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Solar PV Inverters – Global Market Size, Price Analysis

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Bloody Red Sun: UK, White House News Hit FSLR, Et. Al.

By Tiernan RayIt’s an ugly day for solar energy names following Friday’s announcement the White House has ordered a review of government assistance made to the sector in the wake of the scandal over the bankruptcy in August of government-backed panel maker Solyndra of California. Not helping today is word that the U.K.’s Department of Energy and Climate Change released issued some suggestions for cutting the country’s feed-in-tariff in support of solar installations by up...

Apple Quietly Building North Carolina Solar Farm

Not sure what the secret is, but Apple is quietly clearing 174 acres of land in North Carolina for a solar farm to power its new $1 billion data center, which will also be sited there. No one knows how big The "Project Dolphin Solar Farm" will be - all that's known is they're setting fires to clear the land. Neighbors complain the fires go 24 hours a day. The company hasn't yet applied for a building permit, which would disclose that information. The data center, also called "Pr...

SolarWorld Solar Panels Ready to Power Center Modeling World

SolarWorld authorized installer Energy Independent Solutions has completed installation of 125 kilowatts worth of 250-watt Sunmodule TM solar panels -- three-quarters on the roof, a quarter on the ground -- to power the new, three-story educational, research and administrative center http://www.phippscsl.org/ on the 118-year-old Phipps campus. Combined with energy efficiencies, solar hot water, natural light capture, and geothermal heating and cooling, the solar electric power will help free t...

First Solar: Merrill Turns Bearish After CEO's Surprise Exit

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch analyst Joe Osha this morning cut his rating on First Solar to Underpeform from Buy, citing the recent surprise exit of CEO Rob Gillette, as well intensifying pricing pressures. His new price target is $35, down from $85. “We believe that pricing pressure in the company’s module business, combined with delayed revenue recognition in the project development business, could impact earnings more than expected,” he writes in a research note. Osha slash...

'Regular guy' from Vacaville honored for small solar installation

He knew the letter, an e-mail, was coming, but, still, to open it and read the letterhead, "The White House, Washington," startled him."When you open it, it's surrealistic -- you want to share it with your friends," said Bruce Rasmussen of Vacaville, a third-grade teacher at Laurel Creek Elementary School in Fairfield. "They look at you and look at you and say, 'I didn't know you did anything like that.' "What he did was replace an aging, propane-fired water pump with a solar-powered one that pr...

What's next for WattNext? Solar car-charging stations with shade

EUSTIS — Bill Ferree's plan to use solar energy to charge up electric vehicles across Central Florida and other parts of the Sunshine State is getting its day in the sun. Ferree, 67, and the two partners with a company called WattNext installed a solar-powered station on Oct. 20 outside First Green Bank in Eustis. Over the next couple of months, WattNext — which has already put in ChargePoint stations for electric cars across Eustis, DeBary, Mount Dora, Winter Garden, Leesburg, Cle...

Solar proposal could be a big step in hitting renewable goals for

Published October 31, 2011, 12:00 AM Solar proposal could be a big step in hitting renewable goals for Willmar utility WILLMAR Willmar Municipal Utilities continues working toward greater use of renewable energy, and a successful solar energy project could contribute to that. By: David Little, West Central Tribune

Asteroid Lutetia is the first pristine relic of a failed planet

The asteroid belt is full of remnants of the ancient solar system, giant clumps of rock that might have formed a planet under different circumstances. Now we've found the first asteroid that's exactly how it was billions of years ago. The asteroid Lutetia is the best and possibly only example we've got of what's known as a primitive body, which means it dates right back to the birth of the solar system. All other objects in the asteroid belt appear to be fragments of larger bodies that broke a...