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SEIA Statement on Anti-Solar ITC Decision

The ITC’s decision is disappointing for nearly 9,000 U.S. solar companies and the 260,000 Americans they employ. Foreign-owned companies that brought business failures on themselves are attempting to exploit American trade laws to gain a bailout for their bad investments.

Solar Plus Storage Projects Will Increasingly Offer Resiliency

Peter Kelly-Detwiler for Forbes: The SRUSD will be able to cut energy costs (during some months, as much as 70-80% of the district’s electricity needs will be met by the systems).

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Solar Power International 2017 - Q&A with Kipp & Zonen

With an interactive demo we invite everyone to test this new technology. Our new innovation for the measurement of soiling of PV: DustIQ. It’s a technology that’s completely new to the PV industry and is unique in its maintenance free operation.

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Solar Power International 2017

Solar Power International 2017 will take place from September 10th to 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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Farms that grow crops and solar power together

Fran Ryan for The Recoder: The farm at the University of Massachusetts Crop and Animal Research and Education Center on North River Road in South Deerfield is offering proof that solar arrays and agriculture don’t have to be at odds, but can actually exist together within

During Irma's Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries

Adele Peters for Fast Company: The ability of some residences and businesses to stay functioning as the power went out around them shows the growing potential of local generation and microgrids. Now those batteries just have to get a lot cheaper.

Kickoff of US Solar Industry's National Event Turns Into Suniva and SolarWorld Smackdown

Julian Spector for GTM: Solar industry heavyweights threw a lot of punches on the opening day of Solar Power International.

Solar industry says EU tariffs on Chinese imports will raise panel prices

Arthur Neslen for The Guardian: EU duties on Chinese solar modules are set to rise 30% above market levels signalling ‘huge negative effects’ for businesses

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SolarWorld commends key trade vote as step toward restoring U.S. solar manufacturing

The determination means that the underlying Section 201 case will move into a remedy phase. SolarWorld and Suniva Inc. are co-petitioners in the case.

Baker Electric Solar Wins Prestigious 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics

The Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust presented Baker Electric Solar with the 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics in the 100-499 employee category on September 19, 2017.

Intersolar Middle East: Global PV Markets - Are The GCC Ready to Join the Global Solar Market Leaders?

In 2016, the MENAT countries together only reached a total PV capacity of 3.2 GW, but with an expected installed PV capacity of 32,5 GW by 2022 according to German research company Apricum. This means a tenfold increase, or an annual addition of 6 GW PV.

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Kipp & Zonen - Dustiq The Novel Soiling Monitoring Solution For Solar Panels

Kipp & Zonen - Dustiq The Novel Soiling Monitoring Solution For Solar Panels

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there's a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen's unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.

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