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Solar census: Industry is thriving
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U.S. solar companies will create jobs far more rapidly than will the general economy, according to a newly released assessment of the solar industry. Over the next 12 months, a 26 percent job growth rate will create 24,000 jobs, according to the first National Solar Jobs Census 2010. By contrast, the U.S. economy projects to grow by 2 percent during the same period. More

Solar industry shows it is gaining power
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The amount of electricity generated by new solar installations this year is expected to be twice as much as the capacity added last year, enough to power 200,000 more homes, bolstering the market for clean-tech jobs, according to several studies. More

A cheaper route to solar cells
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A company that secured a Department of Energy grant to pursue a breakthrough idea in the manufacture of solar cells plans to announce that it has raised $20 million to commercialize its technique, which it says will reduce the price of solar panels by 40 percent. More

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AMSC introduces grid interconnection solution for PV plants
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The SolarTie solution combines two of AMSC's proprietary technologies -- D-VAR STATCOM solutions and PowerModule power converter systems. The new offering is a utility-scale grid interconnection system designed specifically for megawatt-scale solar photovoltaic power plants. More

Drink wine, save planet
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Want to cut your carbon footprint and get a buzz at the same time? Grab a bottle of wine from the Sonoma Wine Company in Graton, Calif. The winery is the pilot project for Cogenra Solar, a startup backed by top VC Vinod Khosla. It brings together photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies to produce hot water and electricity from a single unit. More

SolarEdge - Module Level PV Monitoring Solution
Module-level and system-wide monitoring, enabled by the SolarEdge PowerBoxes. Performance of each PV module is measured and communicated across existing power lines, to maximize solar power harvesting at all times and reduce maintenance cost and time. The Monitoring Portal can now be accessed also through the new iPhone Application. Watch video

US solar power market could reach 1GW in 2010
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Domestic concentrating solar power experienced a burst of projects in California in the 1980s, and then went quiet for two decades. The U.S. solar electric market, including both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power installations, could surpass one gigawatt of installed capacity in a year for the first time, according to the inaugural U.S. Solar Market Insight. More

US solar production to hit 10GW by 2015
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Solar energy is serious business. The push towards renewable energy over the last decade is translating into rapid growth in the solar power sector, with signs that the industry is really starting to make a serious move from fringe to mainstream. More

Oregon leads nation in solar manufacturing
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Oregon led the nation in solar module manufacturing for the first 6 months of 2010, according to a new report out this week from the Solar Energy Industries Association. It's the first time the group has ranked states by their solar manufacturing prowess. Oregon tops the list followed by Ohio, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Michigan. More
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Register to attend FREE 15-min seminars at Agilent's SPI 2010 booth and collect your prize!
Agilent Technologies will be at the Solar Power International 2010 Show in Los Angeles, CA from October 12 – 14 (Booth 5545 in the Kentia Hall). Check out our solution demonstrations for solar cell, solar panel, inverter and converter testing. Register here for application presentations offered at our booth and claim your prize.
PV is growing - want to get a piece of the action?
With module prices dropping by 40 percent and tax credits covering up to 30 percent of the cost, demand for PV is building, with projected annual growth close to 40 percent. PV is the future – grow with it.

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Supercomputers to find best places for clean energy
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Renewable energy developers are being offered a new service in Montana to make use of supercomputers to find the perfect location for new generation projects. Super computing public-private partnership Rocky Mountain Super Computing has launched the service, which can calculate the best place to locate wind farms or solar plants and other facilities. More

Local governments increasingly turn to solar installations
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At a time when local and municipal governments are struggling with cash flow, it's notable that many continue to turn to solar power to provide some of their energy needs. The trend shows a growing appreciation of the long-term benefits of green energy, including savings on power expenditure over a 15- or 20-year period and freedom from volatile energy costs in oil, coal or gas. More

1MW Arizona facility expected to create jobs, curb pollution
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Government officials and solar-power leaders hailed the activation of a 1MW solar plant on Tucson, Ariz.'s north side as a job-creating, money-saving, pollution-reducing boon to Pima County. The plant's 3,700 solar panels were built locally by Solon Corp., a solar technology manufacturer, at its factory in Tucson. SunEdison, a solar energy services provider, funded the plant. 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. MORE

52 percent of Americans flunk Climate 101
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A new study by researchers at Yale University suggests that Americans' knowledge of climate science is limited and scattershot, with some understanding of basic issues like the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming and some singular misconceptions as well. More

94 percent of Americans want solar energy
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More than 94 percent of all Americans, or more than 9 out of 10 want solar energy over conventional power sources, according to a recent survey conducted by the 2010 Schott Solar Barometer Survey. This represents a 2 percent increase over the 2009 survey in which 92 percent of those American's surveyed expressed their wish for more emphasis on solar energy. More

Charge up your Volt with solar parking
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General Motors is pinning some of its future hopes on the Chevrolet Volt -- a so-called "plug-in hybrid" that can run up to 40 miles on pure electric power. Though relatively expensive for a five-seat family sedan, it benefits from a $7,500 federal green energy tax credit, which it qualifies for as a "zero-emissions" electric vehicle. More

IKEA expands solar power to 8 California locations
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IKEA plans to expand its use of renewable energy this year by installing nearly 20,000 solar panels on eight of its California locations. The Swedish home furnishings retailer expects the panels to generate 6.65 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually -- enough to power 580 homes for a year. More


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Michigan is No. 4 in solar jobs
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Michigan has the fourth-largest number of solar energy jobs in the country, according to a report released today by the Solar Foundation. As of August, 6,300 workers in the state were spending at least half of their time designing, manufacturing, selling, installing or maintaining solar energy systems, the National Solar Jobs Census found. More

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