Wind Power Creates 30,000 Texas Jobs, Generates $85 million in Taxes

The boom in West Texas wind-powered electricity generation has delivered a major economic boost to the region, including creation of over 40 new businesses and 30,000 construction jobs in 57 West Texas counties since 2001, according to data collected by Public Citizen’s Texas office.   The 40 new manufacturers and businesses make everything from wind turbine blades and steel towers to electronics, according to the data. Wind farms also generate over $85 million in taxes annually in rural Texas counties and more than $9 billion in new taxable assets in the last 14 years.   Over a five-month period in 2014 and 2015, Public Citizen’s Texas office collected data on the economic impact of wind development from county appraisers and tax assessors in the 57 West Texas counties. The data includes estimates of investment values, employment, tax revenues, and lease payments by wind farms, and it reflects review of previous research and case studies.

Borrego Solar Expands Operations & Maintenance Services to Non-EPC Customers

Leading Commercial and Utility-Scale Installer and Developer Borrego Solar Grows O&M Team and Scope to Meet Market Demand for Optimizing Solar System Performance Long-Term

SUNRUN BRINGS NEW JOBS TO NEVADA WITH LAS VEGAS EXPANSION

Leading Residential Solar Company to Add More Than 45 New Employees with Expansion of Existing Las Vegas Facility

Connecticut Continues to Ramp Up New Solar Installations

Connecticut's biggest solar gains came in commercial installations, but residential installations increased, as well.

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Solamet PV76x Photovoltaic Metallization Pastes

Enabling High-efficiency Passivated Emitter Rear Contact (PERC) Solar Cells

Continental Control Systems Releases the Fast Power Option on the WattNode Modbus for PV Production Feed-In Limiting

Option FP provides power updates every 200 milliseconds, allowing for a utility feed-in response time of 500 milliseconds

SunEdison to Construct Three New Solar Power Plants in Utah Totaling 262 MW

New Solar Power Plants Will Generate Enough Electricity to Power Over 36,000 Utah Homes

OutBack Power Launches Energy Storage Incentive Program for Solar Installers

New program motivates installers to participate in the future of energy storage

Using EagleView and Pictometry to Determine Solar Suitability and Prepare a Proposal

Contractors can access high-resolution aerial imagery of properties - top-down and north, south, east and west views.

Roof Tech Inc. Joins Industry Leaders in Growing California's Solar Industry

Roof Tech becomes newest CALSEIA member.

No large-scale solar for next financial year

Contracts for Difference Register shows no solar projects for 2015/16

Colorado Shows Growth in Residential, Commercial Solar Installations

Colorado's biggest solar gains came in residential installations, but commercial installations increased, as well.

SunEdison And Flextronics Expand Partnership To Include Manufacturing Solar Modules For North American Market

According to Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and research, the U.S. will install an estimated 8.5 GW of solar modules in 2015 which includes utility-scale, residential and commercial rooftop installations.

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Extending Renewable Energy Incentives, Says National Poll

Solar Ranks as Most Important Future Energy Source Across a Range of Demographics including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents; Urban and Rural Dwellers; Youth and the Elderly

Global Alliance calls for quality criteria for 100% Renewable Energy Targets

"Cities, towns and countries around the world show continued leadership to tackle environmental, economic and social crisis by shifting toward 100% renewable energy."

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Easy monitoring with weather sensors from Lufft

Easy monitoring with weather sensors from Lufft

Professional weather sensors form the heart of large solar plants supporting their operation and performance. Lufft was the first manufacturer to combine several sensors in one housing, bringing the largest multiparameter weather sensor family with 19 members into being. Many of them are well-suited for solar site assessment and continuous monitoring. The most commonly used one is the WS600 delivering data on temperature, air pressure, wind, relative humidity and precipitation. Through its open protocol, it can easily be attached to radiation sensors e.g. from Kipp&Zonen. Other models have an integrated Silicon, Second Class or Secondary Standard radiation sensor.