPI2012 on September 10, 2012, at Orange County Convention Center of Orlando, FL.  As the President of SEIA, Rhone Resch, indicated the solar industry has more than doubled during 2011 and is the fastest growing industry in USA, installing more than 1.8 gigawatt last year. Julia Hamm, President of SEPA, also announced that our utility has interconnected more than 62,000 PV systems in 2011 and quite possibly even more in 2012.

One of three possible future scenarios (<2%, 5-10%, 30%) presented by President of SEPA Julia Hamm,  where the solar energy would reach its true potential, providing 30% of nation’s electricity needs, involves four main driving forces: social dynamics, political issues, technological issues, and economic issues. President Hamm clearly presented and summarized why  we need a widespread comprehensive support and partnership culture for solar energy, therefore we need future policy direction to be supportive of solar energy.  Julia Hamm ended her portion of the speech reminding us of former President Clinton’s quote, “The future is not an inheritance. It is an opportunity and an obligation.”

President of SEIA, Rhone Resch, opened his speech with the classic quote in A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times;it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity;it was the season of Light,it was the season of Darkness;it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us“.  This truly reflects the position of our current solar industry. There has been tremendous growth both in residential and utility solar installations in the past year and expectation of 3.2 gigawatts of solar installations in USA during 2012.  But at the same time, solar energy/CLEAN energy is under attacks by SuperPacthere;there is also attacks on CLEAN energy tax credits (bills introduced to eliminate investment tax credits for renewable energy); CO RPS is under threat; Net Metering is also under challenge in CA.  A unified voice is needed, especially in key swing states. Rhone Resch is calling for : Let’s not let solar industry go down the path of the dark days of solar industry of the late 1980’s. Let’s make sure that all members in the industry are legitimate and not there just for a quick buck.  Working together with the utility companies, there will be a greater certainty that the solar industry will complete its journey toward its true potential of providing nation’s 30% power needs.  Then we should lead our nation down the path toward the best of times (rather than the worst of times).

~have a bright and sunny day~

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17 April

Revisiting Effective Feed-In-Tariff For Renewable Energy


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If you are in favor of renewable,  clean, or solar energy, please sign this petition for FIT/CLEAN Program, accessible at Thank you very much.


Dear Friends & Readers,

Thanks to those of you who have signed the petition, showing your support for renewable energy through effective Feed-In-Tariff. In addition to various posts in ( May 8, 2011; May 18, 2011; May 19, 2011;May 20, 2011;June 8, 2011;July 5, 2011; July 8, 2011;July 9, 2011;July 10, 2011;July 17, 2011;July 27, 2011;July 31, 2011;August 2, 2011;August 4, 2011;October 14, 2011;November 11, 2011)I would like to share with you, the web site, ,  in support of effective Feed-In-Tariff (FIT):

I cannot emphasize enough how effective Feed-In-Tariff would be in increasing the rate of solar and renewable installations, local job growth rate, and local economic prosperity.  It’s been noted that countries with Feed-In-Tariff had the highest level of effectiveness in terms of solar energy deployment (# of MW installed) and more cost efficient way for renewable energy development. Please listen to some of the experts on Feed-In-Tariff in the field in the video clip below ( an older but very informative clip on Feed-In-Tariff):

President Clinton, I sure hope that you will consider lending your support  to implementing effective Feed-In-Tariff in USA.


~have a bright and sunny day~

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