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President focuses on solar energy during State of the Union speech
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President Obama made the development of cleaner energy a central tenet of his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, a theme he also had stressed in his 2009 address to Congress and the nation. This time, after a year in which more than 50 solar-related companies announced plans to establish or expand manufacturing facilities, the topic drew more bipartisan applause. More

World's largest solar energy plant destined for Arizona
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A 290MW solar photovoltaic facility under construction in Arizona has been given an offer of a $967 million loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy to help its progress in the clean solar-energy space. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the announcement of the conditional offer of the loan guarantee for the facility, which the project's sponsor, the New Jersey-based NRG Solar, predicts will be the largest photovoltaic generation facility in the world when it is completed. More

Rethinking electricity production: The disruptive smart grid
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The smart grid offers ample opportunities to introduce disruptive technologies and disruptive thinking into the electricity supply chain. Indeed, disruptive technologies and services that enable electricity production at the point of consumption or close to the point of consumption are prime examples of how the entire value chain for electricity may alter in the next 20 years. But the generation of electricity in a distributed manner should not presume that consumption must only occur at the point of production. More

Solar energy competitive with oil in Persian Gulf, new energy finance says
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Solar energy may be more attractive than oil-fueled power plants in the Middle East, suggesting governments should encourage sun power and preserve petroleum for export, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said. Persian Gulf nations such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates would benefit more from selling their oil rather than using it to generate discounted electricity, the London-based analysis company said in a statement. More

China tightens rules for solar polysilicon plants, may force consolidation
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China tightened rules for polysilicon factories, a move that may spur consolidation in the country that is the world's largest supplier of solar panels. Under policies announced, new factories must be able to produce more than 3,000 metric tons of polysilicon a year and meet certain efficiency, environmental and financing standards. More

Schuco to Attend AHR Show

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Solar energy class brightens job prospects in emerging field
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Clouds blotted the sky, but 29 students at the University of Memphis thought mainly about the sun and how to capture it. These students began what will be a weeklong course from the Tennessee Solar Institute to learn the basics of solar equipment design and installation. The class is a part of the $62.5 million Volunteer State Solar Initiative devised by former governor Phil Bredesen and paid for with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More

Solar acquisition paying off for powertool giant Hilti
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When powertool giant Hilti Group was looking to expand its North American presence last year, it didn't beef up its old industrial production base. Instead, Hilti followed a growing and lucrative trend in manufacturing: solar power parts. More

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Missouri Senate to reconsider renewable-energy mandate
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Depending on whom you believe, state lawmakers are about to slap Missouri voters in the face -- or rob them blind. The Missouri Senate is poised to debate a resolution that would determine how and where certain utility companies can buy wind and solar power. More

Tucson Electric Power to offer output of new solar project directly to customers
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Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has unveiled a new 1.6 MW PV project and will offer a new program for its customers that allows them to buy the array's solar energy directly from TEP. The array was developed for TEP by Tucson-based SOLON Corp. in the Solar Zone at the University of Arizona's Science and Technology Park in southeast Tucson. The system's output will be sold directly to customers through TEP's new Bright Tucson Community Solar program. More

Citel Inc.

CITEL est. in 1937 specializes in the manufacturing and sale of Surge Protective Devices to its worldwide customers. These devices protect sensitive electronic equipment from destructive transient overvoltages originating from lightning strikes and electrical disturbances.

NYSERDA and PSC announce $250 million for renewable energy projects
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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Public Service Commission has announced that approximately $250 million is available to fund a broad range of renewable energy generation projects that will reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and help build a clean-energy economy in New York State. More
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Florida solar energy center completes new research facility
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The University of Central Florida Solar Energy Center has completed its newest research facility, which is aimed at testing energy improvements in new and existing homes. Initial research at the new facility will focus on energy improvement potentials in vintage Florida homes. More


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Chinese firm focuses on solar energy in America
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U.S.-based Wells Fargo & Company signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China's Baoding Tianwei Group focused on the development and building of solar power products in the United States. The agreement includes potential financial support for Hawaii-based Hoku Corporation, a subsidiary of Tianwei. More

Florida airport installs solar panels
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Gainesville Regional Airport in Florida was recently given the green light by city commissioners to install solar panels and gas stations on their facility. The airport saw its plan approved and it will also provide a $665,000 bike path, according to Florida news provider, the Independent Florida Alligator. Private businesses will be able to rent airport space, which will help support the facility, the news source reported. More

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Jets and Steelers go green with solar energy and recycling program
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Both the Steelers and the Jets have both made big leaps forward in greening their respective franchises. Let's take a look at how these two football heavyweights have been helping to save the environment and conserve energy. More

Cincinnati Zoo will install over 6,000 solar panels
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The Cincinnati Zoo is planning to build a new large canopy of solar panels that will provide one-fifth of its park with energy, according to news provider Eco World. Workers began building the project by installing some of the 6,400 solar panels that will provide the park with energy. The zoo predicts the project will be completed by April 2011. The zoo says the solar project will be the biggest urban solar array that is accessible to United States citizens. 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.

French Quarter homes can now have solar panels
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The New Orleans City Council allowed for the residents of French Quarter to have solar panels installed over the roofs of their homes. The place is known for its development and usage of energy-efficient technologies and the move is considered to be historic in nature. More

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