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US Solar Market Insight Report: Nation Installs 832 Megawatts of Solar Photovoltaic in Q2 2013
SEIA
Showing continued growth in the solar market, this quarter's report finds that the U.S. installed 832 megawatts in the second quarter of 2013, representing 15 percent growth over the first quarter of this year. It was solar's second-best quarter ever.
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Solar Power and Energy Storage: Pairing Technologies Vital to Our Future
Power Engineering
SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch discussed solar electricity and the importance of cutting emissions. Resch said solar electricity “is meeting an increasingly significant percentage of global energy demand,” and specific, long-term solar policies have helped to make solar a major discussion topic.
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Net Energy Metering Policies Helping to Spur Solar Growth
SEIA
All across the United States, rooftop solar panels are popping up on homes, businesses and schools like mushrooms in a forest, and utility-scale solar projects are bringing huge amounts of clean energy into our communities. Why? Among other things, consumer choice in America is something that we all hold very sacred.
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World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat Cruises into London
CNN
It is one of the most iconic ports in the world, the dramatic backdrop to everything from ancient Roman sailing ships to World War II military vessels and gas-guzzling speedboats. Now London's historic River Thames has played host to a new generation of boat — one which could revolutionize not just the future of nautical design but scientific research on the high seas.
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Wal-Mart Expands Rooftop Solar Initiative at Stores in Arizona and
Across the Country

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As part of a worldwide effort, Wal-Mart has begun to install solar on its buildings in Arizona to reduce energy consumption and improve its commitment to environmental sustainability.
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Vermont Colleges Compete in International Solar Power Competition
VTDigger.org
On a Vermont morning short on sunshine and long on rain, students from Middlebury College and Norwich University shared details of solar-powered houses the schools built and are shipping to an international competition in California.
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Groups to Develop Solar Power Projects for Electricity Co-ops
Solar Industry
The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp. will soon launch a pilot program with Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange and the National Renewables Cooperative Organization that seeks to make solar photovoltaic generation more economical for electric cooperatives and their members.
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Solar Energy Deal Tops $32 Billion in August Awards
DoD Buzz
A group of companies, including a unit of Virginia-based Dominion Resources Inc., won the U.S. Defense Department's biggest contract in August, a solar energy deal under a $7 billion alternative-energy program.
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Xcel Energy Hopes to Triple Colorado Solar, Add Wind Power
Denver Business Journal
Xcel Energy Inc. is proposing to triple the amount of utility-scale solar power on its grid in Colorado and add another 450 megawatts of wind power. The proposal, filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, is the result of months of competitive bidding by power plant developers eager to supply electricity to Xcel.
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Small Solar Installations to Help California City Save Millions
The Huffington Post
Lemoore, Calif., will spend just shy of $13 million to have Chevron Energy Solutions install 2.67 megawatts of solar capacity at eight water wells, along with a total of 439 kilowatts at a municipal complex, water treatment plant and police station.
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Minnesota's Solar Requirement Could Change How We See Electrical Grid
Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota lawmakers this year required utilities to start buying more solar power from homeowners with panels on their roofs, but a key decision in coming months could determine how much anyone will take advantage.
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Solar Advocacy Group Cites Benefits of Small-Scale Solar Systems
The Denver Post
Small-scale solar energy provides $11 million in annual benefits to Colorado utility customers and its use should not be curtailed, industry representatives said in a filing with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.
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New Solar Cell Design Can Handle the Power of 70,000 Suns
Business Insider
Physicists at North Carolina State say they've come up with a way to drastically improve solar cell efficiency. The new design would address one of the biggest problems concentrated photovoltaic solar cells face. Once solar energy is intensified to the equivalent of 700 "suns," the rate of energy dissipated begins to accelerate.
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Army's Big Renewables Buy Turns to Solar
Earth Techling
Occasionally, arguments break out over whether President Barack Obama is doing enough to move the U.S. from using fossil fuel-sourced energy to using renewables. One thing that needs to be part of the debate is an awareness of all of the renewable energy development that the administration is aggressively pushing.

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Access to Financing Critically Important to Solar's Future Growth
SEIA
The U.S. solar industry is booming. We have come a long way since 2007, but to keep our industry growing more than 50 percent annually, we need to increase financing liquidity and ensure fair access to the grid.

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A Bet on the Environment: Crowdfunding for Solar
The New York Times
Capitalism is a powerful force that can be harnessed to combat global warming. Billy Parrish is well into making that his next mission, building an online solar energy investment platform that could turn ordinary Americans into mini financiers.

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Duke Starts White Post II Solar Project
Zacks
Duke Energy Corp.'s business unit, Duke Energy Renewables, has begun the construction of a utility-scale solar power project, the Washington White Post II Solar Power Project, which has an electric generation capacity of five megawatts.
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Numerous Pennsylvania Companies, Communities Will Benefit From
Rooftop Solar

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As the cost of solar continues to fall and communities across the nation install solar panels on their businesses and homes, a few organizations in Pennsylvania are looking to take advantage of solar power's numerous benefits with installations of their own.
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Solar Energy on the Move: Managers, Landlords Should Take a Hard Look at Leasing Rooftops
New York Real Estate Journal
Should property managers seize the moment and take advantage of the opportunity of using solar? Property managers and landlords may be concerned about making a long-term commitment, but roof leaks are inevitable. How does one handle and remedy the roof leak scenario?
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Solar Film Could Power Planes
SmartPlanet
Solar power might take flight with a translucent coating on the skin of aircrafts that could generate a steady flow of energy, making planes more energy efficient. Startup New Energy Technologies is looking to create buzz that might lure investors, but it makes a rational business case that SolarWindow could be useful in aviation.
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