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    Renewable energy to see huge growth over next 5 years    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Renewable energy, including solar energy, will be even more popular over the coming years, according to a new International Energy Agency report. Over the next five years, the report predicts a 40 percent increase in the generation of energy from renewable sources worldwide. If that comes to pass, then renewables would generate 1.5 times the amount of energy currently produced in the U.S. More

    Still time to join SEIA and save big at Solar Power International
    SEIA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Don't miss the chance to save $400 on Solar Power International registration now. Full conference registration gives you the best value and most access, including all general and concurrent sessions, opening reception, solar idea swaps, exhibitions (all three days), admission to the Solar Power International Block Party at Hard Rock Live Orlando in Orlando, Fla., and online session recordings. Join SEIA now to receive the member discount in time. General sessions feature President Bill Clinton and the popular CEO panel with leaders from NRG Solar, SMA America, Florida Power & Light, SunPower, Hannah Solar and DBL Investors. More

    US-backed Agua Caliente surges to 200 megawatts
    Earth Techling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Agua Caliente Solar Project in Arizona is fast on its way to becoming the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the world. Plant owners NRG and MidAmerican Solar, along with developer First Solar, said that the Yuma County, Ariz., plant is more than two-thirds complete and is delivering more than 200 megawatts to the grid. Agua Caliente, which is supported by a $967 million federal loan guarantee, is expected to ultimately have a generating capacity of 290 megawatts. More

    The sun on your side

    Our enthusiasm for the sun is as strong as ever. Which is why we develop innovative photovoltaic systems with one goal in mind: for you to save time and money. Let us help you get the sun on your side and earn top marks from your customers.

    Solar carports to be installed at 9 of 12 proposed Irvine, Calif., schools
    The Orange County Register    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar-panel parking canopies will be installed at nine of 12 proposed school campuses, the Irvine Unified School District board decided after postponing the vote for more than a month to solicit community feedback. Oak Creek Elementary School, Canyon View Elementary School and Sierra Vista Middle School were taken off the list in a recent meeting in response to complaints from residents that the structures would be unsightly and too noisy. The structures would emit a low humming sound. More

    California keeps breaking solar records
    KCET-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As we reported in June, California had a record 849 megawatts of solar power go into the transmission grid on June 8. That record is now old news: On July 2, the state's utility-scale solar generators poured 965 megawatts into the grid, nearly 3 percent of the power California was consuming at the time. That record didn't last long: On July 6, 971 megawatts of solar came into the grid in the early afternoon. More

    Swiss asset manager Capital Dynamics successfully closes global $282 million solar energy fund, focusing on commercial-scale PV projects in the US
    SolarServer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager, announced the successful final closing of its US Solar Energy Fund, an investment program targeting direct investment in solar energy projects across the U.S. The final closing of Capital Dynamics' US Solar Energy Fund ends a successful fundraising with a total of $282 million in committed capital from over 15 global institutional clients from the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany, Korea and Japan; plus high net worth individuals and family offices. More

    Smart grid growing in North America    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Smart grid growth in Canada and the U.S. will likely encourage greater investment in renewable energy resources and electric vehicle adoption, according to a recent report. Global Data, a U.K.research and analyses firm, recently released a report about the increased speed of smart grid adoption in North America. Incentive funds for clean energy adoption in the U.S. led to widespread adoption of smart meters. In Canada, the smart grid growth has been more sporadic, according to the report, spurred primarily by individual utility companies and their specific incentive programs. More

    Photovoltaic Adhesive & Sealant Solutions
    ADCO Kömmerling’s HelioBond® & HelioSeal® product lines provide superior adhesion and sealing properties for the construction and installation of photovoltaic modules. MORE
    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

    Solar lobby wants grant program extended
    The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A top solar energy lobby is pressuring the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance to extend a program that partially reimburses solar photovoltaic installation costs. The Solar Energy Industries Association published a memo urging people to contact their senators in support of the Department of Treasury's 1603 program. The federal grant program has funded 33,000 solar projects and drawn $5.44 billion in private sector investment, SEIA said. More

    University of Tennessee unveils solar-powered, free-standing charging station
    Knoxville News Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The University of Tennessee has unveiled a "green" structure that will serve as a safe spot, gathering place and campus charging station for laptops and phones. Located in the courtyard area between Perkins Hall and Ferris Hall, the small building developed by Seattle-based Solar Secure boasts full solar-powered sustainability with no electrical or utility grid hookup. The majority of the structure was built from recycled aluminum and the acrylic panels are recyclable, according to Collette Duck, product manager for Solar Secure. 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

    Lancaster is California's solar capital
    KCET-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Lancaster, Calif., the sprawling desert city in the Los Angeles County portion of the Antelope Valley, has carved out a place of honor in the world of California solar. According to the California Solar Statistics website, operated by Go Solar California, three of the top five ZIP codes as ranked by solar generating capacity installed are to be found in Lancaster, making up a total of 20.7 megawatts of generating capacity. More

    Wisconsin residents have new solar incentives    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Wisconsin's Focus on Energy organization recently announced new solar energy incentives. The Wisconsin Legislature passed an order requiring the state's rate-payer-funded energy efficiency organization to devote $10 million to renewable energy technologies, with $2 million reserved for solar applications. The state's new Residential Renewable Energy Program will allow residential utility customers to apply for cash-back rewards for solar installations, said Focus on Energy spokeswoman Sara Ifert. The organization has $500,000 allocated to that program. More

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    Celebrating 25 years of Development
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    For 25 years enXco has been a trusted partner in generating sustainable solar energy solutions. As part of a global organization with utility-scale plants across North America, we bring a depth of experience and expertise to every project. MORE
    Providing complete solutions for contractors
    If you are a solar contractor, we understand your business! WESCO strives to provide complete solutions to our customers who wish to streamline their supply chain. Visit a WESCO branch close to you to see how we can help you with your solar projects. MORE

    Solar beats diesel at off-grid BLM fire station
    Earth Techling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar energy is sometimes criticized as an intermittent, unreliable source of electricity, but at the Bureau of Land Management's Red Rock Canyon Fire Station in Las Vegas, they'll take their new solar power system — said to be the largest off-grid solar project in Nevada — over their old diesel generator any day of the week. The fire station, which serves the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and surrounding public lands, sits just five miles west of the edge of the Las Vegas sprawl and only 15 miles from the pulsing heart of Las Vegas, where power consumption is wanton. More

    Planet Solar sees a bright future in the Coachella Valley
    The Desert Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The arrival of a new solar energy company in the Coachella Valley invariably adds to the region's profile as a hub for renewable energy and solar market. In the case of Planet Solar, CEO Ben Siebert decided to move his installation company from Santa Barbara, Calif., to Palm Desert, Calif., for two reasons — the weather and business, in that order. "It's cold," Siebert said of the coastal city. "Who's got a pool? No one has air conditioning. Without air conditioning and pools, there are no high electric bills. That's what we're about." More

    CBD Energy awarded 1st US commercial solar project
    Globe Newswire via    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    CBD Energy Limited, a diversified renewable energy company, has signed its first solar photovoltaic installation contract in the U.S. The project is a design, engineering, procurement and construct contract to build a solar system for a school in New Jersey. Westinghouse Solar Inc. will partner with CBD's EPC division to deliver the project. This is the first step by CBD in establishing a U.S. solar EPC business. CBD will utilize technical expertise and project management services from its international EPC division and from Westinghouse Solar to deliver the project. More


    The INGECON® SUN Power TL U inverter is optimum for indoor and outdoor installations. It features the market’s highest efficiency values. The inverter offers a balanced output in all three AC phases, with no additional equipment required, and simplifies its maintenance as the electronic block is easily replaceable from the exterior. MORE

    Solar cells printed on aluminum foil cost less
    DesignNews    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Nanosolar has completed a one-megawatt, ground-mounted solar panel installation at a military base in California. The company's management are the inventors of a solar technology that prints metallic, nanoparticle inks on huge rolls of aluminum foil. The high-throughput, roll-to-roll silkscreen-like printing process coats aluminum foil with a proprietary ink made of copper, indium, gallium and selenium. This process avoids the vacuum deposition that has been characteristic of many thin-film implementations and kept their cost high. More


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    Solar power in the electric vehicle industry
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The electric vehicle market is set for takeoff, but unless renewable energy is used in the charging systems or within the vehicle design, owners are still using fossil fuels for transportation. Photovoltaics are poised to play a vital role in the transport sector. Since photovoltaic is being used to power electric vehicles, some companies now produce photovoltaic modules that can be retrofitted to hybrid electric vehicles such as the Toyota Prius to extend their range and economy. More

    US Military adding solar roofs to more base housing
    CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Great news on solar power: More eco-friendly military housing is on the horizon. SolarCity has announced that three more solar panel rooftop projects will be added to Air Force bases in California and Colorado. The additional bases are a part of SolarStrong, a $1 billion solar installation project. SolarCity, partnered with property developer Lend Lease, plans to provide solar power to more than 850 privatized military homes in Los Angeles and Colorado Springs, Colo. The five-year project is aiming to create up to 300 megawatts of solar power for as many as 120,000 military housing units across the U.S. More

    New solar panels get their power from light people can't see
    Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While the sun beats down a lot of light and energy on earth, people can only see a tiny percentage of it. All that light people can't see is the new frontier for solar power. Today's photovoltaics are designed for the visible spectrum: A good chunk of the sun's energy passes by unnoticed (except as the occasional sunburn). But that's inefficient since a standard solar cell will capture, and convert, only a fraction of the solar energy that reaches its surface. The near-infrared part of the solar spectrum — about one-third of what hits the panel — is essentially wasted. More

    Auburn University generating solar power to charge university's electric vehicles
    Auburn University via WLTZ-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    VideoBriefSolar power is providing the energy needed to charge 10 electric vehicles on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Facilities Management, in partnership with the Auburn Office of Sustainability, has funded a pilot project for the installation of 24 solar panels on top of the northeast and southeast stairwells of the stadium parking deck. The solar panel system is capable of producing 6.6 kilowatts of power per day, or about 13,250 kilowatt-hours of electrical energy per year. More

    Busting Myths:
    Loan vs. Lease

    Leasing can cost customers 20% more than financing and prevent you from getting paid quickly. Offer homeowners solar for zero down and low payments. MORE
    Fibox ARCA - The Ultimate Sunscreen

    FIBOX, global manufacturer of corrosion resistant, NEMA 4X enclosures. We offer over 1000 off the shelf sizes to protect your electrical or electronic innovations. In house customization to help get your product to market quicker! MORE

    In wake of Fukushima, Japanese village goes all-solar
    msnbc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A small village in Japan has become the first in the country to provide for its power needs entirely through renewable energy, after a number of factors convinced villagers to build a large solar installation. According to The Japan Times, Sanno, Japan, a rural community of less than a dozen households, decided to go renewable shortly after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, and now, just over a year later, has done so. The national disillusionment with nuclear, combined with some pressing financial issues, made residents of Sanno opt to take the risk of building a solar array that would power their whole community. More

    Ski resorts go renewable
    ESPN Action Sports    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As the volatility of the 2011-2012 season made clear, the stake ski resort's have in resolving climate change is a big one. Over the past three years, resorts like Bolton, Burke, Jiminy Peak and Grouse Mountain have installed wind turbines, while others have pursued efficiency updates, in an effort to take responsibly produce, and reduce, the power and heat involved in swinging chairs and heating lodges all winter long. Now, four more areas, from ski hills in the Northeast to major resorts in the Rockies, have installed or invested in renewable power sources ranging from solar to biomass to coalmine methane. 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...
    AEG Power Solutions Solar Inverters
    Engineered for maximum yield and reliability, the Protect PV.500 inverter and the new Protect PV.630 inverter from AEG Power Solutions deliver efficiencies greater than 98%. The 510kW and 630kW inverters support DC input voltages up to 1000 volts and flexible grid management features making them ideal for utility-scale deployment. MORE
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