America produced the first practical photovoltaic cell in 1954. Since then Japan has risen to the top of the photovoltaic producer list and the United States is fifth on the list after China, Germany and Taiwan.
Until recently, the forecast for PV in the US was excellent with the market projected to double in 2011 according to Solarbuzz.com in part it seems because of a rush to install orders due to uncertainties regarding continued tax subsidies going forward.
So instead of increasing our capacity for producing PV panels, republicans have reduced it and maybe ceded PV victory to China as they ramp up production and installation of solar panels and capitalize upon republican stupidity?
I thought republicans were supposed to be all grown up and good for business?