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Analysis: US solar industry wants grant program extended
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A federal grant program aimed at spurring investment in the U.S. solar industry expires at the end of this year, and its supporters are scrambling to get it extended in the lame-duck session of Congress. More

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Developers try to convert historic site in desert to solar plant
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A stretch of the Colorado Desert that once served as training grounds for soldiers during World War II may soon become a solar plant, if the state of California has its way. The California Energy Commission recently unveiled plans to put a 150-megawatt solar thermal plant in the spot - an area that General George S. Patton used to train soldiers for desert combat. More

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Federal green light for 500MW Nevada solar project
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The Bureau of Land Management has given its approval for a 500-megawatt solar thermal power plant to be developed in southern Nevada. The Record of Decision for the Amargosa Farm Road Solar Project was hailed by its developeds Solar Millennium as a "key milestone" in its three-year permitting process. More

As utilities move toward solar power, New Mexico coal plant scaling back
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Southern California Edison plans to sell its share in one of the country's larger power plants, the coal-fired 2,038-megawatt Four Corners plant on Navajo Nation land in northwestern New Mexico, to Arizona Public Service Co. More

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Largest solar power plant in Massachusetts about to start
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On land poisoned by toxins from a long-gone manufacturing era, more than 6,500 solar panels face the south sky, capturing the sunlight of a late autumn day in the Berkshire Mountains. They're ready to deliver power to New England. More

In Los Angeles, plan to cut solar incentives prompts pushback
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At the urging of solar installers and others, a plan to reduce incentives for solar photovoltaic systems in the city of Los Angeles has been blocked, for now, by the city council. Throughout the country this year, solar programs have run short of funding because of soaring demand, but Los Angeles is believed to be the first place where a large group has emerged to push back and force reconsideration of cuts. More

Solar power's return on investment
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Some businesses and homeowners are motivated to go solar because they want to reduce their environmental impact -- but for others, it's all about the potential savings. By reducing the consumption of grid-sourced energy, solar power can slash a household or business' energy bills significantly. But can a solar installation do more than break even and have a positive return on investment? More
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For more than 25 years, FlexLink has provided production logistics solutions to worldwide assembly and manufacturing industries. Our deep knowledge of material and information flow management solutions in the solar industry, allows FlexLink to leverage efficiency in production and provide gentle and clean handling of cells, modules, and inverters.
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Solar sensing technologies from Ocean Optics help create a smarter, more reliable way for manufacturers to harness the power of the sun. Whether measuring transmission in solar cell production or assuring quality in photovoltaic panels, look to Ocean Optics for an answer. MORE

Solar power roads: Harvesting energy from America's fields of asphalt
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Thousands of miles of highways stretch across the U.S., and every day they soak up heat from the sun, sometimes to the tune of 140 degrees and more. Harnessing the solar energy in highways would go a long way toward helping to replace oil and other fossil fuels with a far safer and more secure source of power, and now researchers at the University of Rhode Island have come up with four potential avenues of approach. More

Flooring firm switches on largest solar array in Georgia
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Floor products importer and manufacturer USFloors has commissioned the largest solar array in the state of Georgia. The 365-kilowatt system at the building in Dalton, in north west Georgia, was installed by United Renewable Energy, LLC, of Alpharetta, also in Georgia. More

Missouri judge dismisses solar power rebate lawsuit
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A Missouri judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed over a renewable energy law that would require utilities to offer rebates to customers who install solar power systems. Voters approved the renewable energy law in 2008, which included a requirement for investor-owned utilities to use solar power. More

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CITEL est. in 1937 specializes in the manufacturing and sale of Surge Protective Devices to its worldwide customers. These devices protect sensitive electronic equipment from destructive transient overvoltages originating from lightning strikes and electrical disturbances. MORE

Delaware energy: Campuses go solar
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For 40 years, Steve Hegedus and his predecessors have preached the potential of solar power to University of Delaware students. At the university's Energy Institute, the oldest solar laboratory in the country, Hegedus and other solar scientists research ways to unlock the sun's power. More

Transit work kicks off Fenway Center project
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After a decade of wrangling, developer John Rosenthal will break ground with his ambitious plan to build a solar-powered neighborhood near Fenway Park, Boston, filling several acres of parking lots with apartments, offices, stores, and a revamped transit station. More

Texas begins to tap the power of solar farms
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Surely some wiseacre is on record observing that there are two things Texas has plenty of: hot air and hot sun. But Texas may eventually have the last laugh. The state, which already leads the nation in turning wind into electricity, has quietly begun to harvest sunlight on a large scale. More

Dueling solar cell technologies duke it out on cost
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Seven or eight years ago, several solar start-ups set out to disrupt the solar power industry by producing a new generation of thin-film solar cells that were vastly cheaper to make than the incumbent silicon cell technology. Now, many of those thin-film solar companies are in a race for their survival, according to a report published. More


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Which solar technologies will prevail?
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More large solar projects have been approved by the federal government on public lands in the West. One result, assuming they are all built, will be a contemporaneous test of how each concentrating solar power technology performs. More

Labor, enviros urge passage of RES, other measures in lame duck
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A coalition of labor and environmental groups is pushing Congress to move in the next few weeks on a handful of energy measures they say will create jobs, including a renewable electricity standard. More

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