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SunPower providing home solar charging stations for Nissan LEAF
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SunPower Corp. USA has announced it will partner with Nissan North America (NNA) to supply household solar power systems to charge Nissan's new 2011 model LEAF electric vehicle (EV). The two companies have added content to the U.S Nissan LEAF website that educates customers about the benefits of installing solar power as a means of charging the vehicle instead of mains grid electricity, which is often generated by the burning of fossil fuels. More

Solar power creating jobs, boosting Tennessee's economy
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Tennessee's state government may not being doing a lot in the way of offering incentives for its residents and small businesses to install renewable energy systems, but the state's economy is benefiting from growing use of solar power nonetheless. More than 200 companies are manufacturing, installing or distributing solar power in Tennessee, boosting the economy and creating clean tech jobs in manufacturing, installation, power distribution, sales and support by taking advantage of the state's renewable natural resources. More

Be profiled on Solar Works for America!
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Last month, 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.

Help SEIA support solar by sending us your photos!
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Help us spotlight new solar projects and manufacturing facilities in America. Send a description, high resolution photograph and completed release form of your facility or residential, commercial or utility-scale project to Kate Sampson. Please include date completed, company, project size and location.

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

Solar energy: Is it time for it to shine?
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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. Creative financing plans are making solar more realistic than ever for homes. More

Yes, Virginia, there will be community solar
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Dominion Virginia Power wants to get into the community solar business. The company has asked the Virginia State Corporation Commission to approve a multi-year pilot program to expand the company's understanding of community-based solar energy development. The utility plans to lease 30-50 sites on rooftops and grounds of commercial businesses and public facilities for community-owned photovoltaic (PV) systems. The systems will generate enough electricity to power about 6,000 homes. 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.
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.

13.78 megawatt SunPower solar plant planned for US Naval Air Weapons Station
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SunPower is continuing with its end-of-year building frenzy with a planned 13.78 megawatt solar photovoltaic power system at a naval air weapons station at China Lake in California, with the intention of opening next month and to be in operation at the beginning of next year. The installation at China Lake will feature the SunPower Oasis Power Plant product, a fully integrated, modular solar power block that deploys utility-scale solar projects while optimizing land use. 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.

Baker Electric Solar and Blue Oak Energy bring solar energy to Marine Corp base in California
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Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar integrator, partnered with Blue Oak Energy, a renewable energy engineering design firm, to bring solar energy to the new Bachelor Enlisted Quarters complex at the U. S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Awarded by NAVFAC Southwest, developed by the Straub Martin-Harris Joint Venture and designed by Project Architect PGAL, LLC, Las Vegas, the MCAGCC BEQ 9 project included three four-story BEQs (576 two-person rooms), a landmark projection tower, 500-seat outdoor amphitheater and 706-space four-story parking garage. More

Sol Systems and Cooley LLP announce suite of legal resources through SolMarket
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Sol Systems and Cooley LLP announced a strategic collaboration to provide developers and investors in the solar energy space with a robust suite of legal electronic documents and critical consulting resources. Together, Cooley and Sol Systems will play a pivotal role in helping streamline solar development on the SolMarket platform launched in September by Sol Systems. 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.

How solar can make data centers more efficient
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Pairing solar with data centers may not be a novel idea, but you'll have a hard time finding companies that rely solely on solar electricity to power their servers. That's because many of those servers need a reliable power source like the brain needs a steady supply of blood — solar energy is variable (it flows only when the sun shines). More

Jump starting the solar economy means bringing solar to every home, one neighborhood at a time
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Solar power, a long promoted antidote to the looming perfect storm of energy, environmental and economic crises, has been getting a drubbing in the press recently. Since Solyndra shut its doors in early September, many critics have asked whether the government should be "picking winners" through programs like low-interest loans to manufacturers of solar panels like Solyndra. Many are also wondering whether solar energy will (ever) be a source of green jobs. More

PV Power Plants - USA 2011
The U.S. photovoltaic market is increasingly growing. Latest developments of the market and its prospects will be discussed on November 30 and December 1 at the conference "PV Power Plants – USA 2011" in Phoenix, Arizona.

Give solar while going solar
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A new program from Sungevity and Empowered by Light, "Every Child Has a Light," connects environmental goodness with social goodness. Who doesn't like to be both an environmental and social leader? How does the program work? Well, basically, Sungevity is donating a solar light kit to one Zambian school in need for each U.S. solar panel installation that it's responsible for. 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
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 Racking System Safety and Performance Testing
For years, Intertek has been testing and certifying mounting, racking and grounding systems to UL 467 and UL 1703. We now partner with industry leaders, such as Schletter Inc., to test mounting system products to the new requirements of UL Subject 2703.

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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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