Solar Power International 2012 - Tradeshow Report

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.

AltEnergyMag - Solar Power International News Report

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"

Q&A with Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association

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.

Solar Power and the Utilities - SEPA at SPI 2012

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.

RED, WHITE & GREEN: The True Colors of America's Clean Tech Jobs

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 What?

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 National Solar Tour, Oct 6

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.

Optimizing PV plants route to success as US forecasts record breaking year

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).

SunBandit® by NGE® Makes Solar Water Heating More Affordable

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.

Ballard Gains Additional Fuel Cell System Traction With Supply Agreement In Africa

• Agreement with Inala Technologies for power generation systems • Initial 32 systems to be deployed with mobile telecom operator

HDPV™ Alliance Launches to Advance Industry Adoption of Lower Cost, Higher Performance PV Systems

Solar Technology Companies Unite to Lower BOS Costs, Encourage New Members to Join

Global Leader in engineering and construction SENER joins CSP Today Sevilla 2012

As CSP Today Sevilla 2012 continues to expand, CSP Today is delighted to announce that SENER have partnered as an exhibitor with the premier International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power event that promises to set the industry strategy to CSP diversification in 2012.

Solar Power International underway in Orlando, FL

Solar Power International (SPI) is North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields. Thousands of solar energy industry professionals from 100+ countries attend. One of five attendees comes from outside the United States. More than 900 exhibiting companies from all vertical markets in the solar power spectrum. AltEnergyMag.com has put together a special newspage devoted specifically to news and announcements coming out of this years show . We invite those exhibitors to post PR directly to this newspage here.

Biomass West & Central Africa 2012 Congress

Biomass & Bioenergy industry set to meet and explore new green opportunities for WEST & CENTRAL Africa this October

Advanced Biofuels USA Finds Clean Energy Victory Bonds (HR 6275) Lacking

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) A bill to establish a US Treasury funding mechanism that would finance "clean energy" projects has been introduced as part of a renewable electrical energy bill (HR 6275) in the US House of Representatives.

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LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.