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Solar industry learns lessons in Spanish sun
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Two years ago, this gritty mining city hosted a brief 21st-century gold rush. Long famous for coal, Puertollano discovered another energy source it had overlooked: the relentless, scorching sun. Armed with generous incentives from the Spanish government to jump-start a national solar energy industry, the city set out to replace its failing coal economy by attracting solar companies, with a campaign slogan: "The Sun Moves Us." More

MEMC's SunEdison unit to build Italian solar plant, Europe's biggest
St. Louis Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Italian government issued final approval to MEMC's SunEdison division to develop and build a 72-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant near Rovigo, in northeastern Italy. The plant is expected to be Europe's largest photovoltaic solar power plant when it's completed. More

First Solar starts 30MW power project for Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy
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First Solar's Cimarron I Solar Project, which is adjacent to the Vermejo Park Ranch in northern New Mexico has been sold to Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy for an undisclosed sum. More

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U.S. Navy awards $200 million contract for solar PV power plants in Southwest
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The U.S. Navy awarded a $200 million contract to construct solar photovoltaic power plants producing up to 40 megawatts of electricity at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the Southwest. The Navy contract is the latest development in the U.S. military's move to dramatically increase the use of solar electricity at its facilities across the country. More

Things are looking bright for top solar-power stocks
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Solar-energy stock prices have been falling for about two years. Once viewed as the newest and greenest energy source, solar power has become less popular with investors. They gradually realized that it is far from competitive with conventional energy sources on price, and that it accounts for less than 1 percent of U.S. electricity generation. More

Solar power for buses
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SunPods Inc., a California-based manufacturer of modular, fully integrated and tested solar power generation systems, and Bauer Intelligent Transportation, a leading provider of chauffeured green transportation, recently teamed up to create what they say is the "first solar power-assist system for buses." And the system was developed in less than six weeks. More

Solar power could provide 10 percent of U.S. energy
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The U.S. could source 10 percent of its electricity from solar power by 2030, a report said, winning support from a US lawmaker who wants to boost the number of U.S. solar panels. The report, produced by the independent environmental group Environment America, was presented to Congress with backing from Senator Bernie Sanders who in February introduced legislation to install 10 million solar panels across the U.S. within a decade. More

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Solar photovoltaic market grew 6 percent in 2009
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Global Solar photovoltaic installations reached 6.43GW in 2009, an increase of 6 percent over 2008, according to a new report from Solarbuzz, which was recently acquired by The NPD Group. According to the market research firm, this is a new record for installations and generated $38 billion in global revenues. More

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