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SEIA Solar Update

A look back at solar in 2010
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2010 was an interesting year for the solar industry. Certainly there were stumbles such as a 30 percent cut in the Spanish FiT, Southern California Edison dropping out of a power purchase agreement for energy produced by the Calico Solar Project, Solyndra and SpectraWatt shutting factories and laying off workers, and so forth. But generally the industry was upbeat; the news was positive. Globally the growth in the solar industry was impressive. According to iSuppli, at least 15GW of PV systems were installed globally, compared to 7.2GW in 2009. More

A watershed year for solar energy and electric cars
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During the first half of 2010, as module prices shrank as much as 50 percent from a year earlier, many incentive programs continued to offer attractive rebates. In several states, buyers lined up to scoop up 30-year bargain prices for electricity, and incentive funds ran out within minutes. More

Keep your eyes on solar companies
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Being environmentally friendly is the de facto mindset of most people today. Many cities provide recycling bins for their residents. Gym goers carry around reusable water bottles instead of disposable plastic ones. Businesses proudly tell their customers that their shopping bags are made from 100 percent recycled material. As a whole, we've all gone green. More

Companies looking to store energy with solar panels
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Xcel Energy and Xtreme Power are teaming up to experiment with storing electricity produced using solar photovoltaic panels. The two partners are installing a 1-megawatt solar project at the Solar Technological Acceleration Center in Aurora, Colo. SolarTAC was created in 2009 as a testing site for companies and organizations specializing in solar. More

Interior Department approves ninth large-scale solar power plant
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar approved the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project located in Nye County near Tonopah, Nev. The concentrated solar power plant will produce 110 megawatts, enough to provide electricity for up to 75,000 Nevada households. More

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New law increases use of solar energy in Maryland
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Power suppliers that sell electricity in Maryland will have to buy more energy from solar sources under a law taking effect. The law moves up the timetable for making solar energy part of the state's renewables portfolio standard. It also aims to create jobs in the solar power industry while boosting the state's use of renewable energy to protect the environment. More

Researcher may have answer for solar limitations
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Solar energy is an attractive alternative to the fossil fuels currently being used to generate most of the electricity in our nation. It is an abundant, clean and renewable energy source in contrast to fossil fuels that are a limited natural resource and can cause pollution. But there are some who see solar power as an imperfect answer. More

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Solar plant to generate power after sundown
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Something new is headed for the Southwest desert: solar power plants that can make electricity whether or not the sun is shining. Abengoa Solar Inc. expects to start construction in mid-2011 on a plant in Arizona that will store sun-generated heat to provide six extra hours a day of electric-generating capacity. The heat creates steam that is used to turn power turbines. More
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Patriot Solar Group Announces Marine Grade Panels for Energy Independence

Patriot Solar Group’s SP series solar panels are fully weatherproof solar modules designed to provide clean, quiet and reliable power 6W to 50W models for rugged marine and outdoor transportation applications, providing a source of maintenance charging for boats or emergency vehicles. MORE
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Solar sensing technologies from Ocean Optics help create a smarter, more reliable way for manufacturers to harness the power of the sun. Whether measuring transmission in solar cell production or assuring quality in photovoltaic panels, look to Ocean Optics for an answer. MORE

Solar power future in New Jersey debated
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In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie is facing a backlash after he instituted severe state budget cuts as New Jersey faces one of the toughest fiscal predicaments in its history. Recently, the governor's office has looked into how to ensure that solar power is a part of its energy future. More

Central California yields bumper crop of solar power projects
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It may be the middle of nowhere, but the sun shines brightly below the Coast Range foothills just over the hill from the southern San Joaquin Valley, Calif. This rural landscape west of Interstate 5 has some other appealing attributes: It is crisscrossed with high-voltage transmission lines, and it is far from most people's backyards. More

Denver residents can see the light with new solar power map
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Denver homeowners who were on the fence about switching to solar power may finally see the light. Literally. Thanks to a new website, Denver homeowners and even apartment dwellers can see how they would benefit atmospherically and financially by switching to solar power via an interactive map of the city. More


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Commission votes to expand mid-sized renewable energy development
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Smaller scale solar energy development just got a significant leg-up in California. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to approve a new program designed to drive small to mid-sized renewable energy development. More

Another solar plant set for Boulder City, Nev.
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It's all about the power in Boulder City. The Nevada town was born during the Great Depression as a place to house workers building what would become known as Hoover Dam, the 2,080-megawatt-generating behemoth on the Colorado River. Now the city has four solar power plants on its fringes -- including the just-completed Copper Mountain facility -- and another, the biggest yet, appears to be on the way. More

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$4.5 million solar-energy system under construction at Masonic Village, Pa.
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The solar age is about to dawn on Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, Pa. A $4.5 million solar-energy system under construction there is set to begin operating in February, it was announced. More

Bringing solar power technology to the military
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From roll-up solar cells to spray-on technologies, researchers at South Dakota State University are in the midst of a 10-year project meant to provide alternative energy to military operations. Dennis Helder, the university's associate dean of engineering research and professor of electrical engineering, discusses what the project entails. More

New Fuse and Fuseholder Combo for PV Systems

Schurter’s new quick-acting ASO fuse provides protection up to 1000 VDC in a compact 10.3x38mm size. Offered with the FSO touch safe fuseholder, the combination meets the required robust circuit protection for the growing solar industry.

Apple Juicz charges your MacBook Air with solar power
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If your idea of mobile computing includes going places where there are no wall outlets, QuickerTek can keep your MacBook charged with its Apple Juicz line of solar power chargers, now upgraded for use with the new MacBook Airs. More

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