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Southern California Edison Launches Nation’s Largest Solar Panel Installation

Edison International - Southern California Edison (SCE) today launched the nation’s largest solar cell installation, a project that will place 250 megawatts of advanced photovoltaic generating technology on 65 million square feet of roofs of Southern California commercial buildings – enough power to serve approximately 162,000 homes. more...

AES and Riverstone Launch Solar Joint Venture; Target $1 Billion Investment

AES Corporation - The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) and Riverstone Holdings LLC today announced that they have committed up to $1 billion as part of a new joint venture to develop a global platform of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. more...

Southern California Edison Requests Project to Advance Renewable Energy Operations

Edison International - Southern California Edison (SCE) has filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission to enhance renewable energy operations. more...

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U.S. Department of Energy to Invest up to $13.7 Million for Breakthrough Solar Energy Projects

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that DOE will invest up to $13.7 million, over three years (Fiscal Years 2008 – 2010), for 11 university-led projects that will focus on developing advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) technology manufacturing processes and products. These projects are integral to President Bush’s Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity by 2015. Increasing the use of solar energy is also critical to diversifying our nation’s energy sources in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on foreign oil. Combined with a minimum university and industry cost share of 20%, up to $17.4 million will be invested in these projects. more...

New Report on Grid-Connected PV Metering & Interconnection Practices Offers Ways Utilities Can Help Simplify Solar

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) - A newly released industry report, Residential Photovoltaic Metering & Interconnection Study: Utility Perspectives and Practices, establishes a baseline of utility practices related to residential grid-connected solar photovoltaics (PV). more...

Honeywell and City of Hillsboro Power Water Storage Facility With Solar Panels

Honeywell Utility Solutions - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that the City of Hillsboro, Ore., has awarded the company a solar project that is expected to cut the city’s energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. more...

CONCORDIA HOMES TO LAUNCH FIRST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NEVADA TO FEATURE GE SOLAR PRODUCTS AS A STANDARD IN EVERY HOME

GE Energy - Concordia Homes, one of the southwest’s leading homebuilders, today announced the launch of Sommerset Community, the first solar-powered residential development in Nevada to feature GE ecomagination-certified solar products, as a standard on every home. more...

Honeywell Powers Solano County Detention Facility With Solar Panels

Honeywell Utility Solutions - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced that Solano County in the San Francisco Bay Area has awarded the company a solar project that is expected to save the county more than $1 million in energy costs over the next 20 years. more...

Sandia, Stirling Energy Systems set new world record for solar-to-grid conversion efficiency

Sandia National Laboratories - On a perfect New Mexico winter day — with the sky almost 10 percent brighter than usual — Sandia National Laboratories and Stirling Energy Systems (SES) set a new solar-to-grid system conversion efficiency record by achieving a 31.25 percent net efficiency rate. more...

ALPHA ENERGY REVAMPS HYBRID POWER SYSTEMS

Alpha Energy Inc. - Alpha Energy, a national leader in photovoltaic system integration, recently expanded their Hybrid Power System (HPS) product line for off-grid applications. more...

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