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Free SEIA webinar: Update on Sequestration and its Impact on the 1603 Treasury Program | June 6 | 1-2 p.m. EDT
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Join this free webinar to hear the latest news from Washington on sequestration and learn how SEIA has been working on the issue and how sequestration could impact your company. Due to sequestration, grants awarded March 1 to Sept. 30 under the 1603 Treasury Program are subject to an 8.7 percent haircut. But sequestration may also impact 1603 grants awarded after Sept. 30, as well. Speakers include Donna Flynn, executive director of Washington Council Ernst & Young, and Tom Kimbis, SEIA vice president of executive affairs.
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US tops in renewable energy attractiveness as sector comes of age
Clean Technica
The U.S. unseated China as the most attractive country for renewable energy investment in 2012, according to Ernst & Young's May 2013 Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, which, for the 10th year running, "ranks 40 countries on the attractiveness of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities based on a number of macro, energy market and technology-specific indicators."
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Solar industry applauds New Jersey BPU decision to expand PSE&G solar programs
SEIA
SEIA applauded two decisions by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) that will help to expand solar energy development within the state. The BPU voted to expand two existing solar programs by Public Service Electric and Gas Company — the Solar Loan III program and the Solar 4 All Extension program.
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North Carolina governor embraces solar power
The News & Observer
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory endorsed solar energy — and the incentive policies that support solar and other renewables — in a public show of support for programs that some lawmakers in his own party have vowed to dismantle. McCrory stood before a solar farm recently built in Wake County and said he was "speaking to the choir" about the importance of the solar industry to North Carolina's economy and environment.
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DOI approves large solar energy projects
Solar Industry Magazine
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced the approval of two major solar energy projects — the 350-megawatt Midland Solar Energy Project in Nevada and the 100-megawatt Quartzsite Solar Energy Project in Arizona. Jewell said the U.S. Department of the Interior also approved the 70-megawatt New York Canyon Geothermal Project in Nevada.
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Arizona among states pushing solar demand to record levels
Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona is part of a quartet of states that make up the vast majority of solar panel demand and will push the U.S. market to a new record in 2013. That's the point of a report from research firm NPD Solarbuzz, which analyzes the market and found that demand in 2013 will be for 4.3 gigawatts of panels and will be even higher at 5 gigawatts by 2014.
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See related story: Video: Solar energy future in Arizona being debated (USA Today)


New York assembly considers solar energy bill
Electric Light & Power
Legislation to bolster the solar energy industry in New York moved out of the Assembly Energy Committee. According to proponents, the New York Solar Bill will create thousands of jobs, lower solar costs and increase energy reliability for all New Yorkers. It would enact the 10-year solar program proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier in 2013.
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Bill to sunset solar energy tax credit sent to Louisiana governor
The Times-Picayune
A bill to phase out tax credits for solar energy systems was given final approval by the Louisiana House. The heavily amended legislation, which now heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk for his signature or veto, would do away with the credit in 2018 while still allowing the credit for those leasing systems until that time.
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ET Solar 1000V DC Modules

ET Solar has launched PV modules that had been tested to UL (1000V DC) by Electrical Testing Laboratories Inc. (“ETL”), USA. With 1000V DC certification, ET Solar modules can now be used in projects with system voltages up to 1000V DC rather than 600V DC, offering lower installation costs and improved system performance.
The Xcell X2 Turbo increases throughput by 25% to a stunning 1500 cells/hour

Komax Solar is launching the next generation of its highly successful tabbing/stringing platform, the Xcell X2 Turbo. This product shines with a stunning 1500 cells/hour throughput, but maintains its foundation and reliability rooted in the most market influential stringer the Xcell X2. The Xcell X2 Turbo will serve existing and new customer’s searching for a high-speed tabber/stringer, demanding a proven field record.

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New Jersey approves PSE&G's $500 million solar energy initiative
NJ Spotlight
A nearly half-billion-dollar program to promote new solar projects proposed by Public Service Electric & Gas won approval from New Jersey state regulators, with officials saying the projects would have little impact on utility customers’ electric bills. But the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel and lobbyists for business interests questioned whether ratepayers could afford the added costs, given other expensive proposals pending before the state Board of Public Utilities.
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In Japan, new policy spurs solar power boom
The Washington Post
Across Japan, technology firms and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in — solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up by the dozen, and companies are mounting panels atop warehouse and factory rooftops as part of a rapid buildup that one developer likened to an "explosion."
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Distributed solar generation poised to surge in 2013 and beyond
Mondaq
In 2012, U.S. installations of photovoltaic solar generation reached 3,313 megawatts, an industry record and an increase of 76 percent over 2011, according to a recent announcement by SEIA and GTM Research.

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New DOE head 'bullish' on solar power
pv magazine
In an online video posted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), incoming DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz has said that he is "bullish" on solar in the countr and that the shale gas boom currently going on in the country should be used as an opportunity to transition to zero-carbon energy sources.

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SEIA: Solar power reduces military costs and boosts security
Renewable Energy Focus
SEIA has released a first-of-its-kind report detailing how innovative solar technologies are helping the U.S. military meet many of its critical functions — from security and battlefield readiness to cost savings and efficiency.

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Why Coca-Cola is bringing solar power to rural Kenya
Scientific American
Store owners in rural Kenya can now receive electricity through Coca-Cola, but it's not because the company is so concerned with building more solar power. When American solar entrepreneur Gaurav Manchanda wanted to expand his company's solar operations in Kenya, he found an unlikely partner.
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Connecticut landfill to house 6-acre solar field
Hartford Business Journal
The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority will install a six-acre solar array on the former Hartford landfill by October, authorities say. The solar array is part of an $11.6 million contract with the E.T. & L. Corp. of Massachusetts to cap the 96-acre landfill sometime in 2014, including installing the solar panels by Oct. 1.
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Solar leasing may be bright idea for New York homeowners
Staten Island Advance
With the unofficial start of summer now underway, a new company is giving Staten Island, N.Y., residents a chance to use the sun to their advantage by installing solar panels on their homes through a leasing program that allows for a monthly fee rather than a large upfront cost to purchase the system.
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