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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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Teaming Up for OCTG Connectors

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Energex Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has agreed to a deal with Metal One Corporation, offering semi-premium connections for use in North American oil and gas drilling.

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Solar Forecast: Installations, Prices, Employment and the Future

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All information from SEIA/GTM Research “U.S. Solar Market Insight: Q1 2013” unless noted otherwise.

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Top Commercial Brands are Solar Energy Customers

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Why are some of the largest and most cost efficient companies turning to solar for energy consumed by on-site facilities? It’s pretty simple; they want to continue to be the largest and most cost efficient companies. Iconic brands like WalMart, Costco, IKEA, Kohl’s, and Walgreens are synonymous with proficient management, low overhead and profitable business models. And now they’re deploying record level solar systems because they see a smart investment comprised of decreasing installation costs, innovative financing options, and the ability to stabilize future energy expenses.

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