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NREL Seeking Proposals For PV Technology Incubator Program

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking project proposals as part of DOE funding to accelerate commercialization of solar energy technologies. The Photovoltaic Technology Incubator project is designed to fostercollaboration between U.S. small businesses and NREL, as well as otherDOE laboratories and facilities. Funding is intended to focus attentionon

Trina Solar Joins MIT Industrial Liaison Program $TSL

Trina Solar Ltd. has signed a letter of agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to become a member of its Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), a program designed to promoteuniversity-industry collaboration and technology transfer. Underthe terms of the agreement, the ILP will provide Trina Solar facilitated access to MIT and its resources, including technology


President Obama Lends Support for Extending MTC Program

On Friday, President Obama called on Congressto extend the popular clean energy manufacturing tax credit (MTC)[Section 48C] program by approving an additional $5 billion ininvestment. This would more than double the $2.3 billion that Congressauthorized last year as part of the AmericanRecovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). An investment of this size would create upwards of


Connecticut Solar Lease Program To Reopen

After disappointing news thatenergy legislation supporting PV incentives in Connecticut wasn’t moving forward, I am very happy to report some optimistic news in the statefor solar programs.  The CT Solar Lease Program may be accepting newapplications subject to CT Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) Board approval.  The board is expected to meet in late July so


Applied Materials Joins Imec Industrial Affiliation Program $AMAT

We are pleased to expand our collaboration with imec to helpadvance the development of GaN-on-Si (gallium nitride-on-silicon)process and equipment technologies for manufacturing solid statelighting (e.g. LED) and next-generation power electronics components on8-inch Silicon wafers. Gallium nitride is a promising material for both optoelectronics(e.g. LED) and advanced power electronic components, by offering higherbreakdown voltage and current capacity

San Francisco Solar Rebate Program Re-Opens

San Francisco has reopened its solar incentive program for the2010-11 fiscal year, according to Brighter Energy. Made possible by local city and countygovernments, the GoSolarSF program provides solar rebates to San Francisco residents andbusiness owners who install solar qualifying solar energy systems.Until an announcement last week by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, it wasn’t clear

Atlantic Wind and Solar Adds To Ontario PV Program

Atlantic Wind& Solar Inc. has entered into an agreement with anOntario commercial real estate developer that will allow it to developand construct four more solar rooftop projects. The projects will generate a combined nameplate power capacity of approximately 492 kW.Under the agreement, Atlantic Wind & Solar will finance, build, own, operate and maintain the solar

Solar PV Program Huge Success for Oncor

Over the past two years Oncor’s Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Program has been an overwhelming success. To date 479 residential, 85 commercial and 46government projects have qualified for incentives attributing to over$16 million in program incentives. The average incentive paid out forresidential projects is approximately $14,000 and for non-residential is approximately $49,000. A wide array of

Program and Plans for G8 and G20 Summits in Canada

The G8 Huntsville Summit PlansDeerhurst Resort in HuntsvilleMuskoka, Canada. Friday, June 25 2010Besides factors affecting the health of women and children in poor countries, the G8 was scheduled todiscuss a new legal framework for a UN led deal to combat climatechange. G8 members were also expected to discuss a post-2012 agreementthat includes a robust system

1BOG Launches Long Island Solar Purchase Program

One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), a solar group purchaseprovider, has introduced its first Long Island solar grouppurchase campaign. 1BOG selected Mercury Solar Systems as campaignpartner to service all of its members’ installations, offering a 15%discount from standard rates for an average payback time of less thanfive years. In addition, homeowners who join the group

SCE Selects Satcon Inverters For Large-Scale Solar Program

Satcon Technology Corp., a provider of utility-scale power solutions for therenewable energy market, says its PowerGate Plus 500 kW inverter has been selected by Southern California Edison (SCE) to supplyinverters for at least 75% of its Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP)Project. As part of the SPVP, SCE plans to install, own andoperate up to 250 MW

Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Program Awards 1,000th Rebate Check!

It’s been just over a year and the Pennsylvania Solar Rebate Program, which provides incentives for PA residents to go solar has just awarded its 1,000th rebate check. Department of Environmental ProtectionSecretary John Hanger today presented Sally Kauffman, aMontgomery County homeowner, with a rebate check for $10,800 for the for the 4.8 kilowatt (kW) solar system


New Jersey SREC Program Commended by the EPA

The New Jersey SREC Programwhich has made solar financially viable for many New Jersey residentshas won an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The SREC program which was established in 2004 and is managed by theBoard of Public Utilities and the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, was recognized by the USEPA’s Clean Air Excellence