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US solar third-quarter surges driven by rooftops
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Developers installed 684 megawatts of solar panels in the U.S. in the third quarter, 44 percent more than a year earlier, as residential projects rose to a record, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. About 3.2 gigawatts of solar energy will be installed in the U.S. this year, the Washington-based trade group forecast today in a statement More

National forecasts rising energy independence
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The United States will become increasingly energy independent in the next three decades as it boosts its production of oil, natural gas and renewable power such as solar and wind. Crude oil production will increase 20 percent in the coming decade, reaching a peak of 7.5 million barrels per day in 2019, according to the 2013 forecast by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. More

Department of Energy makes new solar energy grid investments
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As part of its SunShot Initiative, the Department of Energy announced a $29 million investment in four projects that will help advance cost competitive renewable energy for U.S. families and businesses. These projects are aimed at improving grid connection and reducing installation costs through innovative plug-and-play technologies and reliable solar power forecasts. More

Researcher sees 'green' energy as plus in Ohio
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Columbus, Cleveland and other Ohio cities could keep millions of dollars in their economy by generating more of their energy through such means as wind and solar power, an Ohio State University researcher says. More

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Solar continues to grow, find new applications
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Even as winter takes hold across the northern hemisphere, solar has continued to grow. This is evidenced by solar companies joining the ranks of highest job creators in the U.S. Meanwhile, some are already predicting a sunny year for residential solar in 2013. Elsewhere solar continues to be used in more novel applications, like recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy and to power the first photovoltaics plane's flight around the world. More

Missouri schools powering up with solar panels
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Students looking for news or cartoons on the new flat-screen television at Beasley Elementary School in the greater St. Louis area will be disappointed. Instead, the screen shows a variety of bar and line graphs, numbers and illustrations demonstrating the number of kilowatt hours being produced by 104 solar panels on the roof. The information brings a new meaning of the words "sunny day" to students in five schools in the Mehlville School District. More

Milwaukee Brewing Company to use solar energy
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Milwaukee Brewing Company has announced it will install a solar hot water system at its Walker's Point brewery. The 28-panel system will pre-heat water before it is used for brewing. The brewery expects to install the system in early 2013. It will save the company about 27 percent in energy costs during the brewing process. More

Big solar projects planned for Rhode Island
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A flurry of solar energy projects are underway across the state of Rhode Island. Areas such as East Providence, Westerly, West Greenwich and the Quonset Business Park either have substantial solar fields planned or underway. More

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Grants to solar energy project allocated for Massachusetts center
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The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems is in line to receive up to $11.7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project that seeks to develop technologies that will enable homeowners to select the right solar system for their houses. Based in Cambridge, Mass., the Fraunhofer Center is to receive the money over a five-year period, subject to congressional appropriations, the department said. More

Better solar-energy systems goal of North Carolina State work
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North Carolina State University is helping to lead a federal effort to lower the cost of solar-energy systems. The university is working to create standard photovoltaics components and system designs that can be adapted simply to any residential roof and can be installed and connected to the grid quickly and efficiently. More

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Tiny structure gives big boost to solar power
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Princeton University researchers have found a simple and economical way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells, the cheap and flexible plastic devices that many scientists believe could be the future of solar power. Researchers were able to increase the efficiency of the solar cells 175 percent by using a nanostructured "sandwich" of metal and plastic that collects and traps light. More

Solar companies among Inc. Magazine's top job creators
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Inc. Magazine just released its "Hire Power" award winners for 2012, and among the top 100 were a number of solar companies, with SolarCity making the top 10 overall and five solar companies making the top 10 list among all energy companies. It's the first year for the list, and it shows that solar is among the top job creators among small businesses in the U.S. More

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Solar power advances in Haiti
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NRG Energy, Inc. has announced the completion of its "The Sun Lights the Way" project in Haiti. The program entailed the installation of solar electric systems at 20 schools, a fish farm and a drip irrigation system supporting agricultural production throughout Haiti's Central Plateau region, through collaboration with a non-profit organization called Solar Electric Light Fund. More

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