What's New at Solar Facts and Advice?

The following is a list of new articles posted during October 2010 (up to Oct. 20th) at Solar Facts and Advice and at our blog Solar News and Views

Solar Facts and Advice: as of October 20, 2010

The Sunshine Vitamin (vitamin D)

If Vitamin D Were a Drug It Would Win the Nobel Prize

Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D Deficiency is linked to 2/3 rds of the medical problems in the US along with poor diet

Vitamin D Deficiency: Causes and Risk Factors

Learn to recognize the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, especially in women and children

Testing Your Vitamin D Levels: (know what to ask your doctor, or order a home testing kit)

Getting Vitamin D from Sunshine

Vitamin D from Food

What you need to know when choosing a Vitamin D supplement

Vitamin D and anti-aging

Vitamin D helps prevent 3 out 4 cancers

Vitamin D is Important for Good Heart Health

Vitamin D and Calcium: You Need Them Both

Vitamin D deficiency can cause mobility problems

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Profile of site publisher and renewable energy firm Alchemie Limited Inc.

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Solar Facts, News and Views: as of October 20, 2010

First Solar Plants Approved for Federal Lands
Oct 20, 2010
Two large projects have made it through the gauntlet of governmental project review and are ready to move forward, marking the first solar projects approved for federal land. Two down, hundreds...

KYOCERA Solar Module First in the World to Pass Major Testing of TUV Rheinland’s Independent Long-Term Sequential Test
Oct 20, 2010
Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) has recently announced that its main 210-watt solar module is the first in the world to have passed the major sub-tests of the new “Long-Term Sequential...

AMSC Launches Its SolarTie(TM) Grid Interconnection Solution for Photovoltaic Power Plants
Oct 20, 2010
American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, has recently announced at the Solar Power International 2010 exhibition the launch of its SolarTie Grid...

First Solar Announces Plans to Build Two New Plants
Oct 18, 2010
First Solar is planning to build two new four-line manufacturing plants that will boost the company’s annual manufacturing capacity by nearly 500 MW to help meet strong demand for its advanced...

North Africa’s Sun King
Oct 17, 2010
For decades, Morocco, the only North African nation without large quantities of oil, combed the surrounding desert in search of fossil fuels. But roughly a year and a half ago, the country shifted...

The Big Question: Will the UK's FiT Ensure its Solar Sector's Future?
Oct 09, 2010
Given recent developments in Germany and Spain, will the UK's solar feed-in tariff be enough to engender a long-term sustainable solar manufacturing and installation industry in Britain? If not,...

Study shines new light on Sun's role in Earth's climate
Oct 08, 2010
London, England (CNN) -- A new study has shed light on the sun's impact on the Earth's climate, confounding current thinking about solar cycles and how they influence temperatures on...

LDK Solar gains $ 8.9 billion financing boost from China
Oct 07, 2010
LDK Solar Company Limited will secure up to 60 billion Chinese yuan ($8.97 billion) in credit from the China Development Bank over five years to bolster its long-term growth and development...

World's biggest solar project powers up in Canada
Oct 6, 2010
The world's largest solar energy facility, the 80-megawatt Sarnia photovoltaic project in Ontario, is now fully operational and is supplying energy to the Canadian province's power grid, its owner and operator said on Monday.

Companies Plan 100 MW for India
Oct 06, 2010
Developers and manufacturers are eyeing India's burgeoning solar market.European power-electronics company AEG Power Solutions and the Indian solar developer Electrotherm have partnered to deploy 100 MW of solar PV projects around India in the next three years.

Germany Adds 4.88 GW in 2010 so Far
Oct 6, 2010
Seemingly determined to put an end to speculation that solar photovoltaics (PV) can't "scale" quickly enough to make a dent in electricity consumption, the German solar industry continues to break records.

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