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Global Solar PV Market Expected To Reach $32.3 Billion By 2012

Posted by SI Staff on January 03, 2008

The global market for photovoltaics is expected to be worth $12.9 billion in 2007 and anticipated to increase to more than $32.3 billion by 2012, representing a compound average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.9%. According to BCC Research's new [Read More]

Scientist Sees Potential For The ‘Perfect’ PV Solar Cell

Posted by SI Staff on January 02, 2008

According to an announcement from the University of Copenhagen, researcher Dr. Martin Aagesen has developed a new material, nano flakes, that has the potential to convert up to 30% of solar energy into electricity. During his Ph.D. research at the [Read More]

NJ Board Of Public Utilities Rejects New Rebate Applications

Posted by SI Staff on December 21, 2007

New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities has voted to reject all new applications for solar rebates, but will fund all applications on the current rebates waiting list. Under the board's plan, residential rebate applicants for proposed solar systems of 10 [Read More]

Underwriters Laboratories To Test And Certify PV

Posted by SI Staff on December 19, 2007

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) says it plans to build a photovoltaic testing and certification facility in the Silicon Valley. The new 16,000 square-foot facility is intended to increase testing capacity for the renewable energy industry and get UL-Listed PV products to [Read More]

Nellis AFB Celebrates Completion Of Continent’s Largest PV System

Posted by SI Staff on December 17, 2007

Today, the U.S. Air Force is officially celebrating the completion of North America's largest solar photovoltaic system at Nellis Air Force Base. Jointly pursued by the U.S. Air Force, MMA Renewable Ventures LLC, SunPower Corp. and Nevada Power Company, the [Read More]

SunEdison Activates 8.22 MW Solar Power Plant

Posted by SI Staff on December 17, 2007

SunEdison, North America's largest solar energy services provider, today activated the 8.22 MW Alamosa, Colo., photovoltaic solar plant, ahead of its scheduled completion date. It is the largest solar PV plant in the U.S. supporting substation loads for a major [Read More]

Arizona Solar Policies Are Sorely Lacking

Posted by SI Staff on December 14, 2007

According to Freeing the Grid, a new report authored by the Network for New Energy Choices (NNEC) in collaboration with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, the Vote Solar Initiative and the Solar Alliance, Arizona falls short on its solar policies, [Read More]

Florida Municipal Power Agency Seeks Solar

Posted by SI Staff on December 13, 2007

Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) says it is exploring the use of solar photovoltaic technology to help meet its customers' growing electricity needs in an environmentally responsible manner. FMPA, a wholesale power agency owned by municipal electric utilities in Florida, [Read More]

SEIA Urges Solar Industry Action On Energy Bill

Posted by SI Staff on December 12, 2007

The Solar Energy Industries Association has released an alert to its members and other solar industry professionals, urging a quick, diligent response to boost congressional support for the latest revisions to critical energy legislation: ‘SEIA Members, ‘Your help is urgently [Read More]

San Francisco Proposing Beneficial Solar Program

Posted by SI Staff on December 12, 2007

According to Associated Press writer Lisa Leff and the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco city officials have emulated their neighbors in Berkeley by announcing plans to offer homeowners and businesses rebates and government-funded loans for solar-system installations. The city's [Read More]