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    Plan to kick start widespread solar energy use makes sense
    The Jackson Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
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    Americans gradually are coming to grips with the reality that high energy costs are here to stay. There are myriad problems associated with fossil fuels that range from limited resources to increasing worldwide demand, negative environmental impact and rising costs. One alternative that is gaining attention is solar power. But up-front costs of installing solar powered systems has kept many people and small businesses from moving in that direction. The Renewable Energy Through Leasing Act could change that. More



    US offers more cash for solar energy
    United Press International    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    New funding for electronics and hardware not directly associated with solar panels could help spur alternative energy in the United States, an official said. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said his department unveiled $27 million in new funding that targeted electronics, mounting hardware and other items not directly tied to the physical solar panel. More

    Solar vs. red tape: Congressional hearing probes project hold-ups
    Solar Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar energy proponents and policymakers alike recognize that utility-scale solar development in the U.S. — particularly on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management — faces fierce regulatory hurdles. For every project approved or starting construction, numerous other projects remained mired in bureaucratic obstacles or were abandoned altogether by developers. More

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    Photo contest to promote New York Solar Jobs Act
    Renewable Energy World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
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    New York lawmakers are considering new legislation — the New York Solar Jobs Act — that would make the Empire State a real solar powerhouse. With state legislative sessions winding down across the country, the New York Solar Jobs Act is looking more and more like the biggest remaining opportunity to open up a major new solar market in 2011. More

    Midwestern potential to harness solar power
    Prairie Business Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Today, solar energy is the fastest growing energy technology in the United States. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit trade group representing 1,000 companies across the supply chain, the deployment of solar technology has exploded since 2005 — in fact, it has achieved more than a 100 percent market growth rate in each of the last two years. Solar electric capacity doubled between 2009 and 2010. Solar photovoltaic installations are projected to double again in 2011. More



    Can the US install solar on 10 million rooftops by the new decade?
    Solar Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., have introduced the 10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011, which is designed to lower the cost of solar power and put the U.S. on track to install 10 million solar systems on homes and businesses by 2020. More


    50 years of polysilicon innovation
    Hemlock Semiconductor Group is celebrating 50 years of producing high-quality polycrystalline silicon for its customers in the semiconductor and solar industries. Learn more at hscpoly.com.
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    Support solar energy with just 1 click!
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    Want to get more involved in solar? Are you interested in promoting the use of renewable energy? Now you can help spread the positive message about solar. Check out SEIA's Facebook page and let us know you "Like" this important platform we use to educate people about the benefits of solar and to share the latest industry news. Help us get from 2,106 "likes" to tens of thousands and encourage more people to join the solar generation! It just takes one click: Visit www.facebook.com/TheSolarIndustry, click "like" and please share our posts with friends and colleagues! Learn how SEIA can help grow your business: head to http://www.seia.org/cs/join_seia today! 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.


    The fastest growing industry
    RenewablesBiz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar power may be the fastest growing industry in the country, says one of its leading proponents. The base from which it is growing may be small, but the rate of increase is unmatched in the renewables space. More


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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 Diego's new CPV solar giant
    Renewable Energy World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    With a 150 MW project planned in San Diego and a 25-year PPA in place, CPV has at last entered the commercial arena. Standing in the New Mexico desert, a 1 MW Concentrating Photovoltaic power plant is establishing a route for the emergence of this utility-scale technology. Installation of this first pilot commercial deployment began in the summer of 2010 and the plant was commissioned early in 2011, with official inauguration in April. More



    GE invests in eSolar for hybrid power plants
    Greentech Solar    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    General Electric said it would invest in eSolar, which specializes in solar thermal technology, and use the firm's technology to build solar thermal farms or hybrid power plants, which combine natural gas and solar thermal. More


    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
    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.


    Austin Energy ups solar rebate offering
    Austin Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Austin Energy added another 50-cents-per-watt rebate to its solar program this summer in an effort to lure more to take the discount. The utility provider already provided $2.50 per watt for eligible solar installations. More

    ONTILITY's Spring Solar
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    Check out ONTILITY’s Spring Solar Training Conference TODAY and get $25 OFF! (Use coupon code “25-off” at check out.) The conference, in Philadelphia, PA from June 9th-11th, 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.


    Using big data to make solar smarter
    GigaOm    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar rooftops only work in specific environments: an area with enough sun, a roof with the right tilt, a state or city with strong subsidies. But a company called Geostellar is using big data tools to help its solar installer customers deliver more solar panels to more rooftops in places where it actually makes economic sense. Later this year, the company plans to release an open API — so developers can build applications on top of it — and eventually, the company plans to launch a consumer-facing site. More

     
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