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SEIA Emphasizes Importance of Commence Construction at MDV-SEIA Conference
SEIA
MDV-SEIA's Solar Focus Conference gathered more than 300 solar energy leaders and stakeholders in D.C., with a theme of "The Sun Rises in the East: The Growth of East Coast Distributed Solar." At the conference, SEIA Vice President Tom Kimbis addressed the importance of commerce construction and urged developers to actively explore development opportunities.
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Solar Power Begins to Shine as Environmental Benefits Pay Off
The New York Times
Amid polemics over rising electricity prices in Europe and the level of green energy subsidies in various countries, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the growth in clean-energy generation is a huge success story. Solar photovoltaic generation, like wind power before it, is coming into the mainstream — at great environmental benefit.
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Global Climate Talks Need Sense Of Urgency
SEIA
Next week's global climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, need to be guided by a new sense of urgency. After more than 20 years of talking about climate change, it's time for the nations of the world to start putting a meaningful plan in place to fight it. If all goes well, the U.N. sponsored talks are expected to lay the groundwork for reaching a long-awaited and much-discussed global climate agreement by 2015, which would then take effect five years later.
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New Apple Plant Will Run Entirely on Clean Energy
ThinkProgress
Apple has announced its plans to open a new factory in Mesa, Ariz. — a facility that "will run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one." The move will bring a manufacturing boost to the state, creating 2,000 new jobs, all without requiring additional energy from Mesa.
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What Solar Power Needs for a Brighter Future
Wall Street Journal
Solar power has been on a roll in recent years, as plummeting prices for solar panels and generous government incentives have helped to make it much more affordable. Advocates are convinced the boom times have only just begun. They predict solar power will become even more attractive to consumers over the next two decades as prices decline further and new technologies lead to expanded uses.
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Rooftop Solar Could Generate Jobs
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County could create tens of thousands of new jobs and reduce global warming-causing carbon emissions if solar-voltaic panels are installed on just 5 percent of available rooftops, according to a recent report.
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What Utility Partners Need to Know about Solar
Greentech Media
The road to bringing more distributed solar into the utility resource mix runs through long-term planners. Solar complicates utility planning decisions, according to the findings presented in a survey of 28 utilities and load-serving entities in 22 states from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. What planners consistently say is that they want more and better data.
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Startup Entrepreneurs Help Finance Solar Power Social Enterprises
Forbes
The mindbogglingly large number of people in the world — 1.3 billion — without access to electricity is providing a growing market opportunity for a lot of social entrepreneurs. But SunFunder, another fledgling venture, takes a very different approach: It's helping sellers of solar-powered lighting systems based mostly in Africa, India and other developing countries find funding.

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Solar Marketing Group Joins SEIA
Solar Power World
Like it or not, officials at all levels of government can seriously affect solar businesses, so we must all work together to protect the industry from harmful policies and to advocate for beneficial ones. That is why Solar Marketing Group recently joined SEIA — to support their solar advocacy and grow the industry.

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Mass Megawatts Wind Power Develops New Solar Tracking Technology
Renewable Energy Focus
Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc., has announced its entry into the $12 billion, U.S. solar power market with the development of a new solar tracking technology designed to increase solar energy production by 30 percent.

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Tea Party's Green Faction Fights for Solar in Red States
Bloomberg
Here's a riddle to vex the Washington political class: When do Tea Party Republicans stand together with Sierra Club environmentalists? The answer is on their support for solar energy against the monopoly power of traditional utilities in some of the most conservative U.S. states.
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Arizona Regulators Delve into Solar-Use Rate Debate
The Arizona Republic
VideoBriefA solar debate that's been simmering most of 2013 could be settled soon, after five Arizona Corporation Commissioners met to address a policy change that could have national repercussions. Arizona Public Service Co. asked the elected commissioners in July to charge new solar customers higher bills than those paid by solar customers on the APS power grid.
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Solar Panels: Not Just Big Rectangles on the Roof Anymore
Gizmodo
In designing apartments in South Los Angeles, architects at KoningEizenberg had several underlying missions: To restore an 80-year-old structure, to add a new residential wing and to modernize the entire complex, making it more sustainable. In sunny Los Angeles, adding solar energy was a no-brainer.
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After Fukushima, Japan Finds Beauty in Solar Power
Slate
It looks like some idealistic architecture student's vision for the future of sustainable energy production. In fact, it's a photo of a real-life solar plant that went into operation on Nov. 1 in Japan. The Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant, built by the electronics manufacturer Kyocera, boasts postcard views of Kagoshima Bay and Sakurajima volcano.
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Catching Solar Energy with Salt Balls
The Globe and Mail
To Florida's big utilities, the Sunshine State isn't as bright as its nickname indicates. Too cloudy. Too hazy. Too much darkness. As such, the reasoning goes, the state isn't great for solar energy — unless someone develops storage technology to overcome those limitations. Enter Yogi Goswami, an internationally renowned mechanical engineer at the University of South Florida, who has this solution: Salt-filled ceramic balls that can turn water into steam for hours after the sun disappears.
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Solar Lasers, Ocean Power and Volcanoes: Unusual Energy
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CNN
Fossil fuels are going to run out. This much we know. No one is entirely certain when they will run out exactly, but we know it will happen eventually. So how will the world be powered when we can't rely anymore on fossil fuels? Why, with volcanoes, waves, wet wood and solar power from space.
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