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Maryland Sanitary District considers solar power    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Somerset County Sanitary District in Maryland is currently considering installing solar energy systems at two of its facilities to save money on electricity costs and reduce environmental impacts. The cost of electricity at the two sewage treatment plants could drop considerably if the Somerset County Sanitary District approves the solar panels. Electricity costs more than $29,000 a year at one of the plants. More

Los Angeles City Council approves solar energy plan allowing property owners to sell power back to DWP
LA Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a pilot plan to let the Department of Water and Power buy back solar energy from property owners who have installed solar panels on their homes and businesses. The power will be purchased through a feed-in tariff program, and the city is expected to sign contracts with 60 local commercial and residential property owners to buy about 75 megawatts of energy. More

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

Arizona Public Service to use state land for solar plant
The Arizona Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Arizona State Land Department will earn $10 million during a 35-year lease for its first solar power plant, a Yuma, Ariz., project that will power the Arizona Public Service Company. The department and the utility announced the project recently, marking the first time state trust lands have been auctioned for a solar development. The department also recently secured a lease for a second solar project west of Phoenix. More

Why distributed solar power is crucial
Power Engineering Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sunlight is omnipresent. Why centralize well-distributed energy into a multi-megawatt solar farm and redistribute it, losing 25 percent in transmission? Distributed solar power generation is the opposite of centralized generation. In centralized generation, electricity is generated at central power plants that are sometimes located hundreds of kilometers away from the load center where the consumers are located. More


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Photovoltaic Adhesive & Sealant Solutions
ADCO Kömmerling’s HelioBond® & HelioSeal® product lines provide superior adhesion and sealing properties for the construction and installation of photovoltaic modules. MORE

Better Spanish wine through solar power
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Traditionally, it's been said the quality of a wine comes down to just a few key factors — a vineyard's soil, the variety of grape selected and most importantly, the climate a producer is blessed with each particular year. Too hot and the grape will singe on the vine. Too humid and rotting can set it. More

Solar energy inspiration from butterflies
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Butterfly wings are not just beautiful. They are also sophisticated collectors of solar energy that help butterflies stay warm, and researchers say that their structure could provide valuable clues into developing better solar technology. "Light manipulation and light-harvesting abilities are important for the performance of solar energy devices," said Tongxiang Fan, a materials scientist at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China who is leading the effort. 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

Exelon taps federal loan for solar power deal
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Exelon Corp. said that money from a federal loan backing construction of the giant Antelope Valley solar farm near Los Angeles has started to flow. The Chicago-based utility bought the project from First Solar Inc. and will pay the solar company to build and operate the plant in a deal valued at as much as $1.36 billion. Exelon spokesman Paul Elsberg said the company was drawing down funds from $646 million in loans that the Energy Department had approved for the project, although he declined to say how much. 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.
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For 25 years enXco has been a trusted partner in generating sustainable solar energy solutions. As part of a global organization with utility-scale plants across North America, we bring a depth of experience and expertise to every project. MORE

Greece urged to sell virtual solar power to help EU meet goals
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Greece, planning a 20 billion-euro solar venture, would do well to sell the power virtually to help other European countries offset more polluting generation, according to an adviser to the project. Greece could strike energy-purchase deals whereby nations buy output from the Helios venture without actually taking delivery of the power, said Alex Papalexopoulos, chief executive officer of energy consultants Ecco International Inc. The transaction, essentially an investment in renewable energy abroad, can help buyers meet clean power goals at home, he said. More

Salt: Secret ingredient to making solar energy work
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The solar thermal power plant business is all about big: square miles of mirrors in the desert that surround 600-foot towers to generate massive megawatts of electricity for multibillion dollar price tags. Big Solar's ability to compete against fossil fuels, though, could come down to grains of salt. More


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Fossil fuel power plant owner Tenaska moves into solar with project by First Solar
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tenaska, a longtime developer of fossil fuel-based power plants, has lined up $500 million in loans for its first solar power plant, a 130-megawatt project in California that will supply power to customers of San Diego Gas & Electric, said Tenaska's Chief Financial Officer Greg Van Dyke. The loans will come from nine banks, including the Bank of Toyko-Mitsubishi UFJ, Union Bank, BBVA Compass and DZ Bank. Tenaska has closed the financing for the project, but Van Dyke declined to disclose the project's overall cost. Tenaska owns 100 percent of the equity in the project, he added. More

Giant solar farm in Tecate, Mexico, will likely be world's largest concentrated photovoltaic farm
Clean Energy Authority    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Work will soon begin on a 450-megawatt concentrated photovoltaic farm in Tecate, in the Mexican state of Baja California. The project may be the world's largest concentrated photovoltaic plant when completed and could provide power locally and to the U.S. The farm will use SolFocus arrays and will be built and brought online in 50-megawatt segments. Construction on the first 50 megawatts is slated to begin later this year with completion projected for 2016. More

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Cheap, next-generation solar cells could come from corn flakes
CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new generation of low-cost solar cells could be as close as your next bowl of corn flakes if a grad student at Kansas State University has a say in the matter. The doctoral student in chemistry, Ayomi Perera, is working on a new dye-sensitized solar cell that eschews toxic chemicals in favor of a harmless bacteria that commonly occurs in soil and corn flakes. More

Home solar systems are becoming more popular in Massachusetts
The Standard-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While large solar farms are cropping up, smaller projects for homes and businesses are also becoming more common. Roof or ground-mounted panels can save homeowners money while helping the environment. But consumers must first determine if solar makes sense for their property, solar experts say. "We have seen tremendous growth in the number of projects in Massachusetts," said Elizabeth Kennedy, director of the solar program at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. More
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