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Opportunities in Utility Construction Conference Set for Oct. 9-10 in Wilmington, Ohio

Opportunities in Utility Construction Conference Set for Oct. 9-10 in Wilmington, Ohio

July 3, 2012 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

While the decline in the housing market has had a profound effect on the utility construction industry over the last several years, there are still emerging opportunities for enterprising contractors willing to look into new fields. To help identify these emerging markets, as well as to provide tools and strategiesRead More

Abound Solar to Suspend Operations, Will Seek Bankruptcy

Abound Solar to Suspend Operations, Will Seek Bankruptcy

June 29, 2012 at 9:26 am 1 comment

By Christopher Martin and Jim Snyder of Bloomberg News Abound Solar Inc., a U.S. solar manufacturer that was awarded a $400 million U.S. loan guarantee, will suspend operations and file for bankruptcy because its panels were too expensive to compete. Abound borrowed about $70 million against the guarantee, the Loveland, Colorado-basedRead More

Schletter: All-Steel PV Mounting System

Schletter: All-Steel PV Mounting System

June 29, 2012 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Schletter Inc., a leader in solar mounting systems, announces the release of the FS ECO, an all-steel ground mount system for PV applications designed for traditional south-facing installations as well as unique east-west oriented applications. The new system will be on display at the Intersolar tradeshow. From a company whichRead More

Abound Solar Closing; Increased Competition to Blame

Abound Solar Closing; Increased Competition to Blame

June 29, 2012 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

GTM Research and Greentech Media learned this morning that Abound Solar will be shutting its doors as soon as June 28 after failing to find a buyer. GTM Research analysts, MJ Shiao and Shyam Mehta comment on the company closure below. “Abound Solar’s closure is an unfortunate but very realRead More

Sixteen Solar Power Projects Underway in San Jose, California

Sixteen Solar Power Projects Underway in San Jose, California

June 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

The City of San Jose and SolarCity, a national leader in clean energy products and services, have completed the first of a series of 16 solar power projects totaling nearly 2.5 MW, and are evaluating 14 additional sites for potential projects later next year. Installations at Kelley Park (411-kW), theRead More

PsomasFMG Installs Five Solar Power Systems in Orange County, Calif.

PsomasFMG Installs Five Solar Power Systems in Orange County, Calif.

June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Peace Officer Training Facility was the host site for today’s flip-the-switch celebration for a solar power system that is being installed at five County of Orange facilities.  Civic officials and business leaders were on-hand to commend County officials and to congratulate them on the completionRead More

Kyocera to Offer NABCEP, IREC Solar Energy Training

Kyocera to Offer NABCEP, IREC Solar Energy Training

June 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Kyocera Solar Inc., a leading supplier of reliable solar modules and renewable energy, today announced yet another reason to choose Kyocera: proven training support.  Teaming with National Solar Trainers, Kyocera is now offering a wide array of IREC-certified (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) and NABCEP-registered (North American Board of Certified EnergyRead More

Emerson Inverters to Power 70 MW of California Solar Energy Projects

Emerson Inverters to Power 70 MW of California Solar Energy Projects

June 28, 2012 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

Emerson today announced it will supply utility-scale power inverters for two solar energy projects in California with capacity to produce a combined 70 MW of power. Quanta Power Generation Inc., a subsidiary of Quanta Services Inc., will use Emerson power inverters to convert DC power from solar arrays into AC power,Read More

Washington Gas Energy Systems to Build Three Solar Arrays for School District

Washington Gas Energy Systems to Build Three Solar Arrays for School District

June 28, 2012 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

Washington Gas Energy Systems Inc. today announced it has signed a contract with Caroline County Public Schools and Kenyon Energy to build, own and operate three ground-mounted solar arrays. Combined, these three arrays will become the largest solar project associated with a K-12 public school system on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.Read More

O2 Energies Commissions 1.5-MW Sandy Cross Solar Farm in North Carolina

O2 Energies Commissions 1.5-MW Sandy Cross Solar Farm in North Carolina

June 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

The sunshine that produces juicy muscadine grapes 11 miles southwest of Rocky Mount, N.C., will now produce enough electricity to power nearly 200 homes and businesses in Nash County. State and local officials, company representatives and neighbors from the Elm City area gathered June 21 to commission the 1.5-MW SandyRead More