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    Demonstrate the impact of solar jobs in America
    The Solar Foundation    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Make sure your company helps demonstrate the jobs impact of the domestic solar industry to the American public. Take part in The Solar Foundation's annual census of U.S. solar jobs by completing this short 10-15 minute survey. As a thank you, at the end of the survey you will have the option to receive a free full report of the U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2011 Year-in-Review, produced by SEIA and GTM Research. The census survey is prepared by SEIA's sister organization, The Solar Foundation. In 2011, the survey showed the solar industry employed over 100,000 people, and that solar jobs were growing nearly 10 times the rate of the overall U.S. economy. Look for the survey results in the 2012 National Solar Jobs Census report, expected mid-November.



    First Solar beats Chinese by making sun power predictable
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    First Solar Inc. CEO Jim Hughes is stepping up efforts to manage power plants that generate electricity from the sun, helping utilities use the technology in a way his rivals in China can't. The biggest U.S. solar panel maker plans to build new projects from the Middle East to Australia and use proprietary systems that help power purchasers manage the amount they buy from solar farms, Hughes said in his first interview since taking the CEO position in May. More

    The economics of installing solar
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The big question for any homeowner considering installing solar power is a simple one: How quickly will the system pay for itself? The short answer: It depends on where you live. That doesn't just mean how sunny it is, though weather obviously matters. Just as important are subsidies, such as tax credits and rebates, which differ from state to state and between cities. Another big local factor: how much you currently pay for electricity — because it determines what you can expect to save each month once you start producing your own power. More

    The sun on your side

    Our enthusiasm for the sun is as strong as ever. Which is why we develop innovative photovoltaic systems with one goal in mind: for you to save time and money. Let us help you get the sun on your side and earn top marks from your customers.


    Semprius to open North Carolina production facility
    Solar Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Semprius Inc., a provider of concentrating photovoltaic solar modules, says it will officially open its first production facility on Sept. 26 in Henderson, N.C. The company says it plans to hire more than 250 employees over the next several years. The new facility uses a proprietary manufacturing process to produce solar modules with a 33.9 percent conversion efficiency, according to Semprius. More

    Who's going solar? 20 of the US' largest companies
    CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The top commercial solar users in the U.S. have been revealed by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Vote Solar. They were revealed at Solar Power International 2012 in Orlando, Fla. The companies are simply ranked by cumulative solar energy capacity. More



    DOE launches SunShot solar energy development prize
    Electric Light & Power    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As part of the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, which is working to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy by the end of the decade, the DOE announced the start of a new competition to make it faster, easier and cheaper to install rooftop solar energy systems. The SunShot Prize makes a total of $10 million in cash awards available to the first three teams that repeatedly demonstrate that the nonhardware costs, or price to plug in, can be as low as $1 per watt for small-scale photovoltaic systems on American homes and businesses. 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
    Solar Industry Summit - Middle East 2012
    The Solar Industry Summit – Middle East 2012 offers a substantial know-how about market potential, business and financing models, economic aspects, infrastructure and technology. The event will take place on 14 November 2012 in Dubai, UAE.


    California's solar power peak: The real story
    Earth Techling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The California Independent System Operator, which runs the state's grid, has released a revised graphic for the day. The state reached a milestone one gigawatt in utility solar power production that clears up confusion about when solar's contribution to the grid peaked that day. An earlier graphic had left many with the impression that solar peaked between 5 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 14, just as millions of Golden State residents were arriving home from work and firing up their air conditioners, popping frozen delectables into the microwave and tuning into "Two and a Half Men" reruns. 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


    Can airports be green? With solar farm, Chicago argues they can
    Midwest Energy News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Aviation is a carbon intensive industry, with air travel and transport contributing 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But airports around the world are making significant efforts to reduce their carbon footprints, and Chicago O'Hare International Airport is among the leaders. In addition to other environmental measures, O'Hare is planning a new solar farm, slated for completion in 2016, that could provide 5-10 percent of the airport's electricity needs. More

    Enfinity America installs 530 kilowatts-peak of solar energy at California water treatment facility
    Energy Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Enfinity America has worked with its partners to install 530 kilowatts-peak of solar energy at a municipal water treatment facility in Ramona, Calif. The solar energy company has developed and financed the installation, while the solar panels and engineering, procurement and construction services are provided by the project's co-developer Siliken. The fixed-tilt solar project, which is located at Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant in Ramona, uses a total of 2,156 Siliken panels. More


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    EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise, covering all range of services from project development, management, to operations and maintenance. With over 4.5 gigawatts of developed projects, EDF Renewable Energy is the proven expert in renewable energy.
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    ABB pulls investment from solar startup GreenVolts
    SmartPlanet.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Less than a year ago, solar startup GreenVolts — fresh from a business model revamp — was basking in the success of a $35 million financing round and a new partnership with power and automation conglomerate ABB, which took a substantial minority stake in the company. Now, GreenVolts has been reduced to a few core employees and a likely sale after ABB abruptly pulled its investment. The move was so sudden and severe that GreenVolts cannot continue normal operation, a company spokesman said in an emailed statement. More

    Ascent Solar announces North American EnerPlex availability
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Flexible thin-film photovoltaic module developer Ascent Solar Technologies announced the retail debut of the company's EnerPlex solar assisted battery case for the iPhone 4 and 4S in all of North America with one of the company's distributors, CommXPERTS. The EnerPlex cases are now available online through the distributor's website. More

    Historic New Hampshire hotel wants to advance solar power
    The Associated Press via The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Jack Farrell was still new to his job at the historic hotel 10 miles off the New Hampshire coast when he woke up one morning to the sound of chirping birds and crashing waves. "How did I get so lucky? This job is so great! What a beautiful place!" he marveled to himself, before quickly realizing that the reason he could hear such sounds was that the island's diesel generator had broken down. As facilities manager at the Star Island Family Retreat and Conference Center in Portsmouth, N.H., it was Farrell's job to get the generator fixed. More



    Idaho's 1st big solar plant to be built soon
    The Associated Press via Chem.Info    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Idaho's first big solar electricity plant will likely soon begin construction, a rare bright spot for renewables in a state littered with canceled wind farms, regulatory uncertainty and low natural gas prices that have soured alternative power's financial appeal. Solar panels await installation at a 180-acre field 60 miles east of Boise, Idaho, that Grandview Solar PV I has leased from the J.R. Simplot Co. More

    SolarCraft sees bright future in solar installation leasing
    NovatoPatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In 2011, SolarCraft of Novato, Calif., debuted an affordable home solar program. Since then, it has seen appreciable growth in residential installations. So far, 23 local residential solar energy systems have been installed through a program that evolved from a partnership with SunRun. These installations over the past year mean that about 115 kilowatts have been removed from the electrical grid, the company said. That translates to about 181,000 kilowatt-hours produced on an annual basis. More

    Surge of solar farms heats up Scenic City
    Chattanooga Times Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Its nickname is Project Titan. The biggest solar park in Tennessee will be located in Chattanooga, Tenn., when the $30 million project comes on line next to the Volkswagen plant. While the 65-acre Volkswagen facility will be big, it's just one of an array of solar projects which are or will be producing power in the Chattanooga area. Together, the projects make Hamilton County, Tenn., one of the largest, if not the biggest, generator of the energy statewide. More


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    Legrand PV panel supports - Designed for any size solar array.

    For Utility Arrays over 50kW, Legrand offers steel pre-fabricated PV panel supports that reduce on-site racking labor up to 75%.
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    Lightsource Renewable Energy and Solarcentury build 5 megawatt solar park for waste treatment plant
    PV-Tech    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Lightsource Renewable Energy and Solarcentury have completed a five megawatt utility-scale solar park in Cambridgeshire, U.K., to power a waste treatment plant, as reported by Solar Power Portal. The solar park is equipped with 20,000 solar modules which will generate around 4,500 megawatt-hours of solar power annually. The output will be fed into power AmeyCespa's mechanical biological treatment plant, which has become the first waste treatment plant in the U.K. to be powered by the sun. More

    Advanced Solar concentrated photovoltaic manufacturing plant to open in North Carolina
    CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Semprius is readying the opening of its first manufacturing facility in Henderson, N.C. With backing and support from the Obama administration, the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. Semprius has developed the world's most efficient solar photovoltaic cells. Its photovoltaic technology is capable of converting 33.9 percent of the energy in sunlight to usable electricity, according to the parties involved. More

    Fluor awarded EPC contract for Centinela solar project
    Power Engineering Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Fluor Corp. has announced that Centinela Solar Energy LLC, a member of LS Power Group, has awarded the company a lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction contract, as well as a separate contract for ongoing operations and maintenance services for its new 170-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility in Southern California. Fluor has been awarded both the 125-megawatt phase one and 45-megawatt phase two of the Centinela project. More


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    Developer combines geothermal, solar for near net-zero homes
    SustainableBusiness.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While it isn't unusual to hear about developers in states like California building solar photovoltaics into their home designs, initiatives focused on trying to achieve net-zero energy status are less common. Green home builder Nexus EnergyHomes is expanding into South Carolina with two communities that use geothermal and solar photovoltaic technologies in every house. More

    Solar panels to save University of Florida money
    The Gainesville Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    New solar panels will be installed at the University of Florida by the end of November, reducing the university's energy costs and serving as a teaching tool for professors and students. Progress Energy will provide the 100-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array for free through its SunSense Schools program, which offers solar energy systems to up to 10 public schools and one public post-secondary school each year to promote renewable energy education and help schools save money on energy. More

    US OPIC backs 60-megawatt photovoltaic project in South Africa with $250 million
    Recharge    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation says it will back a 60-megawatt plant that will help diversify South Africa's electricity generation beyond its heavy coal concentration. The OPIC financing will enable two U.S. companies, MEMC and its subsidiary SunEdison, to construct and operate a photovoltaic plant in Boshoff in South Africa's Free State province. More


    AMBUS® EasySwitch 1000Vdc Fuse Holder for Photovoltaic Applications
    Woehner USA’s AMBUS® EasySwitch 1000Vdc fuse holder for photovoltaic applications is targeted at North American solar combiner box and inverter manufacturers who build to the UL1741 standard. It offers a UL4248-18 listing at 1000 volts DC for 10x38 fuses as large as 30 amps. Contact 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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