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Upcoming solar industry webinars from SEIA
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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is proud to present three timely business webinars this month. Join the "Local Content Requirements for Solar" and "Solar Installer Marketing Part I" and "Solar Installer Marketing Part 2" webinars on Jan. 13, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, to learn how to build and protect your business. Registration is free for SEIA members, and $95 per webinar for non-members. SEIA members can register by logging into the SEIA website; non-members, please click MORE for registration links. More

Massachusetts introduces solar hot water incentive program
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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has unveiled a new rebate program to help residents finance solar hot water projects. Beginning in early February, MassCEC will begin accepting applications for a pilot version of the Commonwealth Solar Hot Water program, which is designed to help Massachusetts residents adopt solar thermal water heating technology. More

DOE: $50 million for competitive solar energy technologies; Creates solar energy zones
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To develop cost-competitive solar technologies, the Department of Energy intends to fund up to $50 million in testing and demonstration initiatives. The program will be a critical link between DOE's advanced technology development programs and full-scale commercialization efforts. The Nevada National Security Site will provide a "solar demonstration zone" that will serve as a proving ground for cutting-edge solar technologies, such as concentrating solar thermal power and concentrating photovoltaic energy. More

Solar energy companies surge after LDK raises sales forecast
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Solar-energy companies climbed after LDK Solar Co. raised its guidance and Edison International announced several power-purchase agreements in California. LDK, a Xinyu, China-based maker of solar products, climbed 19 percent to $12.39 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading, the largest percentage gain in two months. More

Florida utilities lay plans for solar projects in 2011
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Central Florida's largest electric utilities have set solar panel installation high on their agendas for 2011, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The Orlando Utilities Commission is close to finalizing a 6-megawatt solar energy plant at its plant east of Orlando. Groundbreaking to kick off the effort is scheduled for next month and the plan should be in operation by the end of the year. More

Schuco to Attend AHR Show

Jan 31-Feb 2 visit booth N3915 at Las Vegas Convention Center and see Schuco's fully integrated Thermal and PV solutions.

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Photovoltaic encapsulation and substrate market to hit $1.3 billion in 2017    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The photovoltaic encapsulation and substrate market could reach $1.3 billion in the next six years, according to a new report. Industry analyst NanoMarkets claims that novel encapsulation and substrate materials are key to the long-term survival of organic and dye sensitized cell PV. More

Kaiser Permanente starts using solar power at its hospitals
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Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. non-profit health management organization, switched on photovoltaic panels at a California medical center in a plan to provide 10 percent of its hospitals' power from solar energy. The HMO began drawing electricity from solar devices at its Santa Clara Medical Center, it said in a Jan. 7 statement. More

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Find out what leading solar panel manufacturers already know – high-quality Steinbach Diaphragms and PTFE cut both production costs and downtime.

New Jersey solar energy credits provide cash payments to homeowners, businesses
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In New Jersey -- and a growing number of other states -- owners of solar energy systems are able to sell things called solar renewable energy credits (SRECs). In a nutshell, SRECs provide cash payments to homeowners and business owners who install solar panels. More
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Patriot Solar Group's Single-axis Trackers Can Increase Productivity Of Solar Modules Up To 35%

Patriot Solar Group’s Single-axis Trackers, manufactured in Michigan, are available in 2.5 kW modular systems up to utility scale size. The universal mounting rails fit most available commercial photovoltaic panels and the trackers follow the sun to obtain the best performance while ensuring maximum yields. MORE
Solar Sensing from Ocean Optics
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

Economy gets boost from solar projects
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The boom in Big Solar is not only good for the environment, it's shining on the local economy. Solon Corp., a German-based photovoltaic-panel maker that opened its U.S. headquarters in Tucson, Ariz., in 2007, has expanded as it has ramped up systems aimed squarely at the utility and large commercial markets. More


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New military bill orders Pentagon to buy solar panels from US firms only
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The U.S. military from now on will be able to only "buy American" when it comes to the purchase of solar energy panels -- a move that may upset the government of China. During the closing days of Congress, lawmakers inserted language into a military appropriations bill requiring the Department of Defense to buy solar panels exclusively from U.S. manufacturers. The new law effectively cuts China, the top exporter of solar panels, out of the American military market. More

SolarCity offers lease option in Oregon
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Thanks to new Oregon Department of Energy rules that took effect on New Years Day and cover the Residential Energy Tax Credit, or RETC, SolarCity announced Tuesday that it will offer a new financing option for putting solar on homes. The company's SolarLease program, enabled by rules that now allow leased solar systems to get credit under the RETC, allows homeowners to get rooftop solar panels for as little as $20 per month. More

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State governors aim for more solar power in 2011 and beyond
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Residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York can expect prime opportunities to go solar in 2011, as these five state's governors have made solar energy production and solar technology development a top priority for the new year and beyond. More

Southern California Edison, SunPower sign PPAs for 711MW solar projects
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Southern California Edison has signed three power purchase agreements with power producer SunPower for a total of 711MW of solar power projects in California. Electricity to be sold under these contracts will be generated at the Rosamond and Los Banos sites. 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.

US solar panel maker energizes job market
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A Colorado solar energy company's expansion is expected to create 1,200 new jobs within the next couple of years, but people won't necessarily need experience in the renewable energy sector to be hired. Abound Solar, based in Longmont, Colo., and founded in 2007, makes cadmium telluride thin-film photovoltaic solar modules. More

Dayton Power & Light's solar array exceeds expectations
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Dayton Power & Light's Yankee Solar Array, the first utility-size solar power installation built in Southwestern Ohio, beat expectations in 2010, generating more power than predicted. The good performance is because solar panels are the most productive immediately after installation and the area had an unusually sunny fall, utility spokeswoman Lesley Sprigg said. More

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Georgia landfill converting to solar farm
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A company that owns a 48-acre landfill in DeKalb County, Ga., plans to convert the site into a solar energy farm. Republic Services, which owns the Hickory Ridge landfill, says it will use a $2 million federal stimulus grant to make the change. More

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