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SEIA Road Trip shows how solar power is helping America
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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is taking a new approach to educate the SEIA LogoAmerican public about the benefits of solar energy. the organization introduced a new campaign entitled "The Solar Generation USA Road Trip," during which award-winning director Alan Blake took a three-week trip from Cape Cod, Mass. to Los Angeles in order to film short online and broadcast segments from different parts of the country. More

Utility-scale solar events
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SEIA Siting Workshop 2010
Dec. 15-16, San Diego
Featuring Carl Zichella, Director of Western Transmission of NRDC, as keynote speaker, the workshop covers the wide array of issues challenging utility-scale solar power developers today and in the future. Visit for more information or click here to register. SEIA members save on workshop registration.

PV Power Plants, 2010-USA
Dec. 1-2, Las Vegas
Solarpraxis presents a conference on Utility-Scale PV, focused on market outlook and technology from the utility point of few. For more information, or to register, visit

Quick Mount PV - The Standard for Waterproof Roof Mounts

Don't risk your reputation by using inadequate flashing. ICC-certified Quick Mounts install faster and are 100% code-compliant. Models for composition, shake and tile roofs.

SEIA/GTM US Solar Market Insight Report
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Subscribe now and save 60 percent! SEIA has partnered with GTM Research to create an unparalleled analysis of the U.S. solar industry in a quarterly report series titled U.S. Solar Market Insight. The research findings include market conditions, opportunities, and outlook for the photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP) and solar heating and cooling (SHC) markets in the U.S. The reports are available in three versions: a free Executive Summary focused on national data and trends, a Brief Report with detailed data on state and market segments, and the Full Report with even more detailed state and component-level data. SEIA Members get a 60 percent discount on the brief and full reports. E-mail with questions about the reports.

Solar Thermal Alliance outlines opportunities and challenges
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Solar power is making big waves in the energy industry as of late, but when most people think of solar power, they think of photovoltaic (PV) technology. Solar thermal technology has been largely ignored -- especially in Colorado, which is unfortunate because climate conditions exponentially favor this specific solar technology. More

SolarEdge - Distributed Solar Power Harvesting Systems

SolarEdge offers the first end-to-end Distributed Solar Power Harvesting system complete with module-embedded DC power optimizers, highly efficient DC-AC solar inverters (>97% CEC), module-level monitoring for accurate troubleshooting and improved maintenance, and automatic safety mechanisms. The result: maximum energy production and faster return on investment.

Lux Research report on competition between PV technologies predicts big increases in CIGS efficiencies
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Stating that the success or failure of many thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies will depend upon the ability to rapidly and significantly reduce costs and increase installation volumes, Lux Research Inc. (Boston, Mass., U.S.) released a report on Oct. 20, 2010 examining the competition between crystalline silicon and multiple thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. "Module Cost Structure Breakdown: Can Thin Film Survive the Crystalline Silicon Onslaught?" examines crystalline silicon, cadmium telluride, amorphous silicon, and cadmium indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) technologies in an environment of "renewed price pressures" and continual cost decreases for crystalline silicon PV. More

Boeing to enter solar power market with high-efficiency cells in January
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Boeing Co., the world's largest aerospace company, plans to deliver its first commercial scale high-efficiency solar-power cells for Earth-based electricity production in January. The concentrating photovoltaic cells, developed by Boeing's Spectrolab unit for satellites and the International Space Station, can convert as much as 39.2 percent of sunlight into electricity, Chicago-based Boeing said in a statement. More

China's GCL enters US solar power-plant business
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A subsidiary of China's GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. has formed a joint venture with SolarReserve, a California developer, to build photovoltaic power plants in the United States. The deal marks a major bid by a Chinese solar company to enter a market dominated by European and U.S. firms. More

Patriot Solar Group Tracking Systems

Patriot Solar Group, located in Michigan, engineers and manufactures Solar Tracking Systems. Our systems include: Single-axis Trackers, Dual-axis Trackers, Pole Mounts, Ground Mount System and our Sun Scout controller. Whether you have a small project or a large commercial or utility scale project, Patriot Solar Group has an excellent product line to fit your needs.
FlexLink Systems
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.
Solar Sensing from Ocean Optics
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

Texas languishes in shade on solar power development
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Dallas renewable energy investor Panda Power Funds is developing one of the country's largest solar power plants in sunny New Jersey. Not Texas. And Texas' second-largest power generator, NRG Energy, is investing in the world's largest solar thermal power plant in California. Not Texas. More

New Jersey's PSE&G making progress on Yardville solar farm
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New Jersey's Public Service Electric and Gas Company said it has completed the first phase of construction at its Yardville Solar Farm. The solar farm will be made up of 15,750 solar panels on a nearly 16-acre property owned by the utility company. The farm will be connected directly to an electric grid and is expected to produce enough electricity to power 720 average-sized houses. More

Eagles aim to turn Lincoln Financial Field into world's greenest stadium
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The Philadelphia Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field, built before the advent of seriously green construction, is soon to become the greenest stadium in the world, the club is to announce. Come opening day next September, if all goes as planned, the upper rim of the stadium will be studded with 100 spiral-shape wind turbines. 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.

California solar developer plots development of 113 MW-project pipeline
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A San Francisco-based solar developer is giving itself 18 months to complete development work supporting the construction of some 113 MWs of solar power generation. Silverado Power, the San Francisco-based developer of solar PV power plants, says it expects to secure regulatory permits supporting the construction of some 113 MW of solar generation over the next 18 months, Hans Isern, Silverado's v.p. engineering, tells G.E.R. More

Concerns as solar installations join a desert ecosystem
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On the construction site of the $2 billion Ivanpah solar power plant here, burly laborers slowly walk around their trucks, dropping to their knees to peer underneath before turning the ignition. Hanging on each rearview mirror is a placard warning workers to "Look under your car for desert tortoise before you drive away!" More

Arizona solar water purification system moves to Gulf sales
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Epiphany Water Systems, a New Castle, Arizona-based solar technology firm, is trying to reverse the trend set by China -- it's selling American solar technology to buyers overseas. The firm is preparing to head abroad to sell its solar water purification systems, which could play a critical role in providing arid locales like the Middle East with supplies of fresh, potable water. Epiphany is seeking to raise $800,000 to help develop the business. More

Virginia homeowner saves $24,000 on solar power installation
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A federal tax credit saved a Virginia man nearly $24,000 on a solar electric and hot water installation on his Alexandria home. For Steven "Boots" Barnes, the cost of installing a home solar power system in Virginia is not only offset by federal tax credits, but also generates a steady revenue stream with solar renewable energy credits. Add those savings to significant utility-bill savings and the result is a return on investment of less than eight years. More


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Solar panels expected to help New York college lower energy costs
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New York's Cayuga Community College (CCC) just got greener. Between new high-efficiency fluorescent lights in Spartan Hall gym and 126 solar panels on the gym roof, CCC is expecting significant savings in electricity costs and environmental benefits. More

Need solar power? Buy a garden plot
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A developer wants to sell "garden plots" in a 15-megawatt photovoltaic farm in Davis, Calif., so that residents can go solar without having to cut down trees in the city's urban forest to install rooftop arrays. While solar power plants seem like a 21st-century phenomenon, the Davis project dates from 1987, when the utility Pacific Gas and Electric built P.V.U.S.A. -- Photovoltaics for Utility Scale Applications –- to test various nascent technologies. More

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