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Salazar visits construction site for 50 megawatt Nevada solar project
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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited the Silver State North Solar Project recently, a renewable energy project under construction on U.S. public lands in southern Nevada. With an estimated completion date in December, First Solar Inc.'s 50-megawatt facility would be the first large-scale solar project on public lands to contribute power to the grid. More

Solar homes showcase students' energy, creativity
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University of Maryland students didn't compete in the last Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, but that doesn't mean they didn't show up. Dozens of them carried clipboards and furiously scribbled notes while eyeballing solar-powered houses designed and built by other students from around the world. More

Westinghouse Solar introduces low-cost, 'all-in-one' home solar power kits
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The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power modules has fallen drastically over the past year and more. Looking to capitalize on that trend, Westinghouse Solar announced the introduction of "all-in-one" solar power system kits for the home. More

National Solar Jobs Census 2011 - sponsors needed!
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Please join SEIA and SEPA in supporting The Solar Foundation's critical solar research by sponsoring its high-profile National Solar Jobs Census 2011 Release Party at Solar Power International in Dallas on Oct. 19. The Solar Foundation relies on your tax-deducible sponsorship for continued success. Sponsorships range from $1,000 - $5,000 and demonstrate your leadership in helping to strategically position solar in the minds of policymakers and the public. Through high-level research and education, The Solar Foundation promotes the use of solar to meet the world's energy needs. But we can't do it without vital industry support. To sponsor The Solar Foundation's Census 2011 Release Party, please contact Andrea Luecke, Executive Director, at 202-469-3732.

There is still time to join SEIA and SAVE at Solar Power International 2011!
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Don't miss the chance to save $400 on SPI '11 registration! Full Conference Registration gives you the best value and most access including all General and Concurrent Sessions, Opening Reception, Solar Idea Swaps, Exhibition (all three days), SPI Block Party at Gilley's and online session recordings. Join SEIA ( by Sept. 30 to receive the member discount!

Steinbach Diaphragms and PTFE
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Find out what leading solar panel manufacturers already know – high-quality Steinbach Diaphragms and PTFE cut both production costs and downtime.
50 years of polysilicon innovation
Hemlock Semiconductor Group is celebrating 50 years of producing high-quality polycrystalline silicon for its customers in the semiconductor and solar industries. Learn more at

California adopts laws to boost solar power
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California's Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation recently that restored funding for the California Solar Initiative Rebate Program, including solar rebates for projects in California School Districts. The governor visited Marshall Elementary School in Fowler and signed three bills that bolster the state's commitment to clean energy. More

OneRoof Energy gets $50 million for roofer-installed solar PPAs
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Installing solar panels on residential rooftops is not an easy task. There are specialized skills in design, electronics and construction that have made it the domain of a select and relatively expensive group of craftspeople. More

AMSC Utility-Scale Solar Inverter

AMSC’s SolarTie™ utility-scale PV inverter is a fully optimized, comprehensive solution for grid management support and grid interconnection compliance. It includes AMSC’s proprietary Smart Grid Interface plant controller, which provides precise regulation at the POI and plant monitoring to enhance system reliability and availability. Visit AMSC at SPI Booth #3403.
Superior Testing Technology From KomaxSolar
Komax Solar produces an array of testing solutions that offer ultimate performance providing a high return on investment. From standard display to automatic decision testers (based on electroluminescence, backlight inspection, and IV curve measurements), we offer the perfect configurations and enhanced technology to optimize your PV manufacturing process*

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ARISTA™ - Innovation for All Seasons

Innovation for all seasons – that’s ARISTA™ Monolithic Solar Racking System for PV commercial rooftop applications. ARISTA’s design, refined through advanced wind tunnel testing, better addresses roof capacity constraints. And its system profile allows snow to drift around and away, not accumulate, for year-round peak performance. To learn more, click here.

Construction begins on solar mirror factory in Goodyear, Ariz.
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Construction work has begun on a new solar mirror factory in Goodyear, Ariz., which will supply solar thermal power stations being developed in the US. Manufacturer Saint-Gobain Solar said its mirror line for solar thermal power stations will be its first manufacturing facility in North America. More


ArgusON, an SPX brand, provides solar power monitoring & site management services for commercial systems. Our National Operations Center manages 29,000 customer locations 24/7/365.
Christopher Associates - Your Solar Solution

Christopher Associates, Inc. is your source for industry-leading Solar Solutions. We distribute the world’s top-selling PV module manufacturing materials and equipment.

New Mexico's largest solar plant opens in Carlsbad
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Carlsbad officials recently unveiled the largest solar power project in New Mexico. Three of the five solar power plants in Southeast New Mexico went online, feeding enough electricity over the next 20 years to power almost 200,000 homes. More

Indianapolis airport plans utility-scale solar farm
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The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) says it has selected ET Energy Solutions LLC to develop a solar farm on Indianapolis International Airport property. The company is a joint venture (JV) among three locally based firms that bid on the project: Johnson-Melloh Solutions, Schmidt Associates and Telamon Corp. Telamon, a Minority Business Enterprise, is 50 percent owner of the JV. More

Sealcon - Cable Glands for Solar / Photovoltaic Industry!

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New Jersey hospital to add 2.1 megawatts of solar
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St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., announced it is beginning construction this October to install 10,000 solar panels throughout its campus. The 2.1-megawatt project will be the largest solar installation of any hospital in New Jersey to date, and will be distributed across six different locations within the hospital's campus. More

Solar power and tree planting: IKEA's growing greener
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Swedish furniture giants IKEA are putting great store in their green credentials, announcing a new solar power project this week and even going as far as planting nearly two million trees in the U.S. In Emeryville, Calif., the company - which is the world leader in home furnishing - says the new solar panels on its store will cleanly provide the same amount of energy that would keep 64 homes going for a year. More

Eaton: Everything Under the Sun

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Providing complete solutions for contractors
If you are a solar contractor, we understand your business! WESCO strives to provide a complete solar solution to our customers who wish to streamline their purchasing and reduce transaction costs. Stop by our booth at SPI to see how WESCO can help you with your solar projects. MORE
Solar SPEC Pak™ IP68 Connector

Solar SPEC Pak™, conforming to NEC 2008 requirements, offers power handling capabilities to 1000V & a locking latch. Its IP68 rated shell passes the -35° drop test. Rated to 40 amps, this connector will accommodate wire sizes from #24 to #10AWG (0.25 to 4mm²). MORE

A. O. Smith Cirrex®Tax
Credit Eligible

One of the industry’s most advanced solar thermal systems available on the market today, A. O. Smith’s Cirrex® Solar Thermal Water Heating System is eligible for a federal tax credit of 30% of the total installed cost with no maximum. Additional state and local incentives may also be available. Visit to locate rebates in your area.
Microsemi: Industry-leading PV Solutions

Our innovative PV solutions deliver the performance and reliability required for demanding power harvesting, power management, power switching, and power monitoring applications. To learn more about our
award-winning bypass solutions, low-profile switching modules, smart meter power management capabilities, and mixed-signal, low-power
cSoC and FPGA solutions, please visit solutions/solar.
High Performance Stability -
Over the years every technical device experiences a decline in performance – even solar modules. The question here though is how much – or better yet: How little? In a long-term study conducted by the renowned Fraunhofer-Institute the SCHOTT Solar modules still achieved over 90% of their performance even after 26 years.
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