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SEIA Releases Solar Industry Commitment Document

SEIA Releases Solar Industry Commitment Document

March 21, 2012 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released “Solar Industry Commitment to Environmental and Social Responsibility (Solar Commitment),” a document that promotes the implementation of environmental and social responsibility standards throughout the solar industry. “Solar is the cleanest, safest source of energy and the solar industry is committed to ensuringRead More

Konica Minolta: Dye-Sensitized Solar Reference Cell

Konica Minolta: Dye-Sensitized Solar Reference Cell

March 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc. (KMSA) announces the launch of its new AK-300 PV Reference Cell, the world’s first dye-sensitized solar cell. Now available, the AK-300 is the latest addition to the AK Series of reference cells. KMSA first introduced its AK Series in 2010 at the SPIE Optics andRead More

Main Street Power’s Installation at Arizona College Winner of SEIA Award

Main Street Power’s Installation at Arizona College Winner of SEIA Award

March 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

The 5-MW multi-technology installation at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz., was recognized this morning by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) as one of the three most distinct PV projects of 2012. The announcement and ceremony took place at PV America’s annualRead More

SMA: Multicluster Box AC distribution hub

SMA: Multicluster Box AC distribution hub

March 20, 2012 at 10:53 am 1 comment

SMA is taking orders for its Multicluster Box, an off-grid AC distribution hub that manages a variety of renewable and combustion generation sources for large-scale Sunny Island multi-cluster systems. Now available for the North American market, the SMA Multicluster Box features a preconfigured design that simplifies the installation of off-gridRead More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against First Solar

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against First Solar

March 20, 2012 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

The law firm of Izard Nobel LLP, which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona on behalf of purchasers of the common stock ofRead More

Trina Solar and Patrick Dempsey Team to Deliver Solar to U.S. Schools

Trina Solar and Patrick Dempsey Team to Deliver Solar to U.S. Schools

March 16, 2012 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

Trina Solar Limited, a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of solar PV products, and actor, race car driver and advocate Patrick Dempsey (as part of Dempsey Racing) today announced a new philanthropic initiative to bring affordable clean energy to communities around the United States. This will involve donating solar modules to localRead More

MAGE SOLAR: Powertec Plus Modules

MAGE SOLAR: Powertec Plus Modules

March 15, 2012 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR, part of the globally operating MAGE GROUP, announced today that it is rolling out an entirely new class of its premium quality MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules. High-efficiency modules have always been part of MAGE SOLAR’s impressive product portfolio. Leading the market with their 30-year 80 percent power outputRead 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.

New Report: U.S. Solar Installs Sets Record for 2011 with 1,855 MW

March 14, 2012 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar energy industry installed a record 1,855 MW of PV capacity in 2011, more than doubling the previous annual record of 887 MW set in 2010, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The record amount of solar installations is enough to power more than 370,000Read More

First Solar Announces 20-MW Project in Maryland

First Solar Announces 20-MW Project in Maryland

March 14, 2012 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

First Solar Inc. today announced its 100 percent stake in Maryland Solar, a 20-MW (AC) PV solar power project in Hagerstown, Md. The project, which has a contract to sell electricity and renewable energy credits to FirstEnergy Solutions, is expected to start construction in Q2 2012 and be completed in Q4Read More

Onion Grower Installs 428.4-kW System in California

Onion Grower Installs 428.4-kW System in California

March 14, 2012 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Varsity Produce, one of California’s premier grower-shipper-processors of yellow, red, white and sweet onions, will not shed a tear about its decision to go solar with Cenergy Power on its processing/cold storage and packing facilities. The 428.40-kW solar system will pay for itself in less than four years, offset approximatelyRead More