Articles by: Kelly Pickerel

Kelly Pickerel is editor of Solar Builder magazine. Contact her at kpickerel@benjaminmedia.com.
Renewables Provide 40% of New U.S. Generation in First Three-Quarters of 2014

Renewables Provide 40% of New U.S. Generation in First Three-Quarters of 2014

October 27, 2014 at 9:07 am 1 comment

According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) account for more than two-fifths (40.61%) of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put in-service during the first nine months of 2014.Read More

OneEnergy Renewables Develops 4.3-MW Solar System for Maryland Aquarium

OneEnergy Renewables Develops 4.3-MW Solar System for Maryland Aquarium

October 27, 2014 at 8:54 am Comments are Disabled

OneEnergy Renewables, a leading developer of distributed, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, and Constellation announce the development of a 4.3-MW solar electric project located on the eastern shore of Maryland. The off-site system, which is part of an innovative electricity supply agreement between Constellation and the National Aquarium, will provideRead More

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Now Home to 6.4-MW Solar Array

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Now Home to 6.4-MW Solar Array

October 27, 2014 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc. and MGM Resorts International announced the completed installation of the world’s largest rooftop solar array on a convention center. Covering approximately 20 acres atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the 6.4-MWdc photovoltaic array will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 1,000 U.S. homes annually andRead More

REC Group Closes 300-MW Solar Panel Supply Agreements

REC Group Closes 300-MW Solar Panel Supply Agreements

October 27, 2014 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

REC Group, a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, has closed two supply agreements with Recurrent Energy LLC, a leading North American solar project developer, for the supply of an aggregate of 300 MW photovoltaic panels for utility-scale developments in California. REC will supply the recently introduced Peak Energy 72 Series panelsRead More

SunEdison Completes 1.7-MW Rooftop Solar Project in California

SunEdison Completes 1.7-MW Rooftop Solar Project in California

October 23, 2014 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

SunEdison Inc., a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced the completion of a 1.7-MWdc roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Hesperia, California, that will both provide power to Southern California Edison (SCE) and benefit the landowner, real estate developer ICO Group. SCE isRead More

SunEdison Awarded 17.7 MW of Solar Projects in California

SunEdison Awarded 17.7 MW of Solar Projects in California

October 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

SunEdison Inc. a leading solar developer and technology provider, has been awarded 17.7 MWdc of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects through the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project (R-REP) led by the County of Alameda. SunEdison will be working with 9 different public agencies in the Counties of Alameda, ContraRead More

Bonfiglioli Releases New Designs for RPS TL Ampt Mode Inverter Series

Bonfiglioli Releases New Designs for RPS TL Ampt Mode Inverter Series

October 22, 2014 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Bonfiglioli Vectron GmbH today released reference designs for PV systems using its RPS TL Ampt Mode inverter series for the North American market. The optimized reference designs – for 2- and 3-MW block sizes – help system designers more rapidly construct their systems in a way that costs less usingRead More

SolAmerica Energy Completes Two 1-MW Projects in Georgia

SolAmerica Energy Completes Two 1-MW Projects in Georgia

October 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

SolAmerica Energy, a solar design, development and construction firm announced the completion and sale of two 1-MW ground-mount solar arrays in Perry and Alma, Georgia, respectively. The projects have been acquired by SunEdison Inc. pursuant to 20-year Power Purchase Agreements with Georgia Power, as part of the Georgia Power AdvancedRead More

DOE Announces $53 Million to Cut Cost of Solar Power

DOE Announces $53 Million to Cut Cost of Solar Power

October 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $53 million for 40 innovative research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy, tackling key aspectsRead More

sPower Begins Construction of 7-MW Project in California

sPower Begins Construction of 7-MW Project in California

October 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

sPower (Sustainable Power Group), a leading renewable energy provider, announced today recently breaking ground on the 7-MWdc Little Rock Solar Facility in Palmdale, Calif. The project is expected to begin commercial operation mid-December 2014. sPower will use First Solar, Inc Modules Plus equipment, which includes the company’s photovoltaic (PV) thinRead More