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Martifer Solar, Clean Energy Collective to Build 1 MW in Projects

Martifer Solar, Clean Energy Collective to Build 1 MW in Projects

August 6, 2012 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Building on their established partnership, national contractor Martifer Solar USA, Inc. and the Clean Energy Collective are proud to announce more than 1 MW of upcoming community owned solar garden projects, and an anticipated pipeline of more than 5 MW in 2012. “With demonstrated success in Colorado and net meteringRead More

DPW Solar: Multi-Pole Mount G2

DPW Solar: Multi-Pole Mount G2

August 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

DPW Solar introduces the next generation Multi-Pole Mount G2 (MPM-G2) system re-engineered with fewer components and easier to set module tilt angles.  The single row, vertical pipe structure offers significant ground clearance along with the Power Rail module clamping system and lock-in-place RAD™ twist bolts.  The MPM G2 supports twoRead More

Blue Earth to Construct 3.5 MW of Solar Power in Hawaii

Blue Earth to Construct 3.5 MW of Solar Power in Hawaii

August 3, 2012 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

Blue Earth Inc., a renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, announced today it acquired the exclusive rights to construct seven different solar power projects totaling approximately 3.5 MW (DC) in Hawaii. The projects are valued at approximately $15 million. The projects are located on the island of Oahu and areRead More

Solar Science Academy Presented by SunPower for K-12 Students

Solar Science Academy Presented by SunPower for K-12 Students

August 2, 2012 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

This summer, SunPower Corp. is introducing its SunPower Solar Science Academy to more than 140 students from six K-12 school districts in California and Arizona. Each week-long program features solar-focused curriculum with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), blending lectures and field trips with problem-solving discussions and practicalRead More

Borrego Solar Secures $64.4 Million for 18 MW-Project

Borrego Solar Secures $64.4 Million for 18 MW-Project

August 2, 2012 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Borrego Solar secured $64.4 million in new financing that will enable the company to install more than 18 MW of solar in Massachusetts. San Diego-based Borrego established in Massachusetts in 2007 with 40 percent of its employees based there. “That’s part of why we wanted this,” said Borrego CFO BillRead More

First Solar to Develop 139-MW Campo Verde Solar Project

First Solar to Develop 139-MW Campo Verde Solar Project

August 2, 2012 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

First Solar Inc. today announced it is developing the 139-MW Campo Verde Solar Project, located near El Centro in Imperial County, Calif. Campo Verde is expected to start construction in the third quarter of 2012 and be completed in 2013, creating about 250 construction jobs. San Diego Gas & Electric CompanyRead More

Dallas IKEA Now Owner of 912-kW Solar Energy System

Dallas IKEA Now Owner of 912-kW Solar Energy System

August 2, 2012 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its Dallas-area store in Frisco, Texas — which, when combined with projects completed in Houston and underway in Round Rock, make IKEA the state’s largest private solar owner. IKEA Frisco’s 114,000-square-foot photovoltaic (PV) arrayRead More

SMA: Sunny Island Off-Grid Inverters

SMA: Sunny Island Off-Grid Inverters

August 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA has released its new Sunny Island 4548-US and 6048-US off-grid solar inverters for the North American market. Expanding upon the proven technology of the Sunny Island 5048-US, these devices reach a new maximum efficiency of 96 percent and CEC-weighted efficiencies up to 94.5 percent, as well as up toRead More

Largest Carrot Grower Turns to Conergy for 3.4-MW System

Largest Carrot Grower Turns to Conergy for 3.4-MW System

August 1, 2012 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Grimmway Enterprises Inc., the largest carrot grower in the world, is making its carrots green once again with the Conergy Projects Group. The solar experts at Conergy will install approximately 3.4 MW of solar energy for Grimmway Enterprises in 2012. In late May, Conergy won the rights to install solarRead More

Consolidated Edison Acquires 92 MW from GCL Solar

Consolidated Edison Acquires 92 MW from GCL Solar

August 1, 2012 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Consolidated Edison Development (CED), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., and GCL Solar Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited, announced the completion of CED’s acquisition of two solar photovoltaic projects totaling 92 MW DC (70 MW AC) from GCL Solar. The projects, situatedRead More