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First Solar to Join NRG Energy on Alpine Solar Project

First Solar to Join NRG Energy on Alpine Solar Project

November 4, 2011 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy and First Solar announced an agreement for First Solar to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for NRG’s 66-MW (AC) Alpine solar project in Lancaster, Calif. First Solar will also provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services. Electricity from the Alpine project will be sold under a 20-year powerRead More

Palmdale School District to Install Solar at 18 Schools

Palmdale School District to Install Solar at 18 Schools

November 4, 2011 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Los Amigos School was the host site for Palmdale School District’s ribbon-cutting celebration today for a solar power system that is being installed at 18 of the district’s 24 schools.  Civic officials and business leaders were on-hand to commend school district officials on their foresight and congratulate them on theRead More

SunEdison, Staples Reach Solar Energy Milestone

SunEdison, Staples Reach Solar Energy Milestone

November 3, 2011 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

SunEdison, a solar energy services provider and a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., and Staples, the world’s largest office products company, today announced a production milestone of more than 30 million kWh of energy produced through solar installations on Staples’ properties, which is enough to power 1,800 average U.S. homesRead More

Facebook to Use Cogenra PV Technology at Headquarters

Facebook to Use Cogenra PV Technology at Headquarters

November 3, 2011 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

Cogenra Solar, a provider of distributed solar cogeneration systems and renewable energy service solutions, today announced a solar cogeneration project at Facebook’s new Menlo Park campus. Producing renewable hot water and electricity, the solar cogeneration array will be integrated on the roof of the renovated fitness center. Selected for itsRead More

IKEA to Add Solar to Three Additional Stores

IKEA to Add Solar to Three Additional Stores

November 2, 2011 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install solar energy panels at three more U.S. locations: Draper, Utah; New Haven, Conn; and Portland, Ore. Pending governmental permits, rooftop installation of the nearly 10,000 total panels will begin next year, be completed in Spring 2012, and generateRead More

Solar Power International Recap

Solar Power International Recap

November 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Energy leaders from around the world descended upon Dallas for Solar Power International ’11, October 17 – 20. For the first time in its eight year history, SPI was staged outside California proving that the solar industry is vibrant and growing across the country. A total of 21,000 industry attendeesRead More

Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory Installs SolarWorld Panels

Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory Installs SolarWorld Panels

November 1, 2011 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

High-performance solar panels from SolarWorld will provide electricity for the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes. The project, rising in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park, will drive ingenuity in sustainable architecture and engineering to new heights of achievement. SolarWorld authorized installer Energy Independent Solutions has completed installation of 125 kW worthRead More

Arizona Public Service-Owned Solar Plants Now Online

Arizona Public Service-Owned Solar Plants Now Online

October 28, 2011 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Arizona Public Service Co. and First Solar announced the completion of the 17-MW Paloma Solar Power Plant –- the first facility to reach commercial operation as part of the AZ Sun Program. Earlier this week, APS also placed the Cotton Center Solar Plant in commercial operation, the second AZ Sun facility toRead More

Principal Solar Inc. Appoints Buzz Aldrin as Senior Adviser

Principal Solar Inc. Appoints Buzz Aldrin as Senior Adviser

October 28, 2011 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Accelerating its business strategy, Principal Solar Inc., a publicly traded renewable energy holding company which concentrates its resources on rapidly advancing the inevitable, worldwide utilization of solar energy through a unique roll-up strategy, announced today that Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Doctor of Science (MIT), aeronautical engineer, retired United States Air Force Colonel, decorated fighterRead More

SOLON Joins UniSource to Bring 10 MW to Arizona

SOLON Joins UniSource to Bring 10 MW to Arizona

October 27, 2011 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

SOLON Corp., one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants in the U.S., will build a 10-MW solar PV array near Kingman, Ariz., to provide affordable renewable power to customers of UniSource Energy Services (UES). SOLON will provide the energy to UES through a 20-year power purchase agreementRead More

 
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