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July 24, 2012

Fremont, Calif.-based EchoFirst launched its newest Echo solar system and the nation’s first combined solar electric and solar thermal lease for the residential market.

The newest Echo solar system builds on the success of the Echo+ solar system, which has been installed in more than 1,000 homes. While basic solar electric or “PV” systems only provide electricity, Echo and Echo+ provide electricity and thermal energy. 

December 5, 2011

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to move forward with an investigation into claims that imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from China are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

July 26, 2011

DuPont acquired Innovalight, Inc., a company specializing in advanced silicon inks and process technologies that increase the efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells. 

The acquisition strengthens DuPont's position as a leader in materials for the solar energy market, according to the company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 

February 14, 2011

Two San Diego firms that focus on large, commercial and government solar power projects have announced they’re procuring their solar panels from Chinese manufacturers, according to an article in the San Diego Union

January 25, 2011

An IKEA store under construction in Centennial, Colo., incorporated solar and geothermal energy in its construction plans, the company said.

Pending governmental permits, installation of solar panels on the store’s roof will begin next month, with completion by grand opening, scheduled for fall of this year. 

The solar energy system for the 415,000-sq.-ft. location will be designed and built by REC Solar, one of the largest U.S. solar electric providers.