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    US solar plan creates energy zones, excludes sensitive lands
    Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Obama administration has unveiled plans to ramp up solar energy production, offering incentives for solar developers to cluster projects on 285,000 acres of federal land in the western U.S and opening an additional 19 million acres of the Mojave Desert for new power plants. The long-awaited plan also appears to rewind previous land-use decisions by the federal government. More



    Banks double down on solar investments
    Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The solar industry may be in turmoil as a trade war with China widens to Europe and photovoltaic module manufacturers take big hits on Wall Street. For companies that install solar panels on rooftops, the boom times roll on. Case in point: Credit Suisse recently put $300 million into funds to finance residential solar systems installed by San Francisco startups SunRun ($200 million) and SolarCity ($100 million). More

    Top US solar company profits amid red for industry
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    First Solar Inc. Chairman Mike Ahearn has found the best way to make money from photovoltaics is to sell whole power plants to Warren Buffett and NextEra Energy Inc. instead of competing with China on panel sales. The biggest U.S. solar company is forecast to report the only profit in the second quarter among the 17 companies in the BI Global Large Solar index, according to estimates collected by Bloomberg. More



    Solar-powered plane comes home after 4,000-mile odyssey
    Universe Today via msnbc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A unique airplane has just completed a 4,000-mile journey, making the first solar-powered intercontinental round-trip air journey. Traveling between Europe and Africa, the Solar Impulse experimental solar airplane landed in Payerne, Switzerland, at 8:30 p.m. local time on July 24. The odyssey began two months ago on May 24. This wasn't a test to see how fast the plane could make the trip, but to assess its endurance and reliability. 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.


    The world's next hot solar power market may be Japan
    The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Japan is starting to turn to clean energy in a big way. On July 1, one of the world's most aggressive examples of a feed-in tariff — a key government incentive for renewable energy — took effect in Japan. A feed-in tariff essentially requires utilities to buy kilowatt-hours of electricity from clean, renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal at a rate prescribed by the government. Such policies have been behind the rapid growth of solar energy in countries like Spain, Italy and Germany. More

    Solar power to become most affordable renewable energy source
    GetSolar.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Thanks to falling prices for photovoltaic panels, solar power is poised to become one of the most budget-friendly sources for electricity, according to Ecofyst Chief Operating Officer Kees van der Leun. Writing for Grist, van der Leun notes that even without government incentives like Arizona solar rebates, solar power in warm areas has the potential to cost as much as conventional power sources by 2018. This level is known as grid parity, which means solar power costs the same or less than electricity derived from sources such as coal or natural gas. 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 seniors help realize California, US renewable energy goals
    TriplePundit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    California seniors are increasingly helping realize the goals of Gov. Jerry Brown's clean, renewable energy and energy security initiatives, one central aim of which is to install 12,000 megawatts of local renewable power generation across the state by 2020. A growing segment of the U.S. population, 64 percent of Americans 65 and over, have a "favorable impression" of solar energy, according to a Pike Research report. In other research, Pike found that 58 percent of Americans ages 55-69 are interested in installing a solar photovoltaic system. 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 process...in a lightweight, compact design… ensures years of stable, reliable power. And coming next quarter: Made In U.S.A.  MORE


    Wal-Mart beats Apple, Ikea in US solar installations
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Wal-Mart's San Diego store is the 100th to get solar panels in California, the company said in a statement. The company currently has 62 megawatts of panels installed at U.S. locations, and also operates fuel cells and wind turbines at some sites. Wal-Mart, with 4,522 stores in the U.S., expects to have 1,000 solar-powered locations by 2020, Marty Gilbert, director of energy at the Bentonville, Ark.-based company, said in an interview. The retailer gets about 4 percent of its power from renewable sources and plans to install another 100 solar systems by the end of 2012, demonstrating that renewable energy is economically viable to businesses. More

    Solar acquisitions doubled to $10.8 billion in 2011
    CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Investors purchased a record 3.9 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic projects in 2011, worth an estimated $10.8 billion. This increased the gigawatt capacity purchased by 122 percent from 2010, according to new research published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a London-based consultancy firm. The report examined 221 deals made from 2006 to 2011 and found that Italy was the most active market for transactions involving operating assets during 2011, totaling 540 megawatts purchased. 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
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    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-powered jails
    GetSolar.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Homes and businesses across California have increasingly looked to photovoltaic cells to meet energy needs. Now, the state's jails are looking to harness this renewable energy source as well. The Golden State currently has five prisons with photovoltaic panels installed on premises in the southern portion of the state. All told, California has more than 83,000 panels installed on the sites. The installations in total generate about 25 megawatts of electricity, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. More

    GCL Solar Energy unloads 92 megawatts of US pipeline for $266 million
    Greentech Media    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    GCL Solar Energy, the industry-leading polysilicon manufacturer's project development subsidiary, has sold 92 megawatts of its U.S. project pipeline to an undisclosed New York-based developer for $266 million, approximately $2.89 per watt. The two projects, the 26-megawatt Alpaugh North photovoltaic farm and the 66-megawatt Alpaugh 50 photovoltaic farm, are currently under development in Tulare County, Calif. More



    Blue Earth to build Hawaiian project
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Blue Earth Inc., a renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, has announced that it will construct a 497-kilowatt solar photovoltaic project in Hawaii. The project is valued at approximately $2 million and consists of a solar photovoltaic system mounted on the ground. The project has a fully executed power purchase agreement with Hawaiian Electric Company. More

    Solar expected to make up 40 percent of PG&E's renewable portfolio by 2020
    San Jose Mercury News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar power, which makes up a tiny part of California's overall energy mix, will account for the biggest piece of the state's renewable energy pie by the end of the decade, according to the state's largest utilities. In 2011, Pacific Gas & Electric got most of its renewable energy from wind, bioenergy, geothermal and small hydropower dams. Solar accounted for about 1 percent. But that mix is quickly changing, and by 2020, the San Francisco-based utility expects solar to account for 40 percent of its renewable portfolio. More

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    California on track for gigawatt of solar grid power
    KCET    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The California Independent System Operator, the agency that operates the power grid in California, reported that the state hit a new record for solar power feeding into the grid: On July 24, the contribution that solar electricity made to the state's power grid reached a record 978 megawatts. That replaced a record set earlier in July, which bested June's record. More

    Tiny Tokelau to be world's 1st solar-powered country
    msnbc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A project to convert the tiny island nation of Tokelau to all solar power is nearing fruition, as workers finish the first of three major panel arrays. Once activated, the installations should provide more than 90 percent of the power used by the islands' 1,711 residents. Tokelau is a remote nation northeast of New Zealand comprising three atolls, to which goods and passengers can only travel by boat. Their electricity needs, though modest, are met by burning diesel fuel in generators. More



    Solar-powered microgrid slashes Alcatraz Island's dependence on fossil fuels
    Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Islands face a double threat in the warming world. Rising seas threaten to sweep them from the map; dependence on the fossil fuels largely responsible for those rising seas exposes island populations and economies to increasingly burdensome energy costs. Until recently, Alcatraz Island, perched 1.5 miles from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco Bay, could not operate without imported fuel. More


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    Bonding & Grounding Facts

    For the facts on Field Modification of UL Classified Tray, download Legrand/Cablofil’s new Technical Guide and White Paper.
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    University of Georgia takes 1st step with solar power
    GlobalAtlanta    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A joint effort of faculty, staff and students to support the University of Georgia's commitment to solar energy has led to the installation of photovoltaic modules on the College of Environment and Design, the first such project on campus. The university will be teaming with MAGE SOLAR USA, which is based in Dublin, Ga., and specializes in solar systems. More



    US Bancorp, NCB create fund for Borrego solar-energy projects
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    U.S. Bancorp and National Consumer Cooperative Bank created a $64.4 million fund to finance photovoltaic systems that Borrego Solar Systems Inc. will install. The fund will support construction of eight projects with 18 megawatts of generating capacity, including four at municipal landfills and one for a school district, San Diego-based Borrego said in an emailed statement. It has raised a total of $225 million in project financing since 2009, and the new fund is its largest, the company said. More


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    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
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    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


    Here comes the sun: Huntsville, Ala., changing rules to encourage solar panels
    The Huntsville Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The world's oldest energy source could become the newest way for residents in Huntsville, Ala., to save on their utility bills. A proposal working its way through City Hall would permit the use of solar panels in all residential and business zones. They could be mounted on the ground, on poles or on rooftops. However, homeowners would not be able to stick solar panels in their front yard. Also, the panels could reach only as tall as the maximum allowable building height in each zoning district. More

    New financing system could boost residential solar installations
    CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    America enjoyed record-high solar photovoltaic installations in 2011, spurred by low module prices and favorable government funding mechanisms. But the expiration of the Department of the Treasury's Section 1603 Program complicated financing for new residential solar projects and left the industry with a cloudy investment outlook. Fortunately for installers and consumers, a new financing mechanism from Clean Power Finance may help harness the potential of solar renewable energy credits to bridge the growing financing gap and continue America's residential solar power surge. More



    Solar thermal's impact requires government policy support
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar thermal power, also called concentrated solar power, can make a sizeable impact on the world's renewable energy industry if governments across the globe can maintain supporting policies, says a new report by alternative energy analysts GBI Research. The latest report cites government attitudes toward concentrated solar power as a key determinant to the future success of this relatively young market. Currently, the concentrated solar power market is characterized by the high cost of power generation and the challenges of achieving economies of scale. More


    TARIFF-FREE Solar Panels by RITEK SOLAR
    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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