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Call for Presentations: Speak at SPI 2013 | Oct. 21-24, Chicago
Solar Power International
Share your expertise as a speaker at the leading solar event of the year. Submit your application by April 12 to speak at SPI '13 in Chicago. Contact Cheryl Levitt with application questions. Exhibit space is also still available, although nearly two-thirds aer sold out. Contact Shane Poblete for more information.
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Solar in the spotlight
SEIA and U.S. News & World Report
Most of the attention may be focused on domestic oil and gas production, but it could be solar power that really helps the United States on its path to energy independence. Aside from the high-profile bankruptcy of Solyndra — the solar panel maker that defaulted on a $528 million federal loan in 2011 — the industry has been on a tear over the last couple of years. Solar installations are up more than 75 percent, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, which projects another 65 percent increase in 2013.
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Solar will be 2nd-biggest source of US power added in 2013
Bloomberg
Solar power will be the second-biggest source of generating capacity added to the U.S. electric grid this year, according to Sharp Corp.'s Recurrent Energy unit. Rooftop solar systems can be installed for about $4 a watt, and utility-scale systems for $2 a watt, Recurrent Chief Executive Officer Arno Harris said.
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Apple now powering its cloud with solar panels, fuel cells
GigaOM
Apple's massive solar panel and fuel cell farm are now live and providing clean power for its huge data center in Maiden, N.C. By the end of the year, 60 percent of the power for the data center will come from these sources.
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See related story: Apple owns biggest private solar power system in U.S. (Fox News)


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Ohio lawmakers take up wind, solar energy rule
The Associated Press via The News-Herald
Battle lines are being drawn over whether Ohio should scrap its renewable energy standard, which requires power companies to generate a portion of their electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind. In recent hearings, Ohio Senate Public Utilities Chairman Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, reopened discussions on the 2008 state law, which said utilities must produce 12.5 percent of their electricity from renewables by 2025. The law also set energy efficiency targets to be met by the companies.
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Cleaner power helps fight global warming
NJ Spotlight
With more frequent extreme weather likely in the future, the state needs to step up efforts to promote cleaner ways of producing electricity, according to clean energy advocates and a prominent legislator. A study from the Solar Energy Industries Association reported that New Jersey had passed a major milestone, with 1 gigawatt of electricity produced by solar systems in the state, enough to power 139,000 homes. The same study, however, noted that the state has slipped behind California and Arizona in the number of solar installations.
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Solar power, now thriving in North Carolina, under cloud as
GOP proposes reforms

Charlotte Observer
To appreciate the explosive growth of solar power in North Carolina, consider the state of the solar industry six years ago. Solar energy was so unusual that most residents had never seen a photovoltaic panel here. North Carolina now ranks fifth in the nation for solar energy production, and the state is projected by the Solar Energy Industries Association to move up to fourth place this year.
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Commentary: A job-killing 'energy' act
The News & Observer
If the General Assembly wants to establish itself as the most business unfriendly, anti-jobs and anti-growth legislature in the nation, it will pass the Affordable and Reliable Energy Act. According to one writer, the energy is anything but.
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Utilities facing a 'mortal threat' from solar
The Wall Street Journal
Traditional transmission and distribution utilities will have to deal with distributed solar power, and it won't be a pretty fight, according to David Crane, president and chief executive of NRG Energy, a large independent power producer.
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NRG skirts utilities taking solar panels to US rooftop
Bloomberg
NRG Energy Inc., the biggest power provider to U.S. utilities, has become a renegade in the $370 billion energy-distribution industry by providing electricity directly to consumers. Bypassing its utility clients, NRG is installing solar panels on rooftops of homes and businesses and, in the future, will offer natural gas-fired generators to customers to kick in when the sun goes down, Chief Executive Officer David Crane said.
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Bill would create solar monopoly in Georgia
Athens Banner-Herald
Some Georgia lawmakers said their bill will result in lower electricity rates and more jobs for rural Georgia by creating a monopoly for the sale of solar power. Rep. Rusty Kidd, an independent from Milledgeville, Ga., said the bipartisan bill he introduced, House Bill 657, taps the benefits of a renewable resource.
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Solar in the spotlight
SEIA and U.S. News & World Report
Most of the attention may be focused on domestic oil and gas production, but it could be solar power that really helps the United States on its path to energy independence. Aside from the high-profile bankruptcy of Solyndra — the solar panel maker that defaulted on a $528 million federal loan in 2011 — the industry has been on a tear over the last couple of years. Solar installations are up more than 75 percent, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, which projects another 65 percent increase in 2013.

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Solar is cheaper than coal in New Mexico
Sustainable Business
Although new solar plants can't yet compete on price with legacy coal plants, we are nearing the point where their economics look better than those for new coal plants. That's happening in New Mexico, where First Solar plans to sell solar electricity from its new 50-megawatt Macho Springs project to El Paso Electric Co. at 5.79 cents per kilowatt-hour.

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World's largest solar power towers to rise in California
Renew Economy
Two leading solar innovators have teamed up to build the world's largest solar power towers in California, and we can all thank Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar for that. Abengoa and BrightSource Energy are the two companies involved in the project, a 500-megawatt, utility-scale behemoth called the Palen Solar Electric Generating System.

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Solar industry leaders join to develop standardized documentation for
solar securitization

Clean Technica
U.S. wind, solar and renewable energy businesses as a whole grew substantially in 2012, for the first time creating more generating capacity than that produced from conventional energy sources. All this despite facing a variety of headwinds — including political, fossil fuel and utility industry opposition; cut-throat competition; and a slow, gradual economic recovery.
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Solar industry continues growth in Hawaii despite new
restrictions on tax credits

Honolulu Civil Beat
Hawaii's solar industry continues to soar despite new tax credit rules that went into effect at the beginning of this year. Critics warned that the new rules — which limit the number of credits that can be claimed on solar arrays — would cripple sales and lead to widespread layoffs among solar companies. However, data from Hawaii's Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism so far suggests otherwise.
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Massachusetts may expand solar energy requirements
WWLP-TV
Massachusetts is set to generate 250 megawatts of solar energy four years ahead of the state's 2017 goal. Clean energy advocates told officials at the state's Department of Energy Resources hearing how the progress has benefited electricity customers.
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