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SEIA Webinar: Overview of the SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2010
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March 11, 2011
1-2 p.m. EST (10-11 a.m. PST)
Industry data shows 2010 was a breakout year for the U.S. solar market, as installations and manufacturing production experienced record growth and the price of solar installations declined throughout the year. SEIA and GTM Research have gathered a complete account of quarterly trends in the U.S. photovoltaic (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), and solar heating & cooling (SHC) markets. The first U.S. Solar Market Insight Year in ReviewTM, with data through the end of 2010, will be released on March 10. Attend this webinar to hear the topline results and get your questions answered by analysts from GTM Research. Register for the webinar here.

SEIA president testifies before US House energy committee to oppose program funding cuts
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Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, delivered testimony before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade at a hearing titled "Made in America: Innovations in Job Creation and Economic Growth." More

Green tech gets serious
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Something big is shifting in the business of the environment. Yesterday's clean fun has become today's Clean War. Not long ago, talk of powering economic growth with less fossil fuel came mostly from Madison Avenue and the Birkenstock crowd. Not anymore. More

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Solar development plan to undergo scrutiny
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A plan by the federal government to build a massive solar power generation system on public land in Colorado is set for a public hearing before proceeding. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to lease about 22 million acres of publicly-owned land in Summit County, Colorado, to develop renewable energy projects including a large solar generation system, according to a report from the Summit Voice. More

FPL commissions world's first hybrid solar power plant
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March 5 saw the inauguration of Florida Light & Power's Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center in western Martin County, Fla. The facility is a 75MW, 500-acre farm of more than 190,000 solar thermal mirrors, connected to an existing CCGT plant, capable of producing dispatchable power while generating significantly lower carbon emissions than conventional gas-fired facilities. More

Discounts Available for 2011 Solar Leadership Summit
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SEIA's charitable research arm, The Solar Foundation, has partnered with SolarTech to present its 2011 Solar Leadership Summit in Santa Clara, Calif., on March 29 and 30. The Summit features over 70 expert speakers on creating market-based solutions to accelerate the widespread adoption of solar. This is a conference you don't want to miss. Early-bird registration has ended, but the first 50 people to donate $50 or more to The Solar Foundation will receive a 20 percent discount coupon (valued at $140)! To get your discount coupon and help support The Solar Foundation (a national 501(c)(3) research and education nonprofit) contact Andrea Luecke at or (202) 469-3732. More

Clean energy financing sought
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Energy-efficiency advocates from across the country will gather in Palm Desert today and Friday for a conference on how to overcome federal opposition to clean energy financing programs such as Palm Desert's that aim at helping property owners install rooftop solar and other energy-efficient equipment. More

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A shifting urban landscape embraces the solar panel
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Two-by-five foot solar panels have been appearing on telephone poles throughout Hudson and Bergen Counties as a New Jersey-based power company attempts to green its energy sources by installing roughly 200,000 panels in the area. More
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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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A solar map of the New York skyline
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As part of an effort to convince more New Yorkers to install solar panels on rooftops, the City University of New York has created a color coded digital map of the city that identifies which buildings and roofs get the most sunlight. More

Maryland revised solar energy grant program
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Thanks largely to its solar energy grant and solar renewable energy credit programs, Maryland is a great place to go solar. The state recently updated the application process for the grant program, making it easier for homeowners (and businesses) to secure the $500-per-kilowatt rebate that's available to help offset upfront installation costs. More

California school district to debate $8 million solar panel system
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In California, the Temple City Unified School Board is set to set to debate a proposed solar panel system that could help power Temple City High School and save the district $800,000 annually in reduced electricity costs. More


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California utilities failed to meet renewable energy goal in 2010
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California set an ambitious goal for utility companies based in the state to derive 20 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2010; however, California's largest utilities failed to meet that deadline, according to a recently published report. More

Chicago trash cans go solar-powered
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The city of Chicago has signed a deal to buy $2.5 million worth of solar-powered trash compactors for the city's central business district, officials said. The city has contracted with a Massachusetts company for 400 trash compactors for the business district where pedestrian traffic is heavy and trash bins require frequent collections, the Chicago Sun Times reported. More

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Columbia company follows the sun
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Most solar companies merely harness the power of the sun, but now a Columbia company plans to track it, too. Advanced Technology & Research is on the verge of rolling off its production line its Solar Pole Tracker, which incorporates solar panels with GPS technology to follow the sun throughout the day. More

New gel boosts solar panel efficiency
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In a perfect world, 100 percent of the sunlight shining onto a solar panel would be converted into electricity. If this were the case, humanity could finally consign fossil fuel energy sources to history as relics of a backward age, before renewable energy provided all the power we could ever need. More

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Power's there, say solar proponents
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There's enough sunshine during one day in Florida to produce energy to supply the state for one year. Solar power, though, generates only about 2 percent of all the state's power, according to the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association. More

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