New Report Shows U.S. Solar Outpaces Global Market: PV Demand Grows 69 Percent Year-Over-Year

The U.S. solar energy industry continued its rapid growth through the second quarter of this year, gaining a greater share of the total global market according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)'s latest quarterly U.S. Solar Market Insight report. Leading the way was the U.S. solar photovoltaics (PV) market, which installed 314 megawatts in the second quarter, 69 percent more than the same period last year and 17 percent more than the first quarter of 2011. The U.S. remains poised to install 1,750 megawatts of PV in 2011, double last year's total and enough to power 350,000 homes. "The second quarter data illustrates that the U.S. solar industry continues to be one of the fastest growing in America," said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA. "More than 100,000 Americans are employed in solar, twice as many as in 2009. They work at more than 5,000 companies - the vast majority being small businesses - across all 50 states."  

Trojan Battery and Palladium Energy Partner To Develop Lithium-Based Battery Packs

Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, and Palladium Energy, a leading manufacturer of custom lithium-based battery packs, have formed a strategic alliance to develop clean energy battery solutions for a broad range of industries.

Rodman & Rodman President Named to NECA's Renewables and Distributed Generation Committee

Steve Rodman, CPA, MST, president of Rodman & Rodman, P.C. has recently been named to the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's (NECA) Renewables and Distributed Generation committee.

Solectria Renewables to Hold First West Coast Office Training; Ribbon Cutting to Follow

Huntington Beach, CA – September 20, 2011 – Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, will host a commercial & utility-scale inverter training, factory/office tour and ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 10am this Thursday, September 22, 2011.

New Report Shows U.S. Solar Outpaces Global Market: PV Demand Grows 69 Percent Year-Over-Year

GTM Research and SEIA® release latest U.S. Solar Market Insight quarterly report containing Q2 2011 core U.S. solar market data with analysis of the market's major drivers and barriers

Over 8.6 million people watch Al Gore challenge skeptics with new presentation

Al Gore uses recent weather devastation to challenge climate skeptics and urge people to face up to Climate Reality.

Schneider Electric shipping shade-tolerant, easy-to-install, Conext Series grid tie solar inverters

Schneider Electric's Context range of single-phase inverters range from 2.8 to 5 kW.

Combined Heat and Power Conference & Trade Show - 2011

Conference and trade show dedicated solely to cogeneration, tri-generation, and waste heat recovery.

Saft launches industrial production at Jacksonville lithium-ion battery plant

DOE stimulus money helps fund energy storage systems creating hundreds of high-tech jobs

Utility Scale PV growth takes centre stage in the US

Despite the fallout after the bankruptcy of manufacturing giant Solyndra, figures indicate the support for utility scale PV plants in the United States remains unaffected

Customers Can Be Confident in Choosing OPEL Solar Trackers

OPEL Solar Inc. and OPEL Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPL) (collectively "OPEL" or "the Company")has secured a warranty agreement with Energi Insurance Services and has completed an independent tracker technology assessment conducted by BEW Engineering

Independence day for thin film: can it support itself without subsidies?

With the high-profile collapse of Solyndra placing the wider thin film community under scrutiny, PV Insider has been examining how the industry intends to fight back by reducing its costs and develop new innovations.

Powerway Demonstrates Speed——Completing A 20MW Power Plant In Just 40 Days

Powerway managed to overcome all these challenges and finish the installation of ground screws and solar panel mounting within an impressively swift 40 days.

Saint-Gobain Solar Expert Explains Industry Growth, Impact on Energy Producers and Suppliers in new Video Q&A

A veteran industry executive from Saint-Gobain addresses how a growing solar sector in the U.S. and other regions will impact industry players in a newly released (Q&A) video available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj7FvehOHvQ

2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Theme Announced

Registration open for university students worldwide to design a combined heat, hydrogen and power system for their campus

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