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Wells Fargo creates $100 million solar fund for Enfinity America
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Wells Fargo and Co., the most valuable U.S. lender, created a $100 million fund to finance solar-energy projects developed by Enfinity NV's North American unit. The fund for Enfinity America Corp. will support the Atlanta-based company's pipeline of distributed generation photovoltaic projects for commercial, industrial and municipal clients, Wells Fargo said in a statement. More

PowerOptions and SunEdison unveil innovative solar program for Massachusetts nonprofits
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Nonprofit institutions and government entities around Massachusetts will have access to the latest in solar energy technology as well as attractive contract and pricing provisions under an agreement unveiled by PowerOptions and SunEdison. PowerOptions, the state's leading energy buying consortium, chose to partner with SunEdison to deliver on the program which will bring the benefits of cleaner, cost-effective and sustainable solar installations to the state's nonprofit institutions, cities and towns. The selection follows a months-long, vigorous request for approval process in which SunEdison and several other companies vied for the chance to deliver solar energy to the hospital, university, municipality and other members of PowerOptions. More

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.

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

Study: DOD could put 7,000 megawatts of solar on bases — just in California, Nevada
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A new study conducted by ICF International, a consulting firm on behalf of the Department of Defense, shows that the DOD could put seven gigawatts of solar on its military bases in just California and Nevada. That's 30 times more energy than they need and enough power to meet 25 percent of California's renewable energy needs by 2015. 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.

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.

Suntech chief: Solar getting more price-competitive
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Even though falling solar panel prices led to a plunge in solar stocks in 2011, the CEO of U.S.-listed Suntech, the world's largest producer of panels, remains upbeat on the sector, saying it is has now become competitive vis-à-vis other energy sources. Zhengrong Shi told CNBC on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that "10 years ago solar panel prices were about $6 per watt, but now (they) are approaching $1 per watt." More

National Solar Power to build 100 megawatt photovoltaic project in Florida
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National Solar Power announced that it has entered into a development agreement with Liberty County, Fla., to build a 100 megawatt solar photovoltaic project in the county. The Liberty County project will be comprised of up to five 20 megawatt photovoltaic plants, each occupying 80 hectares, and will be adjacent to the company's Gadsden County, Fla., photovoltaic project. As part of the effort to fund these photovoltaic projects, NSP recently announced the creation of Green Infrastructure Partners LLC. More

GE courts turbine customers for solar before wind 'crash'
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General Electric Co. is trying to convince developers that have bought its wind turbines to double down on clean energy by purchasing its solar panels as well, said Vic Abate, who runs the company's renewables unit. Invenergy LLC is planning to install 23 megawatts of GE's thin-film solar panels at a site adjacent to a 210-megawatt wind farm it operates in Illinois with GE turbines. 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

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.
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Our enthusiasm for the sun is as strong as ever. Which is why we develop innovative photovoltaic systems with one goal in mind: for you to save time and money. Let us help you get the sun on your side and earn top marks from your customers.

Gov. Hickenlooper, solar energy leaders to speak at Colorado conference Feb. 9-10
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National solar leaders and hundreds of business executives will convene in Loveland, Colo., to discuss emerging trends and opportunities for continued growth. Solar Power Colorado, the largest B-to-B solar conference and expo in the state, will take place Feb. 9-10 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Loveland. More

Report: Renewable energy deals hit record high in 2011
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Global renewable energy deals climbed 40 percent to a record high of $53.5 billion last year from $38.2 billion in 2010, as solar, wind and energy efficiency overtook hydropower as the main deal drivers for the first time, a recent report said. Historically, hydro power has dominated renewables deal flow, but deals worth $1 billion or more in wind, solar, biomass and energy efficiency have outnumbered hydro, the PriceWaterHouse Coopers report said. More

Inverter and PV System Technology Forum - USA 2012

The conference deals with the special characteristics of the American Inverter and PV System Technology market and will take place on February 27 and 28, 2012 in San Francisco.
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State of The Union address calls for comprehensive energy approach
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Although President Barack Obama's Jan. 24 State of the Union address contained only a singular mention of solar energy, he reiterated his commitment to expanding clean energy project development in the U.S. and ending subsidies to fossil-fuel companies. "We've subsidized oil companies for a century," Obama said. "That's long enough. It's time to end the taxpayer giveaways to an industry that rarely has been more profitable, and double down on a clean energy industry that never has been more promising. Pass clean energy tax credits." No specific details on these tax credits were provided. 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!

Our goal is to surpass the requirements of international certification organizations and to anticipate tomorrow's technical standards. That is our guarantee of a bankable and profitable investment, for the long term.

Solar Decathlon will move to Orange County, Calif., in 2013
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The U.S. Department of Energy's worldwide competition to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient homes will move to Orange County, Calif., in 2013. The biennial Solar Decathlon had been held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., since its inception in 2002. "We wanted to find a way to extend the competition's reach beyond D.C. and showcase energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies across the country," DOE spokeswoman Jen Stutsman said. By moving it to Orange County Great Park, "we'll be able to reach millions of Southern Californians and demonstrate for a new audience the benefits that come with energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies." More

Solar panels to help power Kauffman Stadium    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It might not make a difference in their home run totals or the speed of their pitches, but the Royals are going to be powered by the sun this year at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals and Kansas City Power and Light announced a solar energy partnership and unveiled what they called the largest in-stadium solar array in Major League Baseball. More
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