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10 million solar roof law, stuck in Congress, could get boost from DOE program
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The Department of Energy's new SunShot Initiative to make solar energy as cheap as coal has given fresh hope to industry enthusiasts. And it may even give life to a nearly dead effort in Congress to put solar panels and water heaters on 10 million of America's roofs by 2020. More



Clouds part for solar start-up Willard & Kelsey
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It's taken a while to get there, but Willard & Kelsey Solar Group LLC contends it is on the verge of a breakthrough. After nearly three years of delays in its announced production schedule, the Perrysburg, Ohio, solar panel manufacturer started commercial production last month. More

Sustainability efforts energize Northeast Ohio's solar panel industry
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It may have started out as a trendy idea, but alternative energy and sustainability has become a legitimate industry. Improved energy efficiency, waste reduction, and the use of clean-energy technologies like solar and wind energy are just some of the changes that the "green" movement encourages. More



Americans love green energy, but will they pay for it?
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Raised on the gospel of recycling, 40-year-old Jordan Thau, father of three, schleps his own bags to the supermarket, avoids buying water in plastic bottles, tries to purchase locally produced food and wine, and raves about his 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid. But he balked at the idea of spending $10,000 or so on solar panels when he recently added a second story to his Los Angeles home. In the end, Thau opted not to cut the check -- at least not yet. More

US investing more in solar energy
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In 2008, solar power accounted for just 1 percent of energy in the United States. Now, it seems like solar farms are sprouting up everywhere, partly in thanks to federal support. In July, President Obama awarded $1.85 billion in loan funding to two solar companies -- Abengoa Solar and Abound Solar Manufacturing -- tasked with building solar farms in the United States. More

Schuco to Attend AHR Show

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Lobbyists help lower corporate tax rates for companies investing in alternative energy
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The alternative energy heavy NextEra Energy already had six different firms helping it lobby on tax policy when it brought Akin Gump Straus Hauer and Feld, one of the three biggest lobbying firms in Washington over the past decade, into the fray in the last months of 2010. A tax fight was gearing up and NextEra Energy, along with other companies, sought to preserve newly won tax breaks that have helped to push their tax burdens to among the lowest in the nation. More

Will the new Congress help or hurt the renewable energy industry?
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Executive Directors from North America's leading renewable energy industry associations -- including solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal -- will discuss federal and state policy and finance issues during a special plenary session on Wednesday, March 10, 2011 as part of Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America at the Tampa Convention Center. More

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The next hot space for solar: Landfills
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When solar first began catching on, many residents and business-owners began realizing that their rooftops were an untapped asset. A similar transformation is occurring with solar development in "brownfields," or property in the presence, or potential presence, of a hazardous substance (most commonly town landfills). More

Rebate shortages cloud solar projects
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Florida Power & Light Co. can recoup from customers the full $70 million cost of its new solar plant at Kennedy Space Center. Mark Napoli, on the other hand, will get back in government rebates only about half the $44,000 cost of the solar system he installed on his Palm Bay home. More

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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.
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How 'American' are your solar panels?
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The U.S. Department of Energy's loan-guarantee program -- part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) -- has had an undeniably positive effect on solar project deployment and equipment manufacturing in the U.S. However, ARRA qualification requirements have often been a source of confusion for developers and manufacturers. More
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Busch Introduces New COBRA Dry Screw Vacuum Pumps

Busch launched a new range of dry screw, single-stage vacuum pumps suited for processes in solar and semiconductor industries. The COBRA DS series maximizes production uptime, reduces energy consumption and provides a high ROI.

These pumps are capable of advanced monitoring and interfacing between the pump and the process tool. Monitoring of water and nitrogen flow, motor speed, motor current and many others parameters is possible. MORE
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Why the US needs a comprehensive energy policy
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In his 2011 State of the Union speech and in dozens of recent public appearances, President Obama has talked up clean energy, setting a goal for the United States to produce a whopping 80 percent of its electricity from "clean energy sources" (including nuclear, natural gas, and "clean(er) coal") by 2035. It's an ambitious, welcome goal. But how realistic is it without a comprehensive energy policy pushing wind, solar, biofuels, and other renewables? Jeremy Shere spoke with Bruce Bailey, CEO of the renewable energy consultancy firm AWS Truepower about the importance of a national energy policy. More

Belmont, Calif., lands solar company with 500 jobs
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Belmont, Calif., has scored its second major technology company of the past seven months, this time attracting a solar firm that plans to bring up to 500 jobs to the city. SunEdison plans to move its international headquarters from Maryland to an empty office space in a complex at 600 Clipper Drive, just east of Highway 101 and south of the Foster City limits. More

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Campbell Soup to build 9.8MW solar array
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Campbell Soup Company announced plans to build photovoltaic solar array that will provide roughly 15 percent of the electricity needs at the company's largest plant in Napoleon, Ohio. More

Alaska building turns to solar power
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Even in states not usually associated with getting a healthy dose of the sun's rays, solar power may be gaining a foothold with some companies. A building in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, during the 1950s will soon be outfitted with solar panels, making it one of the few clean energy projects of its type in the entire state, according to a report from the Anchorage Daily News. More

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Global solar power growth doubled in 2010: study
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The world added about 16 gigawatts of new solar photovoltaic power in 2010, double the growth seen a year earlier, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association told Reuters. More

University of Maryland announces large-scale solar plan
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The University of Maryland at College Park recently unveiled plans to build a large solar power system on rooftops all around its campus, beginning this summer. The Maryland Energy Administration Project Sunburst Initiative selected the university for a sizeable grant related to solar power, and together they will build more than 2,600 solar panels on buildings across campus, according to the school. Part of the system will be installed by the second quarter of 2011 and will be operating on the school's Severn building. 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.
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Solar panels unveiled at New York's Greater Rochester International Airport
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Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks recently announced the completion of a Green Energy Initiative Project at New York's Greater Rochester International Airport. The installation of photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the terminal building has been completed, and will now provide power from the sun to offset electricity purchased from the municipal grid. More

Let there be light: New Canadian cathedral will draw solar power from stained glass
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A different kind of trinity is emerging at Saskatoon's newest cathedral, where the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is combining art, technology and faith in a stunning and environmentally-friendly project. The Holy Family Catholic Church, a $28.5-million cathedral under construction in Saskatoon's northeast, has solar cells embedded in the large stained glass windows that will be installed this spring. More

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Hawaii to get large solar power system
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One of the largest energy concerns in Hawaii will soon benefit from the construction of Oahu's first major solar energy system. IC Sunshine, a subsidiary of Axio Power Holdings, recently announced plans to build the first large-scale photovoltaic solar power system in Oahu, and will then sell the energy generated to the Hawaii Electric Co., according to a report from the Pacific Business News. More


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