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US Solar Market Insight Report Q3 2014: What You Should Know

Tweet: 2014 is on track to be the largest year in #solar history for concentrated solar power. http://ctt.ec/_gWs2+ via @JMCSteelGroup
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Tweet: 36% of all new electric generating capacity came from #solar according to @SEIA US Solar Market Insight Q3 2014  http://ctt.ec/coUj6+
Tweet: Utility #solar PV is responsible for much of the industry’s growth. http://ctt.ec/de2IB+ via @JMCSteelGroup
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Released in December by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, the US Solar Market Insight Report Q3 2014 offers valuable and exciting data about the solar industry and trends within the sector.

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SEIA Q3 Report 2013 Shares Glowing Reviews on Solar Industry

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GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013 report shows that it has been a stellar year for the solar business in the United States. This quarter's report states that in 2013 Photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to rise, increasing 41% over 2012 to reach 4,751 MW. According to SEIA, there were 52 utility PV projects completed in Q3 2013, totaling 539 MW of capacity. The majority of these projects came from California with one 32 MW project that was completed in Nevada by SunEdison.

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Recap: The Benefits of Steel Tube in Solar Racking Structures

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Over 40 people tuned in yesterday to attend The Benefits of Steel Tube in Solar Racking Structures webinar, held by Solar Power World and sponsored by Wheatland Tube. OYA Solar, a premiere developer of Solar PV systems in Ontario, led the webinar discussing the recent developments from Phase 1 of its solar roofing project with Atlas Tube.

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The Benefits of Steel Tube in Solar Racking Structures [Webinar]

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OYA Solar Inc. (OYA), a premiere developer of Solar PV systems, recently completed the first phase of its largest solar project with Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group. On Wednesday, November 13, OYA and Solar Power World will host a webinar to provide a cost benefit analysis of using steel tube for rooftop racking structures and offer a comprehensive comparative analysis versus traditional rooftop options.

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U.S. Military Seek Renewable Energy Solutions

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In May 2013, the Solar Energy Industries Association released the “Enlisting the Sun: Powering the U.S. Military with Solar Energy 2013” report, which included the U.S. Military’s plan to introduce  renewable energy sources into every day practices. In the past year alone, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent more than $20 billion on energy and consumed over five billion gallons of oil. In attempt to comply with the DOD’s objective requiring 25 percent of total facility energy consumption to come from renewable energy sources by 2025, U.S. Military teams have enacted aggressive tactics. To date, the Navy has installed more than either the Army or Air Force, but all U.S. Military branches continue to make solar a vital piece of the efforts to meet their renewables targets. 

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