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First Solar gets needed permit for California project
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First Solar said changes to a construction permit for a giant California solar project had been approved, potentially clearing the way for initial funding of a $646 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE had approved the loan guarantee in September to support the 230-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One project in northern Los Angeles County. More

Borrego Solar completes 3.4-megawatt solar power installation at Edwards Air Force Base
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Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a leading designer, installer and financier of grid-tied government solar photovoltaic systems announced the completion of a 3.4-megawatt solar power installation at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. Comprised of three ground-mounted, single-axis tracking solar farms, the system is the largest military project completed by Borrego Solar to date and demonstrates the value of the company's end-to-end solar power installation services for military facilities. More

PV America West — 3 weeks away
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March 19-21 | San Jose, Calif.
Join 4,000 professionals and policymakers for three days of insightful sessions including net metering, PV international trade update, project financing innovations and North American PV market overview, featuring the upcoming Solar Market Insights 2011 Year in Review report. Learn more. Download the PV America mobile app.

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

Groups look to locally grown solar power to revitalize Ohio communities
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Locally Grown Power and IdealPV are partnering with North End Community Improvement Collaborative to launch the first of what it believes can be a series of local, community-centered and vertically integrated solar photovoltaic businesses. Private and public in nature, NECIC and Locally Grown Power's initial proposal was met with enthusiasm; it addresses several critical issues faced by communities across the county: job creation, local government fiscal problems and the rising overall and true cost of energy amongst them. More

Lightbank invests in commercial solar installer SoCore Energy
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SoCore Energy, a commercial-scale solar installer in Chicago, has raised $4 million in its third round of funding. Investors include Lightbank, I2A Fund and 7wire Ventures, which led the round. The latest round brings SoCore's total capital to $12 million. The company plans to use the cash to expand from its nine U.S. markets to 15 this year and to build its customer base. 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.

Pratt & Whitney shifts some focus to solar energy
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For decades, Pratt & Whitney's buzz-cut image has been molded by its work on engines that power space shuttles and F-16 fighter jets. Now, the venerable aerospace firm is shifting some of its focus to solar power, an area with a decidedly less spit-and-polish vibe. Pratt & Whitney is playing a crucial role in the construction of Crescent Dunes, a $1 billion solar plant in the Nevada desert that promises to create green energy to run air conditioners in Las Vegas. More

Solar garden for Mars Chocolate North America unveiled
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Mars Chocolate North America has unveiled a new solar garden at its Henderson, Nev. chocolate factory. Mars produces M&Ms as well as Las Vegas' Ethel M chocolate and numerous other chocolate and candy options. The new solar project provides the chocolate factory with 100 percent of its electricity. 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

Solar startup plans to hire 100 people for green jobs in San Diego
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VideoBriefA San Diego solar company is working directly with roofers to sell and install its one-of-a kind rooftop systems. It also hopes to hire up to 100 people this year to help with the increased work load. A family in Rancho Penasquitos, Calif., was one of the first to take advantage of the company's solar lease program. With a simple flip of a switch, San Diego's mayor turned on the power of the sun at the Berghage home. "Not only does San Diego have the highest use of residential solar of any other U.S city, we're quickly becoming a hub for innovations in renewable energy," Mayor Jerry Sanders said. 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.

Study points to New York solar energy investments
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Sunny days are ahead for New York as future plans hint toward heavier investments in solar energy within the next decade. As part of the Power New York Act of 2011, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority conducted a study to analyze the state's increased use of solar energy. After creating and analyzing economic and environmental models, the organization reported that fossil fuel consumption could drop by 4 percent and carbon dioxide emission by 3 percent if the state were to increase its solar power to 5,000 megawatts by the year 2025. Currently, New York generates 19 megawatts, according to the report. More

City of Reno, Nev., announces completion of 9 solar installations
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The city of Reno, Nev., is excited to announce the completion of nine solar installations which is anticipated to save the city's general fund $1.6 to $3 million over the next 20 years. The city is now receiving 15 percent to 18 percent of its total power from solar. The nine installations are located at the Reno-Stead Wastewater Plant, the Public Works Corporation Yard, the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, Reno Fire Station 3 on Moana Lane, Reno Fire Station 10 on North Virginia Street, Reno Fire Station 11 on Mae Anne Avenue, the Neil Road complex, Mira Loma Park and the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course. 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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Solar panels provide solar plus data in Austin, Texas
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The University of Texas at Austin has a brand new solar power array on top of its Manor Parking Garage and the roof of a Facilities Complex building. These new installations will bring as much as 305,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy to the table on an annual basis, close to 30 percent of the 1 million kilowatt-hours of energy consumed annually across the eight Facilities Complex buildings. 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 power arrives on time at Tennessee airport
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While airlines are experimenting with biofuels to make the skies greener, the Chattanooga airport in Tennessee is focusing on greening operations on the ground. The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority just completed the first phase of a 3-megawatt solar power project, installing a 1-megawatt solar array to help power airport operations. The 4.5-acre installation features high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules from Atlanta-based solar company Suniva and was implemented by Inman Solar. More
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