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    More US homes lease solar panels with no upfront costs
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    Amid a booming U.S. solar market, more homeowners are able to lease rooftop panels — some with no upfront costs — and pay only for the power produced. A large provider, SolarCity, of San Mateo, Calif., announces a new lease option in which customers can "pick their price" in going solar: paying either nothing upfront with higher monthly fees or more initially and less monthly. More



    Q1 2011 U.S. Solar Market Insight shows growth: SEIA members take up to $4,000 discount off full detailed report subscription
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    On Thursday, June 16, SEIA and GTM Research will release the U.S. Solar Market Insight™ (SMI) report for the first quarter of 2011. The latest report data shows continued growth of the U.S. market in all market segments and technologies. The quarterly SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight is the most comprehensive collection of data and analysis for the U.S. solar market available today, with both quarterly and annual 2010 data on installations, manufacturing production, details on state markets, demand forecasts and pricing for all states, technologies, components and market segments. The Executive Summary (free) and Full Report (for purchase with member discount) will be available Thursday, June 16 on the SEIA website.

    Tortoises no longer slowing construction on Ivanpah Solar project
    EcoSeed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Bureau of Land Management issued a notice allowing construction to resume on the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which had been halted because more endangered desert tortoises than expected were found at the site. 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


    GOP ally for Sen. Sanders's 10 million solar roofs bill
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    With members of Congress up to their armpits in acrimony on Capitol Hill, Sen. Bernie Sanders figures bipartisanship isn't enough to advance ideas anymore. So he is trying a broadened approach to lift legislators out of that muddled morass: tripartisanship. More

    Groundbreaking solar legislation in Colorado
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    Costs to install solar technology are set to decrease in Colorado under new legislation signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper. H.B. 1199, known as the Fair Permit Act, will save homeowners and businesses hundreds of dollars on permit-related fees to install solar electric and solar thermal systems. More



    Inspirational speakers to keynote at Solar Power International 2011
    Alternative Energy Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar Energy Trade Shows announced that Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Marcus Buckingham will be keynote speakers at Solar Power International 2011, Oct. 17-20 in Dallas. This year's inspirational themed general sessions will provide an energetic and moving experience for executives, business owners, and other management professionals in the solar industry. 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.
    EXPERIENCE TOMORROW'S PHOTOVOLTAICS TODAY

    Our goal is to surpass the requirements of international certification organizations and to anticipate tomorrow's technical standards. That is our guarantee of a bankable and profitable investment, for the long term.
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    Case study: Solar thermal dining at California University
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    Santa Clara University, located 50 miles south of San Francisco in California's Silicon Valley, has a mandate to be carbon neutral by the end of 2015. With the deadline a little more than four years away, Joe Sugg, Assistant Vice President of University Operations at SCU said they're well on their way, with 1MW of solar PV already installed on campus and a smart microgrid project currently underway. A recently completed solar thermal system atop the Benson Memorial Centre's dining hall brings them even closer to the mark. More

    Cooper Industries Solar Energy Solutions

    Cooper Industries offers integrated solar PV balance of system solutions that increase efficiency and reduce total installed costs. Like Cooper B-Line’s ARISTA™ Monolithic Solar Racking System, featuring pre-assembled supports and Cooper’s pre-wired combiner boxes. See more Cooper innovations by clicking here. Then visit us at Intersolar North America, Booth #7722.


    East Windsor, NJ, to be site for largest private solar power plant in Western Hemisphere
    The Star-Ledger    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Publishing company McGraw-Hill said it will create what will be the Western Hemisphere's largest private solar power generation plant in East Windsor, N.J., to provide energy for a power-hungry data center. In a release, the company said a partner investor will spend $60 million to build the plant on 50 acres near the data center, which opened on Princeton-Hightstown Road in 2008 and is consuming more energy as McGraw-Hill ramps up its digital publishing. 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.

    www.Schuco-USA.com
    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.
    Learn more and request a brochure.


    Utility takes on solar challenge with grid redesign
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    Adding more clean power to the grid will require utilities to redesign the network that delivers solar electricity locally. Utility Southern California Edison laid out plans on June 13 to make its distribution grid more responsive to the fluctuating infusion of solar electricity throughout the day. More



    White House pushes policies to upgrade nation's aging electrical network
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    Our 21st-century nation is operating on an early-20th-century power grid. Power outages are becoming more common — and not just because of natural disasters. Transmission lines are not equipped to handle the expected influx of wind and solar energy. And consumers have no idea how, exactly, they are spending their electricity dollars — or how to save them. 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.


    New York lags in growing solar market
    The Journal News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The American solar energy market continues to experience record-breaking growth. The Solar Energy Industries Association reports that the market value of solar in the U.S. expanded 67 percent to $6 billion last year as states nationwide race to repower their economies with clean energy. That has translated into more than 100,000 jobs nationwide, more than 125 of which are found in New York at Mercury Solar Systems. More

    Solyndra: The new shape of solar.

    Thin film PV technology in a whole new form. Tubular modules use both direct and reflected solar radiation for maximum power production from any sun angle. Extremely low profile and light weight are the perfect solar solution for modern membrane roof systems. Streamlined installation keeps costs low.
    Contact ONTILITY today for a quote!


    US solar developers mix and match in search of an edge
    Recharge    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar Trust of America, whose CSP portfolio includes the 1GW Blythe project, recently revealed plans to pair with Solar Hybrid on utility-scale PV development. Solar Trust of America has left open the possibility that the joint venture will develop some planned CSP sites as stand-alone PV or hybrid projects More

     
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