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    US photovoltaic project pipeline soars to 17 gigawatts
    Solarbuzz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Following reductions in feed-in-tariffs throughout Europe, the rapid rise in the photovoltaic project pipeline in the U.S. market now represents one of the most compelling PV market growth opportunities anywhere in the world. More

    Solar jobs on the rise: Where are the engineers?
    IEEE Spectrum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The U.S. installed 252 megawatts of grid-connected photovoltaic power (enough for more than 50,000 homes) in the first quarter of 2011. That made the solar energy industry one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy for the quarter, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The solar industry's growth brings with it the promise of jobs. More

    Steinbach Diaphragms and PTFE
    - What's in YOUR Laminator?

    Find out what leading solar panel manufacturers already know – high-quality Steinbach Diaphragms and PTFE cut both production costs and downtime.

    Cogenra harvests both PV and heat on rooftops
    Greentech Solar    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Cogenra Solar is a distributed solar cogeneration company that combines photovoltaic electricity production and heat collection to deliver electricity and hot water for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. The firm has announced the completion of a 75-kilowatt solar cogeneration project at General Hydroponics, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based manufacturer of indoor agricultural systems and nutrients. More

    Update on recent state, utility water heating incentives
    Renewable Energy World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Tor Valenza writes, "Let's face it. Incentives help make the case for solar technologies, whether it's solar water heating systems or solar electric." 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

    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.

    Proposed law would double amount of solar power sold in North Carolina
    Clean Energy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A bill introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly, aptly titled the Solar Jobs Bill, would require utilities to double the amount of solar power sold to customers in North Carolina by 2018. In addition to pushing the solar industry forward in the state, the bill also would result in continued job growth in the renewable energy industry; the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association estimates this bill would create 4,000 new jobs. More

    Florida schools gain solar power, get cash
    Earth Techling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Here's a concept to consider: a system that allows private investors to own the solar power systems installed at public schools while still receiving substantial associated tax benefits. That concept swiftly is becoming a reality in Gainesville, Fla., where Gainesville Regional Utility's feed-in tariff system will be instrumental in bringing renewable energy to eight Alachua County schools. 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.
    AETI's 1000 Volt UL 1741 Solar Inverter

    American Electric Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AETI), the leading global supplier of power delivery solutions to the traditional and renewable energy industries, announced the industry’s-first UL1741 tested, 1000 Volt, 1 MW utility-scale Integrated Solar Inversion Station called ISIS™. To learn more, visit
    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.

    United Solar boosts efficiency with nano-crystalline technology
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    United Solar, a global manufacturer of lightweight, flexible, thin-film solar modules, announced it has achieved a record efficiency of 16.3 percent for thin-film silicon solar technology. More

    PV Fab Managers Forum finds reasons for cautious thin-film optimism
    PV Tech    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Does thin-film represent the last, best hope for the future of U.S.-based PV manufacturing? Given the country's large market share of polysilicon production, the growth in crystalline-silicon module making and the emergence of a nascent concentrator PV sector, that might be an overstatement. More

    Solar SPEC Pak™ IP68 Connector

    Solar SPEC Pak™, conforming to NEC 2008 requirements, offers power handling capabilities to 1000V & a locking latch. Its IP68 rated shell passes the -35° drop test. Rated to 40 amps, this connector will accommodate wire sizes from #24 to #10AWG (0.25 to 4mm²). MORE

    IREC reports 2010 US solar boom, but what does future hold?
    Renewable Energy World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
    Prices dropped, installations soared and capacity surged in what proved to be a prosperous year for the solar industry, according to the 2010 U.S. Solar Market Trends Report released in June by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. This may be great news for the industry, but while the road seems stable now, there still are some hazards to navigate in the distance. More


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    Sealcon - Cable Glands for Solar / Photovoltaic Industry!

    SOLAR (PHOTOVOLTAIC) FITTINGS: New Nylon Black ULf1 (746C) Approved Cable Glands made with UV / Ozone Stable material. NEMA 4x & 6 (IP 68/69K), Threads: NPT/Metric/PG No Minimum Orders! 2D/3D CAD!
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    Cleaning solar panels about to be a whole lot easier
    Cooler Planet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Maintaining solar panels is one of the biggest obstacles for utilizing the renewable energy source. King's New Energy, a manufacturer specializing in the design, production and distribution of solar mounting and supporting products, is showing off its new automatic cleaning system for solar panels at Intersolar North America 2011. More

    Solar energy grows slowly in New York homes
    The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
    When Ed and Paula Antonio moved from a small home in Marine Park, Brooklyn, to a roughly 3,000-square-foot house in Belle Harbor, Queens, they realized with all that space and a central air-conditioning system, their electricity costs would run much higher. So after intensive research and analysis and the bids of five contractors, they paid $72,000 to install 42 solar panels on their new roof. More

    Middletown initiative: Going solar in tough economy
    Asbury Park Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Officials in Middletown, N.J., are considering blanketing municipal properties with solar panels as a way to potentially save tens of thousands of dollars each year. As part of a feasibility study drafted by Birdsall Engineering and coordinated by Township Committeeman Kevin Settembrino, the rooftops and parking lots of several township-owned locations — including the Middletown train station — would feature solar panels. More
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