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Should You Clean Your Solar Panels

Should You Clean Your Solar Panels

Google installed a 1.6 MW solar panel array at its headquarters in Mountain View in 2007.  The question was, “Does cleaning the solar panels make them more effective?”  They analyzed the mountains of data collected about the energy that these panels...

U.S. Army Selects ACCIONA

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected the team of ACCIONA Solar Power and the Clark Energy Group to develop a large-scale solar energy project (the first phase, consisting of 5 sites that total 500 MW) at one of its most iconic installations: the Fort Irwin...

Schwarzenegger Approves Solar Feed-In Tariff

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday signed into law a bill creating a feed-in tariff for small solar power systems between 1.5 and 3 megawatts (MW) in size, according to a Dow Jones report. California utilities will be required to purchase power from...
Dow Unveils Solar Shingles

Dow Unveils Solar Shingles

By Todd Woody Dow Chemical Solar shingles that any roofer can install. Dow Chemical has unveiled a residential roof shingle in the form of a solar panel designed to be integrated into asphalt-tiled roofs. Jane Palmieri, managing director of Dow’s Solar Solutions unit,...

Sierra Solar wins National Guard Solar project

Sierra Solar I LCC has won the Nevada Army National Guard’s Super Solar Phase I project to collaborate on PV solar energy generation projects at three parking lot structures – the Nevada National Guard’s Fairview Complex Headquarters in Carson City,...

RoseStreet claims Solar breakthrough

Phoenix, Arizona-based RoseStreet Labs Energy, Inc. (RSLE) indicates it has fabricated and tested a working PV cell that couples a silicon solar cell with a Nitride Thin Film, utilizing the same material technology as solid state lighting and blue lasers. The company...

PARALEX™ Solar system

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. has launched PARALEX™, a unique extra low voltage, high yield commerci al rooftop solar power system that delivers “a greater return on investment while providing the highest level of safety and reliability for building...

Honeywell improves solar efficiency

Honeywell Electronic Materials will release a new material that improves solar panel efficiency and power output. The new product, called Honeywell SOLARC, is a transparent coat ing material that improves the light transmittance through the glass that covers PV...

XsunX to cooperate with Intevac

Portland, Oregon-based XsunX, Inc., a developer of advanced thin-film PV solar cell technologies and manufacturing processes, and Intevac, Inc., of Santa Clara, California, are collaborating in the development of techniques and equipment for the production of...

Solar Power cost recovery

Global Solar Center has conducted a survey that indicates home owners in New Jersey can recoup the costs of a residential solar system within 1.5 years. According to Chairman Jack Hidary, the survey takes into account the cost of the system, utility rates, local...