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Solar grows in popularity nationwide
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Those who are thinking about installing a solar power system aren't alone. The growth of solar installations in the U.S. has been nothing short of meteoric. According to data from the American Solar Energy Society, the number of residential solar power installations in the country grew by 40 percent last year. That is even more impressive in light of the tepid economic conditions that prevailed in 2009, when millions of jobs were lost and gross domestic product contracted by 2.4 percent. More



Take the Solar Jobs Census Today!
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The Solar Foundation's National Solar Jobs Census is currently underway. Please click here to complete the survey. SEIA is supporting this effort and encourages all solar companies and suppliers to participate. Stand up and be counted to show policy makers how important the solar workforce is to our economic recovery. More

Solar-power industry hits magic number
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While some investors feel they're still waiting for the sun to rise on the solar energy industry, it's already high noon for some parts of the sector. In some places in the U.S., solar photovoltaic, PV, technology—the iconic glass panels being deployed on home and business rooftops—already allows users to beat what their local utility charges for electricity generated from coal-fired power plants. More

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NASCAR's "tricky triangle" adds a new trick: solar power
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Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway, known to NASCAR fans as the "Tricky Triangle" for its unusual layout, is now home to a gigantic 40,000 panel solar power installation. The new solar array broke ground last year and just went online this week. It is expected to generate about 72 million kilowatt hours of clean power over a 20-year lifespan, and it is believed to be the largest solar installation at a sports facility in the world. More

California state senate campaign heats up over solar power
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a narrowly focused energy bill for debate that left solar power advocates on the sidelines. The issue, however, remains a hot topic in California's competitive Senate race. Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger, Carly Fiorina, say they support expansion of California's solar and wind energy industry and the jobs it would create, but they offer sharply contrasting views on how to get there. More

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New discovery by Standford engineers could revamp solar power production
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Stanford engineers have figured out how to simultaneously use the light and heat of the sun to generate electricity in a way, that could make solar power production more than twice as efficient as existing methods and potentially cheap enough to compete with oil. More
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    New York state gets its first solar farm
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    New York will soon receive its first solar farm thanks to the Green County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), who is purchasing the land in Coxsackie, and Cornerstone Power Development, who will lease the 128 acres of land. The $60 million solar farm will be a 15-megawatt facility, but could grow to 20-megawatts. More

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    National review: A call for energy realism
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    In the summer of 2008, at a time of widespread anger over historically high oil prices, Al Gore challenged his countrymen "to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within ten years." This wildly ambitious goal recalled Richard Nixon's proclamation, issued amid the 1973 global oil shock, that the United States would aim to become fully energy independent by 1980. More

    Patriot Place gets major solar power installation
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    Tom Brady isn't the only one powering the New England Patriots. Team owner Robert Kraft, his Kraft Group and operators of their Patriot Place mall in Foxborough announced they have completed installation of a 525-kilowatt solar system. More



    US Navy contracts for solar power
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    The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command has tapped AECOM Technology Corp. to develop solar power installations at Navy and Marine bases in six states. Under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, AECOM will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for solar power systems at sites in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. More

    Sandia, SunPower to study power grid-solar power linkage
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    An agreement to conduct research on integrating large-scale photovoltaic systems into the nation's electricity grid has been signed by Sandia National Laboratories and SunPower Corp. The agreement on cooperative research and development leverages about $1 million in combined funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and SunPower funding. More

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