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    Cabinet official praises opening of nation's 1st solar field on public land near Primm, Nev.
    Las Vegas Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Wearing his trademark cowboy hat, blue jeans and a Bureau of Land Management bolo tie, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar celebrated the opening of the first large-scale solar installation to begin operation on federal lands. Salazar took a brief tour among the hundreds of thousands of panels that make up the Silver State North Solar project, which covers nearly 600 acres of federal land near Primm, Nev. More



    EPIA: Asia to overtake Europe as global solar power grows
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The world's solar power generating capacity will grow by between 200 and 400 percent over the next five years, with Asia and other emerging markets overtaking leadership from Europe, a European industry association announced. "Europe has dominated the global photovoltaic market for years, but the rest of the world clearly has the biggest potential for growth," the European Photovoltaic Industry Association said in its market outlook until 2016. The fastest photovoltaic capacity growth is expected in China and India, followed by the southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa in the next five years, said the report distributed at a photovoltaic conference in northern Italy. More

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    Solar energy following similar incentivization path as fossil fuels
    SolarIndustryMag.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar energy is following the same path to commercialization as other traditional energy sources spurred by federal incentives, according to a new study from the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The study, which was funded by a grant from the Solar Energy Industries Association, also estimates that the U.S. solar sector could employ hundreds of thousands of Americans by the end of the decade. Like oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear and all other traditional energy sources, solar has received support from the federal government to promote its usage. More



    Solar energy installation completed at Hawaii high school
    REVE    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A 122.675-kilowatt installation at Aiea High School in Aiea, Hawaii, completed by Hawaii Pacific Solar marks the first of many installations to come in Hawaii for the Energy Department and Hawaii Pacific Solar. The Energy Department and Hawaii Pacific Solar selected Conergy to supply quality products and RC Energy to secure funding for the projects. With this installation, Aiea High School will realize a substantial cost savings on its current energy usage. The school is estimated to save more than $500,000 over the 20-year life of the photovoltaic system. More


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    Will solar windows transform buildings to energy producers?
    Yale University    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you picture the glittering glass skyscrapers that dot America's cities, it becomes clear why the idea of using that vast window space to generate solar power is gaining traction. In 2009 alone, 437 million square feet of windows were installed in nonresidential buildings in the U.S. That many square feet of standard solar panels would generate around 4 gigawatts of power, roughly the total installed solar capacity in the U.S. today. More



    Heineken breweries go solar
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Heinken's solar installations on four of its breweries are cutting costs, reducing carbon and helping the company achieve its sustainability goals. At the Heineken brewery in Göss, Austria, solar panels will heat malt and water, contributing roughly 18 percent of the energy requirement of the initial mashing process. The Göss brewery already derives 35 percent of its energy needs from district heating from the nearby sawmill that produces hot water for heating, using wood chips. The sawmill burns woodchips and supplies the steam via a pipeline to the brewery. 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


    The Solar Foundation's Summer Solstice Party
    The Solar Foundation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    June 22 | Washington, D.C.
    Tickets and sponsorships are now available for The Solar Foundation's annual rooftop fundraising event. Proceeds support The Solar Foundation's research and education efforts.
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    It begins with SolarBridge Pantheon™ microinverters. Integrated directly on the panel, SolarBridge microinverters enable roof-ready AC modules—cutting installation times by up to 30%. AC modules powered by SolarBridge generate 25% more energy harvest than DC systems and come with an end-to-end 25-year warranty.
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    Celebrating 25 years of Development
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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


    How BrightSource's solar power plant reduces its footprint
    Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Gamblers barreling up Interstate 15 on their way to Las Vegas next year will encounter an odd sight to their left: three 40-story towers rising from the desert, surrounded by thousands of mirrors and glowing like giant lamps. The $2.2 billion Ivanpah, Calif., solar power plant is expected to be the largest concentrated solar plant in the world. It creates electricity not with black photovoltaic solar panels, but with thousands of mirrors, called heliostats, that bounce the sun's rays onto a tower. More

    LADBS Approves RITEK Solar 300W
    Los Angeles, CA -
    RITEK SOLAR USA, manufacturer of high performance solar panels produced in Taiwan with Los Angeles warehouse, gets its 300W monocrystalline (MM300T) panels approved by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety (LADBS) for the Step Up on Vine Street project in Hollywood. Ritek MM300T. . .


    Concentrated solar power market set to double by 2020
    Earth & Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Concentrated solar power may trace its roots to when Leonardo da Vinci first conceived a parabolic mirror concentrator to heat water, but the technology's future may be brighter than ever. According to a Pike Research study, the market as a whole will more than double from $2.1 billion in 2012 to $4.8 billion in 2020. Like many other forms of renewable electricity generation, concentrated solar power projects have been slowed by austerity measures across the world. But Pike researchers say the current concentrated solar power surge, which began in earnest around 2004, is merely paused at the moment. More


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    Fire station benefits from solar panels
    The Spectrum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Cedar City Fire Department in Cedar City, Utah, recently invited community leaders to tour Fire Station No. 1, where an $88,888 grant from Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky renewable energy program allowed for an array of solar panels to be installed. The panels are expected to reduce power costs at the station by as much as 50 percent, said Cedar City Fire Marshal Mike Phillips. Tom Heaton, customer and community manager for Rocky Mountain Power, said the Blue Sky funding comes from 33,000 voluntary customers in Utah who participate by contributing money into a fund. More



    New Jersey school builds 6-megawatt ground-mounted photovoltaic plant
    SolarServer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    On May 4, SolarWorld announced that it has supplied solar photovoltaic panels for a 6.1-megawatt power plant at The Lawrenceville School's bucolic campus in Lawrenceville, N.J. The ground-mounted photovoltaic system, which is located on 30 acres of school-owned farm land, features 24,934 SolarWorld photovoltaic panels mounted on single-axis trackers to maximize solar power production. More


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    Clovis, Calif., unveils $3.4 million solar project for police, fire departments
    The Fresno Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    City officials of Clovis, Calif., have unveiled a $3.4 million solar project that will help power the headquarters of the city's police and fire departments. The solar panels for the 70,000-square-foot building have been operating since last month. It's the largest public solar project in Clovis. The project is being paid for with a 14-year, 3 percent interest loan of $953,238 from the California Energy Commission and a second, city-financed 20-year loan for $2.45 million at 4.95 percent interest. More

    Franklin, Tenn., solar array is energized as plans to expand develop
    The Tennessean    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    With first solar array in Franklin, Tenn., now converting sunlight into electricity, plans are already afoot to add more panels to its first cluster and lease more unused city property for other solar arrays. Mayor Ken Moore, Tennessee Valley Authority officials and others connected the 940 solar panels atop part of a former sludge field at Franklin's wastewater plant to the electrical equipment necessary to turn the panels' sunshine into electrical power. Franklin believes this sliver of otherwise unusable land will net more than $400,000 total during the course of a 20-year contract with Nashville-based Energy Source Partners, the company that installed the panels. More
     
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