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SolarWorld Adds 1 MW to its Headquarters, Showcases Own Solar Panels

SolarWorld Adds 1 MW to its Headquarters, Showcases Own Solar Panels

January 10, 2012 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer, has undertaken three on-campus projects to showcase and tap the high-performance solar technology that it manufactures at its U.S. headquarters in Hillsboro, Ore., beginning with raw polysilicon chunks and ending with finished solar panels. This month, SolarWorld initiated a project to install nearly 1Read More

Making the Best Better

Making the Best Better

January 9, 2012 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

A special racking system pushes a California city closer to its renewable goals.

Step-By-Step

Step-By-Step

January 9, 2012 at 10:18 am 1 comment

How non-penetrating mounting systems are installed on flat rooftops KB Racking, like SunLink (see story here), excels at flat rooftop installs. The Toronto-based company specializes in the development and manufacturing of mounting systems and has worked on projects in California, Colorado and New Jersey. One of its products — theRead More

Taking Rooftops to New Heights

Taking Rooftops to New Heights

January 9, 2012 at 10:14 am 1 comment

Flat rooftops aren’t built for solar installations, but solar installations can be built for flat rooftops.

Making it Rain

Making it Rain

January 9, 2012 at 10:12 am 1 comment

Adding solar power to water treatment plants can help mitigate costs. With an increased demand and major budget cuts limiting today’s utilities, it’s nice to be showered with extra cash once in awhile.

Bringing Solar to Water Districts

Bringing Solar to Water Districts

January 9, 2012 at 10:10 am 1 comment

Even the smallest installations can make a big difference.

Surge Protection: Why and How

Surge Protection: Why and How

January 9, 2012 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Surge protection is a small part of an overall PV installation, but it’s a part that can’t be ignored. Surge protection devices (SPDs) protect sensitive electrical equipment within the PV system from overvoltages that can lead to reduced life expectancy and sometimes failure. As solar farms continue to get larger,Read More

Largest Texas Solar Farm Goes Online at 30 MW

Largest Texas Solar Farm Goes Online at 30 MW

January 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Austin Energy, along with Austin City Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Village of Webberville Mayor Hector Gonzales, today announced the activation of a 30-MW solar power plant located within the Village of Webberville, Texas. The activation of the power plant marks the first utility-scale solar deployment for Austin Energy and helpsRead More

tenKsolar and Sun to Sun Complete 100-kW Pennsylvania Project

tenKsolar and Sun to Sun Complete 100-kW Pennsylvania Project

January 5, 2012 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

tenKsolar and Sun to Sun, LLC jointly announced the completion of a solar PV system rated at 100 kW located in Allentown, Pa. Working with the building owner, Sun to Sun selected tenKsolar’s RAIS Wave system for this project in order to maximize the energy production throughout the year. StaceRead More

SEIA and Solar Alliance Join Together

SEIA and Solar Alliance Join Together

January 5, 2012 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar energy industry, announced today that it has officially merged with the Solar Alliance, an advocacy organization committed to establishing solar policies at the state level.  Effective immediately, the Solar Alliance will operate under the SEIA brand inRead More

 
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