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Solar Energy Alerts! | Issue 5 | July 2011 |
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In This Issue...

  1. Cost of Solar Energy Equal to Traditional Energy in 19 Countries!
  2. Upcoming Solar Energy Events

Cost of Solar Energy Equal to Traditional Energy in 19 Countries!

The results of Applied Materials Third Annual Solar Energy Survey are out. And there are a few surprises.

The biggest surprise is that the price of solar photovoltaic panels is the same as the cost for traditional energy sources in 19 countries. This includes Italy, Spain and Brazil. And California, although not a country, will follow suit by the end of 2011.

This is great news for homeowners interested in going solar. The price of solar will continue to go down. Not only that, but traditional energy costs will continue to go up, making solar energy the smart choice. This is important as the survey revealed that more than 50% of respondents indicated that financial aspects are a factor in their decision on whether to go solar or not.

Get More Information: Cost of Solar Energy

Upcoming Solar Energy Events

Featured Solar Energy Events

These are the upcoming events that readers have submitted to our database...

Other Solar Energy Events

Here are some other solar and renewable energy events that you may be interested in attending...

Date Location Event
Jul 2-15 Havana, Cuba Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development
Jul 5-6 Tel Aviv, Israel CleanTech 2011
Jul 9 Albuquerque, NM, USA Solar Basics Seminar
Jul 9 Burien, WA, USA Community Solar Workshop
Jul 11-14 San Diego, CA, USA Storage Week 2011
Jul 12 Carlsbad, CA, USA A Celebration of Solar Seminar and Dinner
Jul 12-14 San Francisco, CA, USA Intersolar North America
Jul 14 Los Angeles, CA, USA LADWP Solar Power in Los Angees
Jul 14-17 Oxnard, CA, USA Ventua County Boatshow & Green Expo
Jul 16 Telford, PA, USA Free Solar Seminar
Jul 19 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Sustainability Business Seminar
Jul 26 San Diego, CA, USA A Celebration of Solar Seminar and Dinner
Jul 26 Oahu, HI, USA Ewa Beach Solar Seminar
Jul 29 Cordele, GA, USA Solar Express
Jul 29-31 John Day, OR, USA SolWest Fair
Aug 4 Virtual online event Virtual Green Expo
Aug 6 Atascadero, CA, USA Free Solar Seminar
Aug 11 Westminster, CA, USA Westminster's 3rd Annual Green Expo
Aug 15 Traverse City, MI, USA 2011 Solar Educator's Conference
Aug 27 Franklin, TN, USA Living Green Expo
Sep 5-9 Hamburg, Germany 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Sep 21-22 Santa Clara, CA, USA Northern California Facilities Expo
Sep 23-Oct 2 Washington, D.C., USA U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon
Sep 27 Columbus, OH, USA Green Building Expo
Sep 27-30 Chengdu, China IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies
Oct 4-6 Austin, TX, USA SXSW Eco
Oct 11-12 London, UK Energy Solutions 2011
Oct 17-20 Dallas, TX, USA Solar Power International '11
Oct 18-20 Bahrain Bahrain Green Technology Expo 2011
Oct 22-23 Sioux Falls, SD, USA Green Living Health Expo
Nov 14-15 Freiburg, Germany Solar Summit 2011
Dec 5-6 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Solar Canada 2011 Conference & Exposition
Feb 14-16, 2012 Long Beach, CA, USA Solar POWER-GEN Conference & Exhibition

Do you know of any solar energy or green-living events happening in your area? Add them to the database using my online Submit Form. It's quick and easy.

In Closing...

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