Greenskies Renewable to construct array at Wesleyan University

Greenskies Renewable to construct array at Wesleyan University

September 1, 2015

Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a Middletown-based solar energy company, has been selected to construct a 750 kW-AC solar PV array on the campus of Wesleyan University. The ground-mounted solar array will be built at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth Road on the Wesleyan campus, where it will produce 1.2Read More

DTE Energy brings solar power to its trash collection

DTE Energy brings solar power to its trash collection

August 24, 2015

DTE Energy‘s downtown neighborhood is even cleaner and greener, thanks to the installation of the city of Detroit’s first smart, solar-powered trash compactor and recycling units. DTE installed seven Bigbelly units, which collect and compact trash on site and also gather aluminum and plastic containers for recycling. The pilot programRead More

Greenskies Renewable to construct array at Wesleyan University

Greenskies Renewable to construct array at Wesleyan University

September 1, 2015

Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a Middletown-based solar energy company, has been selected to construct a 750 kW-AC solar PV array on the campus of Wesleyan University. The ground-mounted solar array will be built at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth Road on the Wesleyan campus, where it will produce 1.2Read More

left to right: Nic Stover, CEO of CalCom Solar; Congressman Valadao; Brian Medeiros, VP, Medeiros & Son Dairy; Bernadette Del Chiaro, CALSEIA; Kelly Knutsen, CALSEIA. This CalCom Solar PV array (equipped with NEXTracker solar trackers) helps Medeiros and Son Dairy save money and better handle energy and water management.

Calif. Congressman cuts ribbon at 1.1-MW Medeiros & Son Dairy install

September 1, 2015

Congressman David Valadao (R-CA) presided over the dedication of a significant new solar power system in the Central Valley — at Medeiros & Son Dairy. The 1.1-MW system was designed and deployed by Visalia-based CalCom Solar, a leader in design-build solar projects for agribusinesses and water districts. “I’m excited toRead More

Principal Solar, Entropy Investment to co-develop 100-MW facility in N.C.

Principal Solar, Entropy Investment to co-develop 100-MW facility in N.C.

August 27, 2015

Principal Solar, a solar power developer and operator, has agreed to terms to co-develop its first major solar asset with affiliates of Entropy Investment Management LLC. The 100-MW facility, located in Cumberland County, N.C., will produce enough electricity to power approximately 20,000 average American homes. Construction began the week ofRead More

Is a Texas solar boom on the way?

Is a Texas solar boom on the way?

August 26, 2015

Solar power is currently sweeping the nation, with only more installs ahead as the United States weens itself off fossil fuels and establishes a reliable, robust network of renewable energy. Lots of plans in action at the federal level (this story) and the local level (these stories). But despite that,Read More

80-acre Nevada solar project coming soon via Bombard Renewable Energy

80-acre Nevada solar project coming soon via Bombard Renewable Energy

August 26, 2015

  Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative, announced detailed information about the plan to begin construction this year on a 15-megawatt solar energy generation project in Pahrump, Nevada. Utilizing Nevada union workers and American-made materials, this solar project will generate affordable renewable energy while creating newRead More

Canadian utility commissions largest flow battery install in North America

Canadian utility commissions largest flow battery install in North America

August 20, 2015

We will be talking a lot about the role energy storage will play with solar project development going forward (our Sept./Oct cover story, for starters), as there is a ton to still be discovered. An intriguing storyline is what types of projects will start to ride the still very newRead More

Pattern Development completes $205M financing on 122 MW project in Chile

Pattern Development completes $205M financing on 122 MW project in Chile

August 10, 2015

Advancing into the solar power market, Pattern Energy Group LP announced the completion of approximately $205 million in project financing and the start of full construction on its Conejo Solar PV power project in Chile. The 122 MW Conejo Solar PV power project is being constructed approximately 30 kilometers east ofRead More

RBI Solar acquired by Gibraltar Industries

RBI Solar acquired by Gibraltar Industries

July 30, 2015

RBI Solar, Inc. is a turn-key supplier of solar mounting systems. As a specialist in ground mount, roof mount, landfill solar, and custom designed specialty solar structures, RBI Solar focuses on providing best-in-class racking systems, installation services and project management capabilities to serve owners and integrators. Gibraltar Industries announced itsRead More

Next-gen microinverters: Ramping up reliability, power, storage options

Next-gen microinverters: Ramping up reliability, power, storage options

August 25, 2015

Don’t let the term microinverter fool you. Sure, they are scaled-down versions of conventional inverters and are usually connected to individual modules rather than a string, but the microinverters of today are capable of adding extra value for the right installation. Value in terms of price can be tricky. TheRead More

Array Technologies Supplies 28 MW of Solar Trackers to California Project

Array Technologies Supplies 28 MW of Solar Trackers to California Project

November 20, 2014

Array Technologies Inc. (ATI) and construction powerhouse White Construction Inc. signed a tracker supply agreement for more than 28 MW of Array Technologies’ leading DuraTrack HZ single-axis solar tracking system earlier this year. The DuraTrack HZ structure features a customized 120° range of motion and holds roughly 94,340 high performanceRead More

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Greenskies Renewable to construct array at Wesleyan University

Greenskies Renewable to construct array at Wesleyan University

September 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm 1 comment

Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a Middletown-based solar energy company, has been selected to construct a 750 kW-AC solar PV array on the campus of Wesleyan University. The ground-mounted solar array will be built at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth Road on the Wesleyan campus, where it will produce 1.2Read More

left to right: Nic Stover, CEO of CalCom Solar; Congressman Valadao; Brian Medeiros, VP, Medeiros & Son Dairy; Bernadette Del Chiaro, CALSEIA; Kelly Knutsen, CALSEIA. This CalCom Solar PV array (equipped with NEXTracker solar trackers) helps Medeiros and Son Dairy save money and better handle energy and water management.

Calif. Congressman cuts ribbon at 1.1-MW Medeiros & Son Dairy install

September 1, 2015 at 1:43 pm 2 comments

Congressman David Valadao (R-CA) presided over the dedication of a significant new solar power system in the Central Valley — at Medeiros & Son Dairy. The 1.1-MW system was designed and deployed by Visalia-based CalCom Solar, a leader in design-build solar projects for agribusinesses and water districts. “I’m excited toRead More

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See the VARTA Flex System battery management system at #SPI

September 1, 2015 at 11:41 am 1 comment

VARTA Micro Group announced the release of the VARTA Flex System that is comprised of a 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cabinet, power electronics and control unit. Optimized for employment in commercial environments, the VARTA Flex System features a long cycle life in excess of 12,000 cycles at 100% DOD (Depth ofRead More

WGL Energy, Conergy complete solar project in Atwater, Calif.

WGL Energy, Conergy complete solar project in Atwater, Calif.

September 1, 2015 at 10:46 am 0 comments

WGL Energy and Conergy, one of the largest downstream solar companies in the world, have completed their joint venture to bring solar energy to Merced County, Calif. The newly constructed array will provide over 1,200 MWh of energy to the City of Atwater annually, enough to power more than 100Read More

VOTE: 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards — Ground-mounted

VOTE: 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards — Ground-mounted

August 31, 2015 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

Charlton Solar Charlton, Mass. Completed: Dec. 31, 2014 Size: 4.4-MW DC Constrained by population densities and interconnection capacity, most optimal solar sites in the Northeast have already been developed, leaving more challenging landscapes necessitating site-specific designs. The 4.4-MW Charlton Solar plant in Massachusetts, one of two “managed growth” projects builtRead More

VOTE: 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards — Roof-mounted

VOTE: 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards — Roof-mounted

August 31, 2015 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Bishop O’Dowd High School Oakland, Calif. Completed: Aug. 1, 2015 Size: 50.960 kW Bishop O’Dowd High School has a two-story classroom building facing southeast. The classrooms get very hot during the day when classes are in session. They want to reduce the heat to improve the learning experience of theRead More

Polls are open: Vote in the 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards

Polls are open: Vote in the 2015 Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards

August 31, 2015 at 4:26 pm 1 comment

The nominations are in, and now it’s time for you, the reader, to choose the best of the best for our third annual Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards. Really, when it comes to the proliferation of solar energy, we are all winners. But that doesn’t stop us fromRead More

JA Solar modules to power the largest solar farm under construction in Australia

JA Solar modules to power the largest solar farm under construction in Australia

August 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

A 70-MW Moree Solar Farm (MSF) in Australia has begun to install the batches of solar modules provided by JA Solar since June. As MSF’s exclusive supplier, JA Solar will keep delivering JAP6-315 and JAP6-310 modules to meet all demand of 70-MW modules. Early this year, MSF was acknowledged byRead More

Carbon tax bill introduced in New York

Carbon tax bill introduced in New York

August 31, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

According to the Sustainable Financial Markets, N.Y.-assembly members Kevin Cahill and Barbara Lifton introduced a carbon tax bill into the assembly this week. The bill would tax carbon emissions with the ultimate goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in New York State. This is an ambitious effort that starts aRead More

Scott Griffin (pictured) and Janet Miller, 
owners of G6 Power Solutions, create a broad reach by training more people to install systems.

G6 Power Solutions emerges to serve rapidly growing market

August 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

In business, people often stick with what they know, but some individuals will look to that horizon, willing to take some risks along the way. Scott Griffin and Janet Miller, owners of G6 Power Solutions, are two of those individuals. They jumped into the growing solar energy market and areRead More