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Christmas Tree Farm Turns to Solar Power

Christmas Tree Farm Turns to Solar Power

September 29, 2011 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

Christmas-tree-laden Newland, N.C., the county seat for Avery County, has gone solar. “Tourists travel to Avery County each year for breathtaking hiking, incredible skiing and the perfect holiday tree, but the county is embracing solar as a way to create work for its citizens, attract private investment and bring cleanRead More

Schurter: ASO solar fuse mounting options

Schurter: ASO solar fuse mounting options

September 29, 2011 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

Schurter is pleased to announce an expanded range of mounting options for its ASO solar fuse. Equipped with PCB terminals or bolt-mount tabs, the ASO can be mounted directly to the PCB to save board space and overall cost of assembly for combiner boxes. The new mounting solutions are offeredRead More

Solar Power Technologies: Clarity software system

Solar Power Technologies: Clarity software system

September 29, 2011 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Solar Power Technologies Inc., a leader in intelligent monitoring and optimization solutions for large scale solar arrays, is pleased to introduce the Clarity system, an intelligent suite of hardware and software solutions that provide an unprecedented level of insight and control to maximize the performance of commercial and utility scaleRead More

LORD Corp.: potting and encapsulation materials

LORD Corp.: potting and encapsulation materials

September 29, 2011 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

LORD Corporation, a supplier of thermal management materials, adhesives and coatings, has available a wide variety of potting and encapsulation materials that are ideal for the solar power industry. These low-cost epoxy, silicone and urethane polymer systems offer diverse encapsulant application options especially for junction box protection. Junction boxes, theRead More

KEMPER: KemTRACK tracking systems

KEMPER: KemTRACK tracking systems

September 29, 2011 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

In keeping with the saying “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” the solar industry newcomer KEMPER Solar GmbH will unveil its completely face-lifted KemTRACK solar tracking systems to American trade experts. In addition to modified module surfaces ranging from 70 to 125 sq m, members of the trade will have the opportunityRead More

California’s Top Solar Cities Announced

California’s Top Solar Cities Announced

September 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Northern California cities lead southern counterparts in solar adoption. SunRun, a leading home solar company, and PV Solar Report, an authority on California solar market data, today announced the top solar cities in California for the first eight months of 2011. With San Jose in the No. 1 slot and Bakersfield,Read More

Unirac Partners with KG Solar on 425kW Solar Installation for First Hope Bank

Unirac Partners with KG Solar on 425kW Solar Installation for First Hope Bank

September 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Unirac Infrastructure Selected for Superior Efficiency of Cost and Installation as well as Aesthetics and Versatility Unirac Inc., North America’s leading provider of infrastructure for solar power systems, has teamed with partner KG Solar and Renewable Energy, a division of KG Companies, on a customized Unirac ISYS Ground Mount (IGM)Read More

Solar energy systems do not have the same installation regulations as wind turbines, but there are concerns with the potential release of hazardous gasses if a panel breaks or catches fire.

Following the Rules

September 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Communities have to weigh environmental concerns when considering alternative energy adoption.

Solar World

SolarWorld Solar Panels Go Prime Time at 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Show

September 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A canopy comprised of more than 200 solar panels from SolarWorld graced the red carpet at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, giving solar energy its first starring role in U.S. entertainment culture. The 50-kW system went prime time during the official live pre-show “Countdown To the Emmys,” which aired Sept. 18Read More

$1.2 Billion DOE Loan Guarantee to Support California Concentrating Solar Power Plant

$1.2 Billion DOE Loan Guarantee to Support California Concentrating Solar Power Plant

September 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm Comments are Disabled

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the Energy Department finalized a $1.2 billion loan guarantee to Mojave Solar LLC for the development of the Mojave Solar Project (MSP). When complete, the 250 MW solar generation project located in San Bernardino County, California will increase the nation’s currently installed concentrating solarRead More