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3rd US Solar Market Insight Conference: Dec. 10 and 11 in
San Diego

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Hundreds of solar professionals are planning on joining Greentech Media and SEIA at the third annual U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference taking place Dec. 10 and 11 in San Diego. With over 150 organizations being represented, this two-day conference is essential for anyone involved — or anyone looking to get involved — in the U.S. solar industry. Register now!
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1603 Program: Your Feedback Needed
SEIA
SEIA and The U.S. Department of the Treasury are developing a set of commonly asked questions about the 1603 Program to be hosted on SEIA's website — and hopefully to be added to FAQs on Treasury’s website.
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US Online Startup Makes Going Solar as Easy as Booking Travel
Reuters
In a first, an online marketplace will allow U.S. homeowners to weigh options for going solar as easily as they can compare prices for airline tickets. Geostellar, a startup backed by power producer NRG Energy Inc., is seeking to become the Expedia or Orbitz of the solar industry — a one-stop shop where consumers can not only compare the benefits of leasing solar panels versus buying them outright but also ultimately sign up to install a system.
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A Look at Solar Energy
Fox Business
VideoBriefGeostellar CEO David Levine comments on how the company finds the best and most cost effective solar energy plans for each customer.
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Solar Photovoltaic Rooftop Safety and Structural Issues Addressed in
New Guide

Solar Industry
The popularity of solar photovoltaic rooftops has created a need for guidance on their installations, given many building codes in Canada do not address relevant photovoltaic safety and structural issues. A lack of guidance in this area can expose installers and first responders, such as firefighters, needing rooftop access to residential and nonresidential buildings to unnecessary risks.
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Baltimore-area County Considers Zoning Changes to Allow Increased
Solar Uses

The Baltimore Sun
Carroll County planning and zoning officials have received "quite a few phone calls" from residents regarding a solar conversion facility on their property. But as the officials consider how zoning could or should be amended to allow this use, some county commissioners say not so fast.
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Report: Utility-Scale Solar Power to be Cost Competitive with Natural
Gas by 2025

Forbes
Unsubsidized utility-scale solar electricity will become cost-competitive with gas by 2025, according to a new report from Lux Research. Moreover, the analysis firm says, increased gas penetration actually benefits solar by enabling hybrid gas/solar technologies that can accelerate adoption and increase intermittent renewable penetration without expensive infrastructure improvements.
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Once World's Largest Landfill, NYC's Freshkills Park to Add a Solar
Energy Plant

The Weather Channel
On a parcel of land that was once a mountain of trash, New York City plans to build a remarkable source of clean, renewable energy. Once the world's biggest landfill, Freshkills Park on Staten Island has been the site of a massive land reclamation project that aims to develop a green space nearly three times the size of Central Park.
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What Are the Best Solar Panels
Clean Technica
It's time to answer another one of the common questions that people ask when they first start considering the lucrative and enticing prospect of going solar: "What are the best solar panels?" In the real world, there's no such thing as "the best solar panels," but the closest thing would be "the best solar panels for this application."

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SEIA Applauds FERC Small Generation Interconnection Rule
SEIA
Saying it will help to spur solar deployment nationwide, SEIA praised a new rule approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that will expedite and reduce the cost of solar project interconnection, while maintaining the reliability and safety of the electric grid.

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Scientists Find Cheaper Material for Solar Panels
The Philadelphia Inquirer via
Arizona Daily Star

Solar panels generate electricity by absorbing sunlight, but that is only half the battle. Once electrons in the panel are energized, they must be channeled in the same direction — a process that typically requires a panel made with layers of two kinds of material. Not in the future, if a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University can help it.

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Colored Plastic Doubles Solar Cell Power
MIT Technology Review
A thin sheet of dyed plastic could cut the cost of solar power, particularly for applications that require solar cells to be highly efficient and flexible. Researchers at the University of Illinois are using the plastic to gather sunlight and concentrate it onto a solar cell made of gallium arsenide in an experimental setup. Doing so doubled the power output of the cells.
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'Soft Costs' Grow as Portion of the Price for Solar Power
E&E Publishing via Midwest Energy News
As solar energy equipment becomes more affordable than ever, prompting millions of home and business owners to consider generating their own electricity using solar arrays, the overall cost burden of such systems is shifting decidedly toward "soft costs."
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Hitachi Unveils Storage for Wind, Solar Energy
Bloomberg via San Francisco Chronicle
Hitachi unveiled an energy-storage system that the company said will support wind and solar power and allow users to sell electricity into deregulated markets such as California.
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Japan Wants to Ring the Moon with Solar Panels to Power the Earth
Gizmodo
After the Fukushima boondoggle back in 2011, Japan has wholeheartedly embraced solar power as its alternative energy of choice. So much so, that one Japanese construction firm is campaigning to power the whole Earth with solar energy — that they will beam down from the moon.
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Portland Raises Funds for 2nd Solar Project
Portland Tribune via KOIN-TV
VideoBriefOliver P. Lent Elementary School in Portland, Ore., is due to get new photovoltaic solar panels next year, as part of the city's fledgling Solar Forward Fund. Mayor Charlie Hales announced a round of new donations to the revolving fund from Portfolio 21 Investments, Portland Development Commission, SolarWorld, Umpqua Bank and Wells Fargo. Collectively, they contributed more than $20,000. Once the fund grows to $50,000, the Lent school solar project will proceed.
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EU Nations Approve Pact with China on Solar-Panel Imports
Bloomberg
European Union countries approved a deal with China to curb imports of Chinese solar panels, bringing to an end the EU's biggest trade dispute of its kind. EU governments endorsed an agreement struck by their trade chief and China in July that sets a minimum price and a volume limit on European imports of Chinese solar panels until the end of 2015.
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