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Solar Power International | October 12 – 14, 2010 |

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  • Greentech Media — “The Price of Polysilicon, Michelle Obama, and More: the SPI Round Up.”
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    Los Angeles -- Solar Power International has wound down and what was the big news?

    No one was freaking out.

    Think about it. Before 2007, demand was booming but the price of polysilicon...

  • Greentech Media — “Is First Solar Facing an Efficiency Wall?”
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    Los Angeles -- The laws of physics might be catching up to cadmium telluride.

    Thin-film solar panels made from the material might only ever achieve efficiencies of 12 to 13 percent, says...

  • Greentech Media — “Mary Matalin, James Carville Agree: Solar a Good Product that Needs to be Sold in DC”
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    Al Gore was recently asked by Tom Friedman if he thought the discussion of climate change and renewable energy was expanding or remained confined to the same small demographic. Strange...

  • Greentech Media — “Solar City Adds Energy Efficiency to Solar Finance, Design and Monitoring”
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    Los Angeles, California -- Jonathan Bass and CEO Lyndon Rive of Solar City spoke with Greentech Media at the largest solar show in the U.S., Solar Power International, on Wednesday...

  • Greentech Media — “Suntech Revamps Manufacturing Lines, Says Goodbye To Gemini”
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    Los Angeles -- Suntech Power Holdings is shifting from manual to automatic.

    The Chinese solar giant, which will ship approximately 1.5 to 1.6 gigawatts of modules this year, has begun to...

  • Greentech Media — “Prop 23 Would Black Out California’s Clean Economy”
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    Los Angeles -- SunRun, a residential solar financing company, is showing its support for California's “No on Prop 23” campaign at Solar Power International show.  

    When show attendees...

  • Greentech Media — “How to Boost Solar Module Performance? Membranes, Say 3M and Dow Corning”
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    Los Angeles -- It works like a mirror, but it's actually brownish green and opaque.

    The Cool Mirror film from 3M is a multiple layer optical film that essentially rejects solar heat but...

  • Greentech Media — “Strong U.S. Solar Industry Growth for First Half of 2010”
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    Read the full press release here.

    The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and GTM Research today released the inaugural U.S. Solar Market Insight report with data for the first...

  • Greentech Media — “SunPower Gets Serious About Concentrators”
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    Los Angeles -- Will SunPower be the first large solar module maker to get gung-ho about concentrators?

    The company -- a leader in high-efficiency solar cells -- has concocted a...

  • Greentech Media — “Leading Scientists Predict Which PV Material Will Win the Market”
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    “I’m going to quote Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny,” said Ryne Raffaelle, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s prestigious National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “'It’s a...

  • Greentech Media — “Solar Power International Day One Roundup”
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    Day One of Solar Power International is over.  SPI landed in Los Angeles, California along with 27,000 of its closest friends and filled several exhibition halls with solar products and...

  • Greentech Media — “Big Growth, Small Turnout, Calls for Teamwork at Solar Power International 2010 Kickoff”
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    Surprisingly quietly, the solar industry kicked off Solar Power International 2010, the nation’s biggest business-to-business solar conclave, Tuesday morning. Only a quarter of the expected...

  • Greentech Media — “Roundup: LG Brings Solar to U.S., GE’s Thin-Film Solar Panels and More”
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    LG has talked about becoming a solar powerhouse for years. Today the company declared that it is serious.

    The South Korean manufacturing giant said it would enter the market for rooftop,...

  • Greentech Media — “Concentrating Solar Power Rocks and Solar Power International 2010 Opens”
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    Solar Power International has taken over downtown Los Angeles.  Guestimates are that 27,000 people will descend on the Los Angeles Convention Center to view the 1,100 solar exhibitors. ...

  • The Wall Street Journal — “US Solar Power Market Expected To Grow 114% In 2010 - Study”
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  • USA Today — “U.S. solar industry projected to double capacity this year”
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  • San Francisco Chronicle — “Solar power production up despite poor economy”
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  • Detroit Free Press — “State is No. 4 in solar jobs”
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  • Cleveland Plain Dealer — “Solar industry jobs will grow 6 percent in Ohio, nonprofit study says”
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  • Phoenix Business Journal — “Solar power growing quickly in the U.S.”
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  • Renewable Energy World — “US Solar Industry Grows Despite Economy”
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  • VentureBeat — “New reports say American solar outlook is bright, but Germany still dominates”
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  • PV Tech — “SEIA and GTM confirm steady solar PV growth in US; highlight possibility of 10GW installed by 2015”
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  • Cooler Planet — “Study: Solar power generation to more than double in 2011”
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  • Clean Technica — “Solar Power Blowing Up in the United State”
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  • Industrial Fuel and Power — “Study: US solar market to grow 114% this year”
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  • The Energy Collective — “U.S. solar power: doubling in 2010!”
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