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New Report Shows Importance of Expanding Solar
Heating and Cooling

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SEIA has released a comprehensive new report, "Solar Heating and Cooling: Energy for a Secure Future," outlining a roadmap to create 50,250 new American jobs and save more than $61 billion in future energy costs by expanding the use of innovative and cost-effective solar heating and cooling systems across the nation. Download the report, and tune in for the free webinar taking place at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to get an overview about the report and to learn about the state of the SHC market in the U.S. and internationally.
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Expanding Solar Heating, Cooling Would Bolster US Economy
Renewable Energy World
With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown — and worries mounting by the minute about its impact on the U.S. economy — what can the private sector do to help spur job creation and economic growth in the future? Here's one good idea: SEIA has just released a comprehensive new report outlining ways to create 50,250 new American jobs and save more than $61 billion in future energy costs by expanding the use of innovative and cost-effective solar heating and cooling systems across the nation.
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SEIA Urges Congress to End Government Shutdown
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Concerned that a prolonged government shutdown could do long-term harm to the U.S. economy, SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch issued a statement suggesting Congressional leaders to "call an immediate truce, return to work and resume negotiations on plan that will fund the government while helping to get our economy back on track."
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ACC Staff Report Affirms Importance of Net Energy Metering
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The long-awaited Arizona Corporation Commission staff report on Net Energy Metering has affirmed several key positions taken by SEIA in a recent filing before the commission. After the report was issued, Carrie Cullen Hitt, SEIA senior vice president for state affairs, released a statement.
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No Assembly Required: IKEA to Sell Solar Panels in UK
NPR
Ikea Corp., the Swedish housewares giant, says it will begin selling solar panels to its customers in Britain as it aims to tap into a growing market for renewable energy fueled partly by the U.K.'s solar subsidies.
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Report: Solar Trackers to Reach Nearly 7 Gigawatts Installed Annually by 2020
Solar Industry
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, global solar tracker annual installed capacity was nearly 1.19 gigawatts in 2010 and is estimated to approach 7 gigawatts per year in 2020. Increasing use of photovoltaics is enhancing the demand for solar tracker to increase the efficiency of solar arrays. Single-axis trackers have dominated and account for 94 percent of the market in 2010, according to the report.
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Solar Energy: An American Success Story
MediaPlanet via The San Francisco Chronicle
In China, 2013 is the year of the snake. In the United States, this may well go down as the year of the sun. A recent market analysis by GTM Research shows the U.S. market installed 832 megawatts of new photovoltaic installations in the second quarter of this year — a whopping 15 percent increase over the first three months of 2013. SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch goes more into detail.
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Exploding Fuel Tankers Driving US Army to Solar Power
Bloomberg
The U.S. Army is spending billions of dollars shifting toward solar energy, recycled water and better-insulated tents. The effort isn't about saving the Earth. Instead, commanders have found they can save lives through energy conservation. It's especially true in Afghanistan, where protecting fuel convoys is one of the most dangerous jobs, with one casualty for every 24 missions in some years.
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Black & Veatch, Brightergy Join in Solar-Energy Alliance
The Kansas City Star
Black & Veatch and Brightergy have come together in an alliance that plans to develop and build solar-energy projects in the Kansas City, Mo., area and eventually in other parts of the country. Brightergy, a Kansas City solar-energy company with roughly 50 employees, under the arrangement will provide sales, marketing and financing resources. Black & Veatch, an Overland Park, Kan.-based engineering firm with 10,000 employees, will handle the engineering and construction.
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The Ivanpah Solar Project: Generating Energy Through Fields of Mirrors
TIME
Jamey Stillings, a photographer known for his work capturing mega-scale projects like the new bridge at the Hoover Dam, has been tracking the construction of the Ivanpah solar project since 2010, when he began an aerial survey of the site. His epic black-and-white images of Ivanpah reveal how different this solar plant is from other major infrastructure projects.
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New Jersey Students Build Solar Power Charging Station
The Star-Ledger
The "Solstice," a charging station powered by the sun, is ready to renew the energy in the cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices used at Essex County College in New Jersey thanks to the efforts of a group of ECC students.
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Solar Energy: An American Success Story
MediaPlanet via The San Francisco Chronicle
In China, 2013 is the year of the snake. In the United States, this may well go down as the year of the sun. A recent market analysis by GTM Research shows the U.S. market installed 832 megawatts of new photovoltaic installations in the second quarter of this year — a whopping 15 percent increase over the first three months of 2013.

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ACC Staff Report Affirms Importance of Net Energy Metering
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The long-awaited Arizona Corporation Commission staff report on Net Energy Metering has affirmed several key positions taken by SEIA in a recent filing before the commission. After the report was issued, Carrie Cullen Hitt, SEIA senior vice president for state affairs, released a statement.

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New Report Shows Importance of Expanding Solar Heating and Cooling
SEIA
SEIA has released a comprehensive new report, "Solar Heating and Cooling: Energy for a Secure Future," outlining a roadmap to create 50,250 new American jobs and save more than $61 billion in future energy costs by expanding the use of innovative and cost-effective solar heating and cooling systems across the nation.



Crowdfunding Fuels Military Conversion to Solar Power
Nextgov
The U.S. military has ambitious plans — $7 billion worth — to install renewable energy at bases and other facilities across the nation. American taxpayers, of course, are footing the bill. But now they can choose to put their money into a military solar project and make a return, thanks to the crowdfunding craze.
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Washington, DC, Takes Solar Power Into the Digital Age
Washington City Paper
The federal government may be shut down, but the D.C. Council is in the midst of a legislative session. And it just passed a bill that has Washington, D.C., solar power advocates very excited. The Community Renewable Energy Act, which just passed unanimously, will make it possible for people without their own rooftops to reduce their monthly electricity bills by means of solar power.
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Massachusetts Town is Top Solar-Signer in Statewide Program with
72 Participants

Daily Hampshire Gazette
Seth Gottlieb has nothing but good news for the dozens of Northampton, Mass., residents who are about the join the solar revolution this year: It's well worth the effort.
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TransCanada Adds 2 More Solar Power Facilities
Marketwired via MarketWatch
TransCanada Corporation has announced it has acquired two additional Ontario solar power facilities from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. — the Brockville 2 and Burritts Rapids projects. This deal follows the previously announced purchase of Brockville 1 as part of an agreement made in 2011 to acquire nine solar power facilities from Canadian Solar Solutions.
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