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Solar photovoltaic leads small town into solar big leagues
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After only three years of development, a small town in Florida has moved into the ranks of the solar big leagues worldwide. The municipal utility serving Gainesville, Fla., expects that by year end 2011 the town will have installed 7.3 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (solar PV) systems. More

BP Solar commissions 32 megawatt photovoltaic plant in New York
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On Nov. 18, 2011, the Long Island Power Authority and BP Solar International Inc. celebrated the commissioning of the Long Island Solar Farm Project, a 32 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at Brookhaven National Laboratories in Upton, N.Y. The plant is currently the third-largest operational PV plant in the United States and the largest in the Eastern United States. More

Ascent Solar's flexible solar panels named a TIME Magazine best invention
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Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a developer of lightweight, flexible, thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced that its flexible CIGS solar panels were named one of TIME's 50 Best Inventions of 2011. Ascent's technology was one of six 'green' inventions to be recognized in this year's list, featured in the Nov. 28 TIME issue. More

As rooftops beat utilities, solar demand will jump, analyst says
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Solar power may already be cheaper than electricity produced from coal or natural gas in some U.S. markets, and as panel prices continue to fall it may become cost-effective for at least 10 percent of the country. The installed cost of residential solar power may fall as low as $3.00 a watt by 2016, said Richard Keiser, a former Sanford Bernstein analyst who's now president of Keiser Analytics. At that price it will be competitive with utility-scale power plants that deliver more than 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. More

Instant Foundations for Solar Arrays

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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

Energy Secretary Steven Chu asserts continued importance of domestic solar energy development
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Countries are lining up to supply a huge global market for solar energy, and it's important for the United States to stay in the game, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said after touring a Colorado solar facility. Chu's comments came after hostile questioning by Republicans in Congress over Solyndra Inc., the solar panel maker that went bankrupt after receiving a half-billion-dollar federal loan. Chu told a House committee that cheap imports from China, the collapse of the European market for solar panels and other market changes led prices for Solyndra's product to fall. More

NRG Energy acquires solar developer Solar Power Partners, an industry leader in the fast emerging area of distributed solar generation
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NRG Energy, Inc. has acquired Solar Power Partners, a leading developer of commercial and industrial (C&I) distributed solar projects. In addition to 30 megawatts (MW) of distributed solar projects in operation or under construction, NRG also will secure development rights to Solar Power Partners' extensive pipeline of development projects in California, Hawaii, Arizona, Connecticut, New Mexico, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ontario and Puerto Rico. 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.

EPA approves California gas/solar power plant
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a permit to the city of Palmdale in California to build its Palmdale natural gas/solar power plant. In a recent release, the EPA said the 570 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant, with 50 megawatts of solar energy generation, is the first of its kind in the nation required to limit greenhouse gas emissions. More


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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.

Duke Energy purchases three megawatts of solar installations in North Carolina
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Duke Energy Renewables recently announced its acquisition of three new one megawatt solar plants in North Carolina. The energy company purchased the turnkey solar plants from Spain-based ESA Renewables, which will continue to maintain the arrays. Duke has also arranged to sell the power the three plants produce to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). TVA, a public utility that serves several southeastern states, signed a 10 year, power-purchase agreement with Duke, according to a press release from the company. More

Phoenix Solar, Silicon Ranch partner to build solar farms in US
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Phoenix Solar and Silicon Ranch Corp have formed a strategic alliance to develop, finance and construct solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Tennessee and the Southeast United States. Phoenix Solar and Silicon Ranch will develop their first 1.4 megawatt project in the city of Pulaski, Tenn. 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.

California's Sungevity takes stake in Dutch solar startup
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California solar installer Sungevity has taken a stake in a Dutch solar company and will remotely design rooftop photovoltaic arrays for its customers in the Netherlands. Danny Kennedy, Sungevity's president, declined to reveal the size of the investment in Dutch startup Zonline. But in an email he characterized it as a "substantial but minority stake" that marks Sungevity's move into overseas markets. More

Hybrid solar-wind power connects rural Navajos
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Power transmission lines run a few hundred yards behind the Johnson family home here, but it took an off-grid solar and wind generator to finally bring them electricity service. The Johnsons, who live on a remote stretch of land on the Navajo Reservation west of Farmington, N.M., are among about 200 families on the Navajo Reservation who rent an off-grid renewable-energy system from the rural utility. They opened their home to visitors during a fellowship organized by Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources. 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.

New Jersey ice rink taps solar energy to keep its electric bills down
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A new solar panel installation in a Hackensack, N.J., skating rink will help freeze the facility's mountainous rate of energy consumption — and its ice. The project, completed at the locally renowned Ice House building at the Midtown Bridge Approach, will allow the facility to independently produce as much as 20 percent of the power it consumes annually, Chief Operating Officer Robert Bakos said. More

Eaton: Everything Under the Sun

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Providing complete solutions for contractors
If you are a solar contractor, we understand your business! WESCO strives to provide complete solutions to our customers who wish to streamline their supply chain. Visit a WESCO branch close to you to see how we 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® Solar Thermal
Water Heating System
Cirrex® from A. O. Smith is the latest advancement in solar thermal water heating and the greenest solution available to homeowners today. An all-in-one solar thermal water heating system, Cirrex simplifies specification and installation. With Solar Energy Factors up to 10.1, Cirrex is ENERGY STAR® qualified and tax credit eligible through 2016.
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
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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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