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CalCom Solar starts 1.1 MW install at Medeiros and Son Dairy

CalCom Solar starts 1.1 MW install at Medeiros and Son Dairy

May 27, 2015 at 11:24 am 1 comment

CalCom Solar has started the installation of a new 1.1 MW solar power system at Medeiros and Son Dairy in Hanford, Calif. The project will be completed this summer. “CalCom Solar is making solar energy work for us, both operationally and financially,” said Brian Medeiros. “The dairy business takes constant evaluationRead More

A 580 kilowatt solar array was recently added to the roof of Baltimore Operation’s e-Motor building, where electric motors and drive units for the Chevrolet Spark EV are built. This new array is made up of approximately 2,420 panels and covers 87 percent of the e-Motor building’s roof.

AET Provides Roof Ballast System for GM Facility

May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, was selected by Empower Energies to provide its Rayport-B roof ballast mounting system at GM’s Baltimore Operations facility in White Marsh, Md. This manufacturing campusRead More

sPower breaks ground on 22.5 MW Sierra Solar Facility in LA County

sPower breaks ground on 22.5 MW Sierra Solar Facility in LA County

May 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm 1 comment

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, broke ground on a 22.5 MW solar project in Lancaster, Calif. The Sierra Solar project is sPower’s first in Los Angeles County. The EPC contract was awarded to Rosendin Electric, which will install more than 250,000 First Solar PV modules in a fixed ground mountRead More

Principal Solar announces proposed IPO

Principal Solar announces proposed IPO

May 26, 2015 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

Principal Solar, Inc. has filed the paperwork and intends to go public. The company announced that it will offer its common stock in an underwritten public offering of 2.5 million shares as part of its initial public offering filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Principal Solar is a solar power company that buildsRead More

Conergy to purchase Sungrow inverters as part of strategic partnership

Conergy to purchase Sungrow inverters as part of strategic partnership

May 26, 2015 at 8:48 am 1 comment

Conergy, one of the largest global solar companies, and Sungrow, one of the largest global PV-inverter manufacturers, announced a strategic partnership in which Conergy will purchase inverters from Sungrow for many of its global commercial and utility scale projects over the next year. The first project under this partnership is aRead More

Solar panels named home exterior style trend for 2015

Solar panels named home exterior style trend for 2015

May 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm 1 comment

Royal Building Products, a manufacturer of home exterior products, releases its Exterior Style Trends guide every year to reflect the hottest design choices among homeowners, builders and architects in North America. Why does this interest us? In the just-released 2015 guide, Royal Building Products mentioned sustainability — specifically solar power —Read More

Locus Energy’s fleet surpasses 1 GW of solar capacity

Locus Energy’s fleet surpasses 1 GW of solar capacity

May 22, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Locus Energy, a performance monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the solar PV market in the residential, commercial and utility sectors, announced that its fleet has surpassed 1 GW of solar capacity in the United States. This milestone reflects record growth in the solar monitoring sector, which has outpaced solarRead More

Amtech Systems receives large diffusion systems order from Chinese manufacturer

Amtech Systems receives large diffusion systems order from Chinese manufacturer

May 21, 2015 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Tempress Systems, the solar subsidiary of Amtech Systems, Inc., received a large, multisystem order for its next-generation solar diffusion systems from a leading solar cell and module manufacturer in China. The systems are expected to ship within the next three to nine months. Amtech is a global supplier of production equipmentRead More

Former SolarCity CFO Joins Mosaic’s Board of Directors

Former SolarCity CFO Joins Mosaic’s Board of Directors

May 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Mosaic, a prominent residential solar financing platform, announced that Robert D. Kelly will be joining its Board of Directors. Kelly recently retired as SolarCity’s chief financial officer. “Bob has unparalleled solar finance experience, including bringing SolarCity public and achieving the solar industry’s first securitization,” said Billy Parish, CEO of Mosaic. “HisRead More

AllEarth Renewables debuts solar tracker dealer training program

AllEarth Renewables debuts solar tracker dealer training program

May 21, 2015 at 11:15 am 1 comment

As technology in the industry rapidly improves and advances, installers need to move in lockstep. To that end, AllEarth Renewables is launching a new dealer training program to support its growing network of solar tracker installers across the country. Those interested in participating will travel to AllEarth’s headquarters and manufacturing facility inRead More