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Monday, 10 September 2012 10:54

U.S. Solar Market Spikes In Second Quarter

September 10 -- The amount of photovoltaic solar panels installed in the United States reached 742 megawatts in the second quarter of 2012, according to a report released Monday by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, up from 512 megawatts in the first quarter. Analysts with GTM research expect that by year-end, 3,200 megawatts will be installed nationwide, up 71 percent over 2011.  >>View Article

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 10:29

Ending Renewable Energy’s Villainy

September 12 -- The Republican and Democratic National Conventions mark the beginning of the end for the 2012 presidential campaign and – one hopes – the end of a regrettable chapter in American politics: a time when supporting real economic growth by encouraging American entrepreneurs became less important than throwing political punches. >>View Article

September 12 -- While the future of clean tech – particularly renewable energy – has devolved into a very partisan debate in Washington and on the presidential campaign trail, out in the real word it isn’t an issue, a new analysis says. >>View Article

Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:14

GM Scores High Marks For Its Use Of Solar Power

September 13 -- General Motors Co. is among the top corporate generators of solar power in the United States, according to a new report from a national trade association representing the U.S. solar industry. >>View Article

September 13 -- Aviation is a carbon intensive industry, with air travel and transport contributing two percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. >>View Article

September 14 -- RETECH is the American Council on Renewable Energy’s premier trade gathering of the all-renewable energy industry in the United States.The event offers an unparalleled opportunity to network with industry leaders and forward-thinking, focused organizations with a global view. This three-day technology conference and exhibition features a trade show and six tracks of top CEO-led business conference sessions by technology, as well as multiple business-to-business side events. >>View Article

August 10 -- The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) intends to add more than 2.5-MW of solar power to 387 affordable single-family residences by next April, a project that brings together local private sector businesses and public sector organizations in a partnership and project that will add to the value of real estate and reduce electricity bills. >>View Article

August 10 -- The biggest innovation in the solar industry in recent years has been financial rather than technological – letting homeowners lease photovoltaic panels and avoid the steep upfront capital cost of going solar. That has driven the pell-mell growth of solar installers like SolarCity, SunRun and Sungevity even through the depths of the Great Recession. >>View Article

August 13 -- The U.S. Army is driving a huge new market for renewable energy, dangling up to $7 billion to purchase power sourced from solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and other alternative-energy technologies. >>View Article

August 20 --  Austin's 'Chevy Volt Village' makes a handy political target, but in fact clean energy — and especially wind power — has been very, very good for the economy of Texas. >>View Article

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