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Solar and MLB: A Homerun

Solar and MLB: A Homerun

September 4, 2012 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Since Busch Stadium opened in 2006, those involved with the St. Louis Cardinals have tried to leave a greener footprint. Microgrid Energy has assisted this crusade for the last three years. CEO Rick Hunter says the energy company has helped save more than $1 million for the MLB franchise byRead More

The Best Fit: aluminum framing systems reduce installation time and costs

The Best Fit: aluminum framing systems reduce installation time and costs

September 4, 2012 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

Project Frog in San Francisco is a clean technology company that incorporates a sophisticated approach — including parametric design, precision fabrication, energy modeling, lean manufacturing and continuous monitoring — to create sustainable, efficient structures that reduce overall operating costs and also meet stringent LEED requirements. Project Frog was chosen toRead More

Putting Solar Products to the Test

Putting Solar Products to the Test

September 4, 2012 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

How can we be sure a panel will work the same in earthquaky California, humid Florida and snowy Colorado? By Debbie Sniderman The top solar installation states in the country — California, New Jersey, Colorado and Arizona — all have very different climates. Solar manufacturers consider forces like hurricane-strength winds,Read More

Solar Going on Rooftop of Home Furnishings Store

Solar Going on Rooftop of Home Furnishings Store

August 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Mooresville, N.C. — a center for alternative energy? That’s the vision of Michael Bay. The innovator who bought and transformed three former mills into huge furniture retailing complexes has announced that his Merinos Home Furnishings in Mooresville will host a large solar project on its roof. Solar panels installed andRead More

$18 Million Financing Closed for Ohio Solar Project

$18 Million Financing Closed for Ohio Solar Project

August 30, 2012 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Sol Systems successfully closed an $18 million transaction through its financing arm, SolMarket, for a 5-MW solar project in Celina, Ohio.  Sol Systems worked with its investor partner, New Energy Capital, to originate and diligence the unique investment opportunity — a 5-MW deal utilizing New Market Tax Credits (NMTCs) and developedRead More

TerraVerde Installs Nearly 3 MW at California School Districts

TerraVerde Installs Nearly 3 MW at California School Districts

August 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

TerraVerde Renewable Partners, an independent energy advisor that helps schools, public agencies and private companies reduce energy costs, today announced that three of its large Central Valley school district clients — Fowler Unified School District (USD), Firebaugh-Las Deltas USD, and Golden Valley USD — have completed solar projects across 16Read More

Constellation Completes 16.1-MW Ground-Mount in Maryland

Constellation Completes 16.1-MW Ground-Mount in Maryland

August 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Constellation announced the completion of a 16.1-MW (DC) grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) solar installation in Emmitsburg, Md., as part of the state of Maryland’s Generating Clean Horizons initiative. Constellation financed, owns and operates the approximately $50 million solar facility on behalf of its customer, the state of Maryland. Electricity generated by the system is purchasedRead More

Three groSolar Projects to Use Canadian Solar Panels

Three groSolar Projects to Use Canadian Solar Panels

August 29, 2012 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar Inc. announced it has supplied more than 8 MW of solar modules to groSolar for three utility and commercial photovoltaic (PV) projects in the United States. The largest installation is a 6 MW plant currently under construction in Lancaster County, Pa. Canadian Solar was the exclusive provider of high-performanceRead More

Gilligan’s Island Installs 260 kW of Solar from SolarCity

Gilligan’s Island Installs 260 kW of Solar from SolarCity

August 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

The scenic island made famous by the popular 1960s television series Gilligan’s Island is going solar: Coconut Island, or Moku o Lo’e, is home to the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Hawai’i, which recently signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with SolarCity to provide the island’sRead More

Dunkermotor: solar tracking motors

Dunkermotor: solar tracking motors

August 28, 2012 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

In the field of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Parabolic Trough Collector (PTC) technology is one of the most widely used, and Dunkermotor’s new Bifurcated Wormetary gearmotors are designed to meet that application’s requirements, while offering several unique benefits. Dunkermotor, now part of Ametek Precision Motion Control, has further refined its uniqueRead More