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Connecticut culls solar bids, connects with 2
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After fielding nearly two dozen proposals, the Connecticut state government will tap two large solar energy projects to help meet its goal of generating 27 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2020. The two projects, East Lyme Solar Park and Somers Solar Center, were selected from 21 projects submitted in response to a request from the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. More



New York governor calls for more investment in solar, transmission
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed quadrupling New York's solar capacity by 2013 and called on investors to fund $2 billion in new transmission infrastructure. "We will increase competitive procurement of large, commercialized solar projects. And we will expand rebate programs for residential and commercial small-to-medium systems," said Cuomo, according to prepared remarks for his annual State of the State Address. More

Skyline Solar breaks ground on solar power plants at 2 military bases
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Skyline Solar of Mountain View, Calif., is set to announce it has broken ground on two 100-kilowatt solar power plants at domestic military bases — Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California and Fort Bliss in Texas. Skyline's contract from the Department of Defense is worth a modest $1.85 million, but the company hopes it will go a long way toward proving its product. 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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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


Just 2 weeks away!
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SEIA Finance Seminar and Tax Workshop
Jan. 25-26, 2012 | New York
Kick-start 2012 with this highly-rated seminar and hear from top attorneys, developers and financiers making investments into the solar industry today. Sessions cover the latest hot topics in solar finance, such as current issues in deals, which covers the main tax issues that currently take up the most time in tax equity, debt, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions in the solar market. View the full agenda and register today!




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SEIA Solar Intellectual Property Seminar
Jan. 26, 2012 | Santa Clara, Calif.
Special offer only available through 12 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11! Visit SEIA's members-only LinkedIn group and get a limited-time discount code for 15 percent off registration to SEIA's Solar Intellectual Property Seminar. A leading source of innovation, solar intellectual property will continue to be a critical component of expanding the solar energy industry in the U.S. and abroad. Featured sessions will include protecting, monetizing and licensing intellectual property, as well as corporate concerns. Register soon for 15 percent off!




Northern Indiana utility wins with solar feed-in tariff
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Since the Northern Indiana Public Service Company launched its feed-in-tariff pilot program last year, solar power installations in the area have skyrocketed. Nick Meyer, spokesman for NIPSCO, said that a new project proposed by Lincoln Solar to install 6,800 solar panels in Merrillville, Ind., is just the latest in a string of proposed projects. More


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
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
WESCO:
Providing complete solutions for contractors
If you are a solar contractor, we understand your business! WESCO strives to provide complete solutions to our customers who wish to streamline their supply chain. Visit a WESCO branch close to you to see how we can help you with your solar projects. MORE


Solar Power gets $44 million in financing for New Jersey project
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Solar Power Inc. has secured $44 million in financing from China Development Bank to build a solar project with KDC Solar in New Jersey. Separately, Solar Power's biggest shareholder, LDK Solar, secured $20 million in financing from the same bank for two projects it is developing in California through engineering, construction and procurement contracts with Solar Power. More



Report: Clean tech investments surged in 2011
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Despite a weak global economy, investments in clean technology such as solar power and energy efficiency rose 13 pecent worldwide last year and 30 percent in North America, a research firm reports. North America, which accounted for 76 percent of global investments, raised $6.81 billion last year. Its total number of deals, 470, was up 25 percent from 2010, according to preliminary 2011 data released by Cleantech Group. More


2nd Inverter and PV System Technology Forum

The first international conference "2nd Inverter and PV System Technology Forum" dedicated to the interaction of all electrical components of a PV system is taking place in Berlin on January 23 - 24.
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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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New Jersey seeks to boost solar certificate prices
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New Jersey lawmakers moved to boost the state's booming solar market by supporting the market price for certificates issued for solar-generated power. The state legislature's Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee approved two bills that seek to reverse a recent sharp fall in the value of the tradable Solar Renewable Energy Certificates. More

New proposal seeks to encourage solar panels on Los Angeles rooftops, parking lots
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Ambitious goals Los Angeles city officials have set for solar energy remain out of reach. Changes in leadership at the L.A. Department of Water and Power have slowed renewable energy policies. So has the domestic economy. 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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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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How solar power can help the billion people without electricity
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After the talks in South Africa last month, climate realists must face the reality that "shared sacrifice," however necessary, has proven a catastrophically bad starting point for global collaboration. Nations have already spent decades debating who was going to give up how much first in exchange for what. So we need to seek opportunities — arenas where there are advantages, not penalties, for those who first take action — both to achieve first-round emission reductions and to build trust and cooperation. More

NRG showcases sustainable energy solutions with the largest gadget ever at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show
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A cleaner and smarter energy future is on display at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. NRG is at the Consumer Electronics Show for the second time to highlight how innovations from NRG and two of its consumer businesses — electricity retailer Reliant and electric vehicle charging network eVgo — are pioneering cleaner, smarter energy choices for consumers. More
 
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