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Solar outlook sunny despite Solyndra

Solyndra’s messy and expensive collapse a few weeks ago dominated the news. This week, it’s been replaced by a bevy of solar positives.
MEDIA
EYE ON THE GRID
  • Illinois at center of “As the Smart Grid Turns” controversy
  • Obama wants to build a better grid right now
  • Autovation shows innovation
  • Utilities contribute backbone, Benjamins to the economy
  • China out Wal-Marts the Waltons and Solyndra collapses Click to continue
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  • TOP FIVE
    Here are this week's most-read stories, chosen by our readers at elp.com.
  • The time for solar is now
  • Top 12 questions about energy storage
  • Seizing microgrid opportunities
  • EIA data shows U.S. production of renewable energy greater than nuclear power
  • California electric policy not a model for the U.S. Click to continue
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  • WEEKLY NEWS WRAP UP
  • Robert Gavin dies at 89
  • DOE, FERC to work together on transmission siting
  • Sensus, EnerNex, Oak Ridge to work on cybersecurity
  • ISO New England picks Alstom to improve power grid
  • PPL Utilities picks route for new transmission lines Click to continue
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  • PROJECTS OF THE YEAR AWARDS
    Award winners will be recognized in an exclusive feature article in POWERGRID International magazine and Jan. 24-26, 2012 during the DistribuTECH 2012 Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. Click to continue
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    FEATURES
    Solar outlook sunny despite Solyndra
    Solyndra’s messy and expensive collapse a few weeks ago dominated the news. This week, it’s been replaced by a bevy of solar positives. Click to continue
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    Duke Energy utilizes EPRI power plant software
    Duke Energy has applied the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) -developed Power Plant Parameter Derivation (PPPD) software tool and methodology extensively to validate models for the generator and excitation system of their synchronous generation fleet. Click to continue
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    Cellular smart electricity meter market to grow, study says
    Advanced electricity meters with integrated cellular communication modules are forecast to increase from 2.6 million shipments in 2010 to 9.5 million shipments annually in 2016, according to IMS Research. Click to continue
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    INDUSTRY NEWS
    Industry leaders form Perfect Power Institute to turn U.S. electricity system into Galvin vision
    The Perfect Power Institute, announced yesterday during a meeting of industry leaders and grid professionals in Chicago, will drive energy system transformation by gathering and implementing best practices in policy and system design, educating industry stakeholders and setting the standard for evaluating system performance via the Perfect Power Seal of Approval program. Click to continue
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    NERC VP appointed to Dept. of Homeland Security
    Mark Weatherford has been appointed to the the Department of Homeland Security. Click to continue
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    FirstEnergy Generation Corp. sells two peaking plants in Ohio
    FirstEnergy Generation Corp. has closed the sale of its Richland Plant in Defiance, Ohio, and its Stryker Plant in Stryker, Ohio. Click to continue
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    UTILITY PRODUCTS
    Current transformer offers high accuracy
    Continental Control Systems has launched its new Accu-CT high-accuracy split-core current transformer (CT). Click to continue
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    New 1460TOOL mobile tool chest
    For a portable tool protection solution, Pelican Products has introduced the 1460TOOL mobile tool chest. Click to continue
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    SMA adapter allows small axial shift
    The custom adapter fills the customer’s special needs when a standard off-the-shelf connector or adapter is not available. Click to continue
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    Cordless jig saw for electricians
    Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. continues to expand the versatility of their M12 LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of the M12 Cordless High Performance Jig Saw. Click to continue
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