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PV installation costs to fall

Façades with integrated photovoltaics (PV) systems could be cheaper than traditional construction materials, according to the first Bodensee Symposium on Architecture and Solar Technology, which took place in Konstanz, Germany.

New roof mount PV system for Mineta San Jose International Airport

A roof mount photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system has been successfully installed on the Mineta San Jose International Airport (JSC) in Santa Clara County, California.

SEPA predicts big changes for utilities

Utilities’ solar portfolios are on the “cusp of significant changes”, according to the Solar Electric Power Association’s (SEPAs) third annual Top Ten Utility Solar Rankings report.

US: Solar industry poised to create 200,000 jobs

200,000 domestic jobs and 10 gigawatts (GW) of new solar installations could be created in the U.S. if the Department of Treasury Grant Program (TGP) was extended by two years and solar manufacturing was included in the industries’ existing tax credit, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Demand for solar energy still strong

Sales of solar installations in Germany will experience double-digit percentage growth rates this year, according to predictions from the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar).

New energy efficiency Compendium of Best US Practices published ??

Three leading energy efficiency and renewable energy organizations have jointly released a “Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States”.

Power grid could accommodate "large increase" in solar generation

Large increases in solar and wind generation could be accommodated in the power grid, according to a new study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

SEMI calls for new "Green Bank" to be established

A call to establish a “Green Bank” has been made by SEMI’s North American Advisory Board and PV Group during the annual SEMI Washington Forum, held in Washington, D.C.

PV Legal launches new database highlighting "bureaucratic barriers" to PV development

The PV Legal consortium has launched an online database containing quantitative and qualitative data on project development processes and bureaucratic barriers that, they say, are hampering the set-up of photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Stanford team wins MIT Clean Energy Prize with new solar material

C3Nano, Inc., a company founded by Stanford University students, has won the 2010 MIT Clean Energy Prize for the development of a new transparent electrode material, which, it is claimed, will make photovoltaic solar panels both cheaper and more efficient.

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