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    Report finds strong growth in US solar industry
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    While in many parts of the world the photovoltaic and wider solar industry has had a rocky ride in 2011, in the U.S. it remains one of the strongest growing industries. As the market matures, declining module prices and streamlined project development and installations are behind the growth. More



    Participate in SEIA's critical US solar supply chain research survey: Win an iPad 2!
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    SEIA needs your support on our most important research project to date. Our research team is collecting information from the full value chain of solar employers - from upstream raw materials suppliers and manufacturers down to local installers and integrators. This means you! SEIA researchers will contact you via survey, email and/or phone over the next few months to ensure our information on your company is accurate. Please respond to their requests - your answers make solar stronger. The aggregated data will support your business through our government affairs work here in Washington as well as in your state. Contact data@seia.org with questions on this project. Help us today! One randomly selected participant who completes the survey will receive a new Apple iPad 2.

    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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    Abengoa Mojave Solar Project passes more hurdles
    Desert Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Abengoa Mojave Solar Project continues to move forward, as the Department of Defense cleared the project as having little to no impact on military missions. The 250-megawatt project, located nine miles northwest of Hinkley, Calif., will use parabolic troughs to collect energy with a regular staff of 60. More

    Solar: Now for renters, too
    Gigaom    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    California regulators have approved a policy for residents who, until now, have been under-served by the state's popular solar incentive program: Renters. The California Public Utilities Commission voted to give renters of apartments or other multi-tenant housing access to a program that previously targeted only low-income residents. More



    Renewable energy tax equity financing up in 2010
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    Renewable energy projects in the U.S. drew $7.2 billion in tax equity and Treasury grant financing in 2010, more than double the $3.2 billion total in 2009, according to new figures from the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance. For 2011, $3.9 billion in tax equity and Treasury grant financing have been reported so far. More


    50 years of polysilicon innovation
    Hemlock Semiconductor Group is celebrating 50 years of producing high-quality polycrystalline silicon for its customers in the semiconductor and solar industries. Learn more at hscpoly.com.
    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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    CSP progress cited
    RenewablesBiz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    There is currently one gigawatt of concentrating solar power plants under construction in the United States. But the continued progress of that growth is shaky, given the political realities of the country and the massive amounts of capital such projects require. That could be the takeaway from a recent briefing by the Solar Energy Industries Association, called to highlight the economic contributions of large-scale plants in the Southwest, with price tags running into the billions. More



    Solar to power Hawai'i Air Force Base community
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    An Air Force base in Hawai'i will become one of the largest solar powered communities in the U.S., with solar energy systems to be installed on 600 homes at a Pearl Harbor military estate. SolarCity will partner with Lend Lease, owner and manager of Hickam Communities, to install solar on the base. More


    Designed for fast and low cost installation due to few parts, no drilling and partially pre-assembled. Ideal for minimal roof loads requirements due to ballast free design providing a distributed weight of ≤3lbs/ft2. Product can start to collect energy sooner and longer than crystalline due to ability to produce power in low light conditions. Flat rate system pricing; includes cables and inverters.

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    AETI's 1000 Volt UL 1741 Solar Inverter

    American Electric Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AETI), the leading global supplier of power delivery solutions to the traditional and renewable energy industries, announced the industry’s-first UL1741 tested, 1000 Volt, 1 MW utility-scale Integrated Solar Inversion Station called ISIS™. To learn more, visit http://www.aeti.com/solar.
    Connect and monitor PV systems

    Whether you’re a module or inverter manufacturer, PV systems designer or installer, Phoenix Contact can help improve efficiency, save time and reduce labor costs. Our comprehensive line of solar solutions includes power terminal blocks, connectors, wiring solutions, surge protectors, motor starters and current transformers.
    Learn more and request a brochure.


    25 acre solar roof to be built in New Jersey
    Daily Finance via MSNBC Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    SunPower is thinking big - even more so after French oil giant Total S.A. acquired 60 percent of the solar energy firm this spring. The company followed up its recent launch of the most efficient mass-produced solar cell in the world with an announcement that it will soon start construction of the biggest solar roof in North America. SunPower has entered into a contract for a 1.1 million square-foot solar installation atop the Gloucester Marine Terminal in Gloucester, N.J. More



    Ohio ranked second in US solar panel output
    The Toledo Blade    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Ohio was second in the nation for solar-panel manufacturing during the first quarter of this year, in part because of the start of production at Willard & Kelsey Solar Group LLC in Perrysburg, according to a solar-industry trade group. The Solar Energy Industries Association of Washington says Ohio produced 66 megawatts of photovoltaic modules in the first quarter of 2011, up 50 percent from 44 megawatts of solar modules produced in the state during the first quarter of 2010. More

    Solar SPEC Pak™ IP68 Connector

    Solar SPEC Pak™, conforming to NEC 2008 requirements, offers power handling capabilities to 1000V & a locking latch. Its IP68 rated shell passes the -35° drop test. Rated to 40 amps, this connector will accommodate wire sizes from #24 to #10AWG (0.25 to 4mm²). MORE


    Solar power for homes heating up in Missouri
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Some call it a rooftop revolution. Thanks to federal, state and even Ameren Missouri rebates and other incentives, an increasing number of solar panels and arrays are being installed on homes throughout St. Louis County. The systems generate electricity fed into the home's power grid to supplement usage from the utility company. 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
    Sealcon - Cable Glands for Solar / Photovoltaic Industry!

    SOLAR (PHOTOVOLTAIC) FITTINGS: New Nylon Black ULf1 (746C) Approved Cable Glands made with UV / Ozone Stable material. NEMA 4x & 6 (IP 68/69K), Threads: NPT/Metric/PG No Minimum Orders! 2D/3D CAD!
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    Redskins installing solar panels at FedEx Field
    The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Washington Redskins are installing 8,000 solar panels in a FedEx Field parking lot that will generate enough electricity to supply a portion of the stadium's power on game days and all of its electricity the rest of the week, according to people with knowledge of the organization's plans. More



    Solar energy customers can get $1,000 discount
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    TXU Energy and SolarCity are teaming up to offer a $1,000 discount for up to 5,000 new or current residential customers who want to install solar panels at their homes. The $5 million program is immediately available in Dallas-Fort Worth, Irving-based TXU announced. More
     
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