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    Circuit of the Americas seeking incentives for solar-power generation
    Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Circuit of the Americas is seeking incentives from Austin Energy to generate solar power to be used at the racetrack under construction in southeastern Travis County, Texas. The circuit is seeking an estimated $49,300 per year for a total of no more than $566,200 over 10 years, according to city documents. The first race weekend is Nov. 16-18. More



    Opinion: Solar lobby says it gets no breaks on federal land
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As written by Rhone Resch, CEO and president of SEIA, "Regarding your editorial 'The Solar-Painted Desert': Solar is the latest industry the Department of the Interior leases land to, just like mining, cattle ranching and other energy sources — no special treatment has been requested or received. More lands are off-limits to solar (79 million acres) than are available. For perspective, there are 74 million acres leased by on- and offshore oil and gas projects." More

    CPS, SunEdison complete 30-megawatt solar projects in US
    Energy Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    CPS Energy, along with its New Energy Economy project partner SunEdison, has developed the third and the final 10.6-megawatt solar project to produce clean energy. The 10.6-megawatt solar project located at the solar farm in the Bexar County, Texas, is using 44,280 single-axis tracking photovoltaic panels and will produce enough emission free electricity to power around 1,600 homes. More



    Construction of world's largest concentrating solar power plant reaches halfway mark
    CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Construction of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System — the largest concentrating solar power plant in the world — has reached the midway point and remains on schedule to begin delivering what's due to be a net 370 megawatts of clean, renewable electricity to consumers in California come September 2013. Developer of the $2.2 billion project, BrightSource is installing its system at the project site in California's Mojave Desert. More

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    Georgia Power starts consumer site on solar energy
    The Associated Press via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Georgia Power has launched a new consumer website as part of the company's solar energy initiatives. The site is intended to help business and residential consumers decide whether solar energy is "right for them," according to the company's announcement. The site explains how solar power works and features a calculator to help consumers estimate their potential annual savings. Georgia Power, a Southern Company division, does not actually sell or endorse specific solar panel systems. More

    New England governors plan massive renewable energy procurement for end of 2013
    RenewableEnergyWorld.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    At the New England Governors' Conference on July 30, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts presented, and all six governors signed a resolution stating their intent to launch a coordinated regional procurement by the end of 2013. The resolution charges the New England States Committee on Electricity with the responsibility of developing a work plan and executing the procurement, though all six states will contribute input and experts to the process. The procurement process will likely involve a request for proposal issued by the body for a certain amount of renewable energy, with projects competing for contracts based on their bid-in price. More


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    ADCO Kömmerling’s HelioBond® & HelioSeal® product lines provide superior adhesion and sealing properties for the construction and installation of photovoltaic modules. MORE
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    Measuring solar radiation is the key to finding optimal locations, helping investment decisions, maximising operating efficiency, scheduling maintenance, monitoring performance and improve technology. MORE


    Renewable energy for North Africa, through the lens of Egypt
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The role of renewable energy in the energy mix for both developed and developing countries is rapidly increasing, driven primarily by mounting energy demand, increase in fossil-fuel prices and the need to respond to climate change concerns. Within this context, the abundance of solar and wind energy resources in the North African countries are likely to offer opportunities to satisfy both local energy demand and that of European countries through exports. 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


    Sharp in talks to sell Japan solar cell plant
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Cash-strapped Sharp Corp. is in talks to sell its key solar panel plant in Japan as part of an asset sale seeking more than $1.2 billion, but it may struggle to woo buyers as high costs force the industry offshore, a source close to the company said. Desperate for funds to refinance looming debt rollovers, Sharp is seeking more than 100 billion yen ($1.27 billion) for the plant in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, and by offloading office buildings in Tokyo. More

    Solar company bringing 1,000 jobs to Riverside, Calif.
    The Press-Enterprise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A company that markets solar panels and has a very bullish outlook about the future demand for its products is relocating its operations to a historic but long-abandoned Riverside, Calif., building and hopes to employ as many as 1,000 people there. SolarMax Technology is remodeling the old Food Machinery Corp. building adjacent to the Metrolink station near downtown Riverside. The company will bring its corporate headquarters, including full sales and office staffs, employees who arrange customer financing and some distribution personnel, to the location by the end of the year. 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


    SunPower creates SunPower Solar Power Science Academy
    CleanEnergyAuthority.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    SunPower Corp. has announced the creation of SunPower Solar Science Academy, a week-long program for for K-12 students being offered first in California and then in Arizona. The program will help students learn about solar from a science, technology, engineering and mathematics point of view. The academy comes as SunPower announced solar will help schools in California save $1.5 billion in electricity costs over the next 30 years, money that can be reinvested into the schools to keep more teachers or invested in infrastructure as needed. More



    Solar services usher in new business model for power
    The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As written by Carol Pierson Holding, "Interrupting my rant about how Bill Gates is pushing nuclear power when he should be boosting solar, a savvy investor and CEO told me why he doesn't like solar: Two years ago, at an intimate meeting she attended with him in New York, Gates commented that residential solar panels set roofs on fire. Gates' comment seemed unnecessary and extreme, especially in that environment." More

    Orix Corp. to invest $680 million in solar power projects
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Orix Corp., a Japanese finance and leasing company, plans to spend 54 billion yen ($680 million) on solar projects worth 200 megawatts in the next three years. Orix will invest 30 billion yen to build solar power stations with a total capacity of 100 megawatts, Tamaki Shibata, a spokeswoman for the Tokyo-based company, said. A further 24 billion yen will be spent to lease rooftop space from factories and warehouses for the installation of panels to produce 100 megawatts of capacity, she said. More

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    Tennessee solar industry rallies support against tax
    Memphis Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Tennessee's solar industry has rallied more than 30 state legislative candidates it says will oppose any "dramatic and burdensome" tax increases, Nashville Business Journal reports. In what is an ongoing push, the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association is circulating the pledge in the hopes of short-circuiting attempts to change the way solar installations are valued for local property tax purposes. More



    Xcel solar incentives to be rolled back
    The Associated Press via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Xcel Energy plans to roll back its solar energy incentive program next year, leaving at least one manufacturer concerned about its future in Minnesota. Xcel's Solar Rewards program gives upfront rebates to homeowners and business owners who install solar panels. Xcel says the $5 million program has met its goals and will end by 2014. More

    Suntech Power names David King CEO amid glut in solar panels, fraud investigation
    The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. has named a new CEO amid financial struggles, accusations of unfair trade practices and concerns that the company was the victim of fraud. Suntech says David King is replacing Dr. Zhengrong Shi as CEO. King previously served as Suntech's CFO. Shi will remain as executive chairman and chief strategy officer of the company, which is among the largest solar panel makers in the world. More


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    30 megawatts in Indianapolis gives Sunrise Energy Ventures growth opportunity
    CleanEnergyAuthority.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A 30-megawatt solar development project in Indianapolis presents a Minneapolis solar company with significant growth opportunity. Sunrise Energy Ventures, based in Minnesota, announced that it will develop three 10-megawatt solar arrays for Indianapolis Power & Light. Together, the three arrays will make up the largest solar project in the Midwest, according to a release from Sunrise. The three solar installations will produce enough electricity to power 7,500 homes. More



    Tigo Energy achieves TÜV certification for smart modules
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Tigo Energy, developer of SmartModule™ technology for photovoltaic solar, announced that they have received certification for embedding their Tigo Energy Junction Box in photovoltaic modules for North America and Europe from TÜV Rheinland Group. This certification means that Tigo Energy technology is integrated into solar panels and is available for purchase directly from leading module manufacturers. More

    SMUD unveils $5.9 million study on hybrid solar systems
    RenewableEnergyWorld.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    One of the main issues with solar panels in residential situations is how the peak electricity generation varies. In other words, there is a couple of hours mismatch between a typical home's peak power consumption and the peak electricity output from the solar panels. Letting the home draw power from the utility grid when there is an extra demand solves this, but for off-grid solar systems, this is often not possible. The utility grid can be too far out of range to justify setting up transmission cables, which is when a battery system can be used. 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
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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


    China says US support for clean energy violates WTO rules
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In the latest trade dispute between the world's two largest economies, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China said the United States must cut support for six government-backed renewable energy programs or face unspecified penalties. The U.S. measures supporting wind, solar and hydroelectric energy programs in several U.S. states, including Massachusetts, Ohio and New Jersey, present a barrier to Chinese exports, the ministry said in a statement on its website. More



    Sun sharing: Solar energy co-ops empower smaller businesses
    The Atlantic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Two years ago, a forecasted rise in oil prices, in response to the unrest in the Middle East, became a catalyst for renewed discussion about U.S. energy independence. Some American businesses were quick to realize the importance of alternative energy sources to the eventual elimination of dependence on fossil fuels. But for many, such steps as installing solar panels to power even a portion of their business was impossible financially or logistically. More

    Solar solution: Vermont solar test bed for smart modules
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The recently completed grid-tied photovoltaic system is not only providing green power in Vermont, but is also serving as a test site for smart modules being developed by Upsolar and Tigo Energy. At 2.2 megawatts, it's the largest in the state of Vermont. With 9,562 polycrystalline modules in the installation, micro-inverters would have been prohibitively expensive. But the new optimizers are using Tigo's Module Maximizer technology. 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.
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