SolarWorld extolls contributions of the late Bill Yerkes, key pioneer of world solar manufacturing

During a career spanning 50 years, Yerkes helped move solar technology from NASA spacecraft to home rooftops and developed manufacturing techniques that allowed solar panels to be produced and installed on a mass scale.

SEIA Supports USTR Solar Trade Case Against India

U.S. Presses Trade Action Against India on Solar Energy

The U.S. filed a second complaint against India’s solar-energy policies at the World Trade Organization, reviving a year-old dispute between the two nations.   Today’s action follows a case the U.S. filed in February 2013 at the Geneva-based WTO, saying India’s requirements for locally made components on solar-energy products violate global trade rules.   “These domestic content requirements discriminate against U.S. exports” of solar cells and modules, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said today at a news conference in Washington.   Officials from the Indian Embassy in Washington didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.   The U.S., which has supported its own solar-manufacturing industry through loan guarantees, exported $119 million worth of solar-industry gear to India in 2011, and sales have declined since then, according to the U.S. trade office. In 2012, India, the second-largest export market for U.S. solar producers after Japan, plans to expands its solar-manufacturing industry by 20 times by 2020, according to the agency.   The U.S. trade office notified India today that it’s requesting consultations at the WTO to resolve the dispute. If the matter isn’t resolved in 60 days, the U.S. can request creation of a special panel at the WTO to hear the case.

Zilla Store is OPEN for Buisness

Our new online store allows customers to make product selections directly from their desktop, tablet or mobile device in just a few short steps. It truly is so simple, it's scary!

New Crowdfunding Platform Launched to Grow Ocean Energy Industry

The world's first crowdfunding platform for the ocean energy industry launched today, designed to address a lack of early-stage funding for a fast-growing part of the renewable energy sector.

Marathon Special Products launches PV Fuse Holder designed to terminate to standard bus bar

This pv fuse holder is uniquely designed with terminals to accept standard bus bar as opposed to fabricated custom bars. The ability to use standard bus bar enables system integrators to significantly reduce the amount of copper bar purchased, bus bar fabrication, engineering and assembly time.

International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy to be held in Quebec, Canada

The International Academy of Energy, Minerals & Materials, has announced that it will be hosting the 2014 International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy (ICCE 2014), from 20 to 22 October 2014.

Sumitomo Sets Up Solar Power Storage System With Used Batteries

Sumitomo Corp. said it installed a power storage system using recycled electric-vehicle batteries near a solar power station in the western prefecture of Osaka.   The 600-kilowatt system is the world’s first large-scale power storage system from used EV batteries, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement today. The device uses 16 used batteries.   “Over the next three years, the system will measure the smoothing effect of energy-output fluctuation from the nearby,” solar farm, Sumitomo said in the statement.   Sumitomo set up a venture with Nissan Motor Co. in 2010 to address the secondary use of EV batteries.

SunEdison Builds Parking Canopy Solar System For Whole Foods Market Brooklyn Location

Innovative Design Helps Long-Time Customer Set New Standards for Environmental Building Features

Crowdfunding Renewable Energy on Kickstarter

Limitless clean renewable energy - Crowd Energy will be launching a first of its kind Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in March 2014 to fund the construction and development of the Ocean Energy Turbine.

First PPA Signed for Utility-Scale Solar PV Plant in Jordan

In December 2013, Phoenix Solar and Mustakbal Clean Tech signed an agreement for the contract of a 1MW PV plant for the Ma'an Development Company. This is the first-utility-scale project confirmed to go ahead in the country.

St. Thomas University celebrates completion of major solar energy project in Haiti

The projects were completed in December, 2013, and are now providing free, sustainable electricity to an area with no roads, little water, and no public electricity.

Canadian Solar Announces the Sale its Fourth Utility Scale Solar Power Plant in Ontario to a Fund Managed by BlackRock

The fourth utility-scale solar power plant purchased by BlackRock is located in the Township of Oro-Medonte and is scheduled to start construction in the first quarter of 2014

FROM WINTER STORMS TO SUMMER HURRICANES –

CONNECTABLES SOLAR CHARGING STATIONS OFFER BACKUP POWER FOR UNIVERSITIES, OFFICE PARKS, MALLS, AND MORE

SEIA Applauds Legislation Offered by Colorado, Nevada Senators

Their bipartisan legislation would allow America's solar energy companies to make full and effective use of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

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