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US Solar Industry Records Explosive Growth in 3rd Quarter
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When it comes to renewable energy, you could call it the "shot heard round the world." According to a new report by GTM Research and SEIA, the U.S. installed 930 megawatts of photovoltaics in Q3 2013, up 20 percent over Q2 2013 and 35 percent over Q3 2012. This represents the second-largest quarter in the history of the U.S. solar market and the largest quarter ever for residential photovoltaic installations.
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See related story: US to Surpass Germany in Solar in 2013 (Greentech Media)




Upcoming SEIA Webinars: President's Climate Goal, Q3 2013 Solar
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As the year draws to a close, join SEIA and our expert speakers for the last of our 2013 webinars!
  • Dec. 16 | 1-2 p.m. EST: Exclusive Members-only SEIA Webinar: Solar in the President's 2020 Goal
  • Dec. 17 | 1-2 p.m. EST: Q3 2013 Solar Market Insight Report Overview
  • Dec. 19 | 2-3 p.m. EST: 2013 Q4 Net Energy Metering Update
Learn more and register for webinars here.

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Solar Powers New Leasing Options for Clean Energy
Bloomberg
VideoBriefTom Werner, chairman and CEO at SunPower, discusses the boom in the solar energy business in the United States on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."
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A New Material for Solar Panels Could Make Them Cheaper, More Efficient
Argonne National Laboratory via Phys.org
A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently and requiring less manufacturing time. It also reaches a four-decade-old goal of discovering a bulk photovoltaic material that can harness energy from visible and infrared light, not just ultraviolet light.
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Solar Energy: The Sunny Side of the Street
CKGSB Knowledge
By 2020 — or sooner, depending on how much sun you get and how expensive store-bought electricity is in your region — power from photovoltaic solar cells on your roof will be the same price as power from your local utility. And after that, the price will probably continue to fall.
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New York Wins $1.4 Million DOE Award to Support Solar Power
Electric Light & Power
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his state won a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II award to support NYSolar Smart, a project to streamline the solar installation process in the state and lower the cost of solar power using innovative financing mechanisms and information technology solutions, which was developed by the City University of New York under the governor's NY-Sun initiative.
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Tennessee Valley Authority to Increase Solar, Renewable Energy Capacity
Solar Industry
The Tennessee Valley Authority is offering a total of 126 megawatts of renewable energy capacity in the coming year through a variety of power-purchasing programs for homes, businesses and commercial installations, marking a 7 percent increase over 2013.
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EPIA: Time for Utilities to Embrace Solar
PV-Tech
Utility companies should embrace solar energy rather than trying to block it, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association has said. The trade group has also called for governments to overturn damaging retroactive changes to support mechanisms for photovoltaics or risk their own credibility and their countries attractiveness to investors.
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3 Solar Stocks Ready to Shine Into the Future
InvestorPlace
The solar industry offers some stellar investment opportunities, but not knowing the landscape could easily waste your hard-earned money on a company on the brink of burning out. It is truly a tale of two markets.
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Tapping Solar's Full Potential
Photonics
The realization of solar cells' full potential may be a little closer, thanks to newly created large sheets of nanotextured silicon microcell arrays. The discovery holds the promise of making solar cells lightweight, bendable, more efficient and easily mass-produced.
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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.

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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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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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Company Unveils Solar Power Energy Storage System
Renew Grid
SolarCity has launched its DemandLogic energy storage system that incorporates batteries from Tesla. According to SolarCity, the DemandLogic system is intended for commercial-scale customers to store electricity for use during peak demand and as backup power during grid outages. The system also includes software that automates the discharge of stored energy to optimize utility charge savings.
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NREL: Soft Costs Now Largest Piece of Solar Installation Total Cost
National Renewable Energy Laboratory via Phys.org
Two detailed reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory find that solar financing and other nonhardware costs — often referred to as "soft costs" — now comprise up to 64 percent of the total price of residential solar energy systems, reflecting how soft costs are becoming an increasingly larger fraction of the cost of installing solar.
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Current Motor Rolls Out 'Mini-Fleet' Solar Station And Electric Scooters
WWJ-TV
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Current Motor has added the world's coolest solar powered fleet system to its product offerings, which include the world's coolest electric "super scooters." Current has introduced what it's calling a "mini-fleet" system, including a solar-powered electric charging station and four super scooters.
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Solar Boom Boosts South African Salaries With 25 Percent Jobless
Bloomberg
Ramone van Wyk's monthly wage jumped to 6,500 rand ($620) as South Africa's largest province is transformed by President Jacob Zuma's government energy policies. The initiative touched off the continent's biggest boom in renewable power and is creating jobs in a country where unemployment has remained near 25 percent for the past four years.
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Photon Energy Unlock Australian Solar Photovoltaic Market
Clean Technica
Dutch-based solar photovoltaic developer Photon Energy is to launch a new financing model — including a leasing option — that could unblock the biggest untapped solar market in Australia, commercial-scale solar installations.
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Architect: Ancient, Indigenous Solar Technology Can Free Us From Oil
New America Media
Solar power can deliver heat not only more efficiently than oil but also at a much lower cost — and, writes an architect in the Staten Island Advance newspaper of New York City, ancient, indigenous people are the ones to show us how.
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