Large solar farms are primary targets for solar theft, but rooftop arrays are also vulnerable.
The manufactuers' nightmare will turn into a long-term boon for the industry.
As the industry grows, hazardous waste is becoming a bigger issue, especially since some of it is shipped over long distances.
The Treasury Dept and IRS are investigating the 1603 cash grant program for possible misrepresentations.
GE will focus on raising thin-film efficiency, rather than building a huge factory during a solar glut.
It covers labor, ethics, health and safety, environmental responsibility, human rights, and management systems.
The US installed over a gigawatt for the first time, and should double that this year.
Solar capacity worldwide soared 54% in 2011, to 28 GW on the high side of even bullish estimates.
Solar PV will rise just 3% in Europe, however, and Italy will displace Germany as the world's largest market.