US Solar Energy Industry Experiences Record-Breaking Growth in 2010

The U.S. solar energy industry had a banner year in 2010 with the industry's total market value growing 67 percent from $3.6 billion in 2009 to $6.0 billion in 2010, according to the U.S. Solar Market InsightTM: Year-in-Review 2010 released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and GTM Research. Solar was a bright spot in the U.S. economy last year as the fastest growing energy sector, contrasting overall U.S. GDP growth of less than 3 percent. In total, 878 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity and 78 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) were installed in the U.S. in 2010, enough to power roughly 200,000 homes. In addition, more than 65,000 homes and businesses added solar water heating (SWH) or solar pool heating (SPH) systems. The U.S. PV market made the most significant strides in 2010, more than doubling installation totals from 2009 according to the latest U.S. Solar Market InsightTM report. This expansion was driven by the Federal section 1603 Treasury program, completion of significant utility-scale projects, expansion of new state markets and declining technology costs. The section 1603 Treasury program helped fourth-quarter installations surge to a record 359 MW and was critical in allowing the solar industry to employ more than 93,000 Americans in 2010. Originally set to expire at the end of 2010, the 1603 Treasury program was ultimately extended through 2011. In addition, market diversification was a distinguishing characteristic of U.S. solar energy development in 2010. Sixteen states each installed more than 10 MW of PV in 2010, up from only four in 2007. The top 10 states for PV installation in 2010 were: California, New Jersey, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.

US Solar Energy Industry Experiences Record-Breaking Growth in 2010

Photovoltaic installations double over 2009; Largest concentrating solar power plant in 20 years comes online; Solar heating and cooling reverses trend and expands

250+ PHEV & EV industry leaders to gather in San Diego at the end of March

250+ PHEV & EV industry leaders to gather in San Diego at the end of March to discuss the blueprint for EV and PHEV growth.

Energy saving, beyond the earth hour

Dimming helps households and organisations alike to make a significant contribution towards the protection of the environment by reducing energy consumption, lamp replacement and all associated costs.

Shade measurements in hard-to-reach places

In many situations, shade measurements are needed but you cannot get yourself into the right position. For example, roof access may be difficult or not allowed. Or a proposed solar structure is not yet built. Ladders and lifts can be expensive or dangerous, and calculations can be difficult and error-prone.

Sustainable Energy Announces Unit Offering to Raise $2 million

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd Canada's solar inverter company, announced today that it will raise up to $2 million by way of a private placement of Units consisting of one common share and ...

Sustainable Energy Secures Operating Line to Fund Initial Component Purchases for Production Start in Guelph

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd (TSX V:"STG") ("Sustainable Energy" or the "Company") Canada's solar inverter company, announced today that it has secured an operating line commitment for up to $1.5 million from a Canadian Chartered Bank to fund component purchases for production start up in Guelph in May, 2011.

Sustainable Energy Announces Multi-Megawatt Supply Agreement for US Market

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd (TSX V:"STG") ("Sustainable Energy" or the "Company") announced today that tenKsolar will source its low voltage power electronics requirements for its integrated RAIS® Wave system from Sustainable Energy under a long term supply contract with the Company...

Sustainable Energy Extends Distribution Network in Southern Ontario with Envirolink MDM Inc

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd (TSX V:"STG") ("Sustainable Energy" or the "Company") Canada's solar inverter company, announced today that Envirolink MDM, (www.envirolinkmdm.com) a national distributor of safe efficient environmental products, will begin distributing SUNERGYTM inverters.

Sustainable Energy Announces Breakthrough in Power Control Technologies

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd (TSX V:"STG") ("Sustainable Energy" or the "Company") Canada's solar inverter company, announced today that it has validated core power control concepts enabling significant advances in the transformer topology for its SUNERGYTM inverter line.

WILMINGTON IS HOME TO ONE OF THE MOST QUALIFIED SOLAR EXPERTS IN THE COUNTRY

Cape Fear Solar Achieves Triple NABCEP Certification

BELECTRIC tops Global PV System Integrator Rankings: German suppliers continue to dominate

Germany's BELECTRIC developed more than 300 MW of PV systems in 2010, propelling it to the top of IMS Research's 2010 Global PV System Integrator Rankings.

New Hybrid Energy Park to Combine Clean Fossil Fuels, Alternative Energy, Research, and Cloud

640-acre Niobrara Energy Park proposal approved by Weld County Commissioners

Power Summit 2011 to being tomorrow, March 1, 2011

The Commonwealth Business Council's (CBC) 2011 Power Summit will begin tomorrow, March 1, 2011 at the Royal Commonwealth Society, London.

How Japan's Crisis Could Affect Cleantech

Japan's massive earthquake, tsunami, and now nuclear disaster, is starting to shine a spotlight on just how important the country is in terms of clean energy technology, from solar to electric cars. In these early days, two initial assessments have emerged. The supply of materials and parts for solar and EVs could face serious interruptions in the short term. At the same time, the focus on Japan's partially melting nuclear reactors could also bolster solar and other renewable energy development as policymakers and investors reconsider their support of nuclear power. Japan is both a large producer and user of solar energy equipment. The country accounted for more than a fifth of the world's chip production in 2010, according to IHS iSuppli, and many of the same Japanese firms that make chips and electronic gadgets also make solar energy equipment. While factories for making the final products may not suffer serious long-term damage, they might find it difficult to get raw materials and parts in the near term, the market research firm said.

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