Articles by: Mike Kezdi

Caterpillar, First Solar Enter Strategic Alliance to Develop Microgrids

Caterpillar, First Solar Enter Strategic Alliance to Develop Microgrids

May 1, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division’s latest endeavor, announced April 30, is a strategic alliance with First Solar Inc. to develop an integrated photovoltaic (PV) solar solution for microgrid applications. Under the agreement,  First Solar will design and manufacture a pre-engineered turnkey package for use in remote microgrid applications, such as smallRead More

Sungevity's new brand marketing campaign invokes the public's desire to see a future powered by solar energy. (PRNewsFoto/Sungevity, Inc.)

Sungevity Survey Reveals U.S. Parents Committed to Solar

April 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A recent survey of parents commissioned by Sungevity, a global provider of solar services, revealed that parents are committed to teaching their children about alternative energy sources.  With families prioritizing alternative energy choices, Sungevity launched a new brand marketing campaign, “See Solar Differently.” Of the parents surveyed, 81 percent areRead More

Southern Power Acquires Interest in Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility

Southern Power Acquires Interest in Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility

April 17, 2015 at 10:50 am 1 comment

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power acquired a controlling interest in the 32-megawatt Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar Inc. “Southern Company continues to strategically develop solar renewable projects across the country,” said Thomas A. Fanning, Southern Company chairman, president and CEO. “By further diversifying our energy mixRead More

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp Bakersfield Facility Operational

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp Bakersfield Facility Operational

April 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.’s 20-megawatt Bakersfield I Solar generation and its 23-megawatt Morse Wind generation projects are now operational and selling renewable power in Canada and the United States. Bakersfield I Solar, located in Kern County, California, is Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.’s second solar generating facility and isRead More

Dominion Acquires Richland Solar Center

Dominion Acquires Richland Solar Center

April 16, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

With its acquisition of the 20-megawatt Richland Solar Center facility, Dominion has upped its contracted solar generating portfolio to 364 megawatts. Dominion announced the acquisition of the facility from HelioSage Energy April 15. Located in Twiggs County, near Jeffersonville, Georgia, is expected to enter service in 2015 and has securedRead More

SunEdison Director of Business Development Jonathan Frank won the Emerging Solar Leader award and SunEdison Vice President and Country Manager Michelle Chislett won the Solar Power Woman of Distinction Award

SunEdison Receives Trio of Awards from Canadian Solar Industry Association

April 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SunEdison Inc. won three awards at the Game Changer Awards Gala, hosted by the Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA). The award ceremony took place in Toronto, Canada on March 26, 2015. “We are incredibly proud to be recognized for our contribution to the solar industry in Canada,” said Ahmad Chatila,Read More

Eaton Releases New NH-Sized PV Fuses

Eaton Releases New NH-Sized PV Fuses

April 6, 2015 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

The new Eaton Bussmann series 1000 volts direct current (Vdc) NH size photovoltaic (PV) solar fuses are specifically designed for protecting and isolating array combiners, re-combiners, disconnects and inverters. Eaton’s NH PV fuses meet global agency standards, simplifying designs for worldwide markets, and are available in traditional blade and bolt-onRead More

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Borrego Solar Begins Long Island Installation

February 21, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Borrego Solar Systems Inc. is about to commence construction of a 3.9 megawatts (MW) (DC) wholesale distributed generation (WDG) solar PV system in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. Located in Calverton, New York, on private industrial zoned land, the project will supply energy to PSEG-Long Island as a resultRead More

SunLink Adds Cast-in-Place Foundation Option

SunLink Adds Cast-in-Place Foundation Option

February 20, 2015 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

A new cast-in-place foundation option marks the expansion of SunLink Corporation’s Ballasted GMS, PV racking system. This addition, officially launched Feb. 10, leverages off-the-shelf concrete forms and standard construction methods to pour concrete ballasts on site as opposed to the default construction method of shipping large pre-cast concrete ballast blocksRead More

Vivint Solar Expanding in Northern California

Vivint Solar Expanding in Northern California

February 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Those interested in solar industry related job opportunities in Northern California will be happy to hear that Vivint Solar, a leading provider of residential solar systems is expanding its operations in that region. The company scheduled a recruiting event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. PST onRead More