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Nov. 29, 2012: Navy's Largest Solar PV System Begins Operations via Power Purchase Agreement

SunPower Corp. has announced the completion of the U.S. Navy’s largest solar power system, a 13.78-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California. The power plant is the first federal agency project to be financed through a 20-year solar power purchase agreement.


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D.C.’s Largest Solar Panel System Dedicated at Catholic University

The Catholic University of America (CUA) dedicated the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) panel system in Washington, D.C., featuring more than 2,600 solar panels designed to generate in excess of 830,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year, including a canopy of 714 panels over more than 70 parking spaces.


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Ambassador Energy to Offer Its Solar PV Training Online

Since 2008, Ambassador Energy has provided solar photovoltaic (PV) training in its Southern California classroom. The company announced that it is adding an online option to the curriculum.


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Sept. 5, 2012: Annual Distributed Renewable Energy Installations to Triple by 2017

Distributed renewable energy installations today represent far less than one percent of total worldwide electricity generating capacity, but according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, they will expand rapidly over the next half-decade.


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New York Governor Signs Legislation to Promote Solar Energy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved legislation promoting the growth of solar energy in the state. The package of bills, all related to tax exemption of solar projects in New York, was applauded by the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®).


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Aug. 30, 2012: New York Offers $107 Million for Large Solar Power Projects

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that $107 million is available for a major solar power incentive program that will increase the amount of electricity generated by photovoltaic (PV) systems throughout New York. Proposals are sought for solar PV systems to be installed at larger commercial and industrial sites.


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Aug. 10, 2012: Onset Installs Solar Photovoltaic System on Its Headquarters Building

Onset, a leading supplier of data loggers, has announced the installation of a new 225-kW, roof-mounted solar photovoltaic system at the company’s Cape Cod, Mass., headquarters facility. The 936-panel system is expected to produce nearly 50 percent of the company’s annual electricity usage.


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Michigan’s Largest Solar PV Array Now Operational on IKEA Store

IKEA announced that it has plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its Detroit-area store in Canton, Mich. — what the company says is the state’s largest such solar photovoltaic (PV) array.


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Solar Power System Energized at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has inaugurated a new 250-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power system donated by First Solar Inc., which will help power the historic Taliesin West campus. The commissioning marks the successful completion of the first phase of the Energizing Taliesin West™ initiative.


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May 10, 2012: Researchers Develop 3-D Solar Tower That Generates up to 20 Times the Power

Solar research has focused on improving the performance of solar photovoltaic cells and bringing down their cost. But very little attention has been paid to the best ways of arranging those cells. Now, a team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers has come up with a different approach.


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