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Stion Announces Advancements to CIGS Solar Modules Made in the USA
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:41 PM
At Stion, we believe solar module production should be an environmentally friendly process.

SolarBridge National Installer Study Reveals Significant Cost Savings with Use of Microinverters and AC Modules
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:39 PM
The Next Frontier: Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

SPI Solar Announces Agreements With GD Solar to Acquire and Develop Multiple PV Projects
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:37 PM
SPI Solar Power Suzhou Co., Ltd., has entered into several agreements with GD Solar Co., Ltd.

sPower Breaks Ground on 7MWdc Solar Facility in Palmdale, CA
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:34 PM
Little Rock Solar Facility is first sPower project to use high-efficiency thin-film photovoltaic cell modules

Mosaic Receives Second Award from The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to Grow its Home Solar Loan Program
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:32 PM
Mosaic will use funding to continue lowering customer acquisition costs for the solar industry

SunEdison Closes Financing To Build 26 Megawatt (MW) Utility Solar Power Plant
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:30 PM
SunEdison continues partnership with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. to bring clean energy to California

SPI 2014 - Locus Energy Chosen as Exclusive Solar Monitoring Provider for Swinerton Renewable Energy
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:28 PM
Companies will be showcasing new monitoring capabilities at SPI Oct. 20-23 in Las Vegas

New Community Solar Program SolarPerks Opens Access to All NSTAR and National Grid Ratepayers
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:04 PM
Clean Energy Collective launches first-ever instant savings program featuring $0 upfront cost and $0 recurring costs.

Global Wind Turbine Gearbox Capacity to Reach Almost 45 Gigawatts by 2020, Led by China, says GlobalData
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 06:59 PM
Global capacity of wind turbines using gearboxes to rise from approximately 27 Gigawatts (GW) in 2013 to 44.7 GW by 2020 ---- ‘Wind power installations in China have registered strong growth in the recent past and have subsequently driven demand for gearboxes in the country,' says analyst

Hollaender Speed-Rail Structural Fittings Anchor San Rafael Airport Solar Photovoltaic System
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 06:56 PM
Hollaender, the leading supplier of structural slip-on fittings for the solar pipe rack market, supports the fittings with a 10-year warranty.

Triodos Renewables plc turbine installed at Greenvale's Floods Ferry Road site in Cambridgeshire
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 06:48 PM
Capable of generating 1.5MW, the new turbine will provide enough electricity to power the potato supplier's processing facility while still supplying some 600kw to the grid.

SolarWorld to Leverage $4 million U.S. Department of Energy Award to Develop Next-Generation Crystallization Technology for More Efficient, Affordable Solar Cells
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 06:43 PM
The project will combine with other research and development there and in the company's R&D facility in Germany, SolarWorld Innovations, to propel the company's full-production module power density beyond a once-unimaginable milestone of 300 watts-peak.

Stronger 2030 targets will help renewables get to zero subsidy
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 06:33 PM
Renewables could be cheapest source of low carbon energy by 2030

Equal Earth Offers Customers Off-Grid Solar Financing, Rolled Out in Hawaii with Plans to Expand
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 03:59 PM
Equal Earth today announced that the company is offering customers long-term financing for off-grid solar systems, delivering affordable energy alternatives through innovative solar lease and loan programs.

Locus Energy Chosen as Exclusive Solar Monitoring Provider for Swinerton Renewable Energy
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:37 AM
Locus Energy today announced that Swinerton Renewable Energy will standardize its entire solar fleet on Locus Energy's SolarNOC monitoring platform and PVIQ analytics suite as part of its SOLV™ enterprise solution for optimizing and managing plants.

Italy: the next CSP hotspot?
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:30 AM
Italy's southern regions are not too different from Spain's when it comes to the solar irradiance received, and with 17 CSP projects at different stages of development, the market could easily supply itself and its neighbours. - See more at: http://social.csptoday.com/markets/italy-next-csp-hotspot.

Sungage Financial Receives $700,000 from U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 07:00 AM
Solar financing marketplace will use funds to make solar loans accessible to more homeowners across the U.S.

YANMAR Delivers LP Gas-Driven Heat Pumps Presentation at 27th World LP Gas Forum
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 05:53 AM
YANMAR America will be giving a presentation on the company's new gas heat pump technology, as well as have their products on display at the 27th World LP Gas Forum in Miami.

SPI 2014 - Visit RBI/Renusol at Solar Power International 2014
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 08:08 PM
RBI will be at booth #1400 and Renusol will be at #3135. Stop by and take a look at the latest ground mount, roof mount, landfill, and solar carport racking solutions.

REC Solar Operations and Maintenance Business Surpasses 175 MW
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 08:05 PM
Commercial solar leader's O&M portfolio grew 1200% over past five years

Sunpreme demonstrates the world's first 500W Bifacial double glass module with an effective efficiency up to 22.2%, a new industry high
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 08:03 PM
Sunpreme's new 500W panel uses the same design and materials technology as its current line of Maxima GxB series.

SPI 2014 - Bonfiglioli Releases Optimized System Reference Designs for its RPS TL Ampt Mode Inverter for North America
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 08:00 PM
Enabling Rapid Design of Lower Cost, Higher Performance Utility-Scale PV Systems

SPI 2014 - VDE in cooperation with Fraunhofer ISE awards First Solar with Thin Film PV Industry's First "Quality Tested" Certification
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:58 PM
Certificate marks new age of risk reduction, quality and safety for solar plant assets ---- "Plant-level" bankability certification reduces risk for PV power plant investors ---- 50 MW thin film PV power plant in New Mexico is first to meet extensive safety and performance requirements of VDE and Fraunhofer ISE

Hanwha SolarOne Supplies 17 MW of Modules for Three O2 Energies Projects in North Carolina
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:55 PM
Supply deal to include new S Series Modules

SPI 2014 - New S Series Modules by Hanwha SolarOne Deliver Significant Improvements in Cost, Performance & Quality
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:53 PM
New modules available immediately to customers worldwide; first shipments already delivered to North America

SolAmerica Energy Completes Two 1 MW Solar Projects under Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:51 PM
SolAmerica partnered with SunEdison on site acquisition, design, permitting and other pre-construction services and was responsible for the construction of both arrays.

SPI 2014 - OutBack Power Showcases Expanded Portfolio at SPI
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:48 PM
Only energy leader with complete National Electrical Code, UL1741-compliant offering from rooftop to battery

What Motivates Consumers To Engage With Their Energy Usage?
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:42 PM
New SGCC study explores consumers' level of engagement with smart grid

Report: Trends Shaping our Clean Energy Future Released by IREC
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:36 PM
"The report offers a collection of new models, best practices and resources, across IREC's broad work in the national and state regulatory arenas and as a leader in clean energy workforce development"

New Report: Positive Energy Trends Continue to Bode Well for U.S. Security and the Economy
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:30 PM
Energy Efficiency Remains Key to the Success of America's Energy Sector

Wind Energy Sector Receives $2.4 Billion in Corporate Funding, Reports Mercom Capital Group
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:18 PM
Wind venture capital (VC) funding came in at $140 million in one deal.

SPI 2014 - SEPA Honors Georgia Power as Investor-Owned Utility of the Year
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:08 PM
IOU responds to public calls for solar with gusto, making Georgia a solar powerhouse – even without a mandated target for renewables

SPI 2014 - SEPA Honors Warren McKenna as Utility CEO of the Year
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:06 PM
Farmers Electric Cooperative Brings Solar to Rural Customers with Feed-In Tariffs, Community Solar and Iowa's Largest Privately Funded Solar Project

SPI 2014 - SEPA Honors City of Palo Alto Utilities as Public Power Utility of the Year
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:00 PM
Palo Alto's Municipal Utility Takes Solar Energy Mainstream in Drive for 100-Percent Carbon-Free Power Supply by 2017

SPI 2014 - SEPA Honors Clean Power Research as Innovative Solar Partner of the Year
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 06:59 PM
Research firm collaboration with utilities helps to drive down soft costs of solar

SPI 2014 - SEPA Honors Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative as Electric Cooperative Utility of the Year
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 06:57 PM
The award was announced during SEPA's Awards Luncheon at Solar Power International in Las Vegas.

Solar Power Rocks Releases Comprehensive 2015 U.S. State Solar Power Rankings Report
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 06:53 PM
State summaries include links to pages with detailed discussions of policy, incentives and rules that affect each state's residential solar power prospects.

SPI 2014- Clean Power Research Receives Innovative Solar Partner of the Year Award from Solar Electric Power Association
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 06:50 PM
Award recognizes value of new, scalable software that enables utilities to streamline their interconnection processes and reduce soft costs

Solar measuring station starts operation
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 06:43 PM
LAHORE: Pakistan's first solar measuring station to gather radiation data has commenced its operation in the neighbourhood of Bhawalpur district, a step towards compiling a national solar atlas.

40MW PV mounting system manufactured by Clenergy for a project in Pakistan
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 06:10 PM
Clenergy recently finished a 40MW PV mounting order for a flagship 100MW project at the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Solar Grid Storage Awarded U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Incubator Award for Innovative Approach to Solar + Storage Deployment
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 12:37 PM
Solar Grid Storage LLC has been awarded U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Incubator funding of $968,120 aimed at streamlining solar + storage interactivity with the grid and accelerating deployment of innovative solar + storage systems. Energy Secy Dr. Moniz announced awards this morning.

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Partners with Fuel Cell Seminar for 2014 Conference
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 12:28 PM
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association and Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition Continue Partnership Efforts for 2014 Conference, reinforcing industry strength at annual event.

HyperSolar Achieves Breakthrough in Hydrogen Separation Process
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 07:56 AM
Company develops novel system architecture to efficiently separate and produce pure hydrogen from sunlight and water

UK Power Reserve announces Android version of Smart iGridUK app
Submitted on: 10/22/14, 04:17 AM
UK Power Reserve (UKPR), the country's leading independent developer and operator of smart, flexible power generation has launched an Android version of their innovative iGridUK app. This is due to popular demand after releasing the original iOS version for iPhone and iPad in early 2014.

Q Factory 33 Introduces the B3 Bypass, the Missing Industry Element to Slash Costs and Deliver Exponential Gains In Backfeed Power Output for Renewable Energy
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 07:40 PM
Extensive calculations based on NEC Guidelines deliver backfeed power production boosts of a minimum 600% per installation, affording installers a competitive edge that saves thousands in soft and hard costs in both residential and commercial applications

SPI 2014 - Enphase Energy Enters into Energy Storage Business with AC Battery
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 07:38 PM
Introduces a modular, plug-and-play solution that is fully integrated into the Enphase Energy Management System

SPI 2014 - OutBack Power Unveils Solar Control with OPTICS RE
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 07:34 PM
Solar energy system owners can now access their systems anytime, anywhere.

Sunrun, OutBack Power Pilot Renewable Energy Storage Systems For Homeowners
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 07:32 PM
Sunrun will combine and test OutBack Power's technology consisting of weather-resistant batteries and inverters with home solar systems in both indoor and outdoor environments.

SPI 2014 - DNV GL: New comprehensive solar inverter testing service supports solar customers in lowering risk and costs
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 07:29 PM
Service for residential and commercial inverters, expands upon DNV GL's industry-leading Product Qualification Program - Third party inverter testing to validate key functionality and performance will benefit the solar industry - Advanced field testing validates inverter performance with a solar array - Laboratory reliability testing helps verify product longevity

The sun rises: Solar Farm launched to brighten energy future for Cornell
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 07:26 PM
Consisting of a 2MW array on eleven acres of Cornell property in the Town of Lansing.

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