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US solar market poised for growth
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With five of the most tumultuous months in solar history behind it, the United States market is poised for major growth. That was the message Shayle Kann, managing director of the solar division of GTM Research, shared with several hundred solar industry representatives in his opening remarks at the Solar Power Generation USA conference in Las Vegas. The U.S. has installed about 5 to 7 percent of the world's solar every year since 2005, Kann said. More

Top 10 fastest-growing solar cities in California announced by SunRun, PV Solar Report
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San Jose, Bakersfield and Simi Valley rounded out the top three fastest-growing solar cities in California based on a report released by SunRun and PV Solar Report. The top ten California cities all demonstrated that they had added more home solar systems in 2011 than other California cities. Lancaster, Fresno, Corona, Murrieta, Rocklin, Hemet and Apple Valley completed the top ten list. More

AUO's US-made solar solutions ready, with 9 megawatt solar power project in Pennsylvania school district successfully acquired
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AU Optronics, the global leading display and solar solutions provider, announced that it is ready to provide its customers with U.S.-made solar solutions. The progress enriches AUO's global solar module capacity to span across Europe, America and Asia. It also makes AUO one of the few international suppliers capable of offering U.S.-made solar solutions. Further development in the U.S. market has been marked by the acquisition of a nine megawatt solar power project in the Pennsylvania school district, which will be the largest solar power plant in Pennsylvania as well as one of the largest school district projects nationwide. More

SolarTech Solar Leadership Summit
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March 7-8 | San Jose, Calif.
The Solar Foundation co-presents the SolarTech Solar Leadership Summit, where key speakers include FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff and CARB Chairman Mary Nichols.

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

SEIA Siting and Permitting Seminar
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April 24-25 | Las Vegas
Securing access to a suitable site is just the first step in the solar siting and permitting process. There are several key factors to consider: building on public vs. private land, environmental impact, state and local policies and more. The SEIA Siting and Permitting Seminar will educate solar project developers and financiers on best practices for the siting and permitting of utility-scale solar power projects. The seminar will also provide government officials with an introduction to solar power technologies and the siting issues facing developers today. Learn more and register.

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.

Solarhybrid and Solar Millennium finalize takeover deal
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Following months of negotiations, Germany's Solarhybrid AG has acquired Solar Millennium AG's U.S. photovoltaic pipeline. Under the deal, Solarhybrid has taken over project holding companies Solar Millennium Capital GmbH and SM USA 2 GmbH. In addition to receiving the aforementioned project pipeline, Solarhybrid now also holds a 70 percent stake in Solar Trust of America LLC. "All intercompany loans and other receivables from Solar Millennium AG to its U.S. subsidiaries were also acquired," said Solarhybrid in a recent statement. More

Vivint Solar, Clean Power Finance partner to offer consumers affordable solar financing
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Vivint Solar, a leader in simple, affordable solar solutions, is partnering with Clean Power Finance to bring more affordable financing options to homeowners interested in clean energy. As a leading provider of residential financing for the solar industry, Clean Power Finance will provide unparalleled support, enabling both organizations to expand into more markets throughout the United States. More

Growatt Inverters Lead the Industry

A new leader has emerged! Growatt Solar Inverters provide the highest energy efficiency and performance - ranked in Top 5% - and lowest cost-per-watt in the industry. The advanced circuitry and superior manufacturing a lightweight, compact design… ensures years of stable, reliable power. And coming next quarter: Made In U.S.A.  MORE

National Solar Power announces 3rd giant photovoltaic project in Florida
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National Solar Power is continuing in its efforts to catch up with the solar markets in New Jersey and California. The company recently announced its third utility-scale photovoltaic farm in the Sunshine State. This time, the company announced plans to build a photovoltaic farm in Liberty County, Fla. It's the third project the company has announced since September 2011. 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.
The sun on your side
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.

Solar incentives fueling growth in Massachusetts    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The country has seen growing interest in solar power from a growing range of locales as more and more states put effort into making solar available to more people. The earlier states to really invest in solar incentives, from California to Colorado to New Jersey, have already seen major growth in solar installations over the past few years. But now a new wave of states are moving steadily into the solar sector. More

DOE approved 7 solar power projects in 2011
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The Department of Energy approved a total of seven solar power projects toward the end of 2011, according to records of the department. DOE records showed that the seven projects have a total generating capacity of 190.08 megawatts. As of Dec. 16, the DOE approved the projects of Energy Logics Philippines, Youil Renewable Energy, Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc. and PhilNewEnergy Inc. 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.
Bonding & Grounding Facts

For the facts on Field Modification of UL Classified Tray, download Legrand/Cablofil’s new Technical Guide and White Paper.

Honda and BMW installing solar panels at auto facilities
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Honda and BMW are among the latest auto manufacturers to begin incorporating on-site solar electricity generation at some of their facilities. Honda has been installing solar power generation systems at its operations in various locations around Japan, so far reaching a combined capacity of 3.3 megawatts. 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 startups set new power records
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If solar startups Alta Devices and Semprius were in the server business, one would be developing a deluxe high-powered server while the other would be stringing thousands of Linux boxes together. Both approaches, though, are showing promise at bringing the cost of solar power down. Alta Devices said it set the record for the most efficient solar cell, able to convert 23.5 percent of sunlight into electricity. The University of California at Berkeley spinout said the efficiency mark, verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is a step toward commercializing its novel solar technology. More
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