Investments in Solar Energy Generate New Confidence: Principal Solar Releases Guidance, "Investing in the Power of the Sun: The Capitalist Case for Solar Energy"
The paper examines the recent past and potential future of photovoltaic (PV) solar in terms of how it has compared with traditional generation and how, even without government subsidies, solar utility scale projects will reach a price per kWh that will be at -- or less than -- traditional generation, possibly as soon as 2014
 Global solar leader at the fourth Solar Power International show, to be held in Orlando, Sept. 10-13
LG ELECTRONICS INTRODUCES HIGH-PERFORMANCE, LIGHTWEIGHT MONO X™ NEON SOLAR MODULES With a high-efficiency output of 300W, the MonoX™ NeoN boasts 18.3 percent module efficiency
Here is a synopsis of the many SPI 2012 news and product reports that we have prepared this year. Use these links to browse the coverage from your easy chair.
Over three days, an estimated 25,000 solar industry professionals promoted their products, made connections, and discussed the latest thinking and design. AltEnergyMag.com has partnered again with Solar Power International to bring all the news and highlights from this years show. In this report we have compiled a summary of some of the innovative new products displayed at Solar Power International 2012.
News and Product Announcements for SPI 2012 - Almost 100 news announcements at last count and still growing. Be sure to add your own company news to this report - just click the link that says "Click here to Submit Your Free Show News Release"
The value of solar PV completed in 2011 alone in the U.S. is $8.4 billion. Globally, the value was $93 billion. 100,000 people are employed by 5,600 solar companies throughout the U.S. - across all 50 states.
There is a wide range of utility experiences, but about 70% of solar activity is concentrated in the top 10 utilities as measured by our annual survey (www.sepatop10.org). The top 50 utilities encompass greater than 95% of the solar.
Seven of the top 17 states with the most rapid growth in the clean tech sector are considered swing states for the 2012 presidential election. Numbers like these suggest we are entering an era in which politicians who unfairly criticize or otherwise ignore clean tech run the risk of alienating a bedrock constituency: job holders, most of whom vote. We all need to understand that green jobs and clean tech are not merely the idle dreaming of a small group of partisan activists and insiders, but a source of livelihood for millions of Americans, literally in all parts of the country. What's more, their numbers are growing every day.
Peak oil? coal? gas? tar sands? shale gas? or any such? New discoveries seem to outpace all fears of early shortages. CO2 and AGW worries groundless? The jury is still out on that. Does that mean we can live free of any worries and carry on without any further need for doomsayers and troglodytes? Well yes, based on such questions. But could it just be possible that these are not the right questions to ask as they might produce wrong answers and consequently lead to wrong policies and investments?
The ASES National Solar Tour is the world's largest grassroots solar event. More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S.
With PV installations in the United States forecast to set new records in 2012, attention is turning towards the optimization of plant performance as the industry prepares to meet at the 3rd Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization Summit USA (17-18 October, San Jose).
Next Generation Energy, LLC, introduces the SunBandit® Water Heating System for preview at SPI 2012. The SunBandit® is a revolutionary new approach to solar water heating that utilizes PV technology instead of solar thermal collectors providing an easier, more reliable, and cost-effective system.
• Agreement with Inala Technologies for power generation systems • Initial 32 systems to be deployed with mobile telecom operator
Solar Technology Companies Unite to Lower BOS Costs, Encourage New Members to Join
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The Power Railâ„˘ Commercial Mounting System is designed with the professional PV solar installer in mind. Both the XD/UD and LD/MD rails feature single tool assembly with the revolutionary patented RADâ„˘ Lock-in-Place bolt for fast and secure module clamping. The high strength marine-grade aluminum rails include an integral wiring channel for securing cables and providing a professional finish.