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2014 Roof-Mount Project of the Year Winner: Solar for Seals

2014 Roof-Mount Project of the Year Winner: Solar for Seals

October 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Pinnipeds — the all-encompassing classification for seals, sea lions and similar semiaquatic marine mammals — just want to swim and play and eat fish and live with other marine mammals in peace. But sometimes unfortunate things happen — they may get trapped in nets, injured by fishing hooks or sufferRead More

2014 Ground-Mount Project of the Year Winner: Anthony Wayne Solar Array

2014 Ground-Mount Project of the Year Winner: Anthony Wayne Solar Array

October 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Zoos do more than just offer a central place to see unique and exotic animals in replicated natural habitats. They are also proponents for conservation and research of animals and the planet we all share. The Toledo Zoo in Northwest Ohio is dedicated to caring for its animals — thoseRead More

2014 Roof-Mount Project of the Year Runner-Up: Grow Community

2014 Roof-Mount Project of the Year Runner-Up: Grow Community

October 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm 4 comments

If you could create the perfect community to live in, what would it look like? What would be essential to your happiness? A group from Bainbridge Island, Wash., asked these questions when embarking on a new housing development a few years back. Stacked apartment complexes and cookie-cutter houses had beenRead More

2014 Ground-Mount Project of the Year Runner-Up: College of the Desert Carports

2014 Ground-Mount Project of the Year Runner-Up: College of the Desert Carports

October 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A 3.8-MW solar carport project spread across three parking lots is a big undertaking for any contractor, but especially for one with little carport experience. Oltmans Construction Co., a full service general contracting company specializing in commercial and industrial construction headquartered outside of Los Angeles, is no stranger to solarRead More

2014 Ground-Mount Project of the Year Honorable Mentions

2014 Ground-Mount Project of the Year Honorable Mentions

October 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Plymouth Public Schools | Plympton, Massachusetts | 5.7 MW Developer/Contractor: Borrego Solar Modules: Yingli Solar Inverters: SMA America Mounting: SunLink Originally, the project plan consisted of eight to 10 smaller solar arrays across Plymouth Public Schools’ facilities, but old roof structures and harsh winters prevented rooftop installation. Instead, the plan shiftedRead More

2014 Roof-Mount Project of the Year Honorable Mentions

2014 Roof-Mount Project of the Year Honorable Mentions

October 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

JM Family Enterprises Inc. | Deerfield Beach, Florida | 150 kW Developer: JM Family Enterprises Contractors: Advanced Green Technologies, Advanced Roofing Inc. Modules: Suniva Inverters: Advanced Energy Mounting: SunLink JM Family Enterprises Inc. — South Florida’s largest privately-owned company (including subsidiary JM Lexus, the largest-volume Lexus dealership in the world) — engagedRead More

Solar Power International 2014 Product Showcase

Solar Power International 2014 Product Showcase

September 4, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Solar Power International will be in Las Vegas, Oct. 20-23, 2014. Visit Solar Builder at Booth 1740!   Advanced Energy The AE 3TL Horizontal Mounting Kit provides a compact and cost-effective means to install AE 3TL string inverters in a horizontal orientation — an option essential for complying with NEC 2014Read More

Standard Solar’s first commercial installation at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., in July 2008.

A Decade In Review

September 4, 2014 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

After 10 steadily successful years of the U.S. solar industry, what have we learned? It’s often difficult to comprehend how far the solar industry has come in the last 10 years. But just look at the numbers: In 2004, the United States had 155 MW of installed solar capacity —Read More

M Bar C installed carports at Northwood High School in Irvine, Calif., part of a six-site job for the school district.

Sun Block

September 4, 2014 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Solar carports have secured a strong foothold in the industry in the last few years. They really are a double whammy — generating electricity while providing shade. California is a strong market for carports; many schools and municipalities have taken advantage. M Bar C Construction considers itself one of theRead More

Built to Last

Built to Last

September 4, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Nine Fasteners produces wire management clips with safety and longevity in mind. Wire management on solar arrays is more than just an aesthetics-pleaser. Securing wires properly prevents damage, ground faults and even fires. Many mounting, inverter and module companies have started to include wire management with their products. But whenRead More