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NRG set to ramp solar portfolio
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NRG Energy Inc.'s subsidiary, NRG Solar LLC, is on its way to expand its solar power generation portfolio. The company plans to develop projects, with a capacity of over 11 megawatts, in collaboration with PsomasFMG LLC. The deal comprises a 7.3-megawatt project at William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita, Calif., and another project with a capacity of 3.3 megawatts in Orange County, Calif. More



Register for PV America West — rates go up onsite
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March 19-21 | San Jose, Calif.
Register before the March 17 as rates will go up onsite. You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear dynamic experts speak about hot industry topics and trends geared towards the Western U.S. PV America West features sessions on net metering, a North American photovoltaic market overview and the election, as well as keynotes by Gen. Wesley Clark and Elizabeth B. Echols of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Learn more about SEIA discounts. Register for PV America West.


Performance and Reliability Testing of Photovoltaic Modules

Intertek’s white paper “Performance and Reliability Testing of Photovoltaic Modules” examines PV module manufacturing and the testing and certification of PV products. The paper has a special focus on reliability testing, including key drivers, benefits and challenges manufacturers might face when deciding to invest in voluntary performance and reliability testing of their PV products. MORE


SEIA Siting and Permitting Seminar
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April 24-25 | Las Vegas
The SEIA Siting and Permitting Seminar educates solar project developers and financiers on best practices for the siting and permitting of utility-scale solar power projects. The seminar also provides government officials with an introduction to solar power technologies and the siting issues facing developers today while exploring new and emerging policy areas. Hear from the DOE, DOI, BLM, NREL, National Resource Defense Council, Nevada State Office of Energy and more. Learn more and register.




US Bancorp and SolarCity to fund solar power installations in US military housing communities
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U.S. Bancorp and SolarCity, a national leader in clean energy services, has announced the creation of a renewable energy tax equity fund that will help to initiate the first phase of project SolarStrong, SolarCity's ambitious five-year, nationwide initiative to provide existing privatized military housing with access to affordable solar power. U.S. Bancorp's most recent investment represents an expansion of an ongoing partnership with SolarCity, which first began in 2009 to finance solar projects for U.S. homeowners and businesses. More

Steinbach Diaphragms and PTFE
- What's in YOUR Laminator?


Find out what leading solar panel manufacturers already know – high-quality Steinbach Diaphragms and PTFE cut both production costs and downtime.
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Skyline Innovations sees bright future for solar hot water heating in US
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Hot water heating may seem like an unconventional target for clean energy innovation, but that's not the way Zach Axelrod, president and CEO of solar hot water heating company Skyline Innovations, sees it. "A couple things made it appealing," Axelrod told TPM in a telephone interview, of his decision to launch the Washington, D.C.-based company three years ago. More


Arguson

ArgusON, an SPX brand, provides solar power monitoring & site management services for commercial systems. Our National Operations Center manages 29,000 customer locations 24/7/365. www.arguson.com
Christopher Associates - Your Solar Solution

Christopher Associates, Inc. is your source for industry-leading Solar Solutions. We distribute the world’s top-selling PV module manufacturing materials and equipment.
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Colorado looks to streamline solar power installations
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The red tape that Colorado residents have to go through to get solar power for their homes could all but disappear now thanks to The Solar Friendly Communities Initiative recently launched in the state. The program works with cities and counties to make it cheaper for citizens and faster for solar installers implement solar power plans. More



Tioga Energy-BJ's Wholesale Club solar energy partnership highlights success of federal, state renewable energy support
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The Obama administration's been taking a lot of flak regarding solar and renewable energy subsidies as some companies that received federal loan guarantees have hit the wall and gone bust. Such politically motivated criticism conveniently ignores some plain, simple facts. Private sector businesses go bust all the time — you only need to take a look at the history of the oil and gas industry to see this. Moreover, such self-serving criticism ignores the fact that federal government support for solar, wind and renewable energy — such as that included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — has, on balance, been an overwhelming success. More

Growatt Inverters Lead the Industry

A new leader has emerged! Growatt Solar Inverters provide the highest energy efficiency and performance - ranked in Top 5% - and lowest cost-per-watt in the industry. The advanced circuitry and superior manufacturing process...in a lightweight, compact design… ensures years of stable, reliable power. And coming next quarter: Made In U.S.A.  MORE


Solar thermal use 'heats up' in colder climes
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Many people associate solar energy with hot regions like Arizona and Southern California. However, solar thermal water heating can be used by families and firms in colder areas such as Wisconsin and Oregon. In fact, Germany is a solar thermal market leader in Europe. "Many people assume that solar thermal water heating is not an option for them because they do not live near a scorching desert or by a sun-drenched beach," said Nigel Cotton, OEM team leader of the International Copper Association and founder of SolarThermalWorld.org, a Web community for solar thermal professionals. More


Superior Flow Measurement and Control
The new GF40/80 mass flow meter/controller achieves unprecedented performance, reliability and flexibility in many gas flow applications. At the heart of the GF40/80 is MultiFlo™ gas and range programmability allowing you to reconfigure the device for new gas calibrations and full scale ranges without removing the device from the line. Learn More
SECUSOL - the first solar thermal appliances

SECUSOL
is a solar thermal hybrid system. The storage tank, with an integrated drainage reservoir, receives all fluid from the collectors and solar piping loop when the solar pump is idle. SECUSOL eliminates the pump station and expansion tank to account for stagnation. A „matched-flow“ solar controller accounts for on-demand operation. The SECUSOL systems is preassembled at the Wagner factory to cut installation time to 4-6 hours. Contact us.
The sun on your side
Our enthusiasm for the sun is as strong as ever. Which is why we develop innovative photovoltaic systems with one goal in mind: for you to save time and money. Let us help you get the sun on your side and earn top marks from your customers.


7,000 megawatts of solar energy potential on California military bases
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A recent Department of Defense study found huge potential for solar deployment on military bases in California. Responding to a Congressional request, the DOD spent a year evaluating the potential for affordable solar energy on military bases in California and Nevada. Although 96 percent of the land on the bases was deemed incompatible with solar, the DOD identified 25,000 acres that are "suitable" and 100,000 acres that are "likely" or "questionably" suitable for solar. More



SolarReserve completes solar power tower for Crescent Dunes plant in US
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SolarReserve has completed the 540 foot solar power tower for its 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes solar energy plant located near Tonopah, Nev. The commercial-scale Crescent Dunes facility utilizes advanced solar thermal technology. The power project is jointly owned by SolarReserve, ACS Cobra and Santander. More


EXPERIENCE TOMORROW'S PHOTOVOLTAICS TODAY

Our goal is to surpass the requirements of international certification organizations and to anticipate tomorrow's technical standards. That is our guarantee of a bankable and profitable investment, for the long term.
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Bonding & Grounding Facts

For the facts on Field Modification of UL Classified Tray, download Legrand/Cablofil’s new Technical Guide and White Paper.
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District of Columbia considers community solar power
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The District of Columbia Council is considering legislation that would allow people to get their energy from solar panels anywhere in the city — even for businesses and residents that don't get the best light themselves. Pastor Peter Spann is proud of all the things that go on under the roof of Promised Land Baptist Church in D.C. From weddings to baby dedications, food donations to financial planning, Spann says the church is all about opening its doors to people. More


SolarSet Potting Compounds and Sealants

Epic Resins is a custom formulator of Epoxy and Polyurethane compounds commonly used in the solar industry. Contact Epic today to discuss your application needs!
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Simply Slide In Your Modules

Efficiently install over 30kW in a day with the PV Racking “No Clamp” system. Pitched roof & ground mount solutions. Learn more at www.pvracking.us.


Solar garden planned at Poudre Valley REA site in Windsor, Colo.
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Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association in Fort Collins, Colo., and the Clean Energy Collective in Carbondale, Colo., have entered into an agreement to launch PVREA's community solar program with a solar garden at the PVREA headquarters site near Windsor. The facility will provide an opportunity for members of the electric cooperative to purchase solar panels to offset their electric use. More
 
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