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Dec. 24, 2013: DOE Announces $13 Million in Funding for Solar Power Development

These Awards Aim to Help Lower the Cost of Solar Electricity
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.


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What Are Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)?

By Mathias Aarre Maehlum
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Some homeowners are turned off by how solar panels affect the appearances of their homes. Building-integrated photovoltaics — basically solar panels incorporated into the structure of new buildings — can eliminate the negative visual impact of traditional solar panels, improve appearance, and boost resale value.


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Aug. 27, 2013: Installed Price of Solar PV Continues to Decline

Installed PV Prices in 2012 Fell by a Range of Roughly $0.30/W to $0.90/W
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The installed price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States fell substantially in 2012 and through the first half of 2013, according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual PV cost tracking report produced by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).


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May 29, 2013: New GSA Reports Evaluate Building Technologies

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has released three new reports as part of its Green Proving Ground program, which tests building technologies in real-world situations to evaluate their potential to save energy, water, and reduce utility costs.


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April 18, 2013: Funding Through NY-Sun to Add 52 MW of Solar Capacity in New York

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $46 million has been awarded under his NY-Sun initiative for solar energy projects that will add 52 megawatts to the state’s solar capacity. This announcement follows a year of significant growth for solar installations in the state as a result of the NY-Sun initiative.


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March 6, 2013: Solar Energy International Increases Its Online Solar Training Offerings

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Solar Energy International (SEI) announced that it is expanding its online training with the launch of a series of online courses starting March 11 and continuing through 2013 covering a variety of topics.


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California Lottery Uses Thermal Energy Storage to Achieve Net Zero

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CALMAC has announced the installation of its IceBank® thermal energy storage tanks at the California State Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. The old, inefficient building was replaced by a new building, which now consists of retail, exhibition, and office space plus a net-zero multi-purpose pavilion.


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Dec. 17, 2012: Installed Price of Solar PV Systems in the U.S. Continues to Decline

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The installed price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States fell substantially in 2011 and through the first half of 2012, according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual PV cost-tracking report produced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).


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

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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

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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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