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America's largest PV power plant is now live
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The largest PV power plant in the U.S. quietly went online in Boulder City, Nev., about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Sempra Generation's 48-MW Copper Mountain Solar Facility began construction in Jan. 2010 and on Dec. 1, the company announced that it had finished the project and the facility was now generating electricity. More

While Congress bickers, solar industry holds its breath
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Energy is the most regulated sector of the American economy, making public-private partnerships essential to scaling the solar industry. Such partnerships have helped other energy sectors to reach scale over the past hundred years. Solar energy finally received stable policy support in 2005 with the Solar Investment Tax Credit, and the industry has seen other legislative victories in the subsequent years. This has allowed the U.S. solar energy industry to grow at dramatic rates in recent years. But the industry's continued growth is at risk due to partisan bickering and classic congressional gridlock. More

Global solar energy may reach 980 gigawatts by 2020
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Global solar energy capacity may reach 980 gigawatts by 2020 as governments worldwide seek to reduce fossil fuel consumption and cut emissions of greenhouse gases, a group of renewable energy associations said. More

Tax dollars boosting solar energy
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Jobs in the solar manufacturing and installation business are booming nationally, making a continuing case for renewal of federal energy credits still driving demand, according to a report from a pro-solar lobbying group. As of August, the U.S. solar industry employed 93,500 workers, according to the report. That's about twice the number of jobs in the industry in 2009, the group reported, as the federal government has pumped stimulus dollars into solar projects. More

Pennsylvania's aggressive clean energy goals spur solar panel installations
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In Franklin County, Penn., residents are outfitting their homes with solar panels as the county, known for its beautiful homes and small town charm, implements renewable energy initiatives, solidifying the state's position as a national leader in solar power technology. More

Schuco to Attend AHR Show

Jan 31-Feb 2 visit booth N3915 at Las Vegas Convention Center and see Schuco's fully integrated Thermal and PV solutions.

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-ezFlatRoof 4.0 Mounting system (PV Modules and racking) for commercial PV applications

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More renewable energy demanded of state utilities — again
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Even before California's power companies have met a year-end target of getting 20 percent of their energy from renewables like wind or solar, state Sen. Joe Simitian is upping the ante. A bill introduced this week by the senator would require utilities to generate 33 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2020, a standard Simitian says will go a long way to fighting global warming, spawning green investment and assuring California a local source of energy. The proposal failed in past years, but Simitian, D-Palo Alto, hopes this time will be different. More

Citel Inc.

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.

SolarReserve advances financing process for California, Nevada projects
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SolarReserve said it now advances in financing arrangements with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantee program for its Crescent Dunes energy project in Tonopah, Nev., and Rice Solar Energy project in Riverside County, Calif. Both projects are set to break ground in 2011 after receipt of final environmental permits and completion of the DOE financing activities. More
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Solar Vests Now Available

Patriot Solar Group’s “Highly Reflective” Solar Vests are not only very visible, but also have a high-capacity lithium battery in which you can charge with either solar energy or normal electricity. Our Solar Vest is a fusion of fashion and technology that keeps your electronic devices fully charged when you're working outside.
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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

State of Hawaii setting example with 236kW solar project
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The State of Hawaii is installing more than 1,000 solar photovoltaic panels at its Department of Accounting and General Services building in downtown Honolulu. The 236-kilowatt system is expected to be complete at the Kalanimoku Building in the Honolulu Capital District by February 2011. More

University of Delaware to save $30,000 a year with solar power system
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The University of Delaware has the oldest solar lab in the nation and is now looking to deck its rooftops with solar panels. The University of Delaware has announced that its new solar system will save the University over $30,000 a year, or even as much as $60,000 per year, if electricity prices rise as people are expecting they will. This is one-third to two-thirds the cost of the system, which has a price tag of $90,000, meaning it will pay for itself in three years. More


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Maryland partnership to provide school with solar power
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Solar developer and installer Standard Solar is to build a 503-kilowatt solar array for a school system in its home state of Maryland. On behalf of the St. Mary's County Public School System, it will install more than 2,200 solar panels at the George Washington Carver Elementary School in Great Mills along with installation partner Solar Tech of Hollywood, Md. More

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Mt. Abram, Maine wants to build 1-acre solar panel array
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A planned solar panel project at Mt. Abram, Maine could provide all the ski resort's energy without angering neighbors. Mt. Abram wants to build a one-acre field of solar panels it estimates could generate about 400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. Mt. Abram owner Matt Hancock has submitted applications to the Greenwood Planning Board and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. More

New Fuse and Fuseholder Combo for PV Systems

Schurter’s new quick-acting ASO fuse provides protection up to 1000 VDC in a compact 10.3x38mm size. Offered with the FSO touch safe fuseholder, the combination meets the required robust circuit protection for the growing solar industry.

Officials commemorate construction start of solar carports on Long Island, NY
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On Long Island, N.Y., construction has begun on the Suffolk Solar Carport Project, which is expected to eventually deliver as much as 17 megawatts to the Long Island Power Authority. The county has leased seven parking sites to the energy company enXco Development Corp. for the construction of carports with solar modules on top. More

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