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Intersolar names Jim Callihan Director, Sales and Marketing North America

Intersolar names Jim Callihan Director, Sales and Marketing North America

SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, 2014 – Intersolar North America, the most well attended solar industry exhibition and conference in North America, today announced the addition of Jim Callihan to its team as Director, Sales and Marketing North America. Drawing from nearly two decades of experience in the solar industry, Callihan will serve as a liaison


Energy Storage Technology Testing Ground in Hawaii

Hawaii wants to be a test bed for new energy storage technologies and is inviting companies to pilot their pre-commercial technologies at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) Park in Kailua-Kona. Managed by the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii Authority (NELHA), this strategic partnership between the State and County of Hawai‘i, and Hawai‘i Electric Light Company, will “drive innovation and economic


Top 4 Current Solar Industry Trends

Solar Power International is in full swing in Chicago, complete with the flurry of merger and acquisition announcements, product releases, and, my favorite, study and analysis presentations. Greentech Media Research Senior Analyst Nicole Litvak delivered a presentation earlier this week reviewing her evaluation of the trending in residential solar. The most exciting results show an


5 Reasons Solar is Beating Fossil Fuels

The solar industry is growing drastically every year, while fossil fuels continue to be phased out. This is why it is frustrating to hear commenters still say that renewable energy is not ready to compete with fossil fuels as a means to power our country. This is no longer true. Here are five reasons why

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Solarreviews.com: Helping Consumers Find the Right Solar Installer

The solar energy market grew by 76% last year, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association. As solar power becomes an increasingly competitive energy source, more Americans are looking for reputable companies that can meet their solar needs. Up until now, however, consumers have not had the ability to easily access ratings

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The Solar Shakeout Continues

The past few years have seen some spectacular flameouts in the solar energy industry, with none so prominent—at least in the U.S.—as Solyndra. Many of these flameouts were startups, but some were bigger players. Now Suntech is in the hot seat. The Chinese manufacturer was one of the world’s biggest PV producers, but it recently


Pictoral Installs 757 Kilowatt PV Array

Pictorial, a family-owned, New Jersey commercial printer since 1938, is now benefitting from its new solar rooftop. It’s a757 kilowatt photovoltaic array installed by N.J.-based Solis Partners. Printing companies use a fair amount of electricity running printing presses, machine operated cutting machines and more, so it’s no surprise that the system, which covers two-thirds of


U.S Transmission Lines Need Upgrading for Renewable Energy Projects

The Telegraph Herald highlighted an issue that many people may not consider when advocating renewable energy projects: a lack of an adequate transmission system to move clean energy generated in remote desert areas to more populated regions around the country. Developers–and the government–believe that the vast expanse of sun-drenched desert in the American Southwest could


Bill Clinton Thinks Solar is the Future

He has only 308 solar panels on the roof of his presidential library, former President Bill Clinton announced at the opening of his Solar Power International 2012 keynote, and he is taking bids to drastically expand. “So if anybody wants in, send me an email.” He then picked up the subject of creative cooperation he


Silevo Brings 21% Efficient PV Modules to Market

Silevo, Inc. is bringing a new type of silicon-based photovoltaic to the market that the company is calling a hybrid PV cell. The Triex design integrates a standard silicon wafer with other, active layers to produce a more efficient PV module, which the company says is more than 21 percent efficient. “We’ve developed our own


Thin Silicon Solar Introduced by Solexel at Intersolar

Solexel used this week’s Intersolar to finally unstealth. The 70-employee firm has revealed its innovative thin-silicon technology and looks to ship 20-percent-efficient photovoltaic modules at a cost of $0.42 per watt in 2014. It’s the same solar startup story of high efficiency, low costs and low capex that has been pitched dozens of times to


Solar Hot Water at Intersolar America 2012

The crowds swarming this year’s Intersolar North America at San Fransicso’s Moscone Center did an unusual thing. After combing the aisles and aisles hosting the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies’ booths, they wandered over to the two aisles dedicated to solar thermal and stayed to ask questions. What they found was lots