Articles Tagged with ''solar''

Nov. 10, 2011: SOLON Introduces New Solution for Significantly Faster Solar Rooftop Installations

November 10, 2011
SOLON Corp. has introduced SOLquick™, a new patent-pending commercial solar rooftop installation solution. According to the company, initial SOLquick flat roof installation has been shown to reduce mechanical installation time by over 85 percent and electrical installation time by 50 percent.


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Nov. 7, 2011: GE to Build Largest Solar Factory in the U.S.

November 7, 2011
GE has announced plans to build a new solar panel factory in Aurora, Colo. When completed, the company said the advanced manufacturing facility will be larger than any existing solar panel factory in the country today.


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New Project to be Largest Residential Solar Project in U.S. History

November 7, 2011
As part of its SolarStrong™ project, SolarCity plans to partner with the country’s leading military housing-privatization developers to install, own, and operate up to 160,000 rooftop solar installations on as many as 124 military housing developments across 33 states.


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Nov. 3, 2011: New Simulation Application Models Energy Efficiency Improvements, Renewables

November 3, 2011
SageSim™ LLC, a leading provider of return-on-investment (ROI) simulation technology, has announced the availability of SageSim-es™ (SageSim Energy System Simulator), a simulation application designed to quickly model and optimize energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy applications.


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Best Buy Tests Home Energy Market

Contractors Face Competition, Future Business Models
October 31, 2011
Best Buy entered the home energy management market in three of its stores this month. The trial provides customers with access to smart thermostats and solar elements as well as a plethora of controls and efficient lighting solutions.


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Oct. 31, 2011: Despite Sluggish Economy, Renewable Energy Shows Growth in 2011

October 31, 2011
At the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE’s) annual RETECH Trade Show and Conference, industry leaders noted that the renewable energy sector has shown surprising growth for 2011.


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Oct. 21, 2011: Solar Companies Are Hiring Faster Than Rest of Economy

October 21, 2011
According to preliminary data from the “National Solar Jobs Census 2011: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce,” The Solar Foundation announced that solar businesses added 6,735 new workers in all 50 states from August 2010 to August 2011, which represents a 6.8 percent growth rate.


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Taco: Variable-Speed Solar Pumps

October 17, 2011
Variable-speed solar pumps have been added to the 00® family of circulators. The pumps are designed to match solar collector output, to increase solar system performance by 20 percent.


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Oct. 5, 2011: Installed Cost of Solar PV Systems in the U.S. Has Declined

October 5, 2011
The installed cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States fell substantially in 2010 and into the first half of 2011, according to a report released by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).


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Largest U.S. Solar-Equipped Affordable Housing Project Unveiled

October 3, 2011
A solar installation believed to be the nation’s largest for a government-sponsored affordable housing project is utilizing high-performance photovoltaic panels from SolarWorld.


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