What is a Landman?

When Randy Nichols established Cinco Energy Services in 1989 he saw a need in the land industry for quality land services and a greater need for a way in which to harness the land information. Randy knew that he could present companies a better solution using intuitive land knowledge and current GIS technologies. The idea was a success and over the last two decades Cinco has proven itself as one of the top land service providers in the nation

Preparing for a Solar Site Visit

One of the standard stages when considering solar for your home is the solar site visit. This involves a solar installer coming out to your home and inspecting your roof for the potential installation of a home solar system.

Ecology & Environment Inc., Helps Advance 1st Large-Scale Solar Energy Projects on U.S. Public Lands

Ecology & Environment, Inc., announces its role in the approval of one of the first two large-scale solar energy plant projects to be constructed on public lands, approved last week by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

EPA Regulatory Changes.

Julius Banks, team leader and program manager for the United States Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling and Emission Reduction Program will provide a regulatory update and answer questions

ImagineSolar First in Nation to Pilot NABCEP's Alternative Experience Pathway for their PV Exam

ImagineSolar, Texas's premier solar and smart grid training organization, is pleased to announce that it is the first in the nation selected to pilot the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners' (NABCEP) Skilled Electrician Alternative PV Installation Experience Pathway.

LG ELECTRONICS ENTERS SOLAR BUSINESS IN NORTH AMERICA

LG Electronics Inc. announced the company’s entry into the North American commercial solar industry at the largest business-to-business solar conference in the western hemisphere, Solar Power International 2010 (booth 1143). The U.S. solar debut builds on LG’s global expertise in marketing solar panels for residential, rooftop and commercial applications while capitalizing on LG’s strong presence in the North American consumer and business-to-business marketplace, according to industry veteran Geoff Slevin, vice president, Solar Division, LG Electronics North America. Launching LG solar panels in the United States also represents a major milestone in the company’s plans to expand its global solar business to $2.4 billion by 2015. LG is investing $820 million over the next five years in its solar cell research and manufacturing to increase production capacity to more than one gigawatt. “The U.S. is one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world and is expected to grow significantly over the next several years, in part due to federal and state incentives,” said Slevin, who joined LG this year from Carlisle Energy Services and BP Solar. “LG’s commitment to solar in the U.S. comes at just the right time to meet market demand for solar power with high-quality, sustainable and innovative products that consumers and businesses alike have come to expect from a global technology leader.”

DEK Solar Releases Results of Breakthrough New Research on Solar Cell Efficiency

DEK Solar used the recent EU PVSEC exhibition in Valencia to unveil the results of breakthrough new research into the Print-on-Print (PoP) technique, an approach that improves cell efficiencies, can be dropped into mainstream commercial production and can reduce the costs of production. Now available for download from www.deksolar.com, the company's new white paper is authored by Senior Process Development Specialist, Tom Falcon.

AMSC Launches Its SolarTie™ Grid Interconnection Solution for Photovoltaic Power Plants

- Industry's First Optimized Utility-Scale PV Interconnection System Introduced at Solar Power International 2010 - Provides Centralized Control of Real and Reactive Power at the Point of Interconnection - Enables Developers to Meet the Most Stringent Grid Interconnection Requirements With Prove

DuPont Introduces New Kapton® Films for Flexible and Thin Film Photovoltaic Applications

With a unique combination of electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties that withstand extreme temperature and other demanding environments, DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films have set the standard in high performance, reliability and durability

Schneider Electric launches new product line at Solar Power International 10

Schneider Electric's Renewable Energies Business is launching two new grid tie inverters, a high voltage charge controller, and is exhibiting a range of solutions at Solar Power International (SPI), the premiere marketplace in North America for professionals in the solar industry.

For Third Consecutive Year, National Poll Shows More Than 9 out of 10 Americans Want Solar Now

A new national poll shows that the vast majority of Americans overwhelmingly support development and funding of solar energy, and their support for solar has remained consistent over the last three years. These and other findings were reported today in the 2010 SCHOTT Solar Barometer(TM), a nationally representative survey conducted by independent polling firm Kelton Research. The survey found that 94 percent of Americans think it is important for the U.S. to develop and use solar energy. This strong support for solar remains unchanged since Americans were asked the same questions in the August 2009 SCHOTT Solar Barometer (92 percent) and June 2008 SCHOTT Solar Barometer (94 percent). (The difference is within the margin of error for these polls.) This support for solar power is consistent across political party affiliation with 92 percent of Republicans, 98 percent of Democrats and 94 percent of Independents agreeing that it is important for the U.S. to develop and use solar power. Furthermore, four out of five (80 percent of) Americans feel that Congress should reallocate federal subsidies away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy industries. Broken down by party affiliation, 86% of Democrats, 69% of Republicans and 81% of Independents feel this way. Americans understand the urgency of growing the solar industry themselves; nearly half (49 percent) of Americans currently considering solar power options for their home or business plan to make a decision in less than one year.

SEIA® President Rhone Resch Calls on U.S. Solar Industry To Be America's Number One Energy Provider

Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®), today addressed the Opening General Session of Solar Power International 2010 (SPI), the largest business-to-business solar energy conference and expo in North America. Below is the full text of his remarks.

Solar Power International 2010, U.S. Solar Energy's Premiere Event, Begins in Los Angeles, Calif.

Speakers now include Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, speaking at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12; Organizers confirm 1,100 exhibitors and expect record attendance of at least 27,000

SunWize Announces Availability of Samsung Solar Modules

SunWize Selected as Samsung's North American Distributor

SunWize Systems Awarded Nation's Largest Solar Carport Installation

3.63 MW System for the Department of Veterans Affairs Latest in Projects SunWize Leads for the Organization's Renewable Energy Efforts

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OMG Roofing Products  - PowerGrip Plus Roof Mount System

OMG Roofing Products - PowerGrip Plus Roof Mount System

PowerGrip Plus Roof Mount System, a watertight structural attachment system used to secure ballasted solar racks and other equipment to roofs covered with thermoplastic (TPO and PVC) membranes. PowerGrip Plus is designed with wind performance in mind and offers ultimate tensile strength of 2,000 lbf. and ultimate shear strength of 1,075 lbf. Properly installed PowerGrip Plus units reduce rack movement and remaining watertight. PowerGrip Plus units are easy to install, saving both time and labor when compared to alternative options. A wide membrane skirt promotes easy welding in place, and the 15/8 diameter and 1/2 inch tall mount provides an optimal perch for securing brackets or struts. The exposed 1 inch tall and 3/8 inch diameter bolt and mounting stand are made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel and aluminum alloy for superior long-term performance.