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Trina Solar and Patrick Dempsey Team to Deliver Solar to U.S. Schools

Trina Solar and Patrick Dempsey Team to Deliver Solar to U.S. Schools

March 16, 2012 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

Trina Solar Limited, a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of solar PV products, and actor, race car driver and advocate Patrick Dempsey (as part of Dempsey Racing) today announced a new philanthropic initiative to bring affordable clean energy to communities around the United States. This will involve donating solar modules to localRead More

MAGE SOLAR: Powertec Plus Modules

MAGE SOLAR: Powertec Plus Modules

March 15, 2012 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR, part of the globally operating MAGE GROUP, announced today that it is rolling out an entirely new class of its premium quality MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules. High-efficiency modules have always been part of MAGE SOLAR’s impressive product portfolio. Leading the market with their 30-year 80 percent power outputRead More

Solar energy systems do not have the same installation regulations as wind turbines, but there are concerns with the potential release of hazardous gasses if a panel breaks or catches fire.

New Report: U.S. Solar Installs Sets Record for 2011 with 1,855 MW

March 14, 2012 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar energy industry installed a record 1,855 MW of PV capacity in 2011, more than doubling the previous annual record of 887 MW set in 2010, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The record amount of solar installations is enough to power more than 370,000Read More

First Solar Announces 20-MW Project in Maryland

First Solar Announces 20-MW Project in Maryland

March 14, 2012 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

First Solar Inc. today announced its 100 percent stake in Maryland Solar, a 20-MW (AC) PV solar power project in Hagerstown, Md. The project, which has a contract to sell electricity and renewable energy credits to FirstEnergy Solutions, is expected to start construction in Q2 2012 and be completed in Q4Read More

Onion Grower Installs 428.4-kW System in California

Onion Grower Installs 428.4-kW System in California

March 14, 2012 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Varsity Produce, one of California’s premier grower-shipper-processors of yellow, red, white and sweet onions, will not shed a tear about its decision to go solar with Cenergy Power on its processing/cold storage and packing facilities. The 428.40-kW solar system will pay for itself in less than four years, offset approximatelyRead More

JinkoSolar Panels Used in Connecticut Water Treatment Plant Installation

JinkoSolar Panels Used in Connecticut Water Treatment Plant Installation

March 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. , a fast-growing, vertically integrated solar power product manufacturer based in China, today announced the successful completion of a 35.8-kW tracker-based solar system at the Aquarion Water Company’s D.W. Loiselle Water Treatment Plant at Trap Falls Reservoir in Shelton, Connecticut. This project utilizes 29.7 kW of JinkoSolar’sRead More

Advanced Energy Inverters Selected for 8 MW of PV Projects

Advanced Energy Inverters Selected for 8 MW of PV Projects

March 13, 2012 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

Advanced Energy Industries Inc. today announced that its inverters have been selected by REgeneration Finance  to power more than 8 MW of U.S. distributed generation PV projects. REgeneration has deployed more than 60 of Advanced Energy’s (AE) industry-leading commercial inverters, ranging in power levels from 35 kW to 260 kW. AERead More

eIQ Energy: vBoost 600 DC-to-DC converter module

eIQ Energy: vBoost 600 DC-to-DC converter module

March 13, 2012 at 8:38 am 1 comment

eIQ Energy Inc. today introduced the latest and highest-capacity addition to its vBoost DC Parallel System – the new vBoost 600 DC-to-DC converter module, which reduces the installed cost and improves the efficiency of solar power arrays. The new vBoost 600 modules boost the output of solar panels to aRead More

Clean Power Research Receives $850K Grant for New PV Simulation

Clean Power Research Receives $850K Grant for New PV Simulation

March 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

In a third round of funding from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Clean Power Research will receive a grant of approximately $850,000 from the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration (CSI RD&D) Program. As a result of the grant, Clean Power Research will implement new PV fleet simulationRead More

First Solar to Build 26-MW PV Project in Arizona

First Solar to Build 26-MW PV Project in Arizona

March 12, 2012 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc.  and First Solar Inc. today announced an agreement for First Solar to construct NRG’s 26 MW (AC) Avra Valley solar project near Tucson, Ariz. Electricity from the Avra Valley solar project will be sold to Tucson Electric Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The project will utilize FirstRead More