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The 8 most exciting solar projects in the US
Fast Company    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Sunlight is the world's most plentiful resource. That is, of course, why the United States has scrambled in recent years to supplant dirty, nonrenewable energy sources with ambitious solar projects. More

The environmental impact of organic solar cells
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Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York have conducted a life-cycle assessment of organic solar cells to better understand the energy as well as the environmental benefits and detriments of solar power. More

Green collars -- Where are the jobs?
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Two years into Obama's presidency, nobody knows what qualifies as a green-collar job, including government agencies and environmental groups. More

Quick Mount PV - The Standard for Waterproof Roof Mounts

Don't risk your reputation by using inadequate flashing. ICC-certified Quick Mounts install faster and are 100% code-compliant. Models for composition, shake and tile roofs.

18 state-led energy efficiency programs recognized as best in US
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced the first-ever awards initiative for exceptional state-led energy efficiency programs. A total of 18 top programs from 14 states are being recognized by ACEEE. More

California Energy Commission clears 1GW Blythe solar plant
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Ferrostaal AG and German solar developer Solar Millenium AG have won clearance from the California Energy Commission to build a $6 billion, 1GW solar power plant, which once realized, will dramatically boost the U.S.'s solar power capacity. According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, the country installed around 481MW of solar power capacity in 2009. More

The SolarEdge PV safety solution
SolarEdge provides the industry’s first fully automated solution for electrocution prevention and PV fire safety. PowerBoxes automatically shut down each PV module as long as the inverter is deactivated or AC power is disconnected. The solution is built-in to the PowerBoxes and requires no added hardware or cost. Watch video

Arizona stimulus funds largely unspent
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Arizona's renewable energy industry could be busy over the next 18 months with deadlines looming for the state to spend $499 million in federal stimulus funds for energy programs. Arizona governments and companies have been awarded the funds from the U.S. Department of Energy for a total of 81 projects. More

California loans boost solar production and jobs
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The California Energy Commission has awarded $13.4 million in low-interest loans to four solar photovoltaic manufacturers in the state. The funds, from federal stimulus money, will go to Morgan Solar, Inc., Solar Power, Inc., Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., and the Solaria Corporation. More

California OKs major solar project slated for federal land
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The world's largest solar thermal power plant is one step from breaking ground in California following approval by state regulators. The California Energy Commission voted unanimously to clear a state license for Solar Millennium AG's 1,000 megawatt project, completing years of often grinding environmental review. More
Helical Foundations for Solar Arrays

The CHANCE network represents 12,000 years of Engineering & Manufacturing expertise and product innovation for Helical pile Foundation Systems. Helical piles used with ground mount solar arrays offer quick and easy installation without waiting for concrete to cure. Contact us today to see how we can customize your solar foundation!  MORE
Register to attend FREE 15-min seminars at Agilent's SPI 2010 booth and collect your prize!
Agilent Technologies will be at the Solar Power International 2010 Show in Los Angeles, CA from October 12 – 14 (Booth 5545 in the Kentia Hall). Check out our solution demonstrations for solar cell, solar panel, inverter and converter testing. Register here for application presentations offered at our booth and claim your prize.
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    Building-integrated photovoltaic market to hit 2.4GW by 2016
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    The market for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) will grow more than tenfold by 2016, approaching 2.4 gigawatts (GW) worldwide--compared to just 215 megawatts (MW) in 2009 -- according to a new analysis. More

    Cops, firefighters go solar
    MillValleyPatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    After a summertime delay, the installation of a large photovoltaic solar system is nearly finished on the hillside behind the Public Safety Building. The 119-kilowatt solar array will provide most of the energy for both the police and fire departments, and will be accompanied later this month by a lighting retrofit throughout the building. More

    Citel Inc.
    CITEL est. in 1937 specializes in the manufacturing and sale of Surge Protective Devices to its worldwide customers. These devices protect sensitive electronic equipment from destructive transient overvoltages originating from lightning strikes and electrical disturbances. MORE

    LA council may pull plug on solar power project
    Silicon Valley Mercury News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Los Angeles City Council may pull the plug on a nursing home's solar power plans. Workers have begun installing a solar array the size of a football field on a hillside at Broadview Christian Science Nursing Facility. Some homeowners say the 1,441 panels will be an eyesore. More

    Solar power catching on in Pennsylvania
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    The business of solar power is catching on in Pennsylvania. While it may be happening more slowly than officials expected, some people are reaping benefits from the industry. One example is Laran Bronze, the fine arts foundry in Chester, Penn., which recently made the switch. More

    Sunvalley Solar partners with GRID Alternatives
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    Sunvalley Solar, Inc., a leading solar power technology and solar system integration company, announces a statewide partnership with GRID Alternatives to provide solar solutions to low income families in California. More

    Going greener: Wal-Mart plans new solar power initiative
    USA TODAY    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The parking lot at the Sam's Club here looks like others in Wal-Mart Stores' empire, except for one thing. Seventeen wind turbines spin atop the parking lot lights, producing up to 5 percent of the store's energy. More


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    Green overdrive: Jay Leno shows off his green garage!
    GigaOM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A lot of people know that comedian and talk show host Jay Leno has a whole lotta cars -- dozens and dozens of vintage and sports cars and motorcycles cover his 17,000 square foot garage, dubbed Big Dog Garage, in Southern California. Most people don't know that Leno's garage has a green tint. For this week’s episode of the GigaOM TV Green Overdrive show, Leno showed us around his solar powered-garage, which houses three 1900s-era electric cars: the 1906 Baker electric car, the 1916 Owen Magnetic, and the 1925 steam-powered Doble. Check out our tour! More

    DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency

    We believe in the power of science to dramatically improve people’s lives—and protect the planet we all share. Our science is helping transform the sun’s potential into clean, efficient energy the world needs to thrive. We continue to provide some of the world’s most innovative materials for improving solar cell efficiency and module lifetimes while reducing total system costs.

    Solar-powered spyplane can fly for 5 straight years
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    Boeing is developing an astounding new plane -- an unmanned, solar-powered aircraft that can fly for five straight years without stopping. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) reached an agreement with Boeing last week to create and operate the amazing solar-powered spyplane. More

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    AZZ Galvanizing Services owns and operates 22 hot dip galvanizing facilities serving the after-fabrication steel market coast to coast.

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