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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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What are the implications of falling oil prices?

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As oil prices continue their descent, many are becoming more concerned about what this could mean for the recent boom within the US oil industry.

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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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Shale Gas Development: Risk or Reward?

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The discovery of natural gas in shale reserves has transformed the global energy sector into a booming business. While the United States is a current leader in shale exploration, many other regions are beginning to develop their own natural gas due to the huge economic potential, including a localized source of energy and job growth. This energy transformation has sparked much debate regarding the safety of the drilling, extraction and production of natural gas and oil.

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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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