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'Smart' solar panels wring more juice to lower cost
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In an industry-wide effort to cut the cost of solar power, panel manufacturers are using electronics to boost efficiency and get more bang for the solar buck. Suntech, a large Chinese panel maker, is partnering with three companies to integrate electronics onto its panels to optimize the output and ease installation. "Smart" solar panels is likely one of the technology trends to emerge at the annual Solar Power International conference next week in Los Angeles. More

California Governor Schwarzenegger declares October 'Solar Energy Month'
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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared October "Solar Energy Month" in California, the state with the most installed solar energy capacity in the nation. To help celebrate, the utility Southern California Edison will host several events around California throughout the month. More

Largest solar photovoltaic facility in world built in Canada
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Enbridge and First Solar announced that the Sarnia Solar Project, an 80-megawatt (MW) solar project in Ontario, Canada was fully installed and commercially operating. Sarnia Solar Project is now the largest operating photovoltaic facility in the world. More

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Largest solar plant east of rockies planned for Ohio
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American Electric Power Co. announced it would purchase solar energy from Turning Point Solar LLC in what would be the largest commercial solar development east of the Rockies. Turning Point, a joint venture of Agile Energy Inc. and New Harvest Power, will develop a 49.9-megawatt solar generating facility on about 500 acres in southeastern Ohio. More

Solar manufacturers move to cut installation costs
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As the solar industry convenes in Los Angeles for the Solar Power International conference, solar manufacturers are unveiling their latest ideas to cut project costs. With the drop in solar technology costs seen to be helping drive a boom in solar power installations, the current focus for a number of manufacturers is to reduce project costs even further by making installations quicker and cheaper. More

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MultiView, Inc. launches the new iPhone app for the Solar Energy Industries Association: SEIA Mobile
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MultiView, Inc., announced the launch of its newest partner benefit for the Solar Energy Industries Association the SEIA Mobile app for iPhone. This app is designed to help SEIA keep its members connected to the association anytime, anywhere through one convenient portal. More

SoCal Edison leases ProLogis rooftops for solar-power ambitions
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ProLogis, the world's largest owner of warehouses, said it leased 4.8 million square feet of roof space on eight Los Angeles properties to Southern California Edison Co. as part of a 100-megawatt solar-energy program. The systems installed at the sites will have a combined generating capacity of 25 megawatts, and construction is scheduled to begin this year, Denver-based ProLogis said in a statement. More

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Agilent Technologies will be at the Solar Power International 2010 Show in Los Angeles, CA from October 12 – 14 (Booth 5545 in the Kentia Hall). Check out our solution demonstrations for solar cell, solar panel, inverter and converter testing. Register here for application presentations offered at our booth and claim your prize.
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Structure of plastic solar cells impedes their efficiency
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A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.K. has found that the low rate of energy conversion in all-polymer solar-cell technology is caused by the structure of the solar cells themselves. They hope that their findings will lead to the creation of more efficient solar cells. More

Solar panel recycling: Let's close the loop
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At this year's West Coast Green conference in San Francisco, Bill McDonough gave a rousing call-to-action keynote speech in which he proclaimed that we do not have an energy problem, but what we do have is a materials problem. 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

Solar energy proponents push California to adopt 'feed-in tariff' for individual power producers
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Despite being barely one-20th the size of the U.S. and more often overcast, Germany still manages to produce four times as much solar-generated power. That's because, according to green-tech analysts, Germany has a government-mandated program that requires utilities there to pay homeowners, warehouse operators and companies for power from their rooftop solar installations. More

First performance warranty insurance provided in the US for photovoltaic panels
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Munich Re introduced the first insurance solution to provide an effective performance warranty for solar panels in the United States through a new plan that covers concentrator photovoltaic systems manufactured by SolFocus. Munich Re, SolFocus and broker Woodruff-Sawyer & Co collaborated on this first coverage of its kind for CPV technology systems. More

Mitsubishi Electric develops solution for utility-scale solar projects
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Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA has introduced Diamond Mount, a direct-current photovoltaic solution, into the North American market. The Diamond Mount package includes Mitsubishi Electric photovoltaic modules, a ballasted racking system designed by P2 and all DC balance-of-system components. More


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As decisions near on more solar power plants, opponents urge alternatives
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Giant utility-scale solar power plants of the type recently approved for construction in California and under review in Colorado, although they would bring new jobs and cleaner energy, are not universally welcomed because of the drawbacks they include. More

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