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U.S. has much to learn from Europe about solar tech standards

Somehow I missed out on the invite to the Jefferies Clean Technology Conference in New York this week, but some of my ZDNet colleagues were there, including Larry Dignan, who contributed this piece on solar technology to SmartPlanet. One of the panels dealt with the rather slim adoption of residential solar tech in the United States, compared with Europe.
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Somehow I missed out on the invite to the Jefferies Clean Technology Conference in New York this week, but some of my ZDNet colleagues were there, including Larry Dignan, who contributed this piece on solar technology to SmartPlanet. One of the panels dealt with the rather slim adoption of residential solar tech in the United States, compared with Europe. According to the experts, it has to do with several things, including the fact that we have to navigate more regulations and other rules. But the bigger factor, Larry writes, is the fact that there are more standard parts and installations techniques for people to follow.

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