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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

TFG Radiant Increases Ownership in Ascent Solar to 41%

TFG Radiant Increases Ownership in Ascent Solar to 41%

January 4, 2012 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. , a developer of flexible CIGS solar panels, announced today that TFG Radiant Investment Group, Ltd. (TFG Radiant), is poised to increase its ownership interest in the Thornton, Colo., based solar panel manufacturer. TFG Radiant acquired approximately 20 percent of the outstanding shares of Ascent in AugustRead More

SPI Solar to Build 11.3-MW Project in New Jersey

SPI Solar to Build 11.3-MW Project in New Jersey

January 3, 2012 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

SPI Solar announced today that it has been awarded an EPC contract by Seashore Solar Development LLC , a New Jersey-based solar development company. As EPC contractor, SPI will design, engineer and construct an 11.3-MW fixed ground mount solar energy facility (SEF) which will provide the southern New Jersey power gridRead More

Cupertino Electric Completes 500-kW Solar Power System

Cupertino Electric Completes 500-kW Solar Power System

January 3, 2012 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

The Energy Alternatives Division of Cupertino Electric Inc. (CEI) today announced the completion of a rooftop- and parking lot canopy-based 480-kW solar PV system for the City of Morgan Hill in Morgan Hill, Calif. The city’s solar system was designed and built by CEI and was installed on canopies andRead More

Dept. of Interior Approves More Projects in California, Oregon

Dept. of Interior Approves More Projects in California, Oregon

January 3, 2012 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the approval of two renewable energy projects that further advance President Obama’s initiative for a rapid and responsible move to utility-scale production of renewable energy. The projects – a solar plant in California and a wind farm in Oregon – will be builtRead More

 
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