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Solar Thermal Legislation Advances In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 14, 2016

In a 10-2 vote on Wednesday, the California Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee passed A.B.2460, a bill that would expand consumer incentives for rooftop solar thermal technologies. “I am pleased the committee took the important step of moving this bill [Read More]

Calif. School District Expects Savings With 1.1 MW Solar Carport

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 14, 2016

The Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) and SunPower Corp. have announced plans for a 1.1 MW solar carport to be installed at Valhalla High School in El Cajon, Calif. SunPower will build and own the system, and GUHSD will [Read More]

Report: U.S. Community Solar To Hit 1.5 GW By 2020

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 14, 2016

The total installed capacity for community solar programs across the U.S. is expected to reach 1.5 GW in 2020, representing a $2.5 billion market, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report says utilities throughout the country have [Read More]

The Importance Of Solar PV Module Recycling

Written by Ian Draisey on April 14, 2016

The solar industry should work to discard end-of-life panels in a way that is good for both the planet and the bottom line.

Partners Reach Efficiency Milestone With n-PERT Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 14, 2016

Belgium-based nanoelectronics research center imec and Crystal Solar, a California-based company focused on direct wafer-growing technologies, say they have achieved a 22.5% cell efficiency with n-type PERT (passivated emitter, rear totally diffused) silicon solar cells manufactured on six-inch mono-crystalline epitaxially [Read More]

Groups Partner To Raise Awareness Of Community Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 14, 2016

The Community Power Network (CPN) has partnered with the All Points North Foundation (APNF) to educate the public about the benefits of community solar. “Solar energy usage and awareness is gaining momentum as a real and viable energy source throughout [Read More]

The Top 10 U.S. Solar Utilities Of 2015

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

The Smart Electric Power Alliance has crowned the utilities that contributed the most solar power to the country’s grid last year.

CA Advanced Energy Jobs Outpace Statewide Employment Growth Rate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

Employment in California’s advanced energy industry grew 18% last year – six times the statewide employment growth rate – according to national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). The report says more than half-a-million California workers spend some or all [Read More]

AET Customizes Rayport-B ECO System For Bifacial Solar Panels

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

Solar racking company Applied Energy Technologies (AET) has expanded its ECO line of products and adapted its Rayport-B ECO rooftop ballast system for Prism Solar Technologies’ bifacial solar panels. Prism selected AET to custom design a racking solution for its [Read More]

SolarWorld To Supply 17.5 MW Nevada Desert Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

SolarWorld has announced it is supplying its 72-cell solar panels for a 17.5 MW project that the Valley Electric Association (VEA) is undertaking in the Mojave Desert town of Pahrump, Nev. The project will feature 51,562 SolarWorld 340 W modules [Read More]