Articles by: Chris Crowell

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 2 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 2 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 3 comments

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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

Solar tech provider APS officially rebrands as APsystems

Solar tech provider APS officially rebrands as APsystems

August 31, 2015 at 10:34 am 2 comments

APS, a global leader in solar technology, is now APsystems. The brand refinement highlights the company’s commitment to powerful alternative energy solutions, and its evolution from a product-oriented portfolio to a whole-systems innovator. The phrase “Altenergy Power,” a nod to the company’s original legal name, will appear beneath APsystems in theRead More

Recurrent Energy, Southern Power take charge of 200-MW Tranquility project

Recurrent Energy, Southern Power take charge of 200-MW Tranquility project

August 31, 2015 at 9:48 am 1 comment

Canadian Solar announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, one of North America’s largest solar project developers, signed an agreement with Southern Power for Southern Power to acquire a controlling interest in the 200-MW Tranquillity Solar Power Project in California. The project, developed by Recurrent Energy, is currently under construction. UnderRead 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 at 3:42 pm 1 comment

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

Check out the RT-[E] Mount from Roof Tech at #SPI

Check out the RT-[E] Mount from Roof Tech at #SPI

August 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Roof Tech, a leading provider of rail-less mounting solutions for PV solar systems, will showcase its products at Solar Power International, Booth #314, from Sept. 15 to 17 in Anaheim, CA. Some notes on what you’ll find at the booth: Since its introduction to the U.S.market in 2012, Roof Tech,Read More

E.ON starts construction on 20-MW solar project in Kern County, Calif.

E.ON starts construction on 20-MW solar project in Kern County, Calif.

August 27, 2015 at 11:36 am 1 comment

E.ON Solar announced that Maricopa West, a 20-MW AC solar project in Kern County, Calif., has entered the construction phase. Maricopa West occupies land in Southern California purchased by E.ON Solar from Maricopa Orchards, LLC. The solar park will utilize a single-axis tracking system and consist of 89,000 photovoltaic panels. ItRead More