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    The enlightened classroom
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar power has long been touted for its environmental impact. But now it has a new role: saving teachers' jobs. School districts across the country are turning to solar power to cut their electricity costs. With the money they're saving, they are able to retain more teachers and programs in the face of budget cuts. As a bonus, some schools are using solar installations to teach kids about renewable energy. More

    Study: Solar energy could help ease summer power issues in Texas
    Solar Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Adding solar capacity to the Texas electricity grid would result in lower wholesale electricity prices for Texas customers, according to a new report authored by The Brattle Group and funded by the Energy Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association. Analysts at The Brattle Group's energy consultancy reviewed Texas electricity market data from summer 2011 and analyzed how prices would have been affected if solar photovoltaic systems had been added to the generation mix. More

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    SolarCity, U.S. Bancorp create fund for solar projects
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    SolarCity Corp., a U.S. developer of rooftop solar systems, and U.S. Bancorp created a tax-equity fund that will finance as much as $250 million in power projects. The fund is the sixth and largest created by the companies since they began working together three years ago, Solar City said in a statement. It will support residential, commercial and government solar projects. More

    A new leaf: New catalyst boosts artificial photosynthesis as a solar alternative to fossil fuel
    Scientific American    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Sunlight can provide more than enough energy to meet our needs — in theory. In practice, the skies are sometimes covered with clouds — and whether fair or overcast, the sun daily disappears behind the horizon. To get around these limitations, scientists have worked for years on new ways of converting sunlight into chemical energy, artificial forms of photosynthesis that would store solar energy in liquid or gaseous form — a solar fuel. For years, they have sought a chemical catalyst that can perform this complex feat of chemical processing. Now some researchers think they may have found it. More

    Low price solar photovoltaic racking systems
    Energy Digital    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    With solar energy having finally reached price-parity with coal, entrepreneurs have been scurrying to get into the solar install market as quickly as possible. Electrical contractors by the hundreds are suddenly offering solar power solutions to residential and commercial buyers. But with the cost of solar panels so low and competition between installers so high, it has now become a juggling act to find the lowest-cost balance of system components like inverters, electrical cables and a commodity that often goes unnoticed: solar photovoltaic racking systems. More

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    Simply Smarter

    Measuring solar radiation is the key to finding optimal locations, helping investment decisions, maximising operating efficiency, scheduling maintenance, monitoring performance and improve technology. MORE

    SoloPower launches new solar panels with Portland, Ore., production and hiring underway
    The Oregonian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Participants in the world's largest solar trade show crowded around a SoloPower Inc. booth in Munich, Germany, to see and touch a new kind of panel planned for mass production in Portland, Ore., later this year. Unlike rigid conventional solar modules, SoloPower's panels are lightweight and flexible, able to be installed on large commercial and industrial roofs that can't support heavy loads. The California company is already producing test quantities of the so-called thin-film panels. More

    Growatt Inverters Lead the Industry

    A new leader has emerged! Growatt Solar Inverters provide the highest energy efficiency and performance - ranked in Top 5% - and lowest cost-per-watt in the industry. The advanced circuitry and superior manufacturing a lightweight, compact design… ensures years of stable, reliable power. And coming next quarter: Made In U.S.A.  MORE

    DOE Secretary Chu talks supporting solar at SunShot Grand Challenge forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu delivered the keynote speech at the DOE's SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum in Denver. The two-day event brought together a wide range of academia, scientists, company executives and policy experts to discuss how the U.S. can remain a leader in solar and reduce the costs associated with it across all fronts. "The U.S. is in a fierce race to develop new technology," Chu said during the keynote speech. The U.S. and its photovoltaic companies are fighting for marketshare in a tightening market with cheap imports coming from Chinese manufacturers, among others. More

    San Luis Valley in Colorado plans supersized solar power plant
    Energy Digital    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    At an elevation of 7,500 feet, the San Luis Valley bordering Southern Colorado and New Mexico is notable as the driest location at this elevation in the U.S. and now as the site for one of the largest and most technically advanced solar power projects in the world. With its temperate climate and high exposure, the valley has long been the proving ground for solar and wind power projects, many of them on a large scale, but the proposed new site will set some records when it is complete. More

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    New York lawmakers to address Solar Jobs Bill
    Hydrogen Fuel News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar energy continues to garner a great deal of support throughout the U.S. Many states are beginning to be won over by the potential economic benefits of alternative energy and have begun taking solar energy more seriously. In New York, a new legislation has emerged called the Solar Jobs Bill. The legislation aims to embolden the state's economy by creating new, sustainable jobs in the field of solar energy. The prospective economical benefits of solar energy have drawn a great deal of support to the legislation. More

    Dow's solar shingles found their 1st home in California
    Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    On a hot sunny day in late May, a roofing crew arrived at the Madrigals' home near Sacramento, Calif., for a rather unusual job. Taking out what appeared at first to be typical shingles out of cardboard boxes, workers pounded nails into what were in fact sheets of solar cells covered in thin glass. When completed, the Madrigals got a new power-generating roof and became the first customers in California for Dow Solar's hybrid shingles. The 5.47-kilowatt system will help Frank and Cyndy Ann Madrigal cut their monthly utility bill by about two-thirds. More

    Los Angeles, CA - RITEK SOLAR USA, manufacturer of high performance solar panels produced in Taiwan with Los Angeles warehouse, is announcing its support to Solar Contractors by supplying tariff-free solar panels. RITEK Solar modules are installed on elementary schools, medical buildings, Caltrans, HUD projects, pole mounts & more. See specifications here...

    Clean Power Finance gets $1.5 million to reduce soft costs of going solar
    CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    One of the several companies that received funding from the Department of Energy as part of the SunShot Initiative is Clean Power Finance, an online marketplace for residential solar financing and a provider of solar sales software. The company was awarded two grants for "efforts to build software platforms that reduce the soft costs of solar to make distributed solar more competitive with traditional grid power." More

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    Harvard adds 600 kilowatt-hour rooftop solar array
    Campus Technology    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As part of its goal to decrease institutional energy usage by 30 percent in the 10 years between 2006 and 2016, Harvard University has just installed the largest solar project on its campus. Working with Borrego Solar Systems, the university placed 2,275 solar photovoltaic panels on an acre and a half of roof space on the Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis Building. The project took six weeks and is expected to generate about 590 kilowatts of electricity every year. More

    More solar panels may place US 4th in market
    San Francisco Chronicle with Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Driven by strong growth in commercial projects, a total of 506 megawatts in generating capacity was added in the quarter. Installations may reach 3,300 megawatts this year. That would make the U.S. the fourth-largest solar market, after Germany, Italy and China. New Jersey and California led the 50 states in installations. More

    New Jersey legislation aims to balance solar market after SREC prices dropped
    Gloucester County Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Not long ago, solar energy was a booming market in New Jersey, as the state became second only to California in the U.S. for solar production. Municipalities, schools and private home owners were all jumping on the bandwagon and installing solar panels on their roofs, public property and empty fields. A significant drop in the price of solar renewable energy credits currently has the solar industry in a holding pattern. More

    Massive solar array planned at ex-Napa, Calif., landfill
    North Bay Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Plans are under way to build the largest solar interconnect project in the North Bay at a closed regional sanitary landfill adjacent to the city of American Canyon, Calif. This landfill once served the California cities of Napa, Vallejo and American Canyon, as well the county of Napa. "Preliminary permission to connect to the PG&E grid was reached during the first quarter of 2012 and is contingent upon approval of a 20 to 25-year power purchase agreement with this utility," said Larry Asera, CEO of the Green Tech Power Group LLC. More

    French solar firm receives DOE funds to manufacture in US
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Soitec, a specialist in generating and manufacturing semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, announced that one of its U.S. solar energy subsidiaries has been selected by the Department of Energy to receive a SUNPATH award in the amount of $25 million to support its new North American solar manufacturing facility in San Diego. SUNPATH seeks to increase America's manufacturing competitiveness in the global solar market. More

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    Solar boom heads to Japan creating $9.6 billion market
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Japan is poised to overtake Germany and Italy to become the world's second biggest market for solar power as incentives starting July 1 drive sales for equipment makers from Yingli Green Energy Holdings Co. to Kyocera Corp. Industry Minister Yukio Edano set a premium price for solar electricity that's about triple what industrial users now pay for conventional power. That may spur at least $9.6 billion in new installations with 3.2 gigawatts of capacity, Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecast. The total is about equal to the output of three atomic reactors. More


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    Solar survey reveals optimism, but consumer misperceptions persist
    Solar Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Consumers in China, India, Japan and the U.S. believe that solar power has high growth potential, according to the results of the fourth annual solar energy survey from Applied Materials, a study that measures consumers' understanding and awareness of solar energy. However, many respondents had a mixed understanding of the current cost and adoption rates of solar technology, highlighting what is arguably the greatest challenge to solar energy use — lack of consumer awareness. More

    Contractors and churches say Utah's time for solar power is now
    The Salt Lake Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Like a lot of people who strolled past the tables and tents at Solar Day Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bill Hahnenberger didn't come looking to buy anything. But he did leave with a brochure for a simple solar heat collector box that could assist his gas-fired water heater and save some money. The company selling them charges $700 for a 40-gallon tank and $1,100 for an 80-gallon tank, and Hahnenberger figured it might make sense, especially because he has a hot tub to fill. More

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