This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.

  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit |  SEIA Solar Directory:   

Home   Join   Directory   Foundation   Solar Jobs Nov. 1, 2012


Get a head start on 2013 business goals at PV America East
SEIA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Feb. 5-7 | Philadelphia
Join over 4,000 U.S. solar industry professionals for a dynamic exhibition with 150 booths, a timely conference program organized along six tracks and countless opportunities to make the connections you need to solve your business challenges. Interested in increased exposure for your company? Showcase your company's solutions and innovations with sponsorships, advertising packages and more. Visit us online for full information on programs and schedules, sponsorship/exhibiting information, registration and group discounts.

US solar jobs face bright future, wind posts flutter
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Job growth in the U.S. solar industry, fueled by falling panel prices, will outpace employment in wind energy, which faces the looming expiration of a federal credit, according to a report from CleanEdison Inc. CleanEdison expects about 36,600 people will be certified as technical employees in the U.S. solar industry in 2020, including positions such as installers, the New York-based provider of clean energy training programs said in a statement. More

Regulators OK single Rio Mesa, Calif., power deal
The Desert Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to approve a contract to allow BrightSource Energy to sell power from one unit at its proposed Rio Mesa, Calif., solar thermal project to Southern California Edison. The approval was part of a package of five BrightSource-Edison contracts, only two of which, including Rio Mesa, won commission approval. More

1 million PV modules installed at Californian solar project
CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, MidAmerican Solar and First Solar installed a new solar module at the Topaz Solar Farms located in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., the largest solar project currently under construction anywhere in the world. When completed, the 550-megawatt project will contain nearly 9 million photovoltaic modules. More

The sun on your side

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.

SolarCity enters new business: Utility-scale solar development News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In advance of its initial public offering, SolarCity is entering yet another business line, this time as a utility-scale solar developer. The company won a contract to build a a 12-megawatt solar plant on Hawaii's island of Kaua'i. It will generate 6 percent of the island's electricity and reduce the utility's need to import over a million barrels of oil. More

New 160-acre solar farm will be largest in Maryland
The Herald-Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The array of solar panels all facing south give the appearance of a shimmering lake. And by late December, the 300,000 solar panels, each roughly the size of a 46-inch flat screen television near the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, Md., are expected to generate a peak of 20 megawatts of power per hour. The solar farm will produce enough electricity to power 4,000 to 5,000 single family homes, according to an estimate by an official at First Solar Inc., the company leasing the land from the state to run the plant. More

Security Solutions for Renewal Energy Sources

At AS&I Securtity Services, we provide a wide range of tools to protect your assets.
Click here to learn more, or contact us directly at (855) 252-5831.
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.

Solar panels work great in snowy regions, research shows
CleanTechnica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Solar power installations are well worth the investment, even in snowy climates, according to new research from Michigan Technological University. The albedo effect caused by white snow cover actually helps to increase solar panel efficiency. While a layer of snowfall temporarily covers the panel and stops production, the panels don't remain covered for long, even in the most snow-heavy regions. More

A net-zero solar homestead, inspired by the Solar Decathlon
EarthTechling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Appalachian State University's solar homestead placed 12th overall at the 2011 U.S. Solar Decathlon, but took the coveted People's Choice Award. Now Asheville, N.C.-based green builder Deltec Homes is counting on that popular enthusiasm to drive sales of its upsized, slightly tweaked version of that net-zero home. More

Making solar energy work for historic buildings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many homeowners and businesses occupying historic buildings may wonder if solar energy is right for them. With the right considerations, older structures can reap the benefit of photovoltaic power without ruining the integrity of the location, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For example, ground-mounted projects or installations on newer buildings adjacent to the historic edifice are ideal ways to gain the benefits of PV power without potentially ruining a building's historic character. More

Sun farms boom across South Carolina state line
The State    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Just off a country road, a few miles from the South Carolina border, is a sight few people ever imagined. Solar panels cover a 35-acre field that once produced corn, tobacco and other crops in the corner of southeastern North Carolina. When the sun shines, the panels generate enough electricity for hundreds of homes. "I initially thought this was a pipe dream," said farmer Billy Dean Hunt, recalling discussions with a solar company about using his cornfield for a sun farm. More

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

View our latest Press Release
25 years
Delivering Renewable Energy Expertise
EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise, covering all range of services from project development, management, to operations and maintenance. With over 4.5 gigawatts of developed projects, EDF Renewable Energy is the proven expert in renewable energy.
DuPont™ Tedlar®
PVF Film
Proven Performance
For more than 25 years, DuPont™ Tedlar® film has been the industry leader in durable, weather-resistant backsheet material for photovoltaic modules. No other material can match its successful track record of proven performance in the field.*

* To learn more, visit

Sheep to roam amid solar panels in newest alternative energy project
Triangle Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you want to see one important direction that North Carolina's energy industry is going in, you can take a quiet stroll over a 30-acre tract across a gravel drive from the Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn, N.C. That's where O2 Energies completed a 4.5-megawatt solar farm. Rows and rows of solar panels jut up out of the dirt where farmers used to grow wheat. More

Why solar energy is taking off
Business 2 Community    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Solar energy is becoming increasingly recognized as a viable solution for the energy challenges faced in the United States. Expanding solar energy capacity is important to the government, as well as to the individual people realizing the savings potential of this form of power. On Oct. 12, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a press release announcing that their plan for solar facilities on public lands is moving forward. More Americans are adopting solar than ever before, in part due to companies working to make solar power more affordable and accessible. 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

Unusual locations for solar energy installations    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Homeowners and businesses looking to reduce their monthly energy bills through photovoltaic panels will often turn to their rooftop to place the PV power system. In the event the roof is not ideal, often a ground-mounted PV project will be considered. However, those are not the only two options available, as solar energy is well suited for locations that may not be immediately obvious. More

Lightway Solar America supply 11.8 megawatts of solar modules
Today's Energy Solutions    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lightway Solar America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Lightway Green New Energy Co. Ltd. and Pristine Sun LLC have entered in an agreement where Lightway will supply 11.8 megawatts of solar panels for 12 projects located throughout California ranging from 325 kilowatts to 1.95 megawatts. The supply agreement was structured to have Lightway's project development subsidiary, LWSA Project Development LLC, invest a total of $2.55 million in exchange for equity ownership. More

Legrand PV panel supports - Designed for any size solar array.

For Utility Arrays over 50kW, Legrand offers steel pre-fabricated PV panel supports that reduce on-site racking labor up to 75%.
For Commercial and Residential Arrays
up to 50kW, use our wire mesh support that works on all roofing types. MORE
Advertise here!

To find out how to feature your company in the SEIA eNewsletter and other advertising opportunities, Contact James DeBois at 469-420-2618.

Habitat For Humanity and PG&E light up low-income housing with solar power
TriplePundit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Habitat for Humanity, Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the city of Oakland, Calif., recently teamed up to pair solar power with affordable housing — providing a solid renewable energy choice for low income people. Thanks to the PG&E's Solar Habitat Program, a new 12 unit low-income housing project located in Oakland's District Seven included solar panels, reducing the utility bills for the new homeowners. More

Feds to propose 3rd Arizona solar zone for renewable projects
Cronkite News via KTAR-FM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Bureau of Land Management is set to identify a third parcel of land in Arizona as a potential site for development of utility-scale solar power projects. If approved, the 2,550-acre Agua Caliente site in Yuma County, Ariz., would join two other Arizona zones. Despite its relative abundance of both federal land and sunshine, Arizona accounts for only 6,000 acres of the nearly 285,000 acres of solar energy zones in the approved states. 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.

Inside a Bronx, NY, solar company that is changing New York City's energy consumption
New York Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some people — like Tom Theofilatos, who owns Astoria, N.Y.-based Astoria Properties — like to sit back on cloudless, sunny days to watch the electric meter go backward. Aris Economides, a biologist who lives in a modest home with his family on the Tarrytown, N.Y., town green, prefers to monitor his electric output and consumption online. Economides pays a $17 basic service charge per month to Con Edison for the solar hookup. More

SEIA Solar Update
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Katina Smallwood, Content Editor, 469.420.2675   
Contribute news

This edition of the SEIA Solar Update was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Oct. 18, 2012
Oct. 16, 2012
Oct. 11, 2012
Oct. 4, 2012

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063