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Federal Bureau of Land Management reveals rental rates for solar installations
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The federal government's Bureau of Land Management (BLM), charged with overseeing over 250 million acres of federal land, published the rental rates it will charge for solar power facilities on federal land. The BLM's report said that policy "also requires that rents for these authorizations reflect the fair market value for the use of the public lands." More



Form over function: A new way to look at the function of BIPV
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Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). The name itself may sound complicated and daunting, but this term for one of the most logical uses for solar electric systems, or photovoltaics (PV), is a term glass companies should get to know. PV is a natural match with buildings. More

Original solar cell inventor scores $1.07 million millennium prize
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Scientist and professor of photonics and interfaces at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, Michael Graetzel, won the Millennium Technology Prize of $1.07 million for his dye-sensitized solar cells, also known as "Graetzel cells." More

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Wireless power from space: energy salvation?
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Solar power is the most relied on source of clean, renewable energy and ever larger photovoltaic power plants are mushrooming around the world. But there's another way to exploiting solar power, and that is to capture it in space and convey it to the Earth by wireless means using microwave transmission. More

Working toward the next battery breakthrough
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University of Buffalo scientist brings fresh perspective to the nation's electrical grid. If battery-making is an art, then University at Buffalo scientist Esther Takeuchi is among its most prolific masters, with more than 140 U.S. patents, all in energy storage. Takeuchi developed the battery that made possible the first implantable cardiac defibrillators, a feat that was recognized last fall with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama. More

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Solar industry challenges Georgia Power
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Three years ago, when Congress tried to set national standards for the power industry's use of things like solar energy, Atlanta-based Southern Co. fought back with singular ferocity. The costs would be "exorbitant," a Southern Co. spokesman said at the time. This spring, the state's small but growing solar industry offered up a full-throated rebuttal to the Southern Co.'s longtime mantra, blasting it and its Georgia Power utility for misleading Georgia and national policymakers about the feasibility of solar energy in the Southeast. More

Company working on largest photovoltaic array in Vermont
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Plans for the largest photovoltaic array in Vermont are moving ahead, according to recent media reports. The state's Times Argus newspaper reported that a Massachusetts company, TriLand Partners, is planning to submit an application for a 2.1 megawatt solar farm located near the towns of Williamstown and Northfield. More

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Colorado governor signs clean energy and solar laws
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Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed a wide variety of bills boosting clean energy and solar power at the Veterans Green Jobs training facility in Denver. Among the new laws was House Bill 1267 (Kerr/Romer), which exempts "third-party, independently residential solar facilities" from property taxes, an exemption which already applies to solar facilities that homeowners install on their own homes. More

Large Texas photovoltaic project taking shape
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A prominent U.S. utility has reported a financing deal for a large-scale solar project being developed near San Antonio. According to Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS), it has raised about $45 million by leveraging its ownership of the 14-megawatt Blue Wing Solar Project. The 25-year loan was provided by Prudential Capital Group. More

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Remote California town blazes trail with solar plant that saves water
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On the southern horizon is a new breed of solar plant, one that could be a game changer for the industry. Nipton, Calif., has unveiled a sun-powered generator that is expected to provide about 85 percent of the town's electricity over the course of a year. The solar plant uses a new technology, concentrating solar photovoltaic, known as CPV, which could be a boon in places like Nevada where the sun is strong, but water for power plants is scarce. More

Abu Dhabi plans largest solar power plant
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Masdar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi's Mubadala investment company, will join two European companies, Total and Abengoa Solar, in spending $600 million on the plant in the desert 75 miles from the city. With a capacity when it comes onstream in two years' time of 100 megawatts, "Shams 1" will make only a small dent in Abu Dhabi's power needs, estimated at 20 gigawatts by 2020. More

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    A vision of sun
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    When it comes to solar energy, we ain't seen nothin' yet. The boys and girls in the labs at Cal Tech and MIT and Cal Berkeley and places like that, being especially bright boys and girls, glanced up at the sun (when they were let out of the labs for Spring Break), and said to themselves "hello sunshine and hello fortune." More
     


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