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A measured rebuttal to China over solar panels
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The U.S. Department of Commerce recently said that it would impose tariffs on solar panels imported from China after concluding that the Chinese government provided illegal export subsidies to manufacturers there. The tariffs were smaller, at 2.9 to 4.73 percent, than some American industry executives had expected. At that size, their effect on the market could be limited. But additional tariffs could be imposed in May, when the Commerce Department is scheduled to decide whether China is dumping solar panels into the United States at prices below their actual cost. More



Watch PV America day 1 general session
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Gen. Wesley Clark opened the conference with an informative discussion on sustainability business practices and the role of the solar industry in a modern economy. SEIA's Rhone Resch and SEPA's Julia Hamm spoke on the state of the U.S. solar industry and utility engagement in solar. Watch the broadcast online.

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


Solar Power International call for speakers now open — due April 6
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Solar Power International is the educational event of the year for the solar energy industry. Submit your application and join thought leaders as they share their ideas, innovations and expertise in Orlando, Fla. You may submit up to three different proposals for review. Learn more and apply.



Installations of solar energy systems double
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When it comes to solar power, more and more Americans are seeing the light. Installations of solar energy systems in the U.S. more than doubled in 2011, according to a new report, fueled in part by declining solar panel costs. The U.S. added a record 1,855 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity in 2011, a 109 percent increase versus the year prior, said GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, a national trade group. 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.
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Solar's $10 billion potential
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The annual dollar amount of the potential rooftop solar installations being proposed to customers by Clean Power Finance's national network of 1,550 installers is $10 billion. Clean Power Finance is enabling this multibillion dollar deal creation by providing small businesses like roofing or electrical contractors with the ability to offer their customers high-quality solar power proposals including attractive pricing options. Clean Power Finance's network of installers is extremely powerful and can even compete with coal power plants on volume More


Arguson

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. www.arguson.com
Christopher Associates - Your Solar Solution

Christopher Associates, Inc. is your source for industry-leading Solar Solutions. We distribute the world’s top-selling PV module manufacturing materials and equipment.
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US Army trains for combat with solar power
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Solar-powered military units operating in war zones are the next move for the U.S. Army's Net Zero program, which is gathering steam this spring. Last year, the Army began issuing backpack solar kits to soldiers in Afghanistan for operations on the go, and now the program is ramping it up a level with hybrid solar and wind power equipment designed to provide enough energy to help power small remote outposts. More



RGS Energy and Smart Energy Capital join forces to provide a comprehensive solar financing, development and installation solution
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RGS Energy, the commercial division of Real Goods Solar, and Smart Energy Capital recently announced the creation of RGS Energy Capital, a unique partnership that will provide a streamlined development, financing and installation process for commercial solar projects. With current access to more than $150 million in project capital from multiple project funds, RGS Energy Capital is actively marketing solar power purchase agreements nationwide to a wide range of commercial, educational, government and nonprofit entities. 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 process...in a lightweight, compact design… ensures years of stable, reliable power. And coming next quarter: Made In U.S.A.  MORE


New report: Solar could be on 100 million roofs and at grid parity by 2021
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By 2021, 100 million U.S. residents could have solar on their roofs and be paying less for the electricity provided by those systems than what they can get from the grid. That's according to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's new report, "Rooftop Revolution: Changing Everything with Cost-Effective Solar." The report focuses on how U.S. rooftops could house more than 61 gigawatts of solar power that's at grid parity. 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

SECUSOL
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.


Plug-and-play solar modules 1st of their kind
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Westinghouse Solar is introducing its new Instant Connect module which is intended to further simplify the installation of photovoltaics. It's the next generation in a line of integrated photovoltaic products the company has introduced to reduce the amount of time and complexity of installing photovoltaic solar on roofs. More



Solar power demand surges in New Orleans
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VideoBriefDemand for solar energy is surging in New Orleans. It's up about 3,000 percent. In 2007, 10 Entergy customers used solar power. In 2011, demand jumped to 300. And in the first few months of 2012, more than 500 solar power applications were filed with Entergy. More


EXPERIENCE TOMORROW'S PHOTOVOLTAICS TODAY

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.
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Bonding & Grounding Facts

For the facts on Field Modification of UL Classified Tray, download Legrand/Cablofil’s new Technical Guide and White Paper.
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City of Raleigh, NC, opens new 10-acre solar power facility
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The city of Raleigh, N.C., which has long been an innovator in terms of energy leadership, is touting the opening of a brand new solar power facility located on city government property. In addition to LED lighting, electric car chargers and solar powered lights, the city can now boast of a large solar power facility. Although located on city property, the solar arrays were privately funded and the project was built at no cost to taxpayers. 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!
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Simply Slide In Your Modules

Efficiently install over 30kW in a day with the PV Racking “No Clamp” system. Pitched roof & ground mount solutions. Learn more at www.pvracking.us.


Solar power era dawns for NBA's Phoenix Suns
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While the bright lights, JumboTrons and disposable beer cups make NBA basketball games far from an eco-friendly event, one team is trying to take a bite out of their own carbon footprint. The Phoenix Suns celebrated their new 227-kilowatt solar system, made possible through a partnership with Arizona Public Service and the city of Phoenix. In a city boasting the highest average number of sunny days each year, it only makes sense that Phoenix's basketball team be both named after and powered by the sun. More
 
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