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SEIA Calls for Negotiations to End China Solar Trade Dispute
SEIA
Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA, released a statement in response to new U.S. trade petitions filed by SolarWorld USA against crystalline silicon solar products from China and Taiwan. Resch said it is "time to end this conflict, and negotiations must play a role."
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See related story: US Solar Panel Maker Seeks to Close Loophole in Duties on Chinese Products (The New York Times)




California More Than Doubles Solar Power Market in 2013
Solar Industry
2013 was an impressive year for solar power. In the past 12 months, California more than doubled its entire rooftop solar installations from 1,000 megawatts to over 2,000. To put this in perspective, it took California over 30 years to build 1,000 megawatts of rooftop solar, hitting that landmark in early 2013.
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SEIA Welcomes Canadian Solar as Newest Board Member
SEIA
Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, has officially joined SEIA at the board level. "We look forward to adding our perspective and experiences to help further the goals of SEIA to the benefit of the broader U.S. solar market," said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar Inc.
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SunShot Incubator Virtual Showcase
SEIA
This will be a unique opportunity to learn about the SunShot Incubator projects in quick one-minute pitches by each company. In addition to learning about the projects, you will be able to gain greater insight into the Incubator Awardees products and future development needs.
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10 Predictions for Rooftop Solar Power in 2014
Greentech Media
Before we get deep into the grind in 2014, Barry Cinnamon provides a forecast into the fate of rooftop solar in the coming year. Cinnamon is a long-time advocate of renewable energy and a widely recognized solar power expert. He also is CEO of Cinnamon Solar and the founder of Westinghouse Solar and Akeena Solar.
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Massive Minnesota Solar Project Gets Major Legal Boost
Climate Progress
The largest-ever proposed solar project in Minnesota received a powerful legal boost when administrative law judge Eric Lipman recommended Geronimo Energy's Aurora Solar Project above five other proposals that utility Xcel Energy submitted to state regulators as part of a competitive bidding process. The other projects considered were almost exclusively for new natural gas generators.
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Wearable, Solar Soldier Power Nears the Battlefield
Forbes
Seeking to solve one of the most intractable challenges of 21st-century, low-intensity warfare — supplying power to troops laden with electronic devices and deployed to remote battlefields — the U.S. Army is developing wearable solar panels that will be integrated into uniforms.
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Ford Planning to Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car
The Associated Press via Fox News
At the International CES gadget show, Ford is planning to unveil a solar-powered concept car that offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid but without the need for a plug. The automaker says the vehicle's estimated combined city-highway mileage is 100 mpg.
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A 1st True All-Solar Neighborhood in Texas State Capital
KXAN-TV
VideoBriefIt's being touted as the first true all solar neighborhood in Austin, Texas. Las Casas Verdes is located on Sacbe Cove in Southwest Austin. Designed by architect-builder David Martin, it is a street with 17 lots. All the homes utilize active and passive solar. Active solar is demonstrated through the use of solar panels on the roof of each home.
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Graphene Heats Up Race for Cheap Organic Solar Cells
Clean Technica
A team of researchers at the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore has calculated that with today's graphene production technology, you can manufacture graphene electrodes that could almost match the efficiency of electrodes made from indium tin oxide in organic solar cells.
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New Material for Solar Panels Could Make Them Cheaper, More Efficient
Argonne National Laboratory via Phys.org
A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently and requiring less manufacturing time. It also reaches a four-decade-old goal of discovering a bulk photovoltaic material that can harness energy from visible and infrared light, not just ultraviolet light.

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Ancient, Indigenous Solar Technology Can Free Us From Oil
New America Media
Solar power can deliver heat not only more efficiently than oil but also at a much lower cost — and, writes an architect in the Staten Island Advance newspaper of New York City, ancient, indigenous people are the ones to show us how.

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US Solar Industry Records Explosive Growth in Q3
SEIA
When it comes to renewable energy, you could call it the "shot heard round the world." According to a new report by GTM Research and SEIA, the U.S. installed 930 megawatts of photovoltaics in Q3 2013, up 20 percent over Q2 2013 and 35 percent over Q3 2012. This represents the second-largest quarter in the history of the U.S. solar market and the largest quarter ever for residential photovoltaic installations.

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Scientists Harness the Sun to Help Sharks
Sun Sentinel
Researchers are looking to the sun to give hunted and overfished sharks a new ray of hope. Using a special solar-powered tag, marine scientists now can study a shark's movements for up to two years by way of data beamed to satellites. Previously, researchers relied on tags that ran on batteries and sometimes died before all the information could be transmitted.
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UK May Install Up to 4 Million Solar Panels on Government Land
PennEnergy
U.K. Energy Minister Greg Barker is expected to announce his plans to install up to 4 million solar energy panels on government land and buildings, The Daily Telegraph reported. The new initiative would provide 1 gigawatt of power generation as part of Barker's push to make the U.K. a leader in renewable energy generation.
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Water and Light Advisory Board Pushes Missouri City to Boost Solar Power
Columbia Daily Tribune
Solar energy currently makes up an infinitesimal portion of the city of Columbia, Mo.'s renewable energy portfolio, but the Columbia Water and Light Department has plans to increase its investment in solar over the next several fiscal years and to more aggressively promote customers' use of solar.
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As Solar Power Grows, Dispute Flares Over US Utility Bills
National Geographic
An energy revolution is happening atop homes in the United States, with one new rooftop solar system being installed every four minutes in 2013. Great for the environment. Not so good for the U.S. electric companies that happen to be in solar energy hot spots.
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In the Age of Solar Securitization, Is It Time for Real Third-Party Assurance?
Greentech Media
In early November, the solar industry reached an important milestone. SolarCity, the largest vertically integrated residential solar installer in the country, was successful in selling a portfolio of solar leases into the secondary market as a unique asset class. This new solar security represents an unprecedented opportunity to lower the cost of capital and bring solar into reach for millions of homeowners.
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3 Reasons Why Africa is Going Solar
Motley Fool
In many ways, Africa is the final frontier. Although humans originated from Africa, technology is often the last to come to Africa. According to the International Energy Agency, almost 60 percent of Africans still do not have access to electricity. As Africa modernizes and solar costs trend lower, solar energy is poised to play an integral part in Africa's electrification.
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