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Deadline: SPI early-bird savings end July 18; event set for
Oct. 21-24 in Chicago

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Time is running out to save up to 20 percent on registration before early-bird rates expire on Thursday, July 18. Remember to enroll in the Group Advantage Program to save big on group registration of seven or more. Solar Power International is the industry event that you can't afford to miss!
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SEIA statement on Georgia Public Service Commission solar decision
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Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA has released a statement in response to the recent decision by the Georgia Public Service Commission to add 525 megawatts of new solar energy development through the state.
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Solar industry responds to Arizona Public Service filing on net
energy metering

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Reacting to Arizona Public Service's recommendations to the Arizona Corporation Commission on net energy metering, Carrie Cullen Hitt, senior vice president of state affairs for SEIA, released a statement.
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How climate change makes it harder to keep the lights on
The Washington Post
There are all sorts of ways that nature can wreak havoc on the U.S. energy system, making it difficult to keep the lights on. But as humans heat up the planet, these sorts of disruptions are likely to become even more common in the decades ahead.
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Students build a solar car to race in the Australian Outback
ABC News
VideoBriefHot off the heels of a solar plane making the final leg of its journey across the United States, the students behind the Stanford Solar Car Project began the final preparations for their own solar-powered, cross-country journey. They will compete against 46 other teams in the Great Solar Challenge, a 2,000-mile race in the Australian Outback.
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Walgreens taking on big boxes for solar energy leadership
Midwest Energy News
While big-box retailers like Wal-Mart and IKEA are nationally known for their adoption of renewable energy, the drug store chain Walgreens is quickly joining their ranks. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company is already one of the nation's retail leaders in the installation of rooftop solar panels.
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The best places to put solar and wind power ... it's not where you think
The Washington Post
At first glance, it might seem obvious where the United States should focus on building more renewable energy. Stick the solar panels in sunny Arizona and hoist up the wind turbines on the gusty Great Plains, right? Not necessarily.
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Solar installations in Pennsylvania reduce emissions, save money
GetSolar
Multiple investments in commercial solar applications across Pennsylvania bring a number of much-needed benefits to the region. "Solar, wind, natural gas ... this is a great example of clean energy that will save money for both the authority and its ratepayers," said Daniel Lapato, deputy director of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Office of External Affairs.
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North Carolina solar farm arising on land formerly zoned for trailer park
The News & Observer
Orange County, one of the most environmentally conscious areas of North Carolina, is finally getting a major-league solar farm of its own. A 5-megawatt solar project under construction in the rural community of White Cross will not only be that county's biggest by far, but also the second-biggest in the area.
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Local developers add solar panels after price drop
WMTV-TV
VideoBriefLocal developers are reconsidering solar panel installations as prices drop and energy efficiencies rise. The projects were previously prohibitively expensive as pricey installations could take years to generate enough energy to offset their cost. Commercial arrays can now pay for themselves in as few as five years.
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More bases accepting solar power as an energy alternative
Air Force Times
Airmen can expect to see more solar panels throughout their bases, in their neighborhoods and even on their rooftops. Plans call for solar power to make up 58 percent of the military's renewable energy capability by 2017, according to a report released in May by SEIA.

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US joins the world's 10-gigawatt club for solar power
The Denver Post
Solar photovoltaic installations in the U.S. have passed the 10-gigawatt plateau, making it the fourth country to reach that level of solar power.

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Solar plane makes landing in New York to end cross-country flight
Fox News
A solar-powered airplane that was set to complete an historic cross-country journey across the United States made a dramatic early landing, when the pilot noticed damage on one of the plane's wings.

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China raises target for solar power capacity
The Wall Street Journal
China has raised its 2015 target for solar-electricity capacity, giving a shot in the arm to its solar companies, many of which are struggling due to industry overcapacity, slow global demand and overseas trade disputes.
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Harnessing the sun: Solar panels a way of life for Texas group
Plano Star-Courier
When Plano Solar Advocates formed 14 months ago, the group's goal was to raise the level of awareness of solar energy throughout Plano, Texas. The group now has another goal — installing solar panels on 1,000 homes and businesses in Plano by 2015. The goal may seem lofty, since there are currently only 50 such installations.
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Beyond rooftop solar panels: Unique solar energy applications
The Daily Fusion
Normally when we think of the sun, we think about light and maybe about heat. We also think about solar power and how we can use the sun's extra light to create electricity — not only through photovoltaics but also through solar thermal power. There are those who have come up with some truly unique applications to use the sun's power.
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New York college to receive large solar energy panels
WSYR-TV
VideoBriefThe State University of New York at Cortland has been selected as one of only six colleges in the region to be awarded financially by the state for a large-scale solar energy project. College officials say they don't need full sunshine every day to create power with the sun.
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