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2014-09-17 23:02:43

The average cost of going solar in the United States continued its rapid decline in 2013 and the first half of 2014, according to a new study from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Two leading solar advocacy groups, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar, applaud the report findings as the latest indicator that affordable solar energy is ready to power our new energy economy. SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) September 17,...

2014-09-17 23:00:46

In a report card deserving of the honor roll, a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind new study released today by The Solar Foundation says America’s K-12 schools have shown explosive growth in their use of solar energy over the last decade, soaring from 303 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity to 457,000 kW, while reducing carbon emissions by 442,799 metric tons annually – the equivalent of saving 50 million gallons of gasoline a year or taking nearly 100,000 cars off U.S. highways,...

2014-09-17 12:22:12

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Solar Systems has just recently received a 15 year purchase power agreement from Duke Energy on the company's IS 41 project, a 48MW(AC) solar farm to be built in North Carolina and be online in late 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146702 Innovative Solar 41 is just one of many utility scale solar farm projects that ISS has in the company's portfolio of projects for sale in 2015. ISS company spokesman, John...

2014-09-16 12:23:07

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar-diesel hybrid solutions may hold the answer to reducing fuel costs and increasing energy security for Saudi Arabia's agricultural sector. The poultry industry, in particular, could benefit from hybridizing diesel generators with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, as attendees discussed at a recently held roundtable in Riyadh. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140908/705433 ) "Hybrid...

2014-09-16 12:23:06

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. (formerly MCM Capital One Inc.) ("EHT" or the "Company") (TSX-V: EHT) is pleased to announce that it is currently in negotiations to acquire a number of solar energy projects that are backed by long-term power purchase agreements. In total the projects are more than 50 Megawatts (50,000 Kilowatts) in size and, once fully operational, would collectively generate in excess of $16 Million CDN in annual recurring...

2014-09-16 04:20:25

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar-diesel hybrid solutions may hold the answer to reducing fuel costs and increasing energy security for Saudi Arabia's agricultural sector. The poultry industry, in particular, could benefit from hybridizing diesel generators with solar photovoltaic systems, as attendees discussed at a recently held roundtable in Riyadh. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140908/705433 ) "Hybrid solar-diesel...

2014-09-10 08:23:20

GUELPH, Ontario, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., completed the sale of the 10 MW AC Mighty Solar power plant ("Mighty Solar") valued at over C$60 million ($54.9) to One West Holdings Ltd., an affiliate of Concord Green Energy ("Concord"). The Mighty Solar 10 MW AC solar power plant is...

2014-09-04 23:07:38

Growth management specialist Keith Berger has joined the team at Velo Solar to guide the company’s expansion in the growing U.S. solar market. Formed in 2013 as a strategic spinoff of Empower Energy Technology, Velo Solar brings the well-honed ability of a team of experienced energy engineers and solar developers to every project. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Growth management specialist Keith Berger has joined the team at Velo Solar to guide the company’s expansion in the growing U.S....

2014-09-04 23:03:22

New Guide Shows Affordable Path to Residential Solar Power Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, a coalition of five New England States managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), has produced a new guide for community group purchasing, "Planning and Implementing a Solarize Initiative: A Guide for State Program Managers." This guide features detailed cases studies of two particularly well-developed and successful...

2014-09-04 23:00:39

The United States’ solar market hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q2 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 1,133 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the second quarter of this year. BOSTON, MA AND WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The United States’ solar market...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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