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Just 4 days away — US Solar Market Insight Conference
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Oct. 29-30 | San Francisco
Dissect recent industry cost trends, discuss the future of solar project finance and examine the future potential of individual states and market segments while networking with the leading experts in the industry. SEIA members are eligible for extra discounts on regular registration rates, and all attendees get 20 percent off the second quarter Solar Market Insight Report. Click here for more on the U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference.

IKEA uses sun, wind to become energy independent
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Energy independence by 2020? The idea has been touted on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, but global home furnishings retailer IKEA is announcing plans to achieve that goal with solar and wind power. As more U.S. businesses go solar, the Swedish retailer says it will rely on the sun and wind to produce all the power it uses at its stores and buildings worldwide within a decade. More

The new-build solar opportunity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As many Americans who bought a home in the mid-2000s might remember, it was generally very good business to buy and live in a home, flip it, move and get a predictable double-digit return on investment. For many in the real estate industry, these were the golden days, when homes were being constructed like wildfire at an annual pace of about 2 million new builds a year, with housing prices hitting all-time highs in 2005-2006. More

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Presidential candidates clash over energy policy during 2nd debate
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After a first debate that mentioned infamous solar manufacturer Solyndra but offered little substantive energy policy discussion, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made energy issues a central topic during their second debate. Solar energy garnered several specific callouts from both candidates. Disagreement over gasoline prices and oil companies' drilling leases led to some of the candidates' most contentious exchanges of the night. More

The lifesaving benefits of solar power in developing countries
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VideoBriefSolarAid is promoting solar power in place of kerosene, which has a number of drawbacks as an energy source (it's heavy and hard to transport, it's extraordinarily flammable and it gives off toxic fumes). Solar power does not have such drawbacks. More

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PV Power Plants Conference - USA 2012
At the 4th PV Power Plants Conference – USA 2012 system costs, technology, quality and bankability of products will be discussed on 28 and 29 November 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Future of solar power looking bright for Chico, Calif., schools
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When it comes to solar power, things are looking sunny for the Chico Unified School District in Chico, Calif. After hearing a report on the success of five solar power facilities, four at schools and one at the district's corporation yard, the CUSD trustees voted unanimously to investigate putting solar arrays at other school sites. More

3,000 megawatts of solar to be added by 2015 for Indian state
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The southernmost state of India, Tamil Nadu, is aiming to develop 3,000 megawatts of solar by 2015. A new energy policy would require all industries to have solar hot water heaters to replace ones currently using fossil fuels. Solar hot water heaters installed in Tamil Nadu that meet technical requirements specified by the Indian government are eligible for a subsidy. More

California array is Navy's new top solar gun
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The Navy has a new 13.78 megawatt solar power plant in the high desert of California — the service's biggest solar project yet — and it didn't even have to pay for it. Like tens of thousands of California homeowners, the Navy went the power purchase agreement route in bringing solar to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, 120 miles north-northeast of Los Angeles. The system is the first federal agency project to be financed through a 20-year term solar power purchase agreement, according to developer SunPower. More

JCM sells 850 kilowatts of solar projects to BrightRoof Solar
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JCM Capital has announced that it has sold 850 kilowatts of rooftop solar photovoltaic projects to BrightRoof Solar. The projects were originated, developed and financed to commercial operation by JCM. The portfolio consists of systems located on three commercial buildings in the Ontario cities of Mississauga, Guelph and Kitchener. All systems are scheduled to be in service by the end of 2012, and the electricity they generate will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority under 20-year feed-in tariff contracts. More

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How to tap solar potential
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For two centuries, people have been burning billions of years of photosynthetic residue, better known as fossil fuel, to power factories, homes, vehicles and cities. It may surprise many to learn that the amount of solar energy striking the earth in one hour is equal to the total energy consumed by all of humanity in a whole year. Learning to capture more of this resource could yield huge dividends for humanity. More

On the way to 1 million solar roofs: Los Angeles can't get enough solar power
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Los Angeles homeowners have been signing up for rooftop solar power installations in droves — so much so that the overwhelming volume of applications threatened to overrun the program's budget and prompted the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to actually shut the program down for five months in 2011. Participants in the city's Solar Incentive Program had 22 megawatts of rooftop solar power installed in the department's 2011-2012 fiscal year, up from nine megawatts the previous year and five megawatts in 2009-2010. 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

Duke building big solar farm on North Carolina coast
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Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial unit of Duke Energy, is building a 12.5-megawatt solar farm in Beaufort County on the central North Carolina coast. The installation will be the largest the Duke unit has built on the East Coast and among the largest in the state. The 85-acre Washington White Post Solar project, as it is known, could be expanded, said Duke spokeswoman Tammie McGee. More

Study: Solar power is contagious
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People are more likely to install a solar panel on their home if their neighbors have one, according to a Yale and New York University study in the journal Marketing Science. The researchers studied clusters of solar installations throughout California from January 2001 to December 2011 and found that residents of a particular ZIP code are more likely to install solar panels if they already exist in that ZIP code and on their street. More

Ocean View, Del., to unveil solar array on carport
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The city of Ocean View, Del., is unveiling a new solar array that will generate electricity for the city's municipal building. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O'Mara and town officials will dedicate the solar array. The solar array panels sit on top of a 260-foot-long carport that provides shelter for 24 vehicles. More

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Solar energy officials see bright future
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There are four elements needed for the growth and vitality of the solar energy industry, but none may be more important than continued incentives for both manufacturers and consumers, industry officials said recently. Ryan Simpson, business development manager for Phoenix-based Power-One, said the industry needs to educate consumers, find a better way to store solar energy and keep improving the technology behind the invention and manufacture of solar products. More

Top 10 US solar states
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Becoming one of the top ten solar capacity states doesn't happen overnight. Consistency in policy is key to encouraging solar development and private financial investment. The top states have also shown an ability to adapt their policies, adjust incentives, be open to creative new policies and be ready to change policies that aren't working, all while inspiring trust in their citizens that the policy makers will continue to support solar. The policies of the top three states — California, New Jersey and Colorado — are not surprising. More

New Load Break Switch For PV Combiner Boxes And Inverters

Woehner USA has announced the availability of Telergon’s S5000 DC Load Break Switches for use in photovoltaic combiner boxes and inverters. They are ETL Listed to the UL98B standard for making and breaking DC current at up to 1000Vdc and are available in four standard sizes of 250, 400, 700 and 1250 amps.

Construction of new Solar Energy Research Center begins
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Construction has begun on a new solar energy research facility at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkley, Calif., that will be funded through a combination of state and grant funds, officials announced. The Solar Energy Research Center, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2014, will have approximately 40,000 square feet of space to house the northern branch of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, among other smaller labs. Consistent with its green agenda, the facility will be designed using renewable and recyclable materials to maximize natural light. More

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