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Sunny report on solar exports
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The Obama administration has an ambitious goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years and creating two million U.S. jobs in the process. "We're on track to meet it," President Obama said recently, noting exports were up 18 percent over the last year. More

Solar trade group urging passage of compromise tax-cut bill in Congress
The Solar Home & Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Solar Energy Industries Association has thrown its weight behind a compromise tax-cut measure that includes an extension for a Treasury grant program that has boosted solar projects across the country. The measure, technically an amendment to an existing House bill, easily cleared an initial Senate procedural vote Dec. 13, by a count of 83 to 15, and its passage in the Senate appeared assured, but House members may modify it. More

Clean-energy sector expects to add 1,650 Colorado jobs in 5 years
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Northern Colorado's clean-energy sector is poised to add 1,650 new jobs over five years, according to a business advocacy group. The Fort Collins-based Colorado Clean Energy Cluster said job growth is likely to occur from expansion of existing companies, attraction of new businesses and incubation of startups. The projected employment increase would come on the heels of at least 6,500 clean-energy jobs created in Colorado since Gov. Bill Ritter began his "New Energy Economy" push in 2007. More

Cancun deal could help climate efforts at home: US
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A deal among nearly 200 countries to take modest steps to fight global warming could help political efforts to fight emissions in the United States, Washington's top U.S. climate envoy said. "None of us knows exactly what the shape of climate activity is going to be next year; there will be important things going on in the executive side and the legislative side," Todd Stern told reporters in a sunrise press conference after the conclusion of the U.N. deal negotiated in two weeks of talks. More

Renewable-energy infrastructure gets a boost
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Crucial to the wider adoption of solar power and other renewable-energy technologies is an improvement in the nation's electric infrastructure -- and it looks like progress is being made. On Dec. 9, construction of California's Sunrise Powerlink transmission line kicked off. The network -- which has a price tag of $1.9 billion -- will connect solar-power plants in remote eastern California with population centers on the Pacific coast. More

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Power grid of the future saves energy
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Green energy too comes out of the electricity socket, but to get there it has to travel a long journey -- from wind turbines in the North Sea or regional solar, wind and biogas power plants. On the way to the consumer lots of energy is lost. New electronic components will change things in future. More

Solar panel systems aim to improve visual appeal
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A "solar tracker" system was recently installed on Scotts Mountain Farm in Franklin Township, N.J., and a manufacturer's representative said such technology could mitigate the complaints heard elsewhere. The result of a partnership between domestic and European companies, the motorized panel follows the sun day-to-day and season-to-season, which the company says allows up to 30 percent more power to be generated than if the same panel laid still. More

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POSCO unit to build solar power plant in US
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The energy unit of South Korea's POSCO said that it plans to build the world's biggest solar power plant with capacity of 300 megawatts in the United States by 2014. The unlisted affiliate POSCO Power will form a joint venture with Sustainable Energy Capital Partners, a U.S., California-based developer of renewable energy projects, to construct the plant in Boulder City, Nev., with a goal to supply solar power to 60,000 households in Nevada, POSCO Power said in a statement. More
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Patriot Solar Group Offers New Solar Charger

Patriot Solar Group’s camouflage solar charger blends in with the outside environment. It can charge your laptop, cell phone, PDA, DVD player, MP3/ MP4 player, digital camera and other hand held electronic devices. The charger includes standard connectors for your electronic devices.
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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

San Francisco eyes 100 percent renewable electricity target
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As it celebrated completion of the largest municipal solar array in California, San Francisco has pledged to draw up plans generate all its power from renewable sources. Mayor Gavin Newsom opened the five megawatt Sunset Reservoir solar array, and used the occasion to announce a $250,000 project to devise a strategy to switch the city to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020. More

New York installers invited to join $25 million solar heating program
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Solar installers in New York State are being invited to become part of the state's $25 million financial incentive program for solar hot water systems. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority opened its doors for applications for qualified solar companies to become eligible installers under the Solar Thermal Incentive Program, known as PON 2149. More

New methods to examine the potential of concentrating thermal solar power    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New data and methods have been developed to examine the potential for thermal concentrating solar power (CSP) plants to help meet energy and environmental goals. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Maryland, and NASA analyzed the interactions between CSP plants and the electricity system and found that CSP power plants have the potential to supply a significant fraction of future electricity needs. More


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New Jersey becoming solar powerhouse
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New Jersey has the second-largest commitment to solar power among the 50 states. With three solar fields in the works in West Deptford, that commitment is likely to continue. Developers NextEra, SunPower and Fox & Hughes all have plans to erect solar arrays in the township, with SunPower and NextEra likely to go online in the next few months. More

Company awards additional $1 million in 'green' workforce training grants
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Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison, has invested another $1 million in its Green Jobs Education Initiative for education and job training at California community colleges. The company has provided a total of $2 million for the program within the past 12 months. More

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Pittsfield, Mass., wastewater treatment plant to be powered by solar array
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The nearly $8 million, 1.5-megawatt solar energy project at Pittsfield's wastewater treatment plant is nearing completion, soon ending its dependency on Western Massachusetts Electric Co. for power. The contractors installing the solar photovoltaic system on the grounds of the nearly 50-year-old sewer plant off Holmes Road should wrap up their work in two months, according to Commissioner of Public Works and Utilities, Bruce I. Collingwood. More

Tucson, Ariz., airport to take in rent from solar plant
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The Tucson Airport Authority stands to take in about $47,000 a year in rent after agreeing to lease about 50 acres to an electric utility for a solar power plant. The land the authority agreed to lease sits south of the Tucson International Airport. That's where Tucson Electric Power (TEP) plans to will build "a 5 megawatt photovoltaic array," The Associated Press writes. 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.

World's largest solar-power boat arrives amid climate talks
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The world's largest solar-powered boat has made a port call at the Caribbean resort of Cancun as negotiators from around the world struggle to work out a package of measures to curb global warming. More

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