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Participate in free PV technical training at PV America East 2013
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Attend PV America East, a regional trade show and conference set for Feb. 5-7 in Philadelphia, and participate in free PV technical training by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. SEIA members save $150 on already-reduced registration rates. Learn about SEIA membership. Register a group of four or more for a group advantage discount. More



Solar companies seek ways to build an oasis of electricity
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Despite the popular perception that installing solar panels takes a home "off the grid," most of those systems are actually part of it, sending excess power to the utility grid during the day and pulling electricity back to run the house at night. More

Latest solar jobs census shows strong growth
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The National Solar Jobs Census, which recently was released in its full form by The Solar Foundation, reveals positive growth once again in solar employment. Several of the business subsectors analyzed posted increases in their job numbers, and all indicators point to further good news in 2013. More

All-carbon cells will mean cheap, flexible solar panels
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Flexible photovoltaics made of carbon promise low cost and durability — if their performance can be improved. The all-carbon solar cell consists of a photoactive layer between two electrodes. 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.


Renewable energy helped swing US election
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The electorate in key swing states that voted Democrat in the U.S. election support renewable energy, suggesting the issue was an influential determinant in President Barack Obama's victory, research claims. A poll conducted by the American Council on Renewable Energy found that voters in the swing states of Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Virginia — all of which helped determine the election outcome — considered renewable energy to be an election issue as important as foreign policy and more so than abortion. More

Veterans find jobs, and new mission, in cleantech
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When military veterans search for jobs, they often want more than a paycheck. Many say they look for rewarding work and a team of dedicated people focused on a common mission. Many veterans are finding new careers and that strong sense of purpose in the growing cleantech economy. Some are helping build the massive solar farms sprouting up in California's deserts. More


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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.


Top Senate lawmakers see chance to revamp US energy policy
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The United States needs to update its energy policy to reflect the boom in natural gas and oil production that has boosted manufacturing jobs, the Senate energy committee said. Ron Wyden, who is in line to take over the panel's gavel in January, said he sees the opportunity for "transformative energy policy" to both spur jobs created by the newfound wealth of energy while also protecting air and water from pollution. More

Georgia Power to buy more solar from homes, business
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Georgia Power has agreed to buy more power from solar-equipped homes and businesses as part of its plan to boost the amount of solar power it sells. At the urging of state solar industry groups, the Georgia Public Service Commission staff had recommended the change in the utility's plan, saying more Georgians will invest in solar panels if they can sell some of the power to the utility. More



Energy-efficient homes: How they can boost your bottom line this winter
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As temperatures falls outside, heat bills will rise. If homes are upgraded, however, with energy efficiency in mind, those bills could be lowered, and the environment would benefit. More

Canton solar field still opposed by electrical union
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A 20,000-panel solar power-generating field installed at the site of a former town landfill in Canton, Mass., is still catching flak from unionized electricians despite being lauded by local and state officials as a hugely beneficial project for everyone. More


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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 www.komaxgroup.com/solar

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Palo Alto, Calif., enters 25-year solar energy contract
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The Utilities Advisory Commission and Finance Committee of Palo Alto, Calif., recently announced their unanimous approval of a 25-year contract with Brannon Solar LLC. This is the city's first solar energy contract, and the company will provide up to 52,000-megawatt-hours — 5 percent of the city's electricity needs — per year for no more than $91 million for the duration of the contract. More

Are renewables stormproof? Hurricane Sandy tests solar, wind
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Most renewable energy installations in New Jersey and New York appear to have weathered hurricane Sandy relatively well. Can they stand up to storms with even stronger winds? 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 process...in a lightweight, compact design… ensures years of stable, reliable power. And coming next quarter: Made In U.S.A.  MORE


Solar power when the sun has set
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What if we could use solar energy when the sun has set, or wind energy when the air is calm? Donald Sadoway, a professor of materials chemistry at MIT, is working on a way to make that happen. More

California schools are going solar
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California's schools are leading the way to the state's solar future, generating electrical power while saving on costs and helping educate their students about the importance of renewables. According to a report released by Environment California, 18 in-state school districts spanning the state were surveyed and described the nearly 200 solar projects they have installed on school grounds. More


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For Utility Arrays over 50kW, Legrand offers steel pre-fabricated PV panel supports that reduce on-site racking labor up to 75%.
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Solar power: The killer app
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Solar power reduces electricity prices. As more solar is added to deregulated power grids, power prices fall lower. The secret sauce is the markets. Deregulated power markets are invisible to many Americans, yet every few minutes, they set the price for much of their electric power. More
 

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