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Is America losing the clean energy race?
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Is the United States losing to countries like China in the global race to develop clean-energy technologies? One top House Republican, Cliff Stearns of Florida, suggested that America has already lost. He told NPR earlier this month, "We can't compete with China to make solar panels and wind turbines." More

Tamminen: The 5 scariest things about Halloween 2011
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Leaves fall and the air begins to bite. Time for the annual ritual of Halloween frights. Here are five of the scariest things on earth - that is, if we hope for a sustainable economic future. More

California treasurer defends tax break for energy firms
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The state treasurer recently called California's tax break program for clean energy companies a "wise and needed one" despite the failure of its most high-profile recipient - the solar startup Solyndra. Treasurer Bill Lockyer told a panel of state lawmakers that the program is intended to promote the growth of alternative energy manufacturing plants in California and complements the state's push for renewable energy. More

Solar power is beginning to go mainstream
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Solar energy may finally get its day in the sun. The high costs that for years made it impractical as a mainstream source of energy are plummeting. Real estate companies are racing to install solar panels on office buildings. Utilities are erecting large solar panel "farms" near big cities and in desolate deserts. More

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.
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

First Solar says DOE loss won't cause delays
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First Solar Inc. does not expect any delay in the completion of its massive Topaz solar power project in California, despite not having clinched a U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantee to finance it. The U.S. solar company is in advanced talks with several potential buyers for the project, a senior executive announced. More

SolarEdge raises $37 million to tackle dirty, shaded solar panels
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SolarEdge Technologies has carved out a niche for itself in the solar industry by tackling three perennial problems that can reduce the energy output of panels: dirt, shadows and shade. And considering its recent funding round, investors are betting that solar power optimization is a growing and potentially lucrative sector of the industry. 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*

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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.

Solar companies that eschewed silicon step up their game
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As prices on silicon-based solar panels continue to plummet, makers of alternative technologies are tweaking their products and in some cases shifting strategy altogether to make sure they are not left behind in the race to make solar competitive with fossil fuels. From start-ups such as Miasole and eSolar to industry heavyweights like First Solar Inc., solar companies that use raw materials other than polysilicon are working to preserve both their competitive positions and their survival. More

Solar panels installed at 4 state prisons
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Construction of solar power plants has begun at four California prisons, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation recently announced. Workers with SunEdison have started installing solar panels at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, Chuckawalla Valley and Ironwood prisons in Blythe and North Kern State Prison in Delano. More


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.
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.

Care for solar panels with your home security alarm?
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Home security company Vivint is entering the solar panel installation business with a financing model that avoids the upfront cost. The company, which used to be called APX Alarms, said it is offering financing for solar through a plan in which the panels are installed for free and consumers can purchase the electricity they produce at a 20 percent discount from the retail electricity rate. More

Landfill goes from wasteland to solar plant
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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are about 100,000 closed landfills in the United States. These sites represent hundreds of thousands of acres of property that could be used for renewable energy development. In addition, many of these landfills are near urban areas and have infrastructure in place to deliver solar and other forms of alternative energy economically. 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!

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.

A social energy network turns to solar chargers and shopping
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Tech companies so far have stumbled when it comes to getting people to be mindful of their energy use and conserve. But a new German startup, Changers, thinks it's come up with the right incentives to attract the do-gooder crowd: sell mobile solar chargers and build a social network around earning energy credits and online shopping. More

Japanese team wins Australian solar car race
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A team from Japan won a world solar car race through Australia's outback after battling more than 3,000 km (1,800 miles) of remote highways, dodging kangaroos and other wildlife and avoiding a bushfire. Race officials said the team from Tokai University, near Tokyo, finished the race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide at about noon. 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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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
Intertek offers testing and certification for AC Modules, Photovoltaic (PV) Modules, Charge Controllers, PV Power Units, Inverters, Converters, Accessories and Components.

Our testing and certification centers help manufacturers get products to market faster with performance data to support competitive differentiation.

Intertek provides better communication, partnership, global reach, and quick turnaround.


A. O. Smith Cirrex®Tax
Credit Eligible

One of the industry’s most advanced solar thermal systems available on the market today, A. O. Smith’s Cirrex® Solar Thermal Water Heating System is eligible for a federal tax credit of 30% of the total installed cost with no maximum. Additional state and local incentives may also be available. Visit to locate rebates in your area.
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 solutions/solar.
High Performance Stability -
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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