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President announces $1.9 billion for solar power plant, manufacturing sites
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President Barack Obama has announced nearly $2 billion in federal loan guarantees for major solar manufacturing and power plant projects in Arizona, Colorado and Indiana. Such loan guarantees are a financial backstop, not a direct subsidy. They serve as a kind of insurance that encourages private financing. More

Slots for Oregon solar incentives fill quickly
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It took just 15 minutes for Pacific Power's share of Oregon's new solar power incentive program to fill up the first round. "People compare it to getting tickets to a big rock show," Pacific Power spokesman Tom Gauntt told The Oregonian. More

Federal stimulus funds 46 Massachusetts solar projects
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Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles announced the second round of energy funding awards, which will funnel $4 million to 46 projects around the state. The money comes to Massachusetts via the Department of Energy Resources under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), better known as the stimulus package. More

FlexLink Systems
For more than 25 years, FlexLink has provided production logistics solutions to worldwide assembly and manufacturing industries. Our deep knowledge of material and information flow management solutions in the solar industry, allows FlexLink to leverage efficiency in production and provide gentle and clean handling of cells, modules, and inverters. more

Connecticut governor's veto a blow for PV
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Citing cost concerns, Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell on May 24 vetoed an energy bill that solar supporters hoped would breathe new life into a moribund market for commercial PV systems. More

Considering Texas' largest solar farm
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Hundreds of acres of farmland in northeast Travis County could become Texas' largest solar farm. An India-based company, RRE Austin Solar, bought 600 acres of farmland about 15 miles east of Pflugerville. The site sits on the southwest corner of the Manda-Carlson Road and Felder Lane intersection. More

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Eaton to construct 3.2 MW system for Department of Veterans Affairs
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Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will design and install a turn-key PV System at the Albuquerque, New Mexico Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System. The scope of the $20 million contract includes designing and installing a 3.2 megawatt PV system throughout the site, including car port and roof-mounted arrays, as well as implementing a building-integrated system to help reduce demand from the local utility grid. This will be the largest PV system in New Mexico. More

Sol Ventus Partners announces solar array for Ohio schools
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Sol Ventus Partners will construct and operate two solar power systems for the Adams County/Ohio Valley School District, delivering energy savings, conserving energy resources and helping kids understand the environmental benefits of solar energy. The Power Purchase Agreements call for the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic solar array systems, each about 290 kilowatts, at North Adams and Peebles Elementary Schools. More

Heyco Products, Inc.
As "The First Name in Wire Protection" products and so much more, we consistently provide our solar customers with products and services that continuously meet or exceed their expectations. MORE

Xcel switches on hybrid solar-coal power plant
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Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. has started operating an experimental Colorado power plant, called Cameo, which uses both solar power and coal to produce electricity. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved the Grand Junction-area project, estimated to cost about $4.5 million, in May 2009, and it broke ground last August. More

Samsung's Solar Guru -- The world's first solar-powered mobile phone
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Samsung launched the world's first solar-powered mobile phone, The Solar Guru E1107, to the Indian market. Also called the Crest Solar, the new Guru is not about high-tech bells and whistles. Instead, the phone is about energy efficiency in design, charging, and consumption. More

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Japan launches a solar sail in outer space
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For over a hundred years, scientists and science fiction writers have suggested using sunlight to power a spaceship. Recently the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has taken one step closer to realizing this vision. JAXA has successfully sent a solar sail, Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation of the Sun into outer space. More

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    Sharp to supply solar cells for power plant in Thailand
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    Sharp Corp. said it will supply solar panels for one of the world's largest solar power plants in Thailand. Construction at the 73-megawatt plant in Lop Buri Province, north of Bangkok, will begin next month, and it will start operations by the end of 2011, the Japanese electronics maker said. More

    Citel Inc.
    CITEL est. in 1937 specializes in the manufacturing and sale of Surge Protective Devices to its worldwide customers. These devices protect sensitive electronic equipment from destructive transient overvoltages originating from lightning strikes and electrical disturbances. MORE

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    AZZ Galvanizing Services owns and operates 22 hot dip galvanizing facilities serving the after-fabrication steel market coast to coast.

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