19 Apr '11, 1pm

Westinghouse Solar Launches First Large Format Integrated AC Solar Panel: CAMPBELL, Calif., April 4, 2011 Westin...

Westinghouse Solar's new AC panel has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of residential rooftop installers. Improving on the original patented design, the racking, wiring, grounding and inverter are built into a larger-format 235-watt panel, thereby delivering higher performance and lower installed cost. In 2007, Westinghouse Solar pioneered the concept of integrating the racking, wiring and grounding directly into the solar panel. This revolutionary solar panel, originally carrying the "Andalay" name, quickly won industry acclaim. In 2009, the company again broke new ground with the first AC solar panel, reducing the number of parts for a rooftop solar installation by 80 percent and reducing labor by 50 percent. This first AC panel -- which won the 2009 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award -- has become the most widely installed AC solar panel. Continuing ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/partner/westingho...

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mnn.com 08 Apr '11, 2pm

Research labs across the globe, many funded by government agencies, are making headway in the race to improve solar panel ...

Transparent solar cells can turn windows into s...

e360.yale.edu 21 Apr '11, 3pm

21 Apr 2011: Transparent Solar Cells Can Turn Windows into Solar Panels Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech...

“Intense Magnification” Could Produce Solar Power without Solar Cells

“Intense Magnification” Could Produce Solar Pow...

cleantechnica.com 21 Apr '11, 4pm

According to the Michigan team, a magnetic solar battery would involve far less engineering than conventional semiconducto...

Transparent Photovoltaic Cells Turn Windows Int...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Apr '11, 7pm

A new class of transparent photovoltaic cells has been developed that can turn an ordinary windowpane into a solar panel w...

Transparent Photovoltaic Cells Turn Windows Int...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Apr '11, 7pm

A new class of transparent photovoltaic cells has been developed that can turn an ordinary windowpane into a solar panel w...

Green: Transparent Photovoltaic Cells Turn Wind...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Apr '11, 8pm

A new class of transparent photovoltaic cells has been developed that can turn an ordinary windowpane into a solar panel w...

Solar panels increase a home's value, study finds

Solar panels increase a home's value, study finds

mnn.com 21 Apr '11, 7pm

“One reason for the disparity between existing and new homes with PV might be that new home builders also gain value from ...

Solar firms file for judicial review against fe...

businessgreen.com 19 Apr '11, 10am

A group of 11 solar firms filed a claim in the High Court late yesterday, seeking a judicial review against energy and cli...

SolarNexus Dropping Solar’s “Soft Costs” #FPG #Solar

SolarNexus Dropping Solar’s “Soft Costs” #FPG #...

greentechmedia.com 20 Apr '11, 4pm

reported in a recent white paper for the DOE that $0.50 per watt can be saved in residential solar installations simply by...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Apr '11, 3am

On April 21, 2010, NASA released the first-light images from its newest sun-monitoring mission, the Solar Dynamics Observa...

Could the California Aqueduct Turn Into a Solar...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Apr '11, 7pm

In Wednesday’s Times, I wrote about start-up companies developing solar panel arrays that float on water . The companies s...

Could the California Aqueduct Turn Into a Solar...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Apr '11, 7pm

In Wednesday’s Times, I wrote about start-up companies developing solar panel arrays that float on water . The companies s...

Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values

green.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Apr '11, 11pm

Jack Smith/The New York Times When Bill and Suzann Leininger put solar panels on their Escondido, Calif., home a few years...

Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values

green.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Apr '11, 11pm

Jack Smith/The New York Times When Bill and Suzann Leininger put solar panels on their Escondido, Calif., home a few years...

Echo Delivers More than Solar Electric PV: California-based EchoFirst, formerly known as PVT Solar, makes an in...

Echo Delivers More than Solar Electric PV: Cali...

jetsongreen.com 19 Apr '11, 7am

California-based EchoFirst, formerly known as PVT Solar, makes an interesting Echo solar system that I noticed locally on ...