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Australia installed more solar power in 2010 than it had during the previous decade, says a Clean Energy Australia report. There were more than 100,000 solar power systems installed duringJanuary – October 2010, compared with a total of 81,232 between 2000 and 2009. It also became more affordable, the report says. “Over the past year [...]
Taiwan is all geared up to host what is being called Asia’s biggestforum on solar power. The two-day 2010 Taipei Summit and PV Taiwan Forum starting tomorrow is expected to boost the green energy industry. Aimed at improving solar energy cooperation between Taiwan and various otherAsian countries, the forum will see heads of local solar [...]
The residents of The Preserve in Yorba Linda in California willmove into their 90-home community knowing that part of the energy theywill be using is renewable. That’s because the model homes will comewith pre-installed solar panels with no additional cost to homebuyers,the developers say. The project is a joint venture between SunRun, a home solar [...]
If you browse through the U.S. Solar Industry’s 2009 year in review, you won’t find Illinois in the top ten in cumulative solar capacity. Governor Pat Quinn is trying to change that. On Tuesday, he signed two bills into law at the University of Illinois in Chicago that could provide a muchneeded boost to the state’s [...]
Solar industry professionals remain worried that Florida, nicknamedthe “Sunshine State” for its abundance of warm weather, is missing outon all the fun in the sun. While the state currently ranks sixth in thecountry in terms of grid-connected solar capacity at 39 megawatts (MW),two statistics cast doubts over the future of solar energy in Florida. One [...]
The U.S. Navy’s association with solar power dates back in 2002 andthis time around, it goes huge. The Navy has recently awarded fivecontracts worth up to $100 million for the design, installation andmanagement of solar arrays at Navy and Marine Corps facilities inArizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. AECOM, theglobal provider of professional technical [...]
EvergreenSolar just announced the release of a new product line featuring itsBOOST (TM) technology for improved efficiency. The new ES-D and ES-Eseries will feature this technology, which uses microwires instead ofbus-bars to create a more attractive panel that produces moreelectricity. In a press release, Scott Gish, Evergreen Solar’s Vice President, Sales andMarketing, commented on the [...]
On April 22, the Vermont solar market was revived as a result of the re-openingof the Small-Scale Renewable Energy RebateProgram, thanks to $5.25 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act(ARRA). Through this program, residential solar power system owners are offered a rebate of $1.50 per watt for systems with productioncapacities of up to [...]
Whether you consider Taiwan to be a self-governing independent stateor a renegade province of Mainland China depends on your politics, butone thing is for certain: It’s a key player in the manufacture of solarcells globally. It’s so important, in fact, that LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE:LDK), China’s largest maker of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer, hasstanding [...]
Grape Solar Inc., a leading solar photovoltaic module solution provider, and Patriot Solar Group (PSG), a company engineering and manufacturingsolar trackers and mounts, have partnered to provide complete equipmentsolutions to the solar market and reduce overall customer costs. Albion, Michigan-based Patriot Solar Group will now offer its customers GrapeSolar’s 175- to 280-watt, high-caliber photovoltaic (PV) [...]
The speculators (in my opinion) are at it again in the oil market. Theworld economies are inching up out of the quagmire and oil is at an 18month high. I don’t get it! Nevertheless, this is going to have bigimplications on the solar industry. High oil prices will be an impetusfor solar energy and other [...]
Last Friday, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) updated anincentive program for mid-sized solar energy systems on commercialbuildings throughout the state. The $1.45 million program will allow Maryland businesses to qualifyfor a rebate worth $2.00 per photovoltaic (PV) watt for systems between20 and 100 KW, up to $50,000. Additionally, businesses can receive a 15percent rebate on [...]
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