KYOCERA and Delta Solar Electric Bring Renewable Solar Energy to City of Vista Senior Center

Kyocera Solar, Inc., a supplier of solar modules and renewable energy, today announced that it is providing 47 direct current kilowatts (kW) of photovoltaic solar modules to Delta Solar Electric to power the Gloria E. McClellan Senior Center in Vista, CA. The U.S.-made modules were installed by Delta Solar Electric and fulfill its first ARRA-funded solar project.

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First Solar to Develop 139 MW Campo Verde Solar Project

Campo Verde is expected to start construction in the third quarter of 2012 and be completed in 2013, creating about 250 construction jobs. San Diego Gas & Electric Company will purchase the project’s output under a 20-year power purchase agreement, which was approved on May 24, 2012 by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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SolarCity Opens Expanded Albany Operations Center

SolarCity has quadrupled its New York workforce, from 10 to 46 employees, since October 2011, and is now hiring for 34 positions across the state, including eight in Albany. Available jobs include electricians, installers, managers and auditors. Candidates interested in available employment positions in New York can contact SolarCity.

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Letter Concerning Community Solar Gardens

Solar gardens are unique and wonderful ideas. Imagine having five families share the electricity generated by the solar panels, that is how powerful and great solar energy is. It can light up the house of five families at the same time, and it is a true product of engineering and science. Having solar gardens is a fine idea to limit the number of CO2 emissions, it allows less fortunate families to be able to utilize the renewable source of energy and to help in the environment too. Eliminating climate change is not just something out of a magic trick box.

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Photovoltaics from any Semiconductor

“It’s time we put bad materials to good use,” says physicist Alex Zettl, who led this research along with colleague Feng Wang. “Our technology allows us to sidestep the difficulty in chemically tailoring many earth abundant, non-toxic semiconductors and instead tailor these materials simply by applying an electric field.”

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