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    Attend the Solar Market Insight Conference — Extra discounts for SEIA members
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    Oct. 29 | San Francisco
    Hear from leading financiers, policy makers and analysts about the state of the U.S. solar market. Expert speakers include SEIA's Tom Kimbis, vice president of strategy and external affairs, and Carrie Cullen-Hitt, vice presidnet of state affairs. SEIA members receive special rates, plus 20 percent off the full second quarter Solar Market Insight Report. Learn more about SEIA membership here. For sponsorships, contact John Keough at 415-777-9912.

    Solar power, and tortoises too
    Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Should people save the desert tortoise or plow over its habitat to build solar power plants that can help people? It's a question that has arisen frequently in recent years as solar developers have flocked to California's Mojave Desert in search of generous federal incentives to turn the sun's heat into electricity, raising conflicts with conservationists and Native American tribes who think all this progress will ravage natural and cultural resources. More

    Latin America's largest solar plant receiving 40 megawatts of solar PV modules from Yingli Solar
    CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    One of the leading solar energy companies in the world, Yingli Green Energy, recently announced that the company is supplying 40 megawatts of photovoltaic modules for a new solar power plant that will be the largest in Latin America when completed. The solar plant the photovoltaic panels are being provided for was developed by Gestamp Solar and Solarpack in a collaboration with local companies in Peru. More

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    Our enthusiasm for the sun is as strong as ever. Which is why we develop innovative photovoltaic systems with one goal in mind: for you to save time and money. Let us help you get the sun on your side and earn top marks from your customers.

    Vermont utility considers solar project on landfill
    The Associated Press via NECN-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A Vermont utility is seeking to turn a former landfill managed by the city of Rutland, Vt., into a solar field. Green Mountain Power has asked for a 25-year lease on the property with an option to renew. It has offered the city a flat fee; the amount has not been disclosed. More

    Contract approved for 2nd phase of solar array at Chattanooga, Tenn., airport
    The Chattanoogan    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Chattanooga Airport Authority board recently approved a contract for the second phase of a large solar array at the southwest corner of the airfield. Inman Solar and Young Electric will lead the project that, when completed, will provide 85 percent of the electricity used at the airport. Terry Hart, airport president, said airports soon may face requirements for "carbon credits," and he said the solar complex will go a long way in filling that requirement. More

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    13th Forum Solarpraxis
    Recent developments in photovoltaic and solar thermal systems will be opened up for discussion at the 13th Forum Solarpraxis on 22 and 23 November 2012 in Berlin.

    Federal solar energy road map creates opportunities for Arizona    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In a momentous step for U.S. movement towards renewable energy, the Obama administration approved a road map on Oct. 12 for utility-scale solar energy development on public lands in six southwestern states. The move creates strong possibilities for the state of Arizona. Studies are showing that Arizona is likely to be rapidly affected by climate change, and that costs of energy production, among other things, will rise as a result. More

    Final plan for solar energy on public lands
    RenewablesBiz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Solar energy zones in six western states have been finalized by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The program is intended to spur development of solar projects on 285,000 acres administered by the federal Bureau of Land Management. The Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for solar energy development provides a blueprint for utility-scale solar energy permitting in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The final PEIS was released in July. More

    New York businesses increase revenue with solar panels    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    All across the Empire State, companies have turned to photovoltaic energy to decrease annual electricity bills and increase profit margins. In April, Mount Kisco Truck and Auto Parts put in a 40-kilowatt installation on the rooftop of their business. Not only does the project help to reduce the facility's yearly electricity bills, but it also brings in extra cash since the company sells excess electricity created by the panels back to the local utility. More

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    Wells Fargo funds solar project
    Energy & Capital    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Wells Fargo has financed an 11.3-megawatt solar project near El Paso, N.M. The project belongs to Sun Edison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., and a major solar energy provider. It should produce in excess of 26 million kilowatt-hours per year once fully operational, and all power from the project will be purchased by El Paso Electric Co. under a 25-year agreement. The solar farm is part of El Paso's drive to boost renewable energy to meet customer demand. Through a mix of construction and purchase agreements, El Paso Electric has increased its solar generating capacity to 47 megawatts. More

    The nation's biggest solar power plants    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Businesses and homeowners throughout the United States have put in photovoltaic panels and solar water heating systems to generate their own power. Many more locations may be unknowingly enjoying the benefits of solar energy thanks to the many utility-scale solar energy installations throughout the country. Of the close to 742 megawatts of installed photovoltaic capacity that went online between April to June, more than 447 megawatts came from utility-scale projects, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. 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 a lightweight, compact design… ensures years of stable, reliable power. And coming next quarter: Made In U.S.A.  MORE

    Pittsburgh residents can now choose to buy wind, solar power
    North American Windpower    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Pennsylvania-based Duquesne Light is offering an option for its customers to buy 100 percent local wind and solar power for what the company says is less than its standard rate. The option is being made available thanks to Community Energy Inc., which recently announced its entry into the Pittsburgh market. According to the companies, the offering is the first and only 100 percent Pennsylvania-sourced renewable electricity option on the PAPowerSwitch website. More

    New solar cell efficiency record set by Solar Junction
    Planetsave    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The U.S. company Solar Junction set the gold standard for solar cell efficiency in 2011 at 43.5 percent, a worldwide mark that it has just shattered with a new solar cell efficiency record of 44 percent. This baby ain't no hothouse flower, either. All the lab work is behind it, and it's ready for commercial production, which (by the way) will take place in the U.S. thanks to support from the U.S. Department of Energy. More

    Energy advocates: South Carolina has plenty of sun
    The State    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    South Carolina and other southern states are rainier than many western states, but the region still has plenty of sunshine that would be suitable for solar power, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. A laboratory index of solar intensity ranks South Carolina among the top 20 states. The ranking is based on the average kilowatt-hours of sunlight per square meter each day — a way of measuring the intensity of the sun. The top 20 also includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. More

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    Oklahoma man demonstrates possibilities of solar power
    The Oklahoman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Jim Stober got interested in the possibilities of solar energy a couple of years ago because his wife didn't want to swim in a cold pool. Stober quickly settled on a solar-powered heat exchanger, which harnesses the sun's energy to regulate the water temperature in the pool. "It's free to use," he said. "Once you pay for the system, it doesn't cost you anything." 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.

    US seeks stiff tariffs on Chinese solar panels
    USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a final ruling that calls for hefty tariffs on most solar panels imported from China, arguing they've been illegally subsidized and dumped on the U.S. market. It seeks tariffs of 24 percent to 36 percent on solar panels imported from five dozen Chinese manufacturers and up to 250 percent for other Chinese suppliers. For China's largest manufacturer, Suntech, the rate is nearly 36 percent, up from the 34 percent proposed earlier this year. More

    California solar beats wind for several days
    KCET-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As California heads into the slightly less windy days of autumn with more solar power generating capacity than it has ever had, something interesting is starting to happen — there are days when solar provides more power to California's grid than wind does. For at least three days, the state's solar power generators pumped more total power into the grid than all the state's wind turbines, which usually provide more power than any other form of renewable energy. More

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