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    Polls: Voters back clean energy, climate policies
    USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    On the eve of the first presidential debate, a flurry of new polls suggest most Americans support clean energy and policies to reduce climate change - topics that have garnered scant attention on the campaign trail. Nine out of 10 registered voters (92 percent) said it was "very" or "somewhat" important for the United States to develop and use solar power, according to an online survey of 1,206 adults released Tuesday by the independent polling firm Hart Research Associates. This support spanned the political spectrum, including 84 percent of Republicans, 95 percent of independents and 98 percent of Democrats. More



    First Solar may supply panels for biggest solar project
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    First Solar Inc., the world's largest maker of thin-film panels, may win a contract to supply NextEra Energy Inc. for what would be the world's biggest solar farm. First Solar may be the only manufacturer with the capacity to supply enough thin-film panels for NextEra's Blythe project, which is evaluating the technology, Ben Schuman, an analyst at Pacific Crest Securities in Portland, Ore., said in a recent interview. More

    Report: 2/3 of solar panels installed worldwide in 2011 were in Europe
    The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Two-thirds of solar panels — 18.5 gigawatts — were installed in Europe last year, a project that totaled roughly $84 billion and grew Europe's solar photovoltaic industry by an average of more than 40 percent annually. Though Europe was home to the most substantial installation of solar power in 2011, the report also indicated that the most rapid annual growth in the past five years has been concentrated in Asia. China remains the largest producer of solar panels. More

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    Solar panels to provide lots of cool, shady airport parking
    Arizona Daily Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Tucson International Airport plans to install a solar-powered canopy over its entire main public parking lot over the next couple of years with the help of federal and state grants. The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $5.7 million grant to Tucson Airport Authority to fund design and construction of the first phase of the project, which, when complete, will feature a 2.5-megawatt photovoltaic array about 20 feet tall over the entire main hourly/daily public parking lot in front of the terminal. More

    BrightSource Calif. Rio Mesa solar plant passes state test
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Private solar power company BrightSource Energy's proposed 500-megawatt (MW) Rio Mesa solar power plant in southeast California has won a preliminary recommendation from the staff of the state's energy regulator. The California Energy Commission said in a release late that its staff had found the solar project, estimated to cost $2 billion, would comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, regulation and standards and the environmental impacts would be less than significant.
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    New Orleans' solar powered skate park
    Energy Matters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The previously Hurricane Katrina-flooded Lower 9th Ward community of New Orleans in the USA is celebrating after having cut the ribbon on the greenest skate park in the world. The Lil Wayne skate park and 6kW solar array was commissioned at a celebration on Sept. 26 attended by Grammy winning rapper Lil Wayne. The solar power system will generate approximately 10,000 kWh of clean energy a year and supply the electricity for the associated community center and skate park's lighting, fans, and computers. The installation features a pole-mounted dual-axis solar tracking system.
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    Minnesota orders Xcel to retain solar subsidy
    Minneapolis Star Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Minnesota regulators ordered Xcel Energy to retain a popular program that subsidizes the small-scale solar-power projects of its customers. State Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman decided that the Minneapolis-based utility must retain its Solar Rewards program at the current $5 million-a-year level for the next three years. The state's small, but growing solar industry - about 100 companies employing about 2,000 people - had feared a drop in orders if the program ended. So far, it has helped 560 homeowners and businesses afford solar-panel systems since 2010. Xcel wanted to drop Solar Rewards after 2013, saying it was not a good deal for ratepayers, who foot the bill. More


    Superior Testing Technology From KomaxSolar
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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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    SEIA: Georgia solar doesn't go far enough
    FierceEnergy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Georgia Power Company last week took a huge step to voluntarily develop its solar energy portfolio. The Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative would add 210 MW of additional solar capacity to Georgia Power's portfolio through 2015 absent of any renewable energy mandates. Though a step in the right direction for Georgia's solar industry, the Solar Energy Industries Association says it's not far enough. More needs to be done in order for Georgia to build a sustainable solar market. More

    $5.5 million DOE project to create low-cost solar energy
    Product Design & Development    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The University of Arizona College of Engineering will lead a $5.5 million, 5-year research project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to develop more affordable and efficient concentrated solar power systems. Concentrated solar power, or CSP, is generated by mirrors, called heliostats, that focus sunlight on a receiver containing a heat transfer fluid that absorbs the energy, which is then used to produce steam to spin electric turbines. 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


    Chinese solar giant Suntech gets a bailout
    EarthTechling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you thought China's solar manufacturing boom was bringing pain only to companies in the U.S. and Europe - both of which are hounding the Chinese industry for allegedly unfair trade practices - think again. No less than China-based Suntech Power Holdings, the biggest panel maker in the world, is on the ropes. China Daily reported that the government in the city of Wuxi, where Suntech is headquartered, is fronting the company $31.7 million. The emergency funding came after the local government there "carried out a series of measures, including granting subsidies and loans, to help solar companies in the area," the state-controlled news organization reported. More

    Making solar energy even more affordable
    GetSolar.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Thanks to falling solar panel prices over the past five years and a bevy of rebates, tax credits and other incentive programs, installing photovoltaic modules or solar water heating systems has never been more affordable. For example, The Wall Street Journal reported that credits and rebates can reduce the price of a power system in Brooklyn, New York by close to $20,000. In addition, a Los Angeles solar installation can pay for itself in 11 years thanks to favorable financial conditions. However, according to Grist, solar power can be made even more affordable thanks to a variety of programs available. More


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    PV Module and PV Power Plant Workshop - China 2012
    Solarpraxis and TÜV Rheinland will be offering the essential information needed for the quality assurance of modules. The event will take place on 30 and 31 October 2012 in Shanghai.


    Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 winners announced
    Solar Novus Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    At the Solar Decathlon Europe 2012, held in Madrid, the Canopea house of Rhone Alpes (France) team was named overall winner. The Canopea house is designed to fit into an urban setting, using a "Nanotower" concept. The design consists of small towers housing an individual house on each floor. The top floor hosts a common laundry, a summer kitchen and a relaxing place for all community, along with gardens and storage boxes. Very close in the ranking, in second place the Spanish Andalucia Team with Patio 2.12. The third prize went to the Italian Med in Italy. More

    Foundation, Solar Company partner to help power Democratic Republic of Congo hospital
    Voice of America    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The U.S.-based Global Echo foundation has announced it is partnering with Chinese company Suntech to provide solar power to a hospital in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Philippe Cousteau Jr., the co-founder of Global Echo, told VOA the project will help the Panzi Hospital address its problem of depending on expensive, unreliable energy. "You want to make sure you can have reliable hot water, you want to make sure that you can conduct surgeries regularly when there's an emergency, you want to make sure that you have good, hot meals for the patients. So indeed, what these solar panels will do is exceed the current demand of the hospital with reliable, consistent energy." More



    Southern, Turner Renewable buy 3rd US solar power facility
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Southern Co., the second-largest U.S. power company by market value, bought its third solar farm in partnership with billionaire Ted Turner's renewable-energy business. Southern and Turner Renewable Energy purchased the 30- megawatt Spectrum Solar project in Clark County, Nev., from MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., the Atlanta-based power company in a recent statement. Terms weren't disclosed. More

    San Francisco's Renewable Energy Trust looks to REITs to boost solar PV investment
    TriplePundit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Financial innovation - particularly at the retail level - is now as, if not more, critical to fostering ongoing growth and development of solar and renewable energy projects as is innovation in technology. To see the triple bottom line potential to be realized, one need only look at the popularity and rapid growth of residential and community solar energy providers using third-party ownership business models by making home solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems affordable for a much wider range of Americans. More


    Busting Myths:
    Loan vs. Lease


    Leasing can cost customers 20% more than financing and prevent you from getting paid quickly. Offer homeowners solar for zero down and low payments. MORE
    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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    up to 50kW, use our wire mesh support that works on all roofing types. MORE


    Hanergy to buy solar manufacturer MiaSole, Chronicle says
    Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Hanergy Holding Group Ltd., a closely held Chinese renewable-energy company, agreed to buy MiaSole Inc. for $30 million, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The deal is expected to close Oct. 31, according to documents sent to shareholders cited in the Sept. 28 article, and Hanergy will retain all employees of the Santa Clara, California-based thin-film solar manufacturer for 12 months. More

    Analysis: Threatened duties push China solar firms offshore
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Chinese solar companies are being forced to speed up plans to move a big chunk of their manufacturing offshore as Europe looks increasingly likely to join the United States in implementing duties on imports of Chinese-made solar equipment. The timing could not be worse for the Chinese firms, whose balance sheets are already being strained by nearly two years of weak prices and slowing demand for solar energy products. More

    What's ahead for New Jersey's solar sector?
    NJ Spotlight    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    New Jersey's solar industry is at a crossroads, a somewhat surprising development given its wildly successful record in the past decade. Although it was once one of the fastest-growing segments of New Jersey's economy, the industry's future is now uncertain - largely because it is a victim of its own success, according to many of the players in the sector. 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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    For more than 25 years, DuPont™ Tedlar® film has been the industry leader in durable, weather-resistant backsheet material for photovoltaic modules. No other material can match its successful track record of proven performance in the field.*

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