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AZZ Galvanizing Services owns and operates 33 hot dip galvanizing facilities serving the after-fabrication steel market coast to coast.


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    Lawmakers bash hurdles to renewable-energy projects
    USA Today    Share   Share on
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    Despite improvements in the past two years, renewable-energy development on public land isn't moving fast enough, lawmakers on the House Natural Resources Committee said. "The Obama administration claims solar-energy production is one of its highest priorities, yet only a tiny fraction of public land is even being considered for this use, and almost nothing has actually been made available," Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado, chairman of the panel's Energy and Minerals Subcommittee, said during a hearing before the full committee. More

    SEIA networking event
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    SEIA is hosting a networking event at the Standard in Los Angeles, on Wednesday, June 1. This event is sponsored by Hunton & Williams LLP, PNC Energy Capital, Reznick Group P.C., and Trina Solar. RSVP to Matt Hannon at mhannon@seia.org by May 26 if you would like to attend.



    Omaha, Neb., man uses billboards, website in solar fight
    The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Timothy Adams isn't backing down. The Omaha, Neb., resident has turned a dispute with his neighborhood association into a public battle, putting up billboards, launching a website and taking to social media to publicize a lawsuit filed against him over the installation of solar panels on the roof of his home near Lake Zorinsky. More

    Suntech adds a third shift at Arizona solar plant
    The Associated Press via Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Suntech Power Holdings Co., a solar panel maker, said it has hired 30 additional workers as it expands its manufacturing plant in Arizona to produce about 15,000 solar panels per month with the capacity to generate 50 megawatts a year. More

    Instant Foundations for Solar Arrays

    Product innovation is synonymous with the CHANCE® name. Our helical piles offer quick and easy installation for ground mount solar arrays. Contact us today. MORE


    Georgia increases solar tax credit cap to $5 million annually to offset the cost of installing PV systems
    SolarServer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law an increase in the U.S. state's cap on its tax credit for solar installations to $5 million annually from 2012-2014 from the current limit of $2.5 million. More

    SoloPower to build $340 million solar factory in Oregon
    Sustainable Industries    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Silicon Valley solar startup SoloPower will build a $340 million photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Wilsonville, Ore., that will eventually employ approximately 500 people and reach a capacity of 300 megawatts. The San Jose, Calif., manufacturer of flexible thin-film modules made the announcement Thursday after securing a $20 million loan from the Small Scale Energy Loan Program, a renewable-energy promotion program of the Oregon Department of Energy. More



    Lowe's to offer Sungevity solar panel estimates
    USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Wonder how much solar panels on your home would cost and how much power they'd produce? An easy answer will soon be at hand at Lowe's home improvement stores in eight U.S. states. Beginning this summer in California, select Lowe's stores will have kiosks provided by residential solar company Sungevity. More


    Upsolar- Delivering Safe Solar

    Our mission is to create maximum value for our customers by providing premium PV module solutions and unparalleled support throughout the lifetime of our products.
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    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


    Emerson to supply Texas solar project
    St. Louis Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Emerson said that it has a contract with Wind Turbine & Energy Cables Corp. to supply utility-scale power inverters for a 30-megawatt solar power plant in Webberville, Texas. Emerson didn't disclose the value of the contract as a supplier on the $180 million Webberville project, which is expected to generate enough electricity to power 5,000 homes. More

    Your Total Solar Energy Solution

    Cooper B-Line’s ARISTA™ Monolithic Solar Mounting System and EnviroShield™ NEMA Type 3R Wireway offer balance of system solutions that install quickly, saving time and money. ARISTA’s pre-assembled components support portrait and landscape mounting; EnviroShield is the first quick-connect wireway that’s UL Listed and CSA Certified. For more benefits, click here.


    New Jersey an unlikely leader in solar energy
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    New Jersey, home to more industrial waste clean-up sites than any other state, is poised to become an exemplar of solar power usage — though not everyone is happy about it. Yet the combination of a strict state mandate and a generous carbon offset program has made New Jersey — where only three in eight days are sunny — the second-largest U.S. producer of solar power, after California, where more than half the days are sunny. More


    Designed for fast and low cost installation due to few parts, no drilling and partially pre-assembled. Ideal for minimal roof loads requirements due to ballast free design providing a distributed weight of ≤3lbs/ft2. Product can start to collect energy sooner and longer than crystalline due to ability to produce power in low light conditions. Flat rate system pricing; includes cables and inverters.

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    1000 Volt UL1741 Solar Power Plant

    American Electric Technologies, Inc.
    (AETI: www.aeti.com) introduces 1000 Volt UL 1741 Certification for its 1100 Volt PV direct to 15 kV or 38 kV ISIS™ utility scale & grade solar power plant to eliminate municipal code issues with building 1000 Volt solar farms. For more information, contact jskibinski@aeti.com.
    Connect and monitor PV systems

    Whether you’re a module or inverter manufacturer, PV systems designer or installer, Phoenix Contact can help improve efficiency, save time and reduce labor costs. Our comprehensive line of solar solutions includes power terminal blocks, connectors, wiring solutions, surge protectors, motor starters and current transformers.
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    San Francisco solar industry fears loss of funding
    San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on
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    A solar energy and jobs revolution has taken place right in San Francisco. Through a small, carefully designed incentive program called GoSolarSF, the city has created full-time jobs for local youth, put solar on low-income housing, built clean distributed energy that allows us to shut down dirty peaker plants, and lowered our city's greenhouse gas emissions — and as a result, inspired 20 solar companies to open offices here. But now, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission wants to slash the funding for this good work by 40 percent. More

    Laid-off auto workers find solar job power
    CBS Evening News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Few states lost more jobs in the Great Recession than Michigan, where nearly one out of every 10 jobs disappeared. But, as CBS News senior correspondent Anthony Mason reports, one CEO is fighting back. "We have a war today," Andrew Liveris says. "It's an American crisis on our jobs." More



    General Motors breaks ground on solar panel field at Detroit-Hamtramck plant
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    General Motors broke ground on a six-acre field of solar panels in front of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant as part of an effort to green the production of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car. More

    Will plug be pulled on solar power program?
    The Salt Lake Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A Rocky Mountain Power pilot program established in 2007 to study whether it made sense to offer financial incentives that encourage Utahns to purchase and install solar panels on their homes and businesses is facing its sunset next year. And now, the question is whether state utility regulators will want to allow the sun to rise once again on the program or let it go dark for good. More


    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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    Glass Powders for Solar Cell Metallization

    Ceradyne-VIOX is a leader in the development and production of specialty and electronic-grade glass powders for front and back solar cell metallization. Standard or custom formulated compositions available.


    Seahawks and Sounders going 'green' with new solar energy plan
    The Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Time to prepare your "but the sun never shines in Seattle" jokes, because the Seahawks and Sounders are planning on using solar panels to help power the Qwest Field Events Center. The plan is for 3,750 solar panels to be installed on the roof of the events center, generating the equivalent of 95 houses worth of electricity per year. More

    ONTILITY's Spring Solar
    Training Conference


    ONTILITY
    is bringing its Spring Solar Training Conference to Philadelphia from June 9-11. The conference will include two days of workshops led by leading solar industry manufacturers and one day of solar sales training provided by ONTILITY. For NABCEP Certified PV Installers, continuing education credit will be offered. Register now.


    Solar Fest shines light on sun's power
    San Antonio Express-News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Despite a cloudy sky for part of the day, the 10th annual Solar Fest went on as planned, highlighting everything from panels that gather sunlight to toilets that handle waste with it. Five bands played on a solar-powered stage, while visitors toured the 90 booths that fill Maverick Park near downtown, peddling all manner of solar-powered or green technology. Kids played in giant hamster balls and adults lined up for free tree seedlings. The food booths cooked over open fires. And all of it was off the grid. More
     
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