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Solar tech provider APS officially rebrands as APsystems

Solar tech provider APS officially rebrands as APsystems

August 31, 2015 at 10:34 am 2 comments

APS, a global leader in solar technology, is now APsystems. The brand refinement highlights the company’s commitment to powerful alternative energy solutions, and its evolution from a product-oriented portfolio to a whole-systems innovator. The phrase “Altenergy Power,” a nod to the company’s original legal name, will appear beneath APsystems in theRead More

Recurrent Energy, Southern Power take charge of 200-MW Tranquility project

Recurrent Energy, Southern Power take charge of 200-MW Tranquility project

August 31, 2015 at 9:48 am 1 comment

Canadian Solar announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, one of North America’s largest solar project developers, signed an agreement with Southern Power for Southern Power to acquire a controlling interest in the 200-MW Tranquillity Solar Power Project in California. The project, developed by Recurrent Energy, is currently under construction. UnderRead More

Principal Solar, Entropy Investment to co-develop 100-MW facility in N.C.

Principal Solar, Entropy Investment to co-develop 100-MW facility in N.C.

August 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm 1 comment

Principal Solar, a solar power developer and operator, has agreed to terms to co-develop its first major solar asset with affiliates of Entropy Investment Management LLC. The 100-MW facility, located in Cumberland County, N.C., will produce enough electricity to power approximately 20,000 average American homes. Construction began the week ofRead More

Check out the RT-[E] Mount from Roof Tech at #SPI

Check out the RT-[E] Mount from Roof Tech at #SPI

August 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Roof Tech, a leading provider of rail-less mounting solutions for PV solar systems, will showcase its products at Solar Power International, Booth #314, from Sept. 15 to 17 in Anaheim, CA. Some notes on what you’ll find at the booth: Since its introduction to the U.S.market in 2012, Roof Tech,Read More

E.ON starts construction on 20-MW solar project in Kern County, Calif.

E.ON starts construction on 20-MW solar project in Kern County, Calif.

August 27, 2015 at 11:36 am 1 comment

E.ON Solar announced that Maricopa West, a 20-MW AC solar project in Kern County, Calif., has entered the construction phase. Maricopa West occupies land in Southern California purchased by E.ON Solar from Maricopa Orchards, LLC. The solar park will utilize a single-axis tracking system and consist of 89,000 photovoltaic panels. ItRead More

Oregon PV plant to add 6.8 MW of solar trackers from Exosun

Oregon PV plant to add 6.8 MW of solar trackers from Exosun

August 27, 2015 at 9:34 am 1 comment

Exosun, a provider of solar tracking technologies for utility-scale ground-mounted solar plants, has inked a contract with a major clean energy producer to supply and install its trackers on a 6.8 MWp PV plant located in the North American state of Oregon. The solar plant, installed over 40 acres ofRead More

Can we interest you in a solar-powered pool cleaner?

Can we interest you in a solar-powered pool cleaner?

August 26, 2015 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

What can’t solar energy power? Off the top of your head, you may have said “Um, clean a pool!” but thanks to a now completed Kickstarter campaign, you’d be wrong. That’s right: Solar Pool Technologies, an Arizona-based technology innovator, successfully reached its ambitious goal of raising $315,000 through Kickstarter forRead More

Generate solar+storage proposals quicker with Sharp’s SmartStorage platform

Generate solar+storage proposals quicker with Sharp’s SmartStorage platform

August 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

  Sharp Electronics has an energy storage solution it believes in, and the key to its belief is in its algorithm. Sharp won’t take on a project where it believes the SmartStorage system won’t add value. To streamline this proposal process, this week the company announced the integration of EnergyRead More

80-acre Nevada solar project coming soon via Bombard Renewable Energy

80-acre Nevada solar project coming soon via Bombard Renewable Energy

August 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

  Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative, announced detailed information about the plan to begin construction this year on a 15-megawatt solar energy generation project in Pahrump, Nevada. Utilizing Nevada union workers and American-made materials, this solar project will generate affordable renewable energy while creating newRead More

Is a Texas solar boom on the way?

Is a Texas solar boom on the way?

August 26, 2015 at 11:26 am 2 comments

Solar power is currently sweeping the nation, with only more installs ahead as the United States weens itself off fossil fuels and establishes a reliable, robust network of renewable energy. Lots of plans in action at the federal level (this story) and the local level (these stories). But despite that,Read More