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First 42 MW of Solar Panels Energized at Mesquite Solar 1

First 42 MW of Solar Panels Energized at Mesquite Solar 1

December 28, 2011 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

Sempra Generation announced that three blocks of solar panels totaling 42 MW have been installed at its Mesquite Solar 1 project and are now delivering renewable electricity to the power grid. Construction on the 150-MW PV solar installation in Arlington, Ariz., located about 40 miles west of Phoenix, began in June 2011.  SempraRead More

SunPower Acquires Tenesol SA for $165.4 Million Cash

SunPower Acquires Tenesol SA for $165.4 Million Cash

December 23, 2011 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower Corp., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tenesol SA, a global solar provider headquartered in La Tour de Salvagny, France.  Tenesol, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total SA, has operations in 18 countriesRead More

2.3-MW System in Massachusetts Completed

2.3-MW System in Massachusetts Completed

December 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) today celebrates completion of its second large-scale solar energy facility in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield. The facility features 8,200 solar panels and produces 2.3-MW of electricity. WMECo officials joined local and state officials in celebrating the transformation of the former foundry site intoRead More

Uncertain Tax Credit to be Discussed at Solar Power Generation USA

Uncertain Tax Credit to be Discussed at Solar Power Generation USA

December 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

With the impending year-end expiration of the nation’s renewable energy investment tax credit (ITC) cash grant, Solar Power Generation USA announced today that domestic utilities, investors and project developers across the industry will meet in Las Vegas to share forecasts and insights, and to discuss the steps required for theRead More

Ormat Signs 20-Year PPA for 10-MW PV Project in California

Ormat Signs 20-Year PPA for 10-MW PV Project in California

December 21, 2011 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Ormat Technologies Inc. announced that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for 10 MW of solar PV energy.   The project, Ormat’s first independent PV project in the U.S., will be located near the Heber geothermal complex in Imperial Valley, Calif.. Ormat will develop, own and operateRead More

NRG Energy to Install Solar at MetLife Stadium

NRG Energy to Install Solar at MetLife Stadium

December 19, 2011 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

NRG and New Meadowlands Stadium Company today announced a new sponsorship agreement that will bring sustainable solar power to MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, two iconic National Football League franchises. Under the agreement, NRG will design, install and operate a custom solar powerRead More

4.9-MW Rooftop Array Installed at Kimberly-Clark Distribution Center

4.9-MW Rooftop Array Installed at Kimberly-Clark Distribution Center

December 16, 2011 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

Prologis Inc.,Southern California Edison (SCE) and Kimberly-Clark Corp. announced that Kimberly-Clark’s Redlands, Calif., distribution center has received one of the largest single rooftop solar power installations in the country. Expanding on the 100-kW solar array installed in 2009, the 4.9-MW (DC), or 3.5-MW (AC), solar installation now covers 350,000 square feet of roof space.Read More

Regulators Approve Long-Term Contract for 150-MW Power Plant

Regulators Approve Long-Term Contract for 150-MW Power Plant

December 16, 2011 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

The California Public Utilities Commission approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s 25-year contract to purchase 150 MW of renewable power from Sempra Generation’s Copper Mountain Solar 2 project in Boulder City, Nev. With state regulatory approval of the contract secured, Sempra Generation announced that construction on the 1,100-acre solar plant willRead More

Exelon/Constellation Reach $1 Billion Merger Settlement with Key Parties

Exelon/Constellation Reach $1 Billion Merger Settlement with Key Parties

December 15, 2011 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

Exelon Corporation, Constellation Energy and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company today announced that, in connection with their proposed merger, they have reached a settlement with the State of Maryland, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Building and Construction Trades Council. The settlement agreement includes anRead More

Evergreen Valley College Celebrates New Solar Power Project

Evergreen Valley College Celebrates New Solar Power Project

December 15, 2011 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

Evergreen Valley College, Gilbane Co. (a full-service construction company) and SunPower Corp. today announced the groundbreaking of a 1.5-MW, ground-mounted solar power project at the Evergreen Valley College campus, located in San Jose, Calif. The high-efficiency solar system will generate approximately one-third of Evergreen Valley College’s electricity demand annually. “At EvergreenRead More

 
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