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Solar Power Your Home For Dummies (For Dummies (Home & Garden))

The bestselling alternative energy reference book in North America—now in an updated edition Want to take advantage of solar power in your home? Whether you’re looking to save on your energy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to build a solar-powered house from the ground up, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd …

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Green energy: Urban Green Energy does it again with ViewUGE

Urban Green Energy has released the ViewUGE at CES 2012. ViewUGE is Urban Green Energy’s answer to monitoring green energy production. The ViewUGE is the online energy monitoring application that ties small wind turbines with the smart grid, perfect for those who are planning to or have installed a renewable energy system and seek a …

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Iranian Students Design, Develop Solar-Powered Car

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian university students unveiled a car that runs entirely on solar energy. The students from the vehicular research department at the University of Qazvin designed and developed the vehicle named ‘Havin’ which means ‘shining sun’. Havin is five meters long and two meters wide and is capable of reaching speeds of over 130 …

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China Buries Obama’s Goal for Renewable Green Energy Use

(Bloomberg-Ben Sills) – China is beating the U.S. in the race to supply clean-energy technologies to the world, helped by a government bank whose advisers include Henry Kissinger. China Development Bank Corp., which listed the former U.S. secretary of state as an advisory board member in a 2010 bond prospectus, agreed last year to lend …

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Largest Photovoltaic Solar Plant In Colorado Now Open

SunPower, a solar panel manufacturer, and Xcel Energy, a utility provider, have announced the completion of one solar facility and the construction of another in Colorado’s Alamosa County. The Greater Sandhill solar power plant, a 19 megawatt photovoltaic system, was completed and commissioned this March. Greater Sandhill is now generating enough power to serve almost …

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Wind and Solar Could Supply 25 Percent of Oahu’s Electricity

by Joshua S Hill – “The findings of this study show it is feasible to integrate large-scale wind and solar projects on Oahu but also have value beyond Hawaii. Both large mainland utilities and relatively small and/or isolated grids that wish to integrate significant amounts of renewable energy while maintaining reliability for their customers can …

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Cuts to DOE Loan Program Could Set Back U.S. Solar Industry

Rueters-Maria Gallucci: Solar companies are warning that if Congress kills two major Department of Energy funding programs this spring, the country would squander the opportunity to exploit recent breakthroughs in solar energy development.

For Tenaska Solar Ventures in Omaha, Neb., a cut in DOE loan guarantees could mean losing two planned solar plants in Southern California, which in turn would halt operations at a new manufacturing facility for solar parts.

“It would kill off a number of projects that otherwise would have been created,” Tenaska spokesperson Bart Ford told SolveClimate News.

Through its CSOLAR Development subsidiary, the firm plans to supply 130 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) capacity from its Imperial Solar Energy Center (ISEC) South project.

A second 150-megawatt project at its ISEC West location would triple the amount of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) capacity that research consultancy Strategy Analytics expects to be installed in the U.S. this year.

The facility is the largest power station of its kind to be announced worldwide, with potentially enough capacity to serve 55,000 California homes.

CPV currently accounts for 0.1 percent of the total domestic PV market, as the relatively new technology slowly begins to compete with traditional lower-cost silicon PV projects.