NABCEP Announces Release of Practice Exams

Online Practice Exams are Now Available for the PV Installation Professional Certification and PV Entry Level Exams

Obama wants to train 75,000 new solar workers by 2020

President Obama launch a new initiative to expand the nation’s solar industry workforce during a visit to Utah’s Hill Air Force Base on Friday, seeking to gain support for his economic agenda in a heavily-Republican state.   The Energy Department will seek to train 75,000 people — including veterans — to enter the solar workforce by 2020, increasing the goal it set in May 2014 by 25,000.   “We’ve got to be relentless in our work to grow the economy and create good jobs,” Obama said after touring the brief tour, adding that other nations are seeking to expand their economies as well. “And that’s why we have to redouble our efforts to make sure that we’re competitive, to make sure that we’re taking the steps that are needed for us to be successful.”

Simple Change Enables Darts Farm to Generate 1/3 of its Energy Needs Onsite

How solar is reducing farm shop's CO2 emissions and overheads.

Bringing Sustainable (and Cool) Ideas to Life

Solar energy is not the only sustainable resource Cool Idea! Award winners have harnessed thus far.

APS is prime sponsor of GTM Solar Summit in Phoenix, April 14-16

Global microinverter technology leader APS is among the prime sponsors of this year's GTM Solar Summit, April 14-16 in Phoenix. APS will serve as exclusive Registration Sponsor throughout the event, which brings together key leaders from the solar industry for market analysis and exchange.

Canadian Solar Energizes Four Solar PV Plants in the United Kingdom

All four parks use Canadian Solar's 60 cell solar modules, CS6P-250|255|260P.

Global Living Systems Launches "G Home" Kickstarter Campaign in Recognition of Earth Hour

Pledges secured from campaign will fund public awareness, education and special events which showcase G Home's new living design for a clean energy future

EagleView Announces Joint Drone Research Project by Pictometry, NUAIR and NYSEARCH/Northeast Gas Association

The project will bring together the expertise of Pictometry and the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance to focus on the feasibility of using UAS to improve the overall safety and speed of routine and emergency surveys and inspections of pipelines for gas utilities.

SEIA Applauds Efforts by New York Leaders to Clarify Law

New York had the seventh most new solar capacity added last year in the nation

Aeronautica Windpower to Start Building 2MW Turbines

American-owned Wind Turbine Company Expands

Solar Frontier Completes Construction of the Tohoku Plant, Moves into Ramp-Up Phase

Operational testing of model CIS production plant begins

Vermont Posts Significant Gains in Solar Capacity in 2014

Vermont was one of only four states nationwide to have 100 percent of its new electrical capacity come from solar energy.

New analysis: Wind energy saves 2.5 billion gallons of water annually in drought-parched California

Wind energy's annual water savings work out to around 65 gallons per person in the state (200 gallons per household), or the equivalent of 20 billion bottles of water.

New IE3 Motors (7.5-22kW) - Bonfiglioli's first step in its expanding and innovative IE3 product series

2 new motor series fulfilling IE3 class requirements are now available in the 7.5-22kW range

"Take a big step forward for the planet"

World Efficiency, the first event to bring together economic and political stakeholders in search of solutions to the challenges posed by the increasing scarcity of resources and by climate change.

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Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there's a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen's unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.