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Arizona Solar Center Blog

Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

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A Missed Opportunity? Apartment Complexes Offer Major Solar Potential

Now that California's new, enhanced renewable portfolio standard (RPS) has been signed into law, where will California's utilities find the in-state renewable energy they need in order to meet requirements?

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Solar power: Desert dawn

IT LOOKS like a planetary tattoo designed to be seen from space, a vast set of concentric circles inscribed in the skin of southern California's desert. Ground was broken on the Ivanpah power plant, which is to be one of the biggest solar installations in the world, last October.

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Solar PPAs For The People: New Collaborative Model Is Open For Feedback

Can the collaborative-development model made famous by websites like Wikipedia also help to standardize and simplify solar power purchase agreements (PPAs)? San Mateo, Calif.-based Tioga Energy Inc. says it has taken a critical first step toward open, accessible PPAs by making its SurePath PPA available to the public and fellow industry members.

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Easily Fabricated Full-Spectrum Solar Cell

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have demonstrated a solar cell that can respond to virtually the entire solar spectrum and can be made using metalorganic chemical vapor deposition.

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Could SRECs Add Solar Faster than FITs?

Paying solar owners cold hard cash to supply clean power to the grid has proved to be the best way to get more people to actually do it. Two mechanisms for getting instant cash back are SRECs - Solar Renewable Energy Credits and FITs - Feed-in Tariffs.

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