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Delhi's rooftop solar power policy a non-starter

New Delhi: It seemed to be the panacea for the capital's power woes, but seven months down the line the Delhi government's ambitious plan to generate electricity by installing solar panels on rooftops of houses has not taken off. The reason? "It's not cost effective", an official said. "If you talk about the solar power scenario in the country, we have a long way to go. Even the European countries have not been able to implement it. It was just a proposal which is not viable," a Delhi governme...

Solar Year in Review

This has been a year to remember for the solar industry. On the positive side, prices fell, new efficiency records were reached, and grid parity was reached in some areas. But solar stocks had a terrible year almost across the board, with a small blip when Total made a tender offer for 60% of SunPower's shares. So what happened in 2011, and where do we stand to end the year? Moore's law in solarThis year, the concept of Moore's Law in solar seemed like a reality. The price of polysilicon has fal...

Solar energy project provides new opportunities for shop owners in

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Renogy Announces New Product Line of Mono-Like Crystalline Solar

Louisiana Based Solar Supplier Renogy LLC Is Proud to Announce Its New Product Line of Mono-Like Crystalline Solar Modules, Including the Polycrystalline 240Watt Type. Baton Rouge, LA PRWEB December 31, 2011 Louisiana based solar supplier Renogy LLC is proud to announce its new product line of mono-like crystalline solar modules, including the polycrystalline 240watt type. As a global solar supplier that produces solar ingots, wafers, cells and modules, Renogy's vertical integration allows it t...

Year in Review: Solar industry puts Oregon at center of escalating

View full sizeMotoya Nakamura/The OregonianREC Solar employees install solar panels at Gladstone High School. Plunging solar-panel prices and declining European subsidies are squeezing companies including SolarWorld, a German business that employs 1,000 in Hillsboro.

Solar equipment burns atop Redlands tire warehouse

REDLANDS - Some solar energy equipment located on the roof of a tire warehouse caught fire Friday afternoon, Fire Department officials reported. Redlands firefighters received a call at about 1 p.m. about a fire on the top of a warehouse. When firefighters reached Continental Tire in the area of Alabama Street and Pioneer Avenue, they found 15 employees at the 500,000-square-foot warehouse had already evacuated the building, said fire Battalion Chief Scott MacDonald. Firefighters found a 15-by 2...

Savings realized after solar shingle installation

The Hall family learned to better manage their energy use after winning a new Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingle system for their Saginaw Township home in an employee contest at The Dow Chemical Co. Ken and Melissa Hall, both Dow employees, said having the shingles makes them feel good because they knows their family is adding less pollution to the world. Their 2-year-old twins, Matt and Elise, played a starring role in the video Ken submitted as part of the "Power to Our People" employee contest. "I'...

How New Financing Models Could Make Solar the Facebook of the

Rapidly dropping polysilicon prices over the past year have inspired several utility-scale solar developments to move forward after many months’ pause. At the same time, those in favor of distributed generation placing solar on every available rooftop to supply energy locally have also made strides in improving the business case for small-scale solar, particularly with respect to what is being called “community solar”–centrally located solar projects that enable those who...

SunMaxx Solar Completes Solar Thermal Installation at Northern

Binghamton, NY, December 31, 2011 -- PR.com -- SunMaxx Solar, a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, is pleased to announce a solar thermal installation at Northern Arizona University earlier this year.The project encompasses over 5,300 square feet of SunMaxx ThermoPower VHP-30 evacuated tube collectors. 102 individual collectors provide a domestic hot water system for the University’s new Health and Learning Center. This center, formally the...