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SunPower breaks ground on US Navy solar power plant
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SunPower has announced that the company has broken ground on a 13.78-megawatt solar photovoltaic power system at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California. The plant is expected to create 140 jobs during construction and generate the equivalent of more than 30 percent of NAWS China Lake's annual energy load. This will help to reduce costs by an estimated $13 million over the next 20 years. More



5 old landfills to be studied as solar energy sites
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Tuscon, Ariz., is aiming to find out whether solar energy farms might be a reasonable use for its old, closed landfills. Tucson is one of 26 cities across the country selected to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to test the feasibility of putting renewable energy projects on its landfills. More

Georgia solar farm project with Tennessee ties gets final approval
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A $90 million solar-power project in rural Georgia has received final approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission. The Simon Solar Farm will feature an array of solar panels that will produce 30 megawatts of electricity, which will be sold to Georgia Power Co. under a contract that was signed in December pending approval by the Public Service Commission. 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


Registration now open for the Solar Leadership Summit
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The Solar Foundation has again partnered with SolarTech to present its Solar Leadership Summit in San Jose, Calif., March 7-8. The summit will host sessions aimed at pushing 100 U.S. cities closer to grid parity through best-in-class cost reduction strategies. Early bird rates will be available until Feb. 1.



Discover the latest photovoltaic solar technology solutions at PV America West
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PV America West | March 19-21 | San Jose, Calif.
Register today to join 4,000 photovoltaic industry professionals for this three-day Western U.S.-focused conference. Limited exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are also available.




Solar power project update
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Officials in Noble County, Ohio, are working to iron out tax incentives and other details for a $200 million solar facility expected to be constructed there beginning in July. Although local officials learned last year the solar panels for the project will be built in northern Ohio, there's still hope the mounting and tracking gear needed for the solar farm could be manufactured in Noble County. 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
SECUSOL - the first solar thermal appliances

SECUSOL
is a solar thermal hybrid system. The storage tank, with an integrated drainage reservoir, receives all fluid from the collectors and solar piping loop when the solar pump is idle. SECUSOL eliminates the pump station and expansion tank to account for stagnation. A „matched-flow“ solar controller accounts for on-demand operation. The SECUSOL systems is preassembled at the Wagner factory to cut installation time to 4-6 hours. Contact us.


Obama's solar story shows success, not failure
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As the election season shifts into high gear, we're bracing ourselves for more stories about Solyndra and other so-called "scandals" of the Obama administration. But let's not kid ourselves — Solyndra is a sideshow to the real, incredibly exciting story of solar power over the course of the administration. More



KB Home offering solar as standard feature on new Florida houses
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KB Home, the Los Angeles-based builder that targets first-time buyers, will offer solar power systems as a standard feature on houses it's building in some parts of Florida. The first KB house with rooftop panels will be available next month at its Fisher Plantation development in Apopka, Fla., George Glance, president of KB Home's Central Florida division, said in a phone interview. 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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Sun rises on New York City's highest rooftop solar scheme
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Towering 225 meters above the ground, the skyscraper at 60 Wall Street has just become home to New York City's largest rooftop solar scheme. The building's occupant, Deutsche Bank, confirmed it had switched on 122.4 kilowatts of photovoltaic panels at its American headquarters in a bid to cut its electricity bills and decrease carbon emissions by 100 metric tons a year. More

More solar power after dark
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Two identical parabolic trough based solar farms with thermal storage, which allows for electricity production after dark, have commenced operations in Spain. Valle 1 and Valle 2, located in Cadiz, Spain, were constructed by Torresol Energy, the same venture that built the world's first baseload solar farm, Gemasolar. 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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Recycling solar panels a big money maker?
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Twenty-five is a magic number in the solar industry. Why? Because it is the number of years that most crystalline silicon solar panel manufacturer's warranty the power output of their panels. But what happens next? Although the panels can still technically generate power beyond this point, their power output begins to decrease significantly. More

Toyota 2000GT becomes a solar electric vehicle
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The Toyota 2000GT is a classic for many reasons. The front-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat, hardtop coupe was built between 1967-1970, and only 351 ever saw the street. But those low-slung machines could really move. More
 
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