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Planned Project Would Become the Largest Photovoltaic Solar Installation in North America

Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, today announced its intention to construct a new 48-megawatt (MW) expansion of its existing photovoltaic power-generation facility near Boulder City, Nevavda, about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas.


Largest Photovoltaic Solar Facility in the Nation Breaks Ground in Florida

Florida Power & Light Company announced the recent groundbreaking for FPL's DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, which will bring commercial-scale solar photovoltaic power to Florida for the very first time.


NRG Energy to Develop Up to 500 Megawatts of Solar Thermal Power Plants Using eSolar Technology

NRG Energy has signed an agreement with eSolar to develop solar power plants with a total generation capacity of up to 500 megawatts (MW) at sites in California and the Southwest.


Cheaper Materials Could be Key to Low-Cost Solar Cells

Unconventional solar cell materials that are as abundant but much less costly than silicon and other semiconductors in use today could substantially reduce the cost of solar photovoltaics, according to a new study from the Energy and Resources Group and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).


Freescale Unveils Breakthrough in Power Conversion Technology for Solar Applications

Freescale Semiconductor is demonstrating a breakthrough in power conversion technology for photovoltaic (PV) applications this week at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC).


Sunrise Solar Explores Technology Acquisition

Sunrise Solar Corp announced today that it has met with a major US research university and initiated discussions regarding the acquisition of new, leading edge solar technology.


Financial Services Company Turns On Largest Solar Project in Vermont

Electricity from the largest solar electric installation in Vermont - an array of 418 solar panels - is now helping to power National Life Group's Montpelier headquarters.


Suntech Plans to Triple Sales in U.S. Solar Market in 2009

Suntech Power Holdings, the world's largest photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, today announced three initiatives designed to significantly expand its share of the US solar market.



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