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    Obama administration announces solar energy projects
    The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Obama administration will open public lands in six Western states to more solar projects as part of a solar energy road map. The Department of Interior set aside 285,000 acres in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah for the initiative. Firms can apply for waivers to develop projects on an additional 19 million acres. More



    PSEG seeks to invest up to $883 million in New Jersey solar
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A unit of New Jersey power company Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. said it would ask the state's regulators for approval to invest up to $883 million for an expansion of the utility's solar power programs. The additional funds will allow the solar programs to develop an extra 233 megawatts of solar capacity, the company said in a release. More

    Solar Millennium sells Spanish solar thermal interest to German utility Steag
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar Millennium AG, a developer in insolvency proceedings, sold its 26 percent in a solar thermal power project in Spain to a unit of German utility, Steag. It agreed to sell the interest in the 50-megawatt project near Seville, Spain, for a "double-digit million euro" amount that's more than the equity invested, boosting prospects for creditors, administrator Volker Boehm said in a statement. More



    SEIA response to US House approval of No More Solyndras Act
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In response to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approval of H.R. 6213, the No More Solyndras Act, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, pointed out the "significant economic and energy policy benefits" of the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program. "Both Congress and the administration identified ways to improve the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program to ensure that taxpayer dollars are protected and used wisely. Unfortunately, the bill passed by the committee disregards the significant economic and energy policy benefits associated with the program." More

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    Options abound for rooftop arrays
    The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Unlike ground-mounted panels, rooftop solar arrays face little red tape. The complications come in figuring out which of various financing options is the best deal. Looking to reduce expenses, Army veteran Mark J. Donahue researched offers from various solar providers and then chose a no-down payment lease option from SolarCity of Marlborough, Mass. More

    First Solar profit surges on construction activity
    CBS MoneyWatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    First Solar, one of the world's biggest solar panel manufacturers and developers, reported an 82 percent jump in net income as the construction of major solar projects in the U.S. Southwest ramped up. First Solar and other panel makers have been pummeled in recent months by plummeting prices caused by a worldwide glut of panels. But First Solar benefited this quarter from a surge in development and construction activity. Low panel prices make manufacturing operations less profitable, but they reduce the cost of solar energy and make new projects more attractive to utilities. 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


    Kyocera establishes new company for 70-megawatt solar plant operation
    Solar Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Kyocera Corp. has partnered with other companies to establish Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corp., a new company that will be tasked with operating a 70-megawatt solar power plant in southern Japan. The utility-scale solar power plant will become the largest in Japan, according to Kyocera. The new company will develop and operate the project in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, on land owned by IHI Corp. 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


    Coachella Valley agriculture pursues renewable strategies
    The Desert Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    VideoBriefIt's surprising enough finding a fish farm in Thermal, Calif., down a dusty road off State Route 86 South, with more traditional east valley farms nearby. Then you see the solar panels — a small army of them standing at attention, tilted toward the sun and facing south. "What we are trying to do is save a little," said Rocky French, who installed the 260-kilowatt system on the farm last year to combat rising electric bills. More


    Integrated, Roof-Ready
    AC Modules

    It begins with SolarBridge Pantheon™ microinverters. Integrated directly on the panel, SolarBridge microinverters enable roof-ready AC modules—cutting installation times by up to 30%. AC modules powered by SolarBridge generate 25% more energy harvest than DC systems and come with an end-to-end 25-year warranty.
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    Celebrating 25 years of Development
    & Service
    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
    WESCO:
    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


    New energy partnership brings innovative solar tracker to southwestern Vermont
    AllEarth Renewables via RenewableEnergyWorld.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A new partnership will bring the innovative Vermont-made AllSun Tracker solar electric system to homeowners and businesses throughout southwestern and central Vermont communities. The dealer partnership between local installer Solar Pro and solar tracker manufacturer AllEarth Renewables of Williston, Vt., was announced recently. Solar Pro is a Vermont-based renewable energy company that provides full-service solar engineering, design, installation and equipment services for homes, businesses, municipal buildings and nonprofits. More



    Solar program could help Arizona rural school budgets
    KTAR-FM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Some Arizona schools will open under a new program that could save money on their electric bill. The Solar for Schools program allows utility company Arizona Public Service to build solar power systems at schools in mostly rural areas of the state. The deal could make things easier on their utility budget. "Schools participating in the program have contracted with APS to secure a fixed utility rate for 20 years," said APS spokeswoman Jenna Shaver. More

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    SolarWorld announces $27 million technology upgrade
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    SolarWorld has announced investments totaling $27 million to upgrade and replace several factory systems and debut technological advances that the company says will boost the power output of its solar panels. The investments coincide with SolarWorld's fifth anniversary. Work to install new manufacturing systems will implement three technological advances fostered and tested by SolarWorld research and development specialists in Oregon and Europe. More

    ReneSola delivers 8-megawatt solar modules to True Value Solar
    AZoCleantech    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    ReneSola, a prominent international manufacturer of solar wafer and solar modules located in China, has contracted to sell eight megawatts of its high-performance, high-grade monocrystalline solar modules to True Value Solar, which is one of Australia's solar experts and an expert in photovoltaic installations. True Value Solar is part of the M+W Group, an international company specializing in construction, engineering, project management and sophisticated technology facilities responsible for conceiving and building 40 solar photovoltaic plants globally. More



    Conergy installing solar arrays at Grimmway carrot farms
    Solar Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Conergy has announced that it will install 3.4 megawatts of solar energy for Grimmway Enterprises, one of the largest carrot growers in the world, throughout the remainder of the year. In May, Conergy won the rights to install solar energy at five Grimmway carrot farms located throughout California's San Joaquin valley. Each installation will feature 4,760 Conergy 240-watt solar modules and produce 1.15 megawatts of renewable energy. More


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    For the facts on Field Modification of UL Classified Tray, download Legrand/Cablofil’s new Technical Guide and White Paper.
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    Solar power helped keep the lights on in India
    Scientific American    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Every day, at least 400 million Indians lack access to electricity. Another nearly 700 million Indians joined their fellows in energy poverty recently, or roughly 10 percent of the world's population. Oddly enough, some of the formerly energy poor — rural villagers throughout the subcontinent — found themselves better off than their middle-class compatriots during the recent blackouts, thanks to village homes outfitted with photovoltaic panels. In fact, solar power helped keep some electric pumps supplying water for fields parched by an erratic monsoon. More



    Session Solar in partnership with Elite Solar, announces completion of 501-kilowatt solar project for Thermalito Water and Sewer District in Oroville, Calif.
    RenewableEnergyWorld.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Session Solar, a leading solar distributor, specialist in solar project development and manufacturer of Creotecc Solar Mounting Systems, announced that its installation partner, Elite Solar of Chico, Calif., has completed a 501-kilowatt solar project for the Thermalito Water and Sewer District in Oroville, Calif. The two individual solar systems are installed at separate locations: A 481-kilowatt ground mount at the treatment facility and a 20-kilowatt rooftop at the Thermalito office are expected to save $3.8 million in electricity costs over 25 years. 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


    Solar, wind power get Pentagon boost
    San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Department of Defense will encourage companies to build solar power plants and wind farms on 16 million acres of open land surrounding military bases, making each base less dependent on the nation's aging electricity grid. The plan will help the military cut its $4 billion annual energy bill and help insulate bases from blackouts. About 13 million of the acres involved lie in Western states, primarily California, Arizona and Nevada. More

    BrightSource Energy builds huge solar energy project in Ivanpah, Calif.
    The Desert Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    To describe the solar towers rising out of the desert at BrightSource Energy's Ivanpah, Calif., solar project, you have to use words that go beyond big — huge, colossal, mammoth. The three 459-foot-tall towers — one already surrounded by thousands of reflecting mirrors, or heliostats — dominate the site off Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County, Calif., just a few miles from the Nevada border. More



    Ascent Solar to supply panels to iPhone maker Foxconn
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Foxconn Technology Group, the maker of Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPads in China, is planning a rooftop solar project using panels from Thornton, Colo.-based Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. Ascent's flexible copper-indium-gallium-selenide modules may be installed at Foxconn's new factory in Zhengzhou, China, within 45 days, Victor Lee, the solar company's CEO, said. The two-kilowatt to three-kilowatt pilot system may be followed by additional sales, Ascent said in a statement that didn't give a price. More


    Woehner's New PV Power Distribution Products At SPI 2012
    In Booth 3387 at SPI 2012, Woehner USA will showcase products for distributing power in photovoltaic installations, including fuse holders for PV panel strings to busbar systems and fuse holders for high current inverter assemblies. Telergon switches for load break PV applications will also be featured.
    Call: Kevin Saunders (603)433-2121.
    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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