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    Google creates $280-million solar power fund
    Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In a move that could boost solar energy use in homes, Google Inc. is creating a $280-million fund to help finance rooftop installations. The Internet search giant, an avid investor in renewable energy technologies, said the deal with SolarCity, a solar panel installation company based in San Mateo, Calif., is the largest green investment it has ever made. More



    Solar installations double in California
    KPBS-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The sale and installation of solar panels in California doubled in the first part of this year. A new study by the Solar Energy Industries Association says that's solar's biggest leap so far. More

    Tucson Electric Power ranks among top US utilities for expanding solar energy
    Power-Gen Worldwide    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Tucson Electric Power said it ranked sixth in the nation last year for per-capita additions to its solar energy portfolio, according to a report released this month by the Solar Electric Power Association. In a release on June 16, Tucson Electric Power said the industry group's ranking reflects the expansion of TEP's solar power systems as well as the photovoltaic arrays added last year to local homes and businesses. TEP now has nearly 25 megawatts of solar generating capacity, enough to power more than 6,000 Tucson homes. 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


    Taos to get new 1.5-megawatt solar plant
    New Mexico Business Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Kit Carson Rural Electric Cooperative in Taos has signed a power purchase agreement with Standard Solar Inc. for a 1.5-megawatt solar electric generating facility. Under the agreement, Kit Carson will purchase electricity from the utility-scale photovoltaic facility for 25 years. More

    SolarBridge raises $19 million in venture backing
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    Austin's SolarBridge Technologies Inc. has raised an additional $19 million in a third investment round to support its push into solar power electronics. The company did not disclose the lead investor for the latest round, but it said that its existing investors, Rho Ventures and Battery Ventures, participated in the funding. More



    'Waterless' solar plant's construction ready to start
    Arizona Daily Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Construction should begin within a month on a "waterless" 700-megawatt solar power project in Maricopa County, Ariz., that won a $359 million conditional loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the loan guarantee would cover a significant portion of the estimated half-billion-dollar cost for the first phase of San Diego-based Sempra Generation's Mesquite Solar plant, to be built on old farmland about 40 miles west of Phoenix. 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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    Join SEIA for an overview of the Solar Market Insight findings for the first quarter of 2011
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    The latest report in the U.S. Solar Market Insight™ series shows continued growth of the U.S. solar market in the first quarter of 2011. Learn more about the state and direction of the U.S. solar market and what these reports have to offer with a free webinar on June 23rd. Register for the webinar today, or send the invitation to a friend or colleague!

    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.


    Registration and housing are now open for Solar Power International 2011
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    Don't wait for the dog days of summer to register for the largest, most comprehensive solar industry event in North America. We'll be in Dallas Oct. 17-20 at the Dallas Convention Center — and all the great things you've come to expect from us in California will be in Texas this fall. You'll experience industry-leading education, effective networking, a bustling exhibition, fun evening events and more. You can save up to $300 with Pre-Season Early Bird registration rates, June 20–July 20. And, when you book your hotel through SPI's official housing partner, you get a rate guarantee on the city's finest hotels, with no pre-payment requirements. Register now!


    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
    AETI's Direct to 15 kV Solar Inverter

    American Electric Technologies, Inc. will be presenting its Integrated Solar Inverter Station (ISIS™), the world’s only utility scale & grade solar power plant, at InterSolar USA July 12-14 in the Moscone Center North Hall – Booth 5453. 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.


    California breaks ground on world's largest solar panel project
    The Washington Independent    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A California solar panel complex that officials say will be the largest of its kind in the world after its completion broke ground today in a ceremony that featured U.S. Department of Interior Sec. Ken Salazar and Gov. Jerry Brown. More



    Lexington, Mass., solar tech company wins $150 million Department of Energy loan
    The Associated Press via Boston Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A Massachusetts company has won a conditional $150 million federal loan guarantee to develop a dramatically cheaper way to produce the silicon wafers that are the key component of solar panels. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu called the project by 1366 Technologies Inc. a "game changer" that could slash the price of solar power by cutting the wafers' manufacturing costs in half. 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.


    SDG&E signs 2 solar contracts worth 257 MW
    pv magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    San Diego Gas & Electric has signed two solar contracts worth 257 megawatts. The first, for 130 MWp, was signed with enXco, while the second, for 127 MWp, is with Arlington Valley Solar Energy II, LLC. 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!


    Vineland, NJ, $23.7-million solar-energy facility will create about 120 jobs
    Press of Atlantic City    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A Monmouth County, N.J., firm said it will build a $23.7-million solar-energy facility that should be operational by the end of September. Officials with NJR Clean Energy Ventures said in a statement that the facility will generate 4.7 megawatts of power that will be sold to the wholesale energy market through the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility, or VMEU. More

     
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