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SunPower to build 1-megawatt solar plant at Arizona State University
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SunPower plans to build a 1-megawatt solar plant at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus, according to an announcement by Sunpower, Arizona State University and Salt River Project. The project will be the first commercial deployment of SunPower C7 Tracker technology, a solar photovoltaic tracking system that concentrates the sun's power seven times. More

Solar arrays for the Marine Corps and Obama's Marine One helicopter hanger
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Americans have recently voiced support for solar energy, and the latest installation at the Marine Helicopter Squadron One's greenside hangar in Quantico, Va., seems to support that — it's a 120-kilowatt solar array powered by 500 solar panels, putting out a total of 150,000 kilowatt-hours per year. The solar array will be installed by FLS Energy, and the solar panels will be provided by Suniva, which was chosen by FLS Energy CEO Michael Shore specifically because of its panels' high efficiency and because it builds American. More

Massive solar power deal being made in San Antonio
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"In a unique, first-of-its kind generation-to-manufacturing proposal, CPS Energy is entering into negotiations for a power purchase agreement from one of the nation's largest solar projects," CPS Energy wrote recently. "The project will mean new corporate headquarters and U.S. manufacturing operations for global companies in San Antonio." More

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SEIA Finance Seminar and Tax Workshop
Jan. 25-26 | 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.

Trina Solar introduces trident of new products to US market
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As part of its push to increase North American marketshare, China-based Trina Solar announced a "three-pronged service solution," consisting of three new offerings. Two are on the installation side, and the third is the introduction to the North American market of its more efficient Honey cell photovoltaic module. More

Solar Frontier Selected by enXco for 150 megawatts peak of California power plant
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Solar Frontier and enXco announced that they have signed a module supply agreement for up to 150 megawatts peak of Solar Frontier's CIS solar modules. A firm order for 26 megawatts peak was completed and delivered in the last quarter of 2011 for the Catalina Solar Project located in Kern County, Calif. More

Florida police cars charging on solar power
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The sheriff office in Jacksonville, Fla., is letting the sun shine in, and some of its officers are getting a charge out of it. Solar charging panels on some police cars allow officers to take advantage of sun power. 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
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

New York awards solar developers $30 million for solar projects
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In an effort to increase solar generating capacity in downstate New York, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the state Public Service Commission are offering a total of $30 million to support photovoltaic installers and developers. It's the first year of funding under a $150-million, five-year program intended to increase the amount of solar electricity used in the region where energy use is highest. More

Alabama island lab switches over to solar power
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As long as the sun is shining, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is generating much of its own electricity after investing $280,000 in a new array of rooftop panels that capture solar energy. The switch to solar power, at least on sunny days, during the fall has made Alabama's marine science research outpost the state's top producer of solar power outside of the military. 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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Ameresco installs solar panels at Massachusetts middle school
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Ameresco Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, joined with state, town and school officials to recognize the completion of the first two phases of a $6.05 million multi-phase solar initiative. Sen. Karen E. Spilka, Rep. David Linsky and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Mark Sylvia joined other local leaders and company officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Wilson Middle School in Natick, Mass. 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!
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.

Solar boat launches World Future Energy Summit 2012
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After journeying over 48,000 kilometers using only energy from the sun, the world's largest solar-powered boat docked in the United Arab Emirates to mark the opening of the annual World Future Energy Summit. The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar's year-long journey has taken it from its launch in Monaco in September 2010, past Miami to the Panama Canal, across the Pacific to the Philippines, before ending in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from where it will head for Monaco again. More
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