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Trump Says Section 201 Solar Trade Case Decision Coming Soon
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would announce a decision soon on whether to slap tariffs on imported solar panels, and quipped that when countries dump subsidized panels in the United States, "Everybody goes out of business." [...]
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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon
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Solar Grabs Half of Global Renewables Investment in 2017, Reaching $161 Billion
In its recently released annual figures, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said that solar lead the way in global renewable energy investments. [...]
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India Proposes 70 Percent Duty on China, Malaysia Solar Imports
India, the largest importer of Chinese solar equipment, proposed a 70 percent safeguard duty on cells and modules shipped from China and Malaysia, citing “threat of serious injury” to the domestic industry. [...]
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How Solar Power Is Helping Redefine This Alberta First Nation
In 2015, seven young people died in Beaver Lake Cree Nation — a tiny community in northeast Alberta with an on-reserve population of only 345 people. [...]
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New Pathway Emerges to Unleash Solar in Nonprofit Sector
The solar industry and the approximately 1.5 million U.S. nonprofit organizations have been hindered in their efforts to work together, but a new pathway has emerged that will make the process of going solar for tax-exempt entities affordable and user friendly. [...]
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CT Green Bank Expands Authorized Solar Software Provider List
Palo Alto-based software provider Aurora Solar said this week that Connecticut Green Bank authorized Aurora's remote shading simulation software as an acceptable replacement for the onsite solar project inspections previously required when applying for rebates associated with system installations. [...]
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SolarReserve Granted Approval for 150-MW Solar Thermal Project
SolarReserve’s 150-MW solar thermal power plant has been granted development approval by the South Australian Government, paving the way for construction to begin this year. [...]
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3@3 on Solar PV: Predictions, Predictions, Predictions!
Today’s topics include predictions about what will happen with the U.S. solar trade case – will there be tariffs? If there are tariffs, how will they affect the solar market? Caution: distributors and system integrators. We’ll also look at supply chain issues for solar and batteries.  [...]
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Rooftop Solar PV Market in Thailand 'Largely Untapped'
Rooftop solar in Thailand faces several challenges that have left the industry “largely untapped,” according to a recent report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). [...]
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Sunsense Solar – PV Solar Installer
Post Date: January 4, 2018 Job Title: PV Solar Installer Location:  Carbondale, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Summary The overall goal of the PV Installer is to achieve completion of projects with the highest level of safety, quality and efficiency as an integral member of the installation team. Qualifications: Previous solar installation experience a plus. Entry-Level NABCEP certification, general construction experience, OSHA 10/30 are preferred Must have [...]
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US Utility-Scale Solar, Wind Capacity Could Double by 2020
Proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar in the U.S. could total 116 GW by December 2020 — effectively doubling their current installed capacity of 115.5 GW, according to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Energy Infrastructure Update, with data through Nov. 30, 2017. [...]
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Brazil Vows to End Amazonian Mega-Dam Construction; Moves Toward Wind and Solar Energy
After years of criticism, the government of Brazil announced in January that it will end the era of building big hydropower dams in the Amazon. In an article in the O Globo newspaper, Paulo Pedrosa, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said that the government has no prejudice against big hydro but that the costs and risks now outweigh the benefits.  [...]
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Sunsense Solar – Lead Solar Installer
Post Date: January 4, 2018 Job Title: Lead PV Solar Installer Location:  Carbondale, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Summary The overall goal of the Lead PV Installer is to achieve completion of projects with the highest levels of safety, quality and efficiency while ensuring conformance with the system plans and specifications.  Applicants with no solar experience will not be considered for this role. Qualifications: 2+ years of previous solar installation e [...]
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Sunsense Solar – Commercial Site Supervisor
Post Date: January 4, 2018 Job Title: Lead PV Solar Installer Location:  Carbondale, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Summary The Commercial Site Supervisor will work with the Project Manager and field crew(s) to achieve completion of projects with the highest levels of safety, quality, and efficiency while ensuring conformance with the project plans and specifications.  Note: Applicants with no solar PV experience will not be considered for this role. Qualific [...]
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Sunsense Solar – Warehouse Specialist
Post Date: January 4, 2018 Job Title: Warehouse Specialist Location:  Carbondale, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Summary The overall goal of the Warehouse Specialist is to organize, clean, and maintain our warehouse facilities as well as performing inventory, shipping and receiving tasks.  An ideal candidate would be interested in learning multiple aspects of solar PV procurement and operations with an intention to grow within the role. Qualifications: Must [...]
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Sunsense Solar – Staff Support Specialist
Post Date: January 4, 2018 Job Title: Staff Support Specialist  Location:  Carbondale, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Summary: Sunsense Solar is a busy solar design and installation company in need of a multi-talented administrator to provide support in a variety of areas. Depending on your skill set there are opportunities to participate in accounting, marketing and event planning. Required responsibilities include utility interconnection processing, permitti [...]
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New Bill Targets Solar, Storage for Disaster Resilience in Florida
A bill filed this week in the Florida state legislature aims to establish a pilot program to demonstrate the benefits of solar and energy storage during natural disasters or state emergencies. [...]
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China’s Xinjiang Region Cuts Wind and Solar Curtailment Rate by Almost 30 Percent
The staggeringly high curtailment rates among wind power and PV systems across Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region witnessed a 29.3 percent drop over the first 11 months of 2017, down 10 percent from the same period of a year earlier as the region worked to overcome difficulties caused by the rapid growth of renewables.  [...]
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Paving the Way for a Non-Electric Battery to Store Solar Energy
AMHERST, Mass. - Materials chemists have been trying for years to make a new type of battery that can store solar or other light-sourced energy in chemical bonds rather than electrons, one that will release the energy on demand as heat instead of electricity-addressing the need for long-term, stable, efficient storage of solar power. [...]
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Nissan Promotes Solar to Electric Vehicle Owners in Japan
Nissan Motor Co. in the New Year is promoting free solar panel installations for owners of the company’s new electric-powered LEAF in Japan. [...]
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Higher Education and Solar Energy: A Partnership Whose Time Has Come
Whether public or private, institutions of higher education have developed with a mission to serve society and the greater good. Our youth attend colleges and universities to learn, grow and develop as they prepare for adulthood, facing the world’s challenges and opportunities. The college experience is immersive, with learning and growth occurring both in and out of the classroom. [...]
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Listen Up: A Journey from Solar Thermal to Integrated Battery Storage
Please join us on this week’s Energy Show for Jeff Brown's candid insights into the factors that are reducing the benefits of rooftop solar — which then are leading to the next phase (spoiler alert: energy storage) of the rooftop solar industry. [...]
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On China Solar: Top Three Issues Facing the World’s Largest PV Market
According to the most recent data, China produced 170,000 tons of multicrystalline silicon during the first three quarters of 2017, a year-over-year increase of 17 percent. The country produced 62 GW of silicon chips during the same period, up 44 percent; 51 GW of batteries, up 50 percent; and 53 GW of components, up 43 percent from the same period of a year earlier. China witnessed a year-over-year increase of 39 percent and 34 percent in export volume of batteries and solar components for the [...]
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