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Solar industry fights for subsidies with jobs and clean energy pitch
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A U.S. solar industry trade group is lobbying a new offensive to save a popular federal incentive program by releasing a report to show that an one-year extension of the program could create 37,400 more jobs and add nearly 500 megawatts in 2012. The 37,400 jobs will represent a 12 percent boost over the number of new jobs that would otherwise materialize in 2012 without the federal program, according to the report by EuPD Research. If the program continues through 2013, then the solar industry will add another 51,000 jobs and 1,266 megawatts in 2013. The jobs include manufacturing and installation of solar electric and thermal equipment, as well as those from suppliers to the solar industry. More



Texas sun may soon heat up solar power
Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The sun has yet to fully shine on the solar-power industry in Texas. The industry is still tiny, accounting for a fraction of 1 percent of the state's electric power generation. But industry professionals and advocates of renewable energy say that Texas potentially could become the No. 1 generator of solar power in the U.S. within several years, thanks to its size, wide-open spaces, sunshine and a large, fast-growing population that will need more electricity. More



Be profiled on Solar Works for America!
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This week, SEIA launched a sponsorship on NPR in Washington, D.C., which is driving traffic to our Solar Works for America site. Help the entire industry by sharing your story with us. It's easy! Click here to let us know you are interested. We will call or email you for your story. Stand up to represent the 100,000 Americans working in solar today. Contact Kate Sampson with questions.


Instant Foundations for Solar Arrays

Product innovation is synonymous with the CHANCE® name. Our helical piles offer quick and easy installation for ground mount solar arrays. Contact us today.
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50 years of polysilicon innovation
Hemlock Semiconductor Group is celebrating 50 years of producing high-quality polycrystalline silicon for its customers in the semiconductor and solar industries. Learn more at hscpoly.com.


HelioVolt gets largest Q3 solar industry funding in US
Austin Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Last month's $85 million investment in solar cell maker HelioVolt Corp. was the largest national solar industry funding during the third quarter. Investors in the company included Korea-based SK Group and New Enterprise Associates, according to a new report from the Mercom Capital Group. More



Solar panel business confronts hodgepodge of regulations
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The hodgepodge of regulations - or lack of regulation - that governs use of solar power in Pennsylvania's 2,566 municipalities present a maze of challenges for those in the business. "We run into regulatory issues all the time, almost every day. Sometimes municipalities are easy about installation. Others are not at all. They really all get to set their own rules. And many building inspectors know nothing about solar power," said Rich Foltz, president of Vox Energy Solutions LLC, a company that installs solar panels. More


AMSC Utility-Scale Solar Inverter

AMSC’s SolarTie™ utility-scale PV inverter is a fully optimized, comprehensive solution for grid management support and grid interconnection compliance. It includes AMSC’s proprietary Smart Grid Interface plant controller, which provides precise regulation at the POI and plant monitoring to enhance system reliability and availability. Visit AMSC at SPI Booth #3403.
Superior Testing Technology From KomaxSolar
Komax Solar produces an array of testing solutions that offer ultimate performance providing a high return on investment. From standard display to automatic decision testers (based on electroluminescence, backlight inspection, and IV curve measurements), we offer the perfect configurations and enhanced technology to optimize your PV manufacturing process*

*To learn more, visit www.komaxgroup.com/solar

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Is Your BOS Provider Bankable?

Shouldn’t your BOS provider be BANKABLE for the life of your solar modules/FIT contract? From layout to logistics, Cooper Industries is your #1 choice for reliable, integrated balance of system solutions. Click here to learn more.


Brightergy solar expands to east coast, announces additional funding
Renewable Energy World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Brightergy, a leading commercial solar integrator with more than 300 completed solar projects, is expanding operations to the East Coast. The company is opening an office in Boston and will announce additional northeast regional offices in the near future. Brightergy will serve the entire state of Massachusetts from its Boston office. More

Suniva chosen to supply high performance solar panels to innovative residential leasing program
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Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announced that SunCap Financial has selected the company to be a supplier for the SunCap Solar Lease Program. The program gives U.S. homeowners an affordable option to design, install and finance a customized solar array for their homes. More


Arguson

ArgusON, an SPX brand, provides solar power monitoring & site management services for commercial systems. Our National Operations Center manages 29,000 customer locations 24/7/365. www.arguson.com
Christopher Associates - Your Solar Solution

Christopher Associates, Inc. is your source for industry-leading Solar Solutions. We distribute the world’s top-selling PV module manufacturing materials and equipment.
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Study: California has 1 in 4 US solar energy jobs
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One in every four solar energy jobs in America is held by a Californian, and growth in the clean-tech industry is burgeoning nationwide, a new study said. In August, California had an estimated 25,575 solar-related jobs out of 100,237 for all 50 states, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2011. The census is scheduled for release by the Solar Foundation, a research and education organization in Washington. More



Solar hot water incentives for Californians
Earth Techling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently implemented a California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Program for low income residents. Under the program, $25 million has been allocated to promote the installation of solar water heating systems in qualifying low income single and multi-family residences that are in the service of the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), the Southern California Gas Company or San Diego Gas and Electric. More


SolarSet Potting Compounds and Sealants

Epic Resins is a custom formulator of Epoxy and Polyurethane compounds commonly used in the solar industry. Contact Epic today to discuss your application needs!
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EXPERIENCE TOMORROW'S PHOTOVOLTAICS TODAY

Our goal is to surpass the requirements of international certification organizations and to anticipate tomorrow's technical standards. That is our guarantee of a bankable and profitable investment, for the long term.
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Solar energy: The quest for cheap
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The big number is 50. When companies can produce solar photovoltaic modules for less than 50¢ per watt, solar energy will be able to compete directly with coal. Right now, the cheapest solar cells are being produced for as little as 70¢ per watt. They are selling for about $1.26 per watt, with prices expected to drop to $1.17 next year. Most anticipate they will hit 50¢ per watt within four or five years. More



US: Solar leasing installations continue to grow
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Solar leaser SunRun and Californian market analyst PV Solar Report have released data showing that solar leasing, or third-party-owned solar, accounted for 59 percent of Californian residential installations in the third quarter (Q3) 2011. This brings the cumulative total for 2011 to 51 percent. More

Colorado chosen for launch of Dow Powerhouse solar shingle
Solar Novus    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dow Solar has announced that its Powerhouse Solar Shingle will be available in targeted U.S. markets, and now Colorado becomes the first state to offer the Solar Shingle. Colorado has been chosen as the launch market for the Powerhouse Solar Shingle because the state provides the right combination of financial returns and market receptivity to solar. More


Eaton: Everything Under the Sun

Complete solar PV electrical balance of system – residential, commercial and utility installations

Single source supplier – simplify your engineering and business processes

Support services – provided by hundreds of Eaton application and field service engineers

A bankable partner - $13 billion U.S.-headquartered company backed by 100 years of innovation

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WESCO:
Providing complete solutions for contractors
If you are a solar contractor, we understand your business! WESCO strives to provide a complete solar solution to our customers who wish to streamline their purchasing and reduce transaction costs. Stop by our booth at SPI to see how WESCO can help you with your solar projects. MORE
Complete Solar Testing and Certification
Stop by booth #2742 at Solar Power International 2011, October 17-20, Dallas, TX to learn about Intertek’s complete solar product testing and certification services for performance, reliability, and bankability. We offer ETL Certification for North America; IEC, MCS and other international certifications; and can help with global access to numerous countries. For solar product testing that sheds more light, Intertek offers better communication, real partnership, global reach, and quick turnaround.
1-800-WORLDLAB
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www.intertek.com/solar


A. O. Smith Cirrex® Solar Thermal
Water Heating System

With Solar Energy Factors up to 10.1, the Cirrex® Solar Thermal Water Heating System is ENERGY STAR® qualified and rated OG-300 by the SRCC. Up to 70% of the energy needed for a home’s water heating can be captured from the sun, meaning the Cirrex can significantly reduce operating costs. To learn how Cirrex can save energy in your home, visit www.hotwater.com.
Microsemi: Industry-leading PV Solutions

Our innovative PV solutions deliver the performance and reliability required for demanding power harvesting, power management, power switching, and power monitoring applications. To learn more about our
award-winning bypass solutions, low-profile switching modules, smart meter power management capabilities, and mixed-signal, low-power
cSoC and FPGA solutions, please visit www.actel.com/products/ solutions/solar.
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SCHOTT Solar
Over the years every technical device experiences a decline in performance – even solar modules. The question here though is how much – or better yet: How little? In a long-term study conducted by the renowned Fraunhofer-Institute the SCHOTT Solar modules still achieved over 90% of their performance even after 26 years.
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