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World Solar Photovoltaic Market Grew 34% in 2005

World solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 1,460 Megawatts (MW) in 2005, representing annual growth of 34%, says the annual PV market report issued today by Solarbuzz LLC, a San Francisco based solar energy consultancy.

Nevada Solar One Breaks Ground

On February 11, 2006, the ground-breaking ceremony for the "Nevada Solar One" solar power plant took place in Boulder City, Nevada.

White House Announces "Solar America Initiative"

Building on President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night, the White House has proposed the largest funding increase for solar energy research in US budget history.

California Solar Initiative Approved

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved the California Solar Initiative, a program to install 3,000 megawatts of solar on California homes, businesses, farms, schools and public facilities over 11 years.

Walgreens Installing Panels on More Than 100 Stores

Walgreens and ImaginIt Inc, a Denver-based clean energy solutions company, have agreed to install solar electric systems in 96 stores and two distribution centers in California and 16 stores in New Jersey.

New Higher-Power Solar Panel from Evergreen Solar

Evergreen Solar, Inc, a manufacturer of solar power products with its proprietary, low-cost String Ribbon wafer technology, today introduced a 120-watt solar panel.

Venture Capital Firms Continue to Increase Investments in Solar Power

Venture capital firms in the US have invested over $67 billion in the solar sector, which is more than double the investments in 2004.

Honda is Entering the Solar Power Business

Honda has become the first automaker to enter into the solar cell business.

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