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Whether you're installing a utility-scale ground-mounted, carport structure, or rooftop solar system, JMC Steel Group can provide the galvanized round, square and rectangular steel tubing that you need.

Cool infographic depicts 2013 Top 10 Solar States


The latest infographic from Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) ranks the Top 10 Solar States based on solar capacity installed in 2013. It also includes the number of megawatts installed per state, number of houses powered per megawatt of solar added, and facts about each state. SEIA also shows a remixed version of the rankings based on the number of solar jobs added in 2013, cumulative solar capacity, price decline in 2012-2013, and percentage of new electricity generation from Solar.

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SEIA Q3 Report 2013 Shares Glowing Reviews on Solar Industry


GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013 report shows that it has been a stellar year for the solar business in the United States. This quarter's report states that in 2013 Photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to rise, increasing 41% over 2012 to reach 4,751 MW. According to SEIA, there were 52 utility PV projects completed in Q3 2013, totaling 539 MW of capacity. The majority of these projects came from California with one 32 MW project that was completed in Nevada by SunEdison.

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Solar Canada 2013


It’s almost here! Canada’s largest and most influential solar event is right around the corner. With more than 3,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors expected, Solar Canada 2013 is a unique opportunity to share knowledge, experience advancements, and network with solar colleagues and stakeholders from around the world.

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Solarwebinar Recap: The Benefits of Steel Tube in Solar Racking Structures


Over 40 people tuned in yesterday to attend The Benefits of Steel Tube in Solar Racking Structures webinar, held by Solar Power World and sponsored by Wheatland Tube. OYA Solar, a premiere developer of Solar PV systems in Ontario, led the webinar discussing the recent developments from Phase 1 of its solar roofing project with Atlas Tube.

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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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