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SunPeak Solar selects Suntech for 23MW power plant in southern California
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Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., the world's largest producer of solar panels, today announced that it has been selected by SunPeak Solar, LLC, a California-based, privately-owned solar energy project developer, to supply 28.7MW (DC) of solar panels for a 23MW (AC) solar power plant in Niland, Calif. SunPeak Solar's subsidiary Imperial Valley Solar Company (IVSC) 1, LLC will oversee the project's construction including the installation of about 100,000 units of Suntech's 285/290W Vd-Series modules with advanced SuperPoly silicon processing technology. More

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Oregon Universities commit to big solar energy project
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Oregon's state universities are embarking on what's believed to be the state's largest solar energy project, an effort that will eventually bring solar arrays to all seven campuses in the Oregon University System. The project - called Solar By Degrees - will begin installation of a total of 27 acres of solar panels generating almost five megawatts of power at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University and Eastern Oregon University. A staged installation will begin this summer and fall, and will continue in 2012. More

Low-priced Westinghouse solar panels now shipping
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Westinghouse Solar, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of solar power systems, today announced that its new, large-format AC solar panels are in stock and shipping to customers in the U.S. Westinghouse Solar's 235 watt AC panels have been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of residential rooftop installers. Improving on the original patented design, the racking, wiring, grounding and inverter are built into a larger-format 235-watt panel, thereby delivering higher performance and dramatically reducing installation costs. More

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Massachusetts set for new solar power plant
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A new solar power plant set to break ground this fall is expected to produce enough electricity to power more than 600 homes in Massachusetts. Cathartes Private Investments announced it plans to build a $23 million solar panel field on 22 acres bordering Route 3 in Westford. The solar power company Nexamp will operate the 4.5 megawatt facility. More

US solar PV will nearly triple this year
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Photovoltaic electricity capacity in the U.S. will nearly triple this year to 2.4 gigawatts according to a forecast from research firm IHS iSuppli. Still, solar will continue to sit under the long, long shadow of other energy sources like fossil fuels and nuclear. While the 2.4 GW represents an impressive 166 percent gain over what IHS says was 900 GW installed in 2010, it's less than 1 percent of the U.S. electricity total. More

Cash-rich companies begin to make renewable energy investments
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With major U.S. corporations holding tens of billions of dollars in cash on their balance sheets, a financing tool for renewable energy projects that lost its luster during the credit crunch at the end of 2008 is staging a comeback. Specialized "tax equity" deals that had been a major source of financing for the wind and solar industries are getting a fresh look by companies outside the financial sector, such as Google. More

World's biggest solar power plant shifts technology
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The company behind what is expected to one day be the world's largest solar power plant on recently said the California project will use photovoltaic technology instead of solar thermal power because of the dramatic drop in the price of solar panels. Germany's Solar Millennium AG said it will convert the first 500 megawatts of its 1,000 MW Blythe solar power plant in the Mojave desert to PV. It will decide what technology to use for the second half of the project at a later date. More

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New NSF-DOE research centers focus on solar and smart grid technology
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have announced that they will co-fund two new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) that will advance interdisciplinary research and education around solar and smart-grid technology in partnership with industry. This is the first time that NSF's investment in Engineering Research Centers will be matched by the Department of Energy. More

New 'plug 'n' play' solar module fits almost any roof
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A new fully assembled, plug-and-play modular rooftop solar power system was introduced at the Intersolar North America trade show last month, and it could be a low cost solar power solution for home owners and businesses that want to dip a toe into the clean energy pool. The new photovolaic system, called AC Unison, does not require a separate inverter, which would typically add a significant expense to the cost of a rooftop solar array. In that regard the new solar product fits in neatly with President Obama's SunShot initiative, launched earlier this year, which aims to make solar power as cheap as fossil fuels not only by increasing solar cell efficiency, but also by lowering production and installation costs. More

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New solar projects in California will result in billions of dollars in savings
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A California-based solar energy company recently signed its largest contract yet. Sunvalley Solar, a solar power technology and solar system integration company, agreed on a 405-kilowatt solar installation contract with All Fortune Group. "We strive to always provide our clients with both the best solar solution of the highest quality and timely installation in a cost efficient manner," said James Zhang, CEO of Sunvalley Solar. More

Solar energy powerhouse born
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A Melbourne-based company hopes to build one of the nation's largest solar electricity generating operations on thousands of Florida acres. While National Solar Power Partners LLC has signed an agreement with Progress Energy, funding for the $1.6 billion project will include tax credits that polluting industries can buy to compensate for emissions. More
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