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Solar energy industry likely to gain from proposed legislation
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Recently-introduced legislation in Congress has the potential to make solar energy and other clean technologies more widespread than ever. A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman, has proposed implementing a national renewable electricity standard that would bring about a significant increase in the amount of clean energy generated nationwide. More

Trends in the photovoltaic industry
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In this fourth in a series of articles covering the "Report on Photovoltaics: PV Market Overview" by the European Photonics Industry Consortium, we identify trends throughout the photovoltaics industry from government support and regional hot spots to materials, technologies and processes that are changing the way solar power is produced. More

Leases could turn solar financing into a commodity
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Solar panel rental arrangements, like those offered by San Francisco solar leasing firm SolarCity, could transform renewable energy financing into a commodity. That's the belief Lyndon Rive, the chief executive officer of SolarCity, set out in a recent interview with technology website CNET. More

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Forecasting large photovoltaic power plant output
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Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a new system to monitor how clouds affect large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants. By observing cloud shape, size and movement, the system provides a way for utility companies to predict and prepare for fluctuations in power output due to changes in weather. The resulting models will provide utility companies with valuable data to assess potential power plant locations, ramp rates and power output. More

Alteris Renewables offers 'zero down solar'
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The top renewable energy integrator in the northeast United States, Alteris Renewables, Inc., has introduced new financing options available to homeowners throughout the region that offer solar power systems with no money down. As the first renewable energy integrator to offer residential customers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont the opportunity to install high quality solar power systems with no money down, Alteris is committed to bringing reliable, sustainable power to the masses. More

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Solar Power International: Pre-registration closes Oct. 5!
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Keynotes James Carville and Mary Matalin share predictions and impact of the fall races, the popular CEO roundtable features captains of industry, and the expo hall showcases 1,000+ exhibitors. SEIA members receive both exhibitor and registration discounts. Visit to register and learn more. Pre-Registration Closes Tuesday, Oct. 5. After this date, registration will be in-person only at SPI.

Company turning a sealed toxic dump into a solar-energy development
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Atop a sealed mound of industrial waste on a historically toxic swath of Gloucester County, N.J., Bill Geary sees a sunny future. His company awaits delivery of about 6,500 solar panels for the former Rollins Environmental facility, where six people died and at least 30 were injured after a massive explosion on Dec. 8, 1977. More
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Companies, homeowners go green with solar power
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Across the nation, businesses and homeowners are adopting solar power to reduce their carbon footprint and help the environment. In California, for example, hundreds of businesses have adopted solar power. California is one of the country's hottest solar markets, thanks to a bevy of rebates and incentives. More

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CITEL est. in 1937 specializes in the manufacturing and sale of Surge Protective Devices to its worldwide customers. These devices protect sensitive electronic equipment from destructive transient overvoltages originating from lightning strikes and electrical disturbances. MORE

California adopts strongest US renewable energy requirement
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First Solar Inc. is among the renewable-energy equipment makers that may gain after California regulators approved a rule that would require state utilities to get a third of their power from solar, wind and other renewable sources by 2020, the most ambitious standard in the U.S. More

California leads with 36 percent growth in 'green' jobs
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Jobs in California's so-called green economy increased by 36 percent from 1995 to 2008, beating the state's 13 percent job growth, a study says. The research, by Silicon Valley-based research firm Collaborative Economics, underscores California's lead in the "green economy" and may indicate where other states can expect green-job growth. More

Hawaii rural companies get fed clean energy grants
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Hawaii businesses are receiving federal money to help increase renewable energy production. Hawaii Director for Rural Development Chris Kanazawa said the grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help create jobs and reduce energy use for rural communities. More


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New Jersey lawmakers pushing solar mandate for new schools
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Of all the places to plant a crop of solar panels, proponents suggest that few are better than the roof of a school. Consider its primary physical attribute: all that, often, flat surface - assuming, of course, it is not shaded by a dense tree canopy. More

California's largest solar photovoltaic plant to start construction
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Southern California has gotten the bulk of the solar industry's attention lately as a group of solar thermal projects weave their way through state regulatory agencies. But photovoltaic activity is about to kick up farther north as a project set to become the largest of its kind in California readies for construction next week in the Central Valley. More

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Staples and SunEdison unveil Maryland's largest solar power installation
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Staples, the world's largest office products company, and SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, unveiled a 1.5 megawatt solar power installation at the Staples distribution center in Hagerstown, Md. Combined with the recent solar installation at the Staples fulfillment center in Hanover, Md., Staples is now hosting more than 2.5MW of solar capacity in the state of Maryland alone. More

T-Mobile touts solar-powered wireless broadband installation
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Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA has installed a mobile cellular tower in Chalfont, Penn., that is powered by a solar array. This is the carrier's first site powered by renewable energy in the United States. Quite honestly, I don't hear much about renewable energy as a cell tower electricity source, although this totally makes sense if you think about how far off the grid some of these installations might be. More

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