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New solar hot water rebate cuts price in half

As early as next week, Massachusetts residents will have another reason to think about installing a solar hot water heater on their home—more incentives. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center MassCEC will launch the rebate program next week, which along with other incentives can halve the cost of installing a solar hot water system. The rebate program is only open to residents whose electric suppliers participate in MassCEC's Renewable Energy Trust Fund, said MassCEC spokesperson Kate Plou...

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Partners With Unirac On Solar Rooftop

It was announced today that Canadian Solar CSIQ and Unirac will partner in providing solar rooftop systems to residential and commercial customers in Ontario, Canada.  Canadian Solar will provide 30MW in solar modules while Unirac will provide the mounting solution. ==> Click Here For Your FREE Daily Canadian Solar Analysis Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO, Canadian Solar Inc. remarked, "By partnering together we are able to offer a compelling turnkey solution. We will help nurture gr...

No rise in NSW electricity bills

With less than two months to go until the state election, the NSW government has spared people a $100 rise on their electricity bill in the next financial year.Kristina Keneally said on Tuesday the state government will redirect uncommitted funds from the NSW Climate Change Fund to fund its Solar Bonus Scheme, as well as drawing $55 million in efficiencies from the electricity network businesses.In total, the NSW government will contribute an estimated $471 million in 2011-2012 towards the cost ...

Sun rises on next solar generation

Solar energy Scientists at Melbourne's Monash University have developed a new generation of solar cells which they say could lead to significant improvements in solar panel efficiency. A report in the journal Nature Chemistry details the Melbourne team's research. The technology they are developing uses dye sensitised solar cells containing electrolytes made out of an iron-based organometallic compound called ferrocene. Ferrocene is also called a "sandwich compound", because it sandwiches an iro...

Deadly Solar Death Ray Can Cause Burns, Death

What do you get when you glue 5,800 mirrors onto a satellite dish? You guessed it! A SOLAR DEATH-RAY OF...um...DEATH?! A 19-year old claims that his solar death-ray has the power of 5,000 suns, presumably because of the number of mirrors it has. The solar death-ray was built of a bunch of tiny mirrors onto a 5'9 dish for only about 90 dollars. At the focal point, where all the light converges together, of the solar death-ray every material placed into it was melted or destroyed. As for "oblite...

Celestica to create 300 solar panel jobs

Celestica will create 300 jobs for workers to make solar panels at its Don Mills manufacturing facility. The company announced Monday that it will supply the panels for Recurrent Energy, a solar power developer with contracts for 19 facilities in Ontario. Celestica expects to manufacture "hundreds of thousands" of panels for Recurrent Energy over the next two and a half years, said Celesticas senior vice president Mike Andrade. Each panel is worth about $600. Celestica will sell panels to other ...

Solar-energy plants could rise in Pinelands

The measure would clear the way for solar- and wind-energy complexes to be built atop closed landfills, particularly in the environmentally sensitive Pinelands region.Advocates say the bill would put blighted areas to a productive use, create new sources of energy and promote economic growth.They say that potential is most significant in the 1.1 million-acre Pinelands, a stringently regulated area that has about 80 potential sites for "renewable energy farms.""This would turn those landfills int...

Solar Shop Australia introduces Bosch panels to its product range

Individuals looking to install premium quality solar power will welcome the addition of Bosch to the range of panels available from Solar Shop Australia; one of the countrys leading solar power providers.

How to sign up for solar

DEAN KNUTH / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 2010 The Solar Zone at the UA's Science and Technology Park. A 5-megawatt system near the airport is expected to come on line later this year.

First Ever Whole Sun View .. Coming Soon from STEREO

On Super Bowl SUNday - Feb 6, 2011; the two NASA STEREO spacecraft will see the entire Sun ! Super Bowl SUNday will truly mark a milestone for solar observations. On February 6, the two STEREO spacecrafts will be 180 degrees apart and for the next 8 years the STEREO spacecrafts and SDO will be able to observe the entire 360 degrees of the Sun. Credit: NASA. Watch the cool STEREO Whole Sun Preview Video below. Plus Launch Video and more photos below.