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2012-09-11 10:22:51

TUCSON, Ariz. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reinforcing its commitment to promote the use of renewable energy, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has modified an existing agreement with SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) to incorporate six megawatts of its new C7 Tracker technology into a planned facility that will also include two megawatts of SunPower's T5 Solar Roof Tile technology. The SunPower C7 Tracker is a solar photovoltaic tracking system that concentrates the sun's power...

2012-09-10 14:22:39

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hittite Solar Energy Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Oguz Capan will be speaking about his new super heated, Direct Steam Generation parabolic trough technology breakthrough during a session titled "Breakthroughs in Utility Scale CSP" at 2:30pm at Solar Power International, Tuesday September 11th. WHERE: Solar Power International 2012, September 11th at 2:30pm Orange County Convention Center...

2012-09-10 02:23:59

RICHMOND, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SunWater Solar today released "Advanced Solar Thermal Technology with SunWater Solar," a new video that highlights a variety of solar water heating, solar cooling and solar process-heating systems the company has constructed over the last 12 months. The video documents the latest additions to SunWater Solar's broad portfolio of successful projects and reflects the company's extensive hands-on experience with the full range of solar thermal...

2012-09-05 10:21:44

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While low prices for PV technology have led to increasing installations, these prices are also likely to lead to lower quality technology and installations, possibly resulting in a backlash against solar power, perhaps globally. Average PV module selling prices at the first point of sale declined from $3.50 per watt in 2007 to $1.09 per watt in the first quarter of 2012, even as the PV industry grew from just over 3,000 MWp of annual...

2012-09-04 02:22:36

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- QBotix, a new company bringing the power of robotics to solar energy, today unveiled the QBotix Tracking System(TM) (QTS), a comprehensive dual-axis tracking system that employs rugged, intelligent and mobile robots to dynamically operate solar power plants and maximize energy output. QTS provides the higher performance and energy output of dual-axis tracking at conventional single-axis tracking prices. QTS increases the energy production of...

2012-08-24 02:20:55

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SunRenu Solar, a turn-key renewable energy developer and installer, announced today the completion of the second solar technology integrated on Bethany Biltmore Apartments located at 1350 E. Bethany Home Rd. in Phoenix, Arizona. This installation creates a platform for design and engineering in the commercial real estate industry. SunRenu first installed solar hot water technology. These solar collectors, combined with the 1,200 gallon...

2012-08-15 02:21:06

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced that the company is actively advocating its "EU project", the first "made-in-Europe" solar integrated service alliance in the PV industry. Taking AUO's solar module factory in Czech Republic as a platform of manufacturing center, AUO is able to provide made-in-Europe high-efficiency and high quality solar modules. AUO is...

2012-07-23 10:22:06

SAN ANTONIO, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark deal signed today by CPS Energy and OCI Solar Power will result in the construction of 400 megawatts (MW) of solar energy, bring several manufacturing facilities that produce solar panel components, and create 805 jobs in San Antonio. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110620/DA22969LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120111/DA34194LOGO-b) CPS Energy President and CEO Doyle Beneby inked the contract with Tony...

2012-07-10 23:01:07

Sun Directed is now an approved participating contractor under two FirstEnergy utility residential solar hot water heater rebate programs, offering system installation rebates to Central Pennsylvania customers. State College, PA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Pennsylvania homeowners can now work directly with Sun Directed to obtain $500 rebates as well as energy savings on their solar hot water heating systems. Certified solar system installer Sun Directed has been accepted into the Residential...

2012-07-09 10:21:14

TUCSON, Ariz., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products in the U.S., today announced it has begun construction on a 460 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system for the Town of Gila Bend's Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Facility in Arizona. SOLON will engineer, design, construct, and commission the fixed-tilt system, expected to be completed later this year. As a full service system...


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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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